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HERE WERE TWO COMMITTED

CHRISTIANS WHO WERE

ARABISTS, PREPOSITIONED TO

ENTER THE WAR ON TERROR

FROM THE VERY BEGINNING.

WHO KNEW BUT GOD?

THIS WEEK ON "CHRISTIAN

WORLD NEWS," IN THE DARK

AND DANGEROUS WORLD OF

UNDERCOVER AGENTS, A

HUSBAND AND WIFE DEPEND ON

GOD TO FIGHT ISIS AND

al-QAEDA.

PLUS, STRONGER THAN

EVER, THAT'S HOW BENJAMIN

NETANYAHU DESCRIBES

ISRAEL'S RELATIONSHIP WITH

AMERICA, BUT HE IS STILL

WARNING OF A LOOMING

THREAT ON THE HORIZON.

AND THIS CONGRESSMAN

HAS GATHERED THOUSANDS OF

PRAYERS FOR THE PRESIDENT

OF THE UNITED STATES.

SO WHY IS THE MEDIA

PUTTING A NEGATIVE SPIN ON

SUCH A POSITIVE PRACTICE?

*

HELLO, EVERYONE.

WELCOME TO THIS WEEK'S

EDITION OF "CHRISTIAN

WORLD NEWS."

I'M GEORGE THOMAS.

AND I'M WENDY GRIFFITH.

GOOD TO BE WITH YOU.

SHE IS A FORMER C.I.A.

OFFICER WHO INFILTRATED

ISIS AND LED AN AMAZING

ESCAPE MISSION.

NOW SHE WRITES ABOUT HER

COVERT LIFE IN HER NEW

BOOK, "BREAKING COVER."

ERIK ROSALES SPOKE WITH

MICHELE RIGBY ASSAD ABOUT

HOW HER FAITH LED HER TO

BECOME A HIGHLY SKILLED

AGENT.

Reporter: HOW DO YOU

STOP TERRORIST

ORGANIZATIONS LIKE ISIS

FROM COMMITTING VIOLENT

ATTACKS IN CITIES LIKE NEW

YORK CITY'S TIMES SQUARE?

YOU HAVE TO INFILTRATE

THEM AND LEARN HOW TO

THINK AND ACT LIKE THEM.

I SPENT 12 YEARS AS AN

UNDERCOVER OFFICER, AND MY

TIME WAS SPENT IN THE

MIDDLE EAST.

Reporter: AND THAT

MEANT THAT ASSAD AND HER

HUSBAND WORKED AGAINST THE

LIKES OF al-QAEDA AND

ISIS.

> WHAT IS IT LIKE TO

WORK WITH THESE GUYS SIDE

BY SIDE?

WELL, IT IS

FASCINATING.

THE BEST SCHOOLING IN

TERRORISM A PERSON CAN GET

IS BEING IN FRONT OF GUYS

LIKE THAT.

GOING TO IRAQ FOR A TOUR,

WE'RE ALLOWED TO SAY THAT

I AND MY HUSBAND SERVED IN

BAGHDAD FOR A YEAR.

WE GOT TO INTERACT WITH

THOSE SOURCES AND REALLY

GET TO KNOW WHAT THEY WERE

THINKING AND WHERE THEY'RE

COMING FROM.

Reporter: WHAT MADE

THEM TICK.

WHAT MADE THEM TICK,

RIGHT, EXACTLY.

WHICH IS FASCINATING

BECAUSE IF THEY MET YOU ON

THE STREET, THEY WOULD

PREFER TO CUT YOUR HEAD

OFF INSTEAD OF ACTUALLY

DEAL WITH YOU.

BUT FOR WHATEVER REASON,

THEY DECIDED I'M GOING TO

WORK WITH THE C.I.A. TO

TAKE OUT OTHER MEMBERS OF

MY GROUP.

Reporter: THAT'S ALL

ASSAD SAYS SHE CAN SAY,

BUT SHE SAYS A MAJOR

HURTLE SHE HAD TO OVERCOME

IS IN TER IN INTERROGATING THEM AND

BEING A WOMAN.

IHHAD TO REALLY WORK AT

ESTABLISHING A

RELATIONSHIP WITH THEM,

WHERE THEY WOULD SEE ME AS

INTELLIGENT AND

KNOWLEDGEABLE OF THE ARAB

WORLD BECAUSE IN THEIR

MINDS, I SHOULD BE AT

HOME, MANAGING THE FAMILY,

AND I CAN'T EVEN LEAVE THE

HOME WITHOUT A MALE MINDER

OR WITHOUT BEING

COMPLETELY COVERED IN

BLACK.

SO I WAS A COMPLETE

ANOMALY TO THESE GUYS.

Reporter: ASSAD'S

BOOK, "BREAKING COVER: MY

SECRET LIFE IN THE C.I.A.

AND WHAT IT TAUGHT ME

ABOUT WHAT IS WORTH

FIGHTING FOR," COVERS HOW

BECOMING A C.I.A. AGENT

WAS THE LAST THING ON HER

MIND.

SHE DIDN'T EVEN KNOW HER

EVENTUAL ROLE EVEN

EXISTED.

AND THEN WHEN 9/11

HAPPENED, SHE AND HER

HUSBAND KNEW GOD HAD THEM

ON THE RIGHT PATH.

HERE WERE TWO COMMITTED

CHRISTIANS, WHO WERE

ARABISTS, PREPOSITIONED TO

ENTER THE WAR ON TERROR

FROM THE VERY BEGINNING.

WHO KNEW BUT GOD?

Reporter: IN HER

BOOK, ASSAD WANTED TO GIVE

A REALISTIC VIEW OF A

C.I.A. UNDERCOVER COUNTER COMING

UCOUNTER-TERRORISM OFFICER.

ORDINARY PEOPLE CAN DO

EXTRAORDINARY THINGS WHEN

THEIR FAITH IS GREATER

THAN THEIR FEAR AND

INTIMIDATION.

AND IT IS REALLY TO GIVE

PEOPLE THE ENCOURAGEMENT

TO DO THE HARD THINGS IN

LIFE.

Reporter: THE BOOK'S

FINAL CHAPTER DESCRIBES

LIFE AFTER THE C.I.A.,

SPECIFICALLY A RESCUE

MISSION, LEADING A GROUP

OF PERSECUTED CHRISTIANS

OUT OF IRAQ BEFORE ISIS

TERRORISTS MOVED INTO

THEIR VILLAGE.

MIRACULOUSLY, ON

SEPTEMBER 10th, 2015, WE

SUCCESSFULLY AIRLIFTED 149

IRAQI CHRISTIANS OUT OF

NORTHERN IRAQ TO THEIR NEW

HOMES IN SLOVAKIA.

Reporter: SHE HOPES

PEOPLE TAKE AWAY A GREATER

UNDERSTANDING OF HER FAITH

IN JESUS CHRIST, AND ALSO

HOW PEOPLE SHOULD NEVER

GIVE UP REACHING FOR THEIR

GOALS.

ERIK ROSALES, CBN NEWS,

NEW YORK CITY.

Wendy WHAT A STORY.

> PEOPLE EVERYWHERE

CELEBRATED WOMEN'S

ACHIEVEMENTS THROUGHOUT

HISTORY ON NATIONAL

WOMEN'S DAY.

HOWEVER, ONE ORGANIZATION

IS CALLING ON AMERICANS TO

REMEMBER THE FORGOTTEN

WOMEN, ONES WHO FACED

RELENTLESS PERSECUTION IN

COUNTRIES AROUND THE

WORLD.

CBN'S EMILY JONES SPOKE

WITH DAVID CURRIE OF "OPEN

DOORS U.S.A.," ABOUT THIS

UGLY TRUTH.

WHAT IS IT LIKE TO BE A

WOMAN IN A COUNTRY THAT

VIEWS THEM AS SECOND-CLASS

CITIZENS?

ONE OF THE THINGS WE

FOUND OUT IN OUR LAST

RADIOING AREA IS NOT ONLY

ARE CHRISTIANS

PARTICULARLY HIGHLIGHTED

AND PERSECUTED IN

COUNTRIES WHERE MUSLIM

EXTREMISM OR HINDU

EXTREMISM IS AT AN

ALL-TIME HIGH, BUT

CHRISTIAN WOMEN ARE DOUBLY

PERSECUTED.

THEY'RE ALSO PERSECUTEDED

BECAUSPERSECUTEDBECAUSE OF THEIR FAITH.

SO IT IS REALLY DIFFICULT.

ONE EXAMPLE OF THAT IS HOW

MANY CHRISTIAN WOMEN --

THOUSANDS OF CHRISTIAN

WOMEN -- WE CAN REPORT

ALMOST 3,000, BUT WE KNOW

THE NUMBER IS ACTUALLY

MUCH HIGHER THAN THAT --

HAVE BEEN FORCED INTO

MARRIAGE OR RAPED OR IN

SOME WAY SEXUALLY HAR HARASSED

BECAUSE THEY WERE

CHRISTIAN WOMEN, NOT JUST

BECAUSE THEY WERE WOMEN.

SO THEY'RE DOUBLY PERS

PERSECUTED IN THESE

COUNTRIES.

ONE CHRISTIAN WOMAN WAS

ATTACKED, KIDNAPPED BY AN

ISLAMIC EXTREMIST, AND

FORCED INTO MARRIAGE.

WHEN THE FATHER WENT TO

PURSUE THE DAUGHTER, THE

LEADERS SAID UNDER SHI'A

LAW YOU HAVE NO RIGHT.

SHE IS GONE.

THAT HAPPENS EVERY DAY

AROUND THE WORLD, AND WE

NEED TO LIFT UP OUR VOICE

AND BE HEARD SUPPORTING

CHRISTIAN WOMEN AROUND THE

WORLD.

Reporter: AND WHAT IS

CAUSING THIS WIDESPREAD

PERSECUTION?

WELL, THERE IS A NUMBER

OF FACTORS.

THE GROWTH OF ISLAMIC

EXTREMISM, BUT IN INDIA

AND NEPAL, THERE IS A

GROWTH OF HINDU EXTREMISM,

AND THEY'RE SAYING YOU'RE

NOT REALLY AN INDIA UNLESS

YOUR HINDU.

THEY USE WOMEN AS THE

TARGET.

THEY USE SEXUAL HARASSMENT

AND RAPE AS A THREAT.

IT IS REALLY A DIFFICULT

SITUATION FOR THEM.

AND ISLAMIST EXTREME NISM

IS ALLOWED TO PROSPER SO

IT IS GOING TO CONTINUE TO

BE A PROBLEM.

Reporter: IN WHAT IS

"OPEN DOORS" DOING TO HELP

THESE CHRISTIAN WOMEN

ESCAPE OR RECOVER?

WE'RE CREATING

PROGRAMS.

WE WANT EVERYBODY TO BE AN

ADVOCATE FOR CHRISTIAN

WOMEN.

BUT WE'RE CREATING

PROGRAMS TO HELP EMPOWER

THEM.

WE DON'T WANT CHRISTIAN

WOMEN TO BE SECOND-CLASS

CITIZENS ANYWHERE.

THEY ARE CHILDREN OF THE

KINGMENT WE WANKING.

WE WANT THEM TO BE ABLE TO

READ, WRITE, HOLD DOWN A

JOB.

AND IN PLACES WHERE NO ONE

ELSE IS GOING TO BELIEVE

IN THEM, WE AS BELIEVERS

OF JESUS ARE A STEP BEHIND

THEM TO GIVE THEM THE

SUPPORT THEY NEED.

Reporter: HOW DO YOU

LEAD THEM TO CHRIST, WHEN

THEY'RE NOT CHRISTIANS,

AND HOW DO YOU LEAD THEIR

OPPRESSORS TO CHRIST?

THE BEST WE CAN DO IN

THESE COUNTRIES LIKE THE

MIDDLE EAST AND OTHER

PLACES WHERE BEING A

CHRISTIAN IS CONSIDERED

WEIRD, ODD OR ILLEGAL, IS

TO SHOW THE LOVE OF JESUS

IN VERY PRACTICAL WAYS.

EMPOWER THE BODY OF

CHRIST, THE CHURCH, TO BE

THEED BODY OF CHURCH.

WE'RE NOT TRYING TO

COLONIALIZE ANYTHING, BUT

JUST SHOW THE LOVE OF

JESUS.

EVERYWHERE JESUS IS, THERE

IS AN EXAMPLE THAT THEY

TALK ABOUT HE DOES VERY

WELL.

WE NEED TO ENCOURAGE

PEOPLE TO KEEP IT SIMPLE.

IT STARTS WITH BEING A

GOOD EXAMPLE.

Reporter: THAT'S

BEAUTIFUL.

DAVID CURRIE, C.E.O. OF

"OPEN DOORS U.S.A.," THANK

YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR TIME.

THANK YOU.

COMING UP, ISRAELI

PRIME MINISTER BENJAMIN

NETANYAHU HEAPS PRAISE ON

PRESIDENT TRUMP, BUT HE IS

ALSO WARNING THAT BIG

THREATS LAY AHEAD FOR THE

U.S. AND FOR ISRAEL.

THAT STORY IN A MOMENT.

ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER

BENJAMIN NETANYAHU GAVE

HIGH PRAISE TO PRESIDENT

TRUMP IN HIS RECENT VISIT

TO AMERICA, BUT HE ALSO

WARNED ABOUT THE DANGERS

FROM IRAN AND OTHER

POTENTIAL THREATS TO

ISRAEL.

AMBER C. STRONG HAS THIS

LOOK AT THE PRIME

MINISTER'S MESSAGE TO

WASHINGTON.

Reporter: ISRAELI

PRIME MINISTER BENJAMIN

NETANYAHU IS PRETTY HAPPY

WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP.

AND WASTED NO TIME TELLING

THE PRO-ISRAEL CROWD AT

THE APEC POLICY

CONFERENCE.

IT IS ESPECIALLY GREAT

TO BE IN AMERICA'S CAPITAL

NOW THAT THEY HAVE

RECOGNIZED JERUSALEM AS

ISRAEL'S CAPITAL.

[APPLAUSE]

Reporter: FRESH OFF

OF MONDAY'S OVAL OFFICE

MEETING, NETANYAHU MADE IT

VERY CLEAR THAT HIS

RELATIONSHIP WITH THIS

WHITE HOUSE WAS STRONGER

THAN EVER.

WE APPRECIATE THE

EFFORTS OF PRESIDENT

TRUMP'S SUPERB TEAM.

THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR

HARD WORK FOR PEACE.

Reporter: WHEN IT

COMES TO THE STATE OF

ISRAEL, NETANYAHU GOT

RIGHT TO IT, BREAKING DOWN

WHAT HE CALLS THE GOOD,

BAD, AND BEAUTIFUL FACING

THE COUNTRY.

THE GOOD: ISRAELI

TECHNOLOGY AND DEFENSE,

LIKE THEIR FAMOUS IRON

DOME WHICH HE SAYS IS DUE

IN PART TO U.S. SUPPORT.

THANK YOU, CONGRESS,

REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS

ALIKE.

Reporter: HE ALSO

CALLED OUT THOSE WHO DON'T

BACK ISRAEL, SPECIFICALLY

SUPPORTERS OF THE BOYCOTT,

DIVESTMENT, AND SANCTIONS,

KNOWN AS B.D.S.

PRETTY SOON THE

COUNTRIES THAT DON'T HAVE

RELATIONS WITH US, THEY'RE

GOING TO BE ISOLATED.

Reporter: BUT WHAT

ABOUT THE BAD?

NETANYAHU POINTED STRAIGHT

TO ONE PLACE.

WE MUST STOP IRAN.

WE WILL STOP IRAN!

Reporter: HE

CONDEMNED PRESIDENT

OBAMA'S 2015 IRO 2015 IRAN NUCLEAR

AGREEMENT AND SAYS IRAN IS

LOOKING FOR WAYS TO

ATTACK.

LAST WEEK WE READ IN

THE BOOK OF ESTHER ABOUT

AN EARLIER PERSIAN ATTEMPT

TO.

JessicaEXTERMINATE OUR PEOPLE.

THEY FAILED THEN, AND

THEY'LL FAIL NOW!

Reporter: NETANYAHU'S

LIST DIDN'T INCLUDE HIS

MOUNTING LEGAL TROUBLES.

ON MONDAY, A FORMER TOP

AIDE AGREED TO TURN

STATE'S EVIDENCE AGAINST

THE PRIME MINISTER IN A

POTENTIAL BRIBERY CHARGE.

BUT HE FOCUSED ON WHAT HE

CALLS THE BEAUTIFUL:

U.S.-ISRAEL RELATIONS.

ISRAEL HOPES THAT THE

PASSAGE OF THE TAYLOR

FORCE ACT WILL MAKE CLEAR

TO PRESIDENT A ABBAS THAT

AMERICA HAS ZERO TOLERANCE

FOR TERROR.

Reporter: AND

CONGRESSMEN FROM BOTH

SIDES OF THE AISLE ARE

VOWING TO BACK THE STATE.

THE SECURITY OF THE

UNITED STATES IS STRONG

WHEN OUR BOND WITH ISRAEL

IS STRONG.

Reporter: BUT WHILE

THEY MAY BE BIPARTISAN

SUPPORT ON CAPITOL HILL,

SENATOR MARCO RUBIO SAYS

IT IS A DIFFERENT STORY IN

THE CLASSROOM.

I'M DEEPLY CONCERNED

ABOUT WHAT IS HAPPENING IN

MANY OF THE COLLEGE

CAMPUSES AND THE SORT OF

EMBEDDED ANTI-STE ANTI-SEMITISM

WE'RE SEEING.

Reporter: ABOUT 3600

STUDENTS HAVE MADE THEIR

WAY THROUGH APEC, AND

THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT

ORGANIZERS SAY THEY WANT

TO SEE, A FUTURE BUILD ON

STRONG U.S.-ISRAEL

RELATIONS.

THE TRUMP

ADMINISTRATION SAYS IT

WILL MOVE THE U.S. EMBASSY

FROM TEL AVIV TO JERUSALEM

IN MAY, TO COINCIDE WITH

ISRAEL'S 70th

ANNIVERSARY.

THAT IS VERY GOOD NEWS FOR

THE MAN YOU'RE ABOUT TO

MEET, DAVID PARSONS, WHO

HAS BEEN WORKING TO SEE

THAT HAPPEN FOR MORE THAN

20 YEARS.

EARLIER MY COLLEAGUE GARY

LANE SPOKE WITH HIM ABOUT

IT.

Reporter: NOT MANY

AMERICANS KNOW THAT THERE

WAS ACTUALLY A LAW THAT

WAS PASSED IN 1995, AND

YOU WERE RESPONSIBLE FOR

THE FIRST DRAFT.

TELL US ABOUT IT.

THE GINGRICH CONGRESS

HAD JUST COME IN IN EARLY

1995, AND IT WAS THE FIRST

TIME THAT THE REPUBLICANS

HAD CONTROL OF THE HOUSE

OF REPRESENTATIVES IN

ABOUT 40 YEARS.

IT WAS IN THE MIDST OF THE

OSLO PROCESS, AND WE FELT

CHRISTIANS IN PARTICULAR

SHOULD SPEAK UP TO GUARD

JERUSALEM FROM THE

PALESTINIAN AUTHOR, THE

P.L.O., WHO WANTED TO HAVE

A SAY THERE.

WE FELT MUCH MORE

CONVERSATION WITH THE WAY

THAT ISRAEL HAS KEPT

JERUSALEM AS A HOUSE OF

PRAYER FOR ALL PEOPLES.

SO I DID A DRAFT OF A BILL

TO MOVE OUR EMBASSY FROM

TEL AVIV TO JERUSALEM.

THE BILL GOT CHANGED BY

THE TIME IT GOT THROUGH

CONGRESS.

THE PRESIDENTIAL WAIVER

WAS ADDED, AND DELAY AFTER

DELAY FOR 23 YEARS NOW,

BUT PRESIDENT TRUMP IS

DOING IT IN THE ORDER WE

ORIGINALLY SET OUT IN OUR

INITIAL DRAFT.

Reporter: WHY DID YOU

FEEL IT WAS NECESSARY TO

MOVE THE EMBASSY FROM TEL

AVIV TO JERUSALEM?

WELL, IT IS SYMBOLIC.

RECOGNIZING THE 3,000,

EVEN 4,000-YEAR-OLD JEWISH

CLAIM IN CONNECTION TO

JERUSALEM.

AND THERE IS ALSO

SUBSTANCE TO IT, IN THAT

THE PALESTINIANS HAVE

DENIED ANY JEWISH

CONNECTION TO JERUSALEM OR

THE TEMPLE MOUNT, AND WE

WANTED TO AFFIRM THAT.

AND THE WISDOM OF THAT

BILL WAS SHOWN JUST A FEW

MONTHS LATER.

IT PASSED FINALLY IN

OCTOBER OF '95.

IN DECEMBER OF THAT YEAR,

ARAFAT TOOK OVER BETHLEHEM

FOR THE FIRST TIME.

AND WHEN YOU -- IF YOU

WERE VISITING MANGER

SQUARE THAT CHRISTMAS

SEASON, YOU WERE NOT TOLD

ABOUT THE CONNECTION

BETWEEN THE BIRTH OF JESUS

IN THIS SITE.

YOU WERE HANDED OFFICIAL

P.A. PAPER, DOCUMENTS THAT

SAID THAT THE WESTERN WALL

IN JERUSALEM WAS AN

EXCLUSIVELY MUSLIM SITE.

SO TAMPERING WITH HISTORY

AND SUCH -- WE NEED TO

STAND FOR TRUTH.

GOD ATTACHED THE JEWS TO

JERUSALEM, EVEN TO THIS

DAY, FOR A REDEMPTIVE

PURPOSE.

Reporter: TRUMP IS

FINALLY DOING IT.

WHY?

WHAT DO YOU THINK

INFLUENCED THE DECISION

FOR HIM?

WELL, OTHER PRESIDENTS

HAVE PROMISED TO DO IT,

AND ONCE THEY GET IN THE

WHITE HOUSE, THEY GET ALL

OF THESE BRIEFINGS THAT

THE ARABS ARE GOING TO BE

VERY UPSET, AND THE WHOLE

REGION WILL EXPLODE.

AND HE IS THE FIRST ONE

WHO TESTED THESE THREATS

OF MAYHEM AND VIOLENCE,

AND THERE WERE SOME

PROTESTS, BUT IT DIDN'T

TURN OUT AS BAD AS MANY

THOUGHT.

I THINK IT SHOWS MAYBE

THEY WERE JUST TRYING TO

INTIMIDATE US ALL ALONG.

AND I THINK EVEN NOW THE

PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY AND

HAMAS ARE DESPERATE TO TRY

TO STIR THE ARAB STREET

AGAINST THESE EMBASSIES

COMING BACK, BUT THERE IS

JUST NOT ENOUGH MOMENTUM.

Reporter: A RECENT

STORY IN THE "WASHINGTON

POST" REPORTS THAT

CHRISTIANS ARE PLAYING A

BIG ROLE IN HELPING JEWS

AROUND THE WORLD RETURN TO

ISRAEL.

AND YOUR GROUP IS

MENTIONED.

TELL US WHAT DO YOU DO TO

HELP JEWS MAKE ALIYAH.

WE'VE BEEN ASSISTING

JEWS RETURNING TO ISRAEL

FROM ALL AROUND THE WORLD,

SINCE WE WERE FOUNDED IN

1980.

WE HAD PEOPLE IN THE

'70s HELPING JEWS, WHO

COULD COME OUT THROUGH

VIENNA AND AUSTRIA AND

HUNGARY.

THAT WAS THE ONLY WAY OUT

UNTIL THE FALL OF

COMMUNISM.

BUT SINCE THEN, WE HELPED

OVER 140,000 JEWS MAKE

ALIYAH TO HISTORY.

WE HELPED AROUND 3,000

LAST YEAR.

AND THERE ARE OTHER

CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES THAT

DO THIS.

WE DO THIS BECAUSE WE

BELIEVE IT IS THE HAND OF

GOD, THAT HERO NATIONS WHO

SCATTERED ISRAEL WOULD

GATHER THEM.

THERE IS AN INVITATION IN

ISAIAH.

GOD SAYS, I'LL BECKON TO

THE GENTILES THAT WILL

CARRY YOU HOME ON THEIR

SHOULDERS AND IN THEIR

ARMS.

WE'RE INVITED TO PLAY A

ROLE IN THIS POSITIVE SIDE

OF BIBLE PROPHECY, THE

RESTORATION OF ISRAEL.

Reporter: THAT'S WHY

IT IS SO IMPORTANT FOR

CHRISTIANS TO SEE THE JEWS

COME BACK TO THEIR

HOMELAND?

AND IT'S EXCITING.

I'VE BEEN AT THE AIRPORT

WELCOMING LEADERS FROM

EAST INDIA, AND UKRAINIAN

JEWS ESCAPING THE CIVIL

WAR, AND FLIGHTS THAT

WE'VE SPONSORED, AND IT

NEVER GETS OLD.

THERE IS SUCH AN

EXCITEMENT.

STARTING YOUR LIFE OVER IN

THE LAND THAT BELONGED TO

YOUR ANCESTORS MANY

GENERATIONS AGO.

IT IS A REAL FAITH STEP.

BECAUSE ISRAEL HAS 150 TO

200,000 ROCKETS POINTED AT

IT.

AND I THINK EVERYONE WHO

MOVES THERE, WHETHER

THEY'RE SECULAR OR

RELIGIOUS, GOD HONORS THAT

STEP OF FAITH.

HE SAYS, I'M GOING TO

PLANT THEM IN THE LAND

WHIP ALWITH ALL OF MY HEART AND

ALL OF MY SOUL.

AMEN.

THOUSANDS OF CHRISTIANS

ARE SENDING THEIR PRAYERS

TO THE WHITE HOUSE.

THE PRESIDENT AND THE VICE

PRESIDENT LOVE IT, SO WHY

IS THE MEDIA DOWN ON IT?

FIND OUT AFTER THIS.

WELCOME BACK TO

"CHRISTIAN WORLD NEWS."

AFTER HE WAS ELECTED,

PRESIDENT TRUMP TOLD US

HERE AT CBN NEWS, HE

RECOGNIZES HIS NEED FOR

GOD MORE THAN EVER.

ONE CONGRESSMAN ENCOURAGED

PEOPLE IN HIS DISTRICT TO

WRITE OUT THEIR PRAYERS

FOR THE PRESIDENT AND SEND

THEM TO HIM.

YEAH.

IT WAS MEANT TWO BE A

POSITIVTO BE APOSITIVE GESTURE UNTIL THE

MEDIA PUT A NEGATIVE SPIN

ON IT.

ABIGAIL ROBERTSON HAS

MORE.

Reporter: CONGRESSMAN

MIKE BOSS DIDN'T LIKE WHAT

HE WAS SEEING IN OUR

COUNTRY IN THE BEGINNING

OF 2017.

PROTESTS WERE HAPPENING

MORE OFTEN, AND MANY

WELL-KNOWN PEOPLE MADE IT

CLEAR THAT THEY DID NOT

SUPPORT THE NEW

ADMINISTRATION.

SO HIS WIFE HAD AN IDEA.

THEY SHOULD COLLECT

THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS TO

SEND TO THE NEW PRESIDENT.

WE THOUGHT MAYBE WE'D

GET 30, WHATEVER.

IT CAME BACK, AND THERE

WERE HUNDREDS.

Reporter: PEOPLE FROM

AGE 5 TO ALMOST 100 WROTE

THE PRESIDENT.

THE BOSS READ THROUGH ALL

OF THEM.

THERE WAS A 90-YEAR-OLD

WOMAN WHO ON IT SAID, I

HAVE NEVER WRITTEN TO A

PRESIDENT.

BUT I'M DEPENDING ON YOU.

AND I PRAY FOR YOU EVERY

DAY THAT YOU'LL STRAIGHTEN

THIS COUNTRY OUT.

IT NEEDS IT SO BAD.

Reporter: HE HAD THE

LETTERS DELIVERED TO THE

WHITE HOUSE AND HAD NO

IDEA IF THEY'D BE READ OR

NOT.

THEN A FEW MONTHS LATER,

HE FOUND HIMSELF IN THE

OVAL OFFICE WITH THE

PRESIDENT.

HE ALL OF A SUDDEN

TURNED AT ME, AND HE GOES,

BOST, BOST, PRAYER CARDS.

AND I WENT, WOW, YEAH, WE

SENT YOU SOME PRAYER CARDS

OVER.

Reporter: A WHITE

HOUSE AIDE THEN PULLED THE

BAG OF PRAYER CARDS OFF A

SHELF AND BROUGHT THEM

OVER.

AND HE SAID, YOU KNOW,

WE USE THESE EVERY DAY.

Reporter: AND IT

WASN'T JUST THE PRESIDENT

WHO READ THEM.

I TURNED -- HONEST TO

GOODNESS, I TURNED AND HIT

CHEST TO CHEST WITH THE

VICE PRESIDENT.

AND HE GOES, MIKE, HE'S

NOT JOKING.

WE READ THESE EVERY DAY.

AND THEY'RE SO WONDERFUL.

Reporter: ALMOST A

YEAR AFTER THAT MEETING,

BOST RECEIVED A PICTURE OF

HIM WITH THE PRESIDENT,

HOLDING THE PRAYER CARDS.

HIS OFFICE DECIDED TO POST

THE PHOTO ON SOCIAL MEDIA.

IT WENT UP THREE DAYS

AFTER THE FLORIDA SCHOOL

SHOOTINGS THAT KILLED 17

CHILDREN, AND THE TIMING

CAUSED A GREAT DEAL OF

INTERNET BACKLASH.

THERE WAS AN ATHEIST

GROUP THAT GOT ON SOCIAL

MEDIA AND SAID, HERE WE

HAVE THIS SHOOTING AT THIS

SCHOOL, AND ALL YOU'RE

GOING TO DO IS THOUGHTS

AND PRAYERS.

Reporter: MANY PEOPLE

ASSUME THE PICTURE WAS

TAKEN THAT SAME DAY.

IT IS UPSETTING THAT IN

TODAY'S MEDIA THEY WOULD

TAKE -- GIVE A FALSE

IMPRESSION OF WHAT IT WAS

AND THEN BAD MOUTH WHAT WE

DID.

IS THERE OTHER ACTION YOU

CAN TAKE BESIDES PRAYER?

YOU BET.

BUT YOU CAN'T NOT PRAY IF

YOU'RE A PERSON OF FAITH.

YOU HAVE TO.

Reporter: BOST TELLS

CBN NEWS HE KNOWS

FIRSTHAND THE IMPACT

THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS CAN

HAVE ON LAWMAKERS.

SCRIPTURE IS PRETTY

CLEAR THAT WE NEED TO PRAY

FOR OUR LEADERS.

Reporter: AND IT IS

SOMETHING HE HAS PUT INTO

PRACTICE HIS WHOLE LIFE,

NO MATTER WHAT SIDE OF THE

AISLE THE PRESIDENT WAS

ON.

I SERVED WITH BARACK

OBAMA IN THE STATE OF

ILLINOIS.

I KNOW HIM WELL.

I DON'T AGREE WITH HIM,

DIDN'T AGREE WITH HIM, ON

QUITE A FEW THINGS.

BUT I NEVER DID NOT PRAY

FOR HIM.

Reporter: DESPITE THE

NEGATIVE PRESS, BOST TELLS

ME THEY ALREADY HAVE A

FRESH BAG OF THOUGHTS AND

PRAYERS READY TO GO, AND

HIS WIFE HOPES TO SOON

COLLECT SUBMISSIONS FROM

AROUND THE COUNTRY.

REPORTING FROM CAPITOL

HILL, ABIGAIL ROBERTSON,

CBN NEWS.

THIS IS WHY WE DO IT,

BECAUSE 1 TIMOTHY 2: 2:

PETITIONS, PRAYERS,

INTERCESSION AND

THANKSGIVING BE MADE FOR

ALL PEOPLE, AND KINGS AND

ALL THOSE IN AUTHORITY."

SO WE'RE COMMANDED BY GOD

TO PRAY FOR THOSE IN

COMMAND.

THAT IS VERY

HEART-WARMING, AND TO SEE

THAT BAG OF PRAYERS.

I THINK WE'RE GOING TO BE

RIGHT BACK.

FINALLY THIS WEEK, A

PETITION STARTED BY A

NORTH CAROLINA RESIDENT IS

CALLING FOR A NATIONAL

HOLIDAY TO HONOR THE

REVEREND BILLY GRAHAM.

SO FAR IT HAS MORE THAN

80,000 SIGNATURES ON

change.org, AND WILL BE

SENT TO PRESIDENT AND

CONGRESS.

FOLKS, THAT IS IT FOR

THIS WEEK'S EDITION OF

"CHRISTIAN WORLD NEWS."

UNTIL NEXT WEEK, FROM

ALL OF US HERE, GOOD-BYE

AND GOD BLESS YOU.

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