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Christian World News - February 9, 2018

From the president to members of Congress, America’s leaders turn to God in prayer. The prophets and prayer warriors who say America needs more than just revival, but a spiritual transformation that will spread to the nations of the world. ... Read Transcript


IN THE COURAGE OF OUR

FELLOW CITIZENS, WE SEE

THE POWER OF GOD'S LOVE AT

WORK IN OUR SOULS AND THE

POWER OF GOD'S WILL TO

ANSWER ALL OF OUR PRAYERS.

THIS WEEK ON "CHRISTIAN

WORLD NEWS," FROM THE

PRESIDENT TO MEMBERS OF

CONGRESS, AMERICA'S

LEADERS TURN TO GOD IN

PRAYER.

PLUS...THE PROPHETS AND

THE PRAYER WARRIORS WHO

SAY AMERICA NEEDS MORE

THAN JUST REVIVAL, BUT A

SUPERIOSPIRITUAL TRANSFORMATION

THAT WILL SPREAD TO THE

WORLD.

> AND...MEET THE

PRESIDENTIAL CONTENDER WHO

HAS A LINK TO THIS VERY

SHOW.

HELLO, EVERYONE.

WELCOME TO THIS WEEK'S

EDITION OF "CHRISTIAN

WORLD NEWS."

I'M GEORGE THOMAS.

MY COLLEAGUE, WENDY

GRIFFITH, IS OUT ON

ASSIGNMENT.

> PRESIDENT TRUMP,

MEMBERS OF CONGRESS, AND

LEADERS THROUGHOUT

AMERICAN SOCIETY CAME TO

OUR NATION'S CAPITAL IN

WASHINGTON, D.C. FOR THE

NATIONAL PRAYER BREAKFAST

THIS WEEK.

THE PRESIDENT TOLD THE

CROWD THAT FAITH IS AT THE

HEART OF AMERICA'S IDEALS.

President Trump: EACH

YEAR THIS EVENT REMINDS US

THAT FAITH IS CENTRAL TO

AMERICAN LIFE AND TO

LIBERTY.

OUR FOUNDERS INVOKED OUR

CREATOR FOUR TIMES IN THE

DECLARATION OF

INDEPENDENCE.

OUR CURRENCY DECLARES:

"IN GOD WE TRUST."

[APPLAUSE]

President Trump: AND

WE PLACE OUR HANDS ON OUR

HEARTS AS WE RECITE THE

"PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE" AND

PRO GAME WPROCLAIM WE ARE ONE NATION

UNDER GOD.

MANY CHRISTIANS BELIEVE

AMERICA'S FOUNDATION IS

CRUMBLING, WHILE OTHERS

SAY A THIRD GREAT

AWAKENING COULD RESCUE OUR

COUNTRY.

PAUL STRAND REPORTS FROM

ORLANDO, FLORIDA, ON ONE

GROUP OF CHRISTIAN LEADERS

WHO SAY WHAT'S NEEDED IS A

WORLD-CHANGING

REFORMATION.

Reporter: LEAD

INDIVIDUAL SOULS TO

CHRIST, BUT THE BIBLE ALSO

TELLS US TO DISCIPLE

NATIONS.

HOW DO YOU DO THAT?

THAT MIGHT TAKE A LITTLE

MORE THAN REVIVAL.

MAYBE THAT IS WHAT

REFORMATION IS ALL ABOUT.

IN PSALM 2, GOD THE FATHER

SAYS TO JESUS, I WILL MAKE

THE NATIONS YOUR

INHERITANCE.

PEOPLE ARE VERY

IMPORTANT.

Reporter: BUT PASTOR

MARIO SAYS SALVATIONS ONE

BY ONE WON'T TURN A WHOLE

NATION, AND REVIVALS DON'T

LAND LONG ENOUGH, BUT

REFORMATION CAN

FUNDAMENTALLY CHANGE OR

REFORM A COUNTRY.

REFORMATION IS REALLY

THE KINGDOM OF GOD COMING

INTO EVERY ASPECT OF

SOCIETY.

WE'VE GOT TO THINK BIG.

WE'VE GOT TO THINK BEYOND

JUST THE PERSON IN FRONT

OF US.

Reporter: FLORIDA

PASTOR JEREMIAH JOHNSON.

IT IS REALLY IMPORTANT

FOR THE CHURCH TO REALLY

SHIFT INTO REFORMATION,

WHICH TO ME IS LONG-TERM.

IT IS SUSTAINED.

REVIVAL IS SHORT-TERM.

Reporter: JOHNSON

SHARED THAT MESSAGE AT AN

ORLANDO CONFERENCE PUT

TOGETHER BY CHRISTIAN

LEADER LANCE WALMAU.

I AM HOLDING OUT FOR AN

END-TIME MOVE OF GOD.

WE ALWAYS THINK OF IT IN

TERMS AS A HARVEST OF

SOULS BECAUSE WE PLAY

SHALLOW.

WE SHOULD BE LOOKING FOR A

HARVEST OF NATIONS.

Reporter: HE POINTS

OUT IF YOU DON'T OCCUPY

THE TERRITORY THAT GOD

GIVES US, IT BECOMES WORSE

WHEN YOU LOSE IT.

WE GET ALL SENTIMENTAL

AND TEAR UP AND TALK ABOUT

THE WALSH SURVIVAL, BUT IF

YOU GO THERE, ONLY 2% OF

CHRISTIANS GO TO CHURCH

THERE NOW.

THEY'RE BEING IMPACTED

INSIDE OF THE CHURCH, BUT

WE'RE NOT EMPOWERING THEM

TO REACH OUT IN THEIR

VARIOUS SPHERES OF

INFLUENCE.

WE GET TOGETHER AND

PRAY, AND WE THINK THAT'S

ENOUGH.

ACTUALLY, NO.

THAT'S, LIKE, THE STARTING

POINT.

Reporter: AND THEY

BELIEVE THE 2016 ELECTION

COULD BE THAT STARTING

POINT.

WHEN WE REALIZED WE

WERE ABOUT TO LOSE OUR

NATION IN THE LAST

ELECTION, WE BEGAN TO CRY

OUT TO GOD AND FAST AND

REPENT.

CONSERVATIVES, CHRISTIANS,

SHOWED UP, 92% IN

ALIGNMENT WITH THE FACT

THAT IT WOULDN'T BE

HILLARY.

IT WOULD BE DONALD TRUMP.

Reporter: BRAMBACK

PRAYERS IN WASHINGTON AND

THE WHITE HOUSE.

AND HE REMEMBERS WHAT

PRESIDENT TRUMP TOLD

EVANGELICAL LEADERS FROM

THE START.

HE SAID TO THE

COMMUNITY, YOU ARE WELCOME

HERE.

AND HE SAID, I AM

RESTORING YOUR VOICE, AND

I AM RESTORING IT AT THE

HIGHEST LEVEL.

SOMEONE GAVE RAMIRO

PENA A WORD AND SAID,

PASTOR PENA, I WANT YOU TO

LOOK OUT THE WINDOW.

THE WINDOW OVERSAW THE

WHITE HOUSE.

I WANT YOU TO SEE YOURSELF

IN THE OVAL OFFICE AND

DECREE AND DECLARE THE

FATHERHOOD OF GOD OVER

PRESIDENT TRUMP.

Reporter: AND JUST A

FEW MOMENTS LATER, HE GOT

A CALL FROM THE WHITE

HOUSE TO COME TO THE OVAL

OFFICE.

THE PASTOR SPEAKS TO

THE PRESIDENT, AND

PREACHES AND DECLARES WHAT

WE DECLARED AN HOUR AGO.

WHAT WE GET IS A GLOBAL

MOVEMENT.

IT IS NOT JUST ABOUT

AMERICA.

AMERICA IS A KEY TO

KEEPING THE DOOR OPEN ON

THE EXPERIMENT OF

SELF-GOVERNING,

SELF-CONTROL, LIBERTY, AND

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM.

Reporter: IT WILL BE

A REAL FIGHT, THOUGH.

DO NOT THINK THAT THE

DOOR CANNOT BE CLOSED.

IT IS A MASSIVE BATTLE.

WE CANNOT LET OUR GUARDS

DOWN.

THERE IS A WAR FOR THE

SOUL OF OUR NATION.

Reporter: JOHNSON

SAYS VICTORY WILL TAKE

EVERY BELIEVER STEPPING

UP.

WHETHER YOU HAVE THE

INFLUENCE OF FIVE PEOPLE

OR 500,000, BE FAITHFUL TO

WHERE GOD HAS

STRATEGICALLY POSITIONED

YOU.

THE LORD SAID TO ME, IF

YOU'LL BE FAITHFUL IN THE

SMALL THINGS, I'LL GIVE

YOU ACCESS TO THE BIG

THINGS.

WE'VE ALREADY SEEN THE

MOVE OF GOD START.

IF WE CAN JUST STAY

ENGAGED IN THE PROCESS.

Reporter: PAUL

STRAND, CBN NEWS, ORLANDO.

TURNING TO CENTRAL

AMERICA WHERE A FORMER

NEWS ANCHOR FOR CBN'S

SPANISH PROGRAM HAS WON

THE ELECTION IN COSTA

RICA.

HE CAMPAIGNED ON A

PRO-LIFE, PRO-RELIGION

PLATFORM.

Reporter: THE

PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION WAS

UNPRECEDENTED FOR COSTA

RICA BECAUSE HE WAS

DECLARED THE WINNER.

HOWEVER, HE DID NOT

RECEIVE THE MAJORITY OF

VOTES, AND MUST G FACE A

RUNOFF.

IT THE FIRST TIME IN

HISTORY THAT THE

EVANGELICAL LEADER HAS

COME CLOSE TO HOLDING THE

OFFICE.

HE CO-ANCHORED THE SPANISH

VERSION OF CBN'S

"CHRISTIAN WORLD NEWS"

FROM MARCH OF 2009 TO

SEPTEMBER 2013.

AND HE ALSO IS A CHRISTIAN

SINGER, WHO IN THE LAST

FOUR YEARS HAS SERVED AS A

DEPUTY IN THE COAS COSTA RICAN

CONGRESS.

HE HAS A FIRM STANCE

AGAINST SAME-SEX MARRIAGE,

AND COSTA RICAN CHURCHES

ALSO PLAYED A SIGNIFICANT

ROLE IN THE ELECTION

RESULT, MOTIVATING PRAYER

AND ADVOCATING DEFENSE OF

THE TRADITIONAL FAMILY.

SISO PORAS EXPLAINED.

THE COSTA RICAN FAMILY

IS AT A CROSS-ROADS

BECAUSE THE GOVERNMENT

BETRAYS THE VALUES OF

THOSE WHO ELECTED THEM.

THEY WANT TO CHANGE THE

INSTITUTION OF THE FAMILY

AND OF MARRIAGE.

THEY WANT TO LEGALIZE

ABORTION, AS OTHER

COUNTRIES HAVE DONE.

COSTA RICA, LIKE

LATIN-AMERICA, HAS SAID

NO.

Reporter: A SECOND

ROUND IN THE COSTA RICAN

PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION WILL

BE HELD EASTER SUNDAY,

APRIL 1st.

GARY LANE, CBN NEWS.

THANK YOU, GARY.

THE ISRAELI FOUNDATION

HONORED THE GUATEMALA

PRESIDENT FOR HIS HISTORIC

DECISION TO MOVE THAT

NATION'S EMBASSY TO

JERUSALEM.

GUATEMALA, BY THE WAY, IS

THE SECOND COUNTRY AFTER

THE UNITED STATES TO

RECOGNIZE JERUSALEM AS THE

CAPITAL OF ISRAEL.

THE FOUNDATION GAVE

MORALES A PLAQUE AND

PRAYED A SPECIAL BLESSING

OVER HIM, BUT THE

PRESIDENT SAID HE WAS JUST

DOING WHAT HE SHOULD HAVE

DONE.

FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY

HEART, I TELL YOU I DON'T

FEEL DESERVING OF AN

AWARD.

I'M JUST TRYING TO DO THE

RIGHT THING AND ALLOW MY

GOD, MY PEOPLE, AND

HISTORY TO JUDGE ME.

GUATEMALAN LEADERS HAVE

ALSO SAID THAT THEIR FAITH

IN GOD INSPIRED THEM TO

MAKE THIS DECISION.

> UP NEXT...MAN ON A

MISSION, SEE WHY GOD TOLD

THIS CHINESE CHRISTIAN TO

TRAVEL ACROSS COUNTRY.

AND WELCOME BACK TO

"CHRISTIAN WORLD NEWS."

HISTORICAL TOWNS IN CHINA

ARE POPULAR DESTINATIONS

FOR TRAVELLERS, ESPECIALLY

DURING HOLIDAYS.

RECENTLY ONE CHINESE

CHRISTIAN MADE A TWO-WEEK

TRIP AROUND THE NATION.

BESIDES SIGHTSEEING, HE

ALSO BROUGHT A VERY

SPECIAL MESSAGE TO THE

LOCALS.

MUNG F FE LI EXPLAINS.

Reporter: AS THEY

CELEBRATE THE CHINESE NEW

YEAR, PEOPLE IN CHINA

EXPECT A YEAR OF

BLESSINGS.

IT IS THE YEAR OF THE DOG.

ACCORDING TO THEIR BELIEF,

DOGS BRING THEM GOOD LUCK.

IT IS AMAZING TO

CELEBRATE THE NEW YEAR IN

THE LAND OF SNOW AND ICE.

ALTHOUGH IT IS SO COLD

HERE, BUT IT IS HOT IN OUR

HEARTS.

I'M VERY HAPPY TO

CELEBRATE IT WITH SO MANY

FRIENDS.

I'M PROUD OF BEING

CHINESE.

[SPEAKING A FOREIGN

LANGUAGE]

Reporter: MUNG WI IS

VERY EXCITED ABOUT SEEING

HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS

THIS WEEK.

RECENTLY HE TRAVELLED TO

10 CITIES IN CHINA ON HIS

MOTORCYCLE.

BESIDES DISCOVERING THE

BEAUTY, HE WAS ALSO ON A

MISSION FROM GOD.

Through Translator: I

WAS READING THE THE BIBLE

AND PRAYING ONE DAY, AND I

SENSED THE LORD WAS

TELLING ME TO LEAVE MY

COMFORT ZONE, GET ON MY

MOTORBIKE, AND TRAVEL TO

OTHER CITIES IN CHINA TO

SHARE THE GOSPEL.

IT IS A NEW YEAR, AND

PEOPLE NEED TO HEAR THE

MESSAGE OF HOPE.

Reporter: HE TIED

DOWN A FEW PERSONAL

BELONGINGS AND HIT THE

ROAD.

STARTING FROM BEIJING, HE

PREPARED FOR HIS JOURNEY.

JING WAS IN CITIES -- MANY

CITIES AND MANY SMALL

VILLAGES.

HE WAS ABLE TO VISIT 10

CITIES WITHIN TWO WEEKS.

THE ONLY TRANSPORTATION

WAS HIS MOTORCYCLE.

HE BELIEVES HE WAS GUIDED

BY GOD.

BEFORE THE TRIP, I

HEARD MANY MISSIONARIES

TRAVELLED TO CHINA FOR

DOING GOD'S WORK.

I COULD NEVER IMAGINE

DOING THAT MYSELF.

ALONG THE JOURNEY, I SANG

WORSHIP SONGS WITH THE

LOCALS, TOLD THEM STORIES.

PEOPLE JUST CAME UP TO ME

AND HUGGED ME.

THEY WERE FASCINATED BY

JESUS AND BIBLICAL

STORIES.

Reporter: TOUCHED BY

JING WI PASSION AND LOVE,

LOCAL RESIDENTS JOINED

MUSICALLY TO SHOW

APPRECIATION TO THEIR

UNIQUE FRIEND.

Reporter: AFTER

RETURNING TO BEIJING,

PEOPLE WERE EAGER TO HEAR

HIS STORIES AND

EXPERIENCES.

HE SHARED HOW GOD USED HIS

TALENTS DURING THE

TWO-WEEK JOURNEY.

AS I PERFORMED AT ONE

PLACE TO ANOTHER, I ALWAYS

PRAYED FIRST.

I ASKED GOD THE QUESTION:

JESUS, WHAT DO YOU WANT ME

TO TELL THEM?

GUESS WHAT?

GOD ALWAYS GAVE ME THE

ANSWERS AS SOON AS I

STARTED TO SING.

I'M JUST A TOOL FOR HIM TO

BE KNOWN AND GLORIFIED.

Reporter: CHINESE

MILLENNIALS LOVE TO RIDE

MOTORCYCLES.

MUNG JING WI IS THE FIRST

CHINESE CHRISTIAN

MOTORCYCLIST TO TRAVEL

AROUND THE NATION,

SPREADING THE GOOD NEWS,

AND THIS YEAR HE IS

PLANNING TO TRAVEL TO MORE

CITIES IN CHINA.

THIS WON'T BE THE LAST

TRIP FOR ME.

I HAVE MORE IDEAS IN MY

MIND.

I WILL JUST KEEP ON

PRAYING AND WAITING FOR

THE LORD TO GIVE ME THE

NAMES OF THE NEXT 10 OR 20

PLACES.

CHINA IS PRETTY BIG,

RIGHT?

Reporter: MUNG FE LI,

CBN NEWS.

PARENTS IN AUSTRALIA

ARE ALARMED THAT A SCHOOL

PROGRAM DESCRIBED AS

ANTI-BULLYING MAY BE

PROMOTING HOMOSEXUALITY.

ONE MOTHER TOLD CBN NEWS

THAT THE PROGRAM

TRAUMATIZED HER SON,

CAUSING HIM EMOTIONAL

DAMAGE.

LUCILLE TALUSAN REPORTS.

Reporter: WILLIAM,

NOT HIS REAL NAME,

DESCRIBES THE ANIMATED

VIDEO HE WAS MADE TO WATCH

AS PART OF THE SAFE

SCHOOLS PROGRAM.

WHEN THEY FIRST STARTED

TALKING, IT IS OKAY IF YOU

CAN MARRY THE SAME GENDER

THAT YOU ARE, LIKE A BOY

MARRIES A BOY OR A GIRL

MARRIES A GIRL.

AND THEN WE STARTED

WATCHING THIS VIDEO, WHICH

WAS VERY INAPPROPRIATE

BECAUSE IT HAD IMAGES AND

STUFF LIKE -- YOU KNOW

LIKE A GUY KISSING LIKE A

GUY.

THERE WAS A LOT OF NUDITY

IN THE VIDEO.

I WAS OFFENDED BY IT.

THEY PHYSICALLY SHOWED

HOW TO USE GADGETS, THAT I

HAVE PERSONALLY, AS AN

ADULT, NEVER SEEN.

THEY'RE TAUGHT CONTENT

THAT IS ABSOLUTELY VIAL,

RESPONDING TO YOUR BODY

SEXUALLY.

THERE IS NO MORALITY.

THERE IS NO CONSCIENCE.

Reporter: WILLIAM'S

PARENTS BELIEVED THE SAFE

SCHOOLS PROGRAM IS

ACTUALLY DESIGNED TO

PROTECT HOMOSEXUALS FROM

DISCRIMINATION, AND IN DOC

INDOCTRINATE SCHOOL

CHILDREN TO EXPERIMENTING

WITH HOMOSEXUALITY.

BILL NUREN BUR NURENBURG SAYS THE

PROGRAM IS PART OF THE

SAME-SEX MARRIAGE AGENDA.

ONCE WE GET HOMOSEXUAL

MARRIAGE, IT DOESN'T STOP

THERE.

WE HAVE TO GET THE KIDS IN

THE CLASSROOM, AND THEY

HAVE TO BE TOLD THIS IS

NORMAL AND ACCEPTABLE

BEHAVIOR.

Reporter: BUT HE IS

WORRIED THIS IS NOT JUST

ABOUT REDUCING HOMOPHOBIC

BEHAVIOR, BUT MARXISTS IS

CREEPING INTO THE SOCIETY.

ONE OF THEIR FAMOUS

QUOTES IS, IF YOU GIVE ME

YOUR KIDS, I'LL NOT ONLY

TEACH THEM HOW TO EMBRACE

HOMOSEXUALITY, I'LL TEACH

THEM HOW TO BE GOOD

COMMUNISTS AS WELL.

YOU BRING IN THIS WHOLE

RADICAL AGENDA.

IT IS NOT JUST SEXUALITY.

IT IS RADICAL MARXIST

THOUGHT, WHICH HAS ALWAYS

BEEN ANTI-FAMILY,

ANTI-FAITH, AND

ANTI-FREEDOM.

Reporter: WHILE MOST

SCHOOLS HAVE THE SAFE

SCHOOLS CURRICULUM IN MOST

SCHOOLS, THERE ARE

CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS LIKE

THIS ONE, WHO ARE

COMMITTED TO TEACH THEIR

STUDENTS AND INSTILL IN

THERE STRONG CHRISTIAN

VALUES.

WE ARE THE PROTECTORS

OF THE MIND.

WE ARE THE PROTECTORS OF

YOUR MIND.

AND OUR OUR SIGNIFICANCE

IS WE ARE RAISING UP YOUNG

PEOPLE WHO KNOW THE LORD

JESUS CHRIST, WHO ARE NOT

ASHAMED OF THE LORD JESUS

CHRIST.

WHO WILL STAND IN PUBLIC

AND SING, AND WHO WILL

SPEAK TO PEOPLE AND SAY, I

BELIEVE IN JESUS.

Reporter: WILLIAM'S

PARENTS TRANSFERRED HIM TO

A CATHOLIC SCHOOL WHERE

THERE IS NO SAFE SCHOOLS

PROGRAM, BUT THEY STILL

STRUGGLE ON HOW TO HELP

THEIR SON OVERCOME THE

TRAUMA THE SAFE SCHOOLS

PROGRAM COST HIM.

IT HAS GOTTEN TO THE

POINT WHERE I HAD TO TAKE

HIM TO THE HOSPITAL.

HE WOULD GET RACING HOT,

UNABLE TO BREATHE.

I'M HOPING THIS STOPS.

BECAUSE IT IS REALLY

PAINFUL IT'.

IT'S NOT RIGHT.

Reporter: LUCILLE

TALUSAN, CBN NEWS,

MELBOURNE.

UP NEXT, FOR THREE

YEARS THE CITY OF MOSUL IN

IRAQ WAS THE HEADQUARTERS

OF ISIS.

TODAY IT'S AN APOCALYPTIC

RUIN.

WE'LL TAKE YOU THERE RIGHT

AFTER THIS.

CIOUS

WELCOME BACK TO

"CHRISTIAN WORLD NEWS."

THE NORTHERN IRAQI CITY OF

MOSUL SERVED AS THE

HEADQUARTERS FOR ISIS FOR

NEARLY THREE YEARS.

COALITION FORCES

RECAPTURED MOSUL LAST

SUMMER.

RECENTLY CBN NEWS WENT

INSIDE THE CITY FOR AN

EXCLUSIVE LOOK AT THE

ISLAMIC STATE'S EPICENTER.

AS CHRIS MITCHELL REPORTS,

IT WILL TAKE A LONG TIME

TO FIX WHAT ISIS

DESTROYED.

Chris: CBN NEWS,

ESCORTED BY IRAQI NATIONAL

POLICE, DROVE WHERE THE

FIGHT AGAINST ISIS WAS AT

ITS WORST.

THIS PART OF MOSUL REMAINS

A MILITARY ZONE, LITTERED

WITH UNEXPLODED ORDINANCE,

I.E.D.s, AND DEAD

BODIES.

WE'RE STANDING IN THE

CENTER OF MOSUL, AND YOU

CAN REALLY SEE IT IS AN

APOCALYPTIC LANDSCAPE.

EVERYWHERE YOU LOOK YOU

CAN SEE DEVASTATION AND

DESTRUCTION.

IT IS LIKE A GHOST TOWN.

IT REMINDS ME OF WHAT A

EUROPEAN CITY WOULD LOOK

LIKE IN WORLD WAR II,

AFTER IT WAS BOMBED OUT.

IT IS NOT GOING TO TAKE

MONTHS OR YEARS, BUT MAYBE

DECADES TO RESTORE MOSUL

TO WHAT IT ONCE WAS.

WE STOOD WITHIN JUST A FEW

YARDS OF WHERE AN ISIS

LEADER DECLARED A

CALIPHATE IN THE SUMMER OF

2014.

NOW THAT THREE-YEAR DREAM

LAY IN RUINS.

HIS FIGHTERS, DEAD OR

GONE.

WHAT WE'RE LOOKING AT

HERE, THIS DEVASTATION

THAT WE CAN SEE AROUND US,

IS THE PRICE THAT IT TOOK

TO DESTROY THAT MOST VIAL

OF PROJECTS THAT WAS

DECLARED IN THIS CITY IN

JUNE 2014, CALLING ITSELF

THE ISLAMIC STATE.

THIS IS THE COST, THE

PRICE.

THIS DESTRUCTION IS WHAT

IT TOOK TO TURN THAT THING

FROM A REALITY BACK INTO

JUST AN IDEA AGAIN.

Chris: THE TI GRIS

RIVER DIVIDES MOSUL.

EAST MOSUL STILL SHOWS

SIGNS OF LIFE, BUT WEST

MOSUL BORE THE BRUNT OF

THE CONFLICT.

ONE REPORT SAYS MORE THAN

9,000 CIVILIANS DIED IN

THE BATTLE TO LIBERATE

MOSUL FROM THE ISLAMIC

STATE, AND LEFT THE CITY

IN RUINS IN THE ATTEMPT TO

SAVE IT.

WE LOOKED TO THIS NEARBY

CHURCH, A STARK SYMBOL OF

WHAT ISIS SOUGHT TO

DESTROY.

IN MOSUL ALONE, ISIS

DESTROYED DOZENS OF

CHRISTIAN CHURCHES AND

BUILDINGS.

AT ONE TIME, MORE THAN

10,000 CHRISTIAN FAMILIES

CALLED MOSUL HOME.

NOW JUST A HANDFUL REMAIN.

I'M STANDING AT WHAT

USED TO BE THE CENTER OF

ST. CATHARINES' CHURCH.

ISIS USED THIS AS THEIR

HEADQUARTERS, AND THEN IT

WAS DESTROYED BY A U.S.

AIRSTRIKE.

AFTER ISIS TOOK OVER

MOSUL, THEY USED THIS

PLACE AS THEIR

HEADQUARTERS.

THEY BROUGHT EVERYTHING

THEY STOLE FROM THE

PEOPLE, THEIR CARS AND

PROPERTY, HERE.

THEY USED IT AS A FACTORY

FOR WEAPONS AND BOMBS.

I CAN'T SUPPRESS MY SAD

FEELINGS ABOUT THAT

BECAUSE I'M COMPARING HOW

IT WAS BEFORE, AND NOW HOW

IT IS.

AND NOT JUST THE BUILDING,

BUT THE ACT OF THE

DOMINICAN SISTERS.

Chris: HE SAYS THE

DOMINICAN SISTERS SERVED

AS SALT AND LIGHT TO

MOSUL.

THIS WAS FOR ALL

CHRISTIANS IN MOSUL.

AND IT HAS A BIG

IMPORTANCE.

BECAUSE THE PEOPLE OF

MOSUL KNOWS THE DOMINICAN

SISTERS.

THEY ESTABLISHED MANY

SCHOOLS IN MOSUL.

AND ALL OF THE PEOPLE NOW

WHO ARE IN GOOD POSITION

IN IRAQ, THEY ARE

GRADUATEDEGRADUATED FROM THESE

SCHOOLS, ESPECIALLY IN

MOSUL.

FOR THAT, THE DOMINICAN

SISTERS HAVE A GOOD

REPUTATION IN MOSUL.

Chris: HIS

HUMANITARIAN ORGANIZATION

PROVIDED FOOD AND RELIEF

TO SUNNI MUSLIMS HERE WHEN

THE CITY OPENED UP.

WE WERE HERE WHEN THE

BOMBED.

IN THE CENTER YOU'RE

DISTRIBUTING FOOD FOR

FAMILIES.

AND THEY'RE ASKING US, WE

KILLED CHRISTIANS, AND NOW

YOU'RE HELPING US.

WE DIDN'T UNDERSTAND THAT.

DR. JORDAN WAS WITH US,

AND HE TOLD THEM, THAT'S

CHRISTIANITY, THEY LOVE

THEIR ENEMIES.

AND YOU ARE NOT THEIR

ENEMIES.

YOU ARE VICTIMS OF ISIS,

AND AS CHRISTIANS, WE ARE

HERE TO HELP YOU.

Chris: WHILE MUCH OF

MOSUL LIES IN RUINS, HE

HOPES FOR A BETTER FUTURE.

I HOPE THAT MOSUL ONE

DAY WILL BECOME AS IT WAS

BEFORE.

THAT IS MY DREAM.

Chris: CHRIS

MITCHELL, CBN NEWS, MOSUL,

IRAQ.

TO SEE MORE OF CHRIS

MITCHELL'S GREAT REPORTING

FROM THE MIDDLE EAST, YOU

CAN GO TO HIS "JERUSALEM

DATELINE" PROGRAM, AND YOU

CAN WATCH IT AS

cbnnews.com.

PEEWE'LL BE BACK RIGHT AFTER

THIS.

AND FINALLY ON THE

BROADCAST THIS WEEK,

"OPERATION BLESSING" HAS

RESTORED WATER FOR A

REMOTE MEXICAN COMMUNITY

THAT SUFFERED FROM A

DEVASTATING EARTHQUAKE

LAST YEAR.

THE WATER WELLS IN SANTA

MARIA DEL MAR WERE

CONTAMINATED AFTER THE

SEPTEMBER QUAKE, LEAVING

FAMILIES WITH NOTHING SAFE

TO DRINK.

"OPERATION BLESSING"

PARTNERED WITH "WATER

MISSIONS INTERNATIONAL" TO

RESTORE THEIR WATER.

THE COMMUNITY IS NOW ABLE

TO ENJOY NEW, CLEAN, SAFE

DRINKING WATER.

ALL GOOD STUFF "OPERATION

BLESSING" IS DOING AROUND

THE WORLD.

> WELL, FOLKS, THAT IS

IT FOR THIS WEEK'S EDITION

OF "CHRISTIAN WORLD NEWS."

I HOPE YOU HAVE BEEN

ENCOURAGED WITH WHAT GOD

IS DOING AROUND THE WORLD.

UNTIL NEXT WEEK, GOOD-BYE.

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