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CBN NewsWatch: April 3, 2018

On CBN Newswatch, April 3: investors are hoping that stocks may have bottomed out after Monday's steep plunge; There could be a potential meeting between President Trump and Russian President Vladmir Putin; Nelson Mandela's former wife Winnie ... Read Transcript


Announcer: THIS IS

CBN "NEWSWATCH."

HELLO, EVERYONE.

THANKS SO MUCH FOR JOINING

US FOR CBN "NEWSWATCH."

I'M GEORGE THOMAS, IN FOR

EFREM GRAHAM.

> INVESTORS ARE HOPING

STOCKS MAY HAVE BO BOTTOMED

OUT AFTER THE DEEP PLUNGE.

THERE ARE FEARS OF A

POSSIBLE TRADE WAR WITH

CHINA.

Charlene: SOME

ANALYSTS THINK THE MARKET

COULD FALL FARTHER AFTER

DROPPING SINCE LATE

JANUARY.

OTHERS THINK IT MAY HAVE

HIT BOTTOM.

THEY POINT TO SEVERAL

REASONS TO STOCKS HAVE

BEEN FALLILILILILILILILILILILILILILILILILI LILILILILILILILILILILILILILILILILILILILILI LILILILILILILILILILILILILILILILILILILILILI LILILILILILILILILILILILILILILILILILILILILI LILILILILILILILILILILILILILILILILILILILILI LILILILILILILILILILILILILILILILILILILILI P IPES, AND APPLES.

THIS COMES ON THE HEELS OF

U.S. TARIFFS ON CHINESE

STEEL AND ALUMINUM.

President Trump: THE

AMERICAN STEEL AND

ALUMINUM INDUSTRY HAS BEEN

RAVAGED BY AGGRESSIVE

FOREIGN TRADE PRACTICES.

IT IS REALLY AN ASSAULT ON

OUR COUNTRY.

Charlene: BE SOME

MARKET ANALYSTS SAY FEARS

ARE OVER BLOWN.

VERY EARLY THIS MORNING

THE NEWS CAME OUT THAT

CHINA WAS GOING TO PUT

TARIFFS ON 1200 U.S.

PRODUCTS GOING INTO THE

COUNTRY.

IT SOUNDS LIKE A LOT.

IT IS REALLY A SMALL

FRACTION OF EVERYTHING

THAT WE SEND TO CHINA.

Charlene: ANOTHER

CONCERN FOR THE MARKET HAS

BEEN THE PROBLEM WITH BIG

TECH COMPANIES, LIKE

Facebook'S PRIVACY

ISSUES AND TRUMP'S ATTACKS

ON AMAZON, WHICH COULD

INDICATE THAT THE

GOVERNMENT COULD START

REGULATING THESE

COUNTRIES.

THE PRESIDENT HAS

CRITICIZED AMAZON IN THE

PAST.

MONDAY HE TWEETEDED:

"ONLY FOOLS OR WORSE ARE

SAYING THAT OR MONEY

LOSING POST OFFICE MAKES

MONEY WITH AMAZON.

THEY LOSE A FORTUNE, AND

THIS WILL BE CHANGED."

AMAZON IS STILL UP 18%

YEAR-TO-DATE, IN A MARKET

THAT IS NOW PROBABLY DOWN

3% TO 5% YEAR-TO-DATE.

SO THERE IS -- I LOOK AT

IT AS AMAZON AND NETFLIX

AND A COUPLE OF THESE

OTHER REALLY HIGH-FLYING

TOCKS THAT HAVSTOCKS THAT HAVE BEEN

DRIVING THE TRADE, THIS IS

A VALUATION CORRECTION.

Charlene: AND OTHERS

SAY THE MARKET NEEDED TO

PULL BACK AFTER DOING

BASICALLY STRAIGHT UP LAST

YEAR.

GROWTH WAS BETTER THAN

EXPECTED AT 2.9% IN THE

FOURTH QUARTER OF LAST

YEAR, WHICH SHOWS THAT THE

ECONOMY COULD BE ON TRACK

TO MEET PRESIDENT TRUMP'S

GOAL OF 3% ANNUAL GROWTH.

MANY SAY THE PRESIDENT'S

TAX CUTS HAVE HELPED THE

ECONOMY PICK UP STEAM.

ALSO, BUSINESS PROFITS ARE

EXPECTED TO COME IN VERY

STRONG, WHICH WOULD BE

GOOD NEWS FOR STOCKS.

DESPITE THE SHORT-TERM

TURBULENCE, MANY ANALYSTS

BELIEVE THAT THE BULL

MARKET WILL STILL RECOVER

AND SET NEW HIGHS AGAIN.

George: HERE IS A

LOOK AT SOME OF THE OTHER

HEADLINES WE'RE FOLLOWING

IN THE CBN NEWSROOM:

THERE COULD BE A POTENTIAL

MEETING BETWEEN PRESIDENT

TRUMP AND VLADIMIR PUTIN.

RUSSIA SAYS TRUMP OPPOSED

THE MEETING WHEN PUTIN --

WHEN THEY SPOKE OVER THE

PHONE LAST MONTH.

THE WHITE HOUSE IS AMONG A

NUMBER OF POTENTIALS AS

PLACES FOR THE MEETING.

> NELSON MANDELA'S

FORMER WIFE, WINNIE

MADIKIZELA-MANDELA, HAS

DIED.

SHE WAS 81.

SHE IS REMEMBERED FOR

BEING A CHAMPION OF

EQUALITY DURING AFRICA'S

APARTHEID'S SYSTEM.

> ISRAEL ANNOUNCED A

DEAL WITH THE U.N. ON

MONDAY TO RESETTLE AFRICAN

MIGRANTS LIVING IN ISRAEL,

BUT HOURS LATER THEY PUT

THE AGREEMENT ON HOLD.

UNDER THE DEAL, ROUGHLY

HALF OF THE 35,000

MIGRANTS WOULD BE

RESETTLED TO WESTERN

NATIONS.

THE REST WOULD STAY IN

ISRAEL.

PRIME MINISTER BENJAMIN

NETANYAHU ANNOUNCED HE WAS

SUSPENDING THE DEAL TO

DISCUSS IT WITH ISRAELI

RESIDENTS.

> YOU CAN FIND THESE AND

OTHER STORIES AT

cbnnews.com.

> SPEAKING OF

IMMIGRATION, PRESIDENT

TRUMP SAYS WHILE MEXICO

AND CANADA HAVE TOUGH

IMMIGRATION LAWS,

AMERICA'S LAWS ARE AN

OBAMA JOKE.

HE WROTE THAT IN A TWEET

COMPLAINING ABOUT THE

DIFFICULTY OF DEPORTING

PEOPLE.

OUR LAWS DO NOT EASILY

ALLOW US TO SEND THOSE

CROSSING OUR SOUTHERN

BORDER BACK WHERE THEY

CAME FROM, HE TWEETED.

IN A SEPARATE SUPPOSED HE

TWEETED: "CARAVANS ARE

HEADING HERE.

MUST PASS TOUGH WALLS AND

BUILD THE LAWS.

OPEN BORDERS ALLOW DRUGS

AND CRIME."

THE ADMINISTRATION IS

WORKING ON A NEW

LEGISLATIVE PACKAGE THAT

WILL CLOSE IMMIGRATION

LOOPHOLES.

> AMERICAN PASTOR ANDREW

BRUNSONS HAS NOW SERVED

MORE THAN 500 DAYS IN A

TURKISH JAIL.

AFTER A RECENT INDICTMENT

BY THE TURKISH GOVERNMENT,

HE FACES CHARGES THAT

COULD KEEP HIM IN JAIL FOR

THE REST OF HIS LIFE.

Chris: THE 62-PAGE

INDICTMENT CHARGES ANDREW

BRUNSON WITH MILITARY

ESPIONAGE.

PROSECUTORS WANT A 35-YEAR

PRISON SENTENCE FOR THE

50-YEAR-OLD PASTOR.

YOU CAN SUM IT UP IN

THAT TURKEY HAS LITERALLY

TAKEN THE POSITION THAT

CHRISTIANIZATION IS

TERRORISM.

SPECIFICALLY HE IS A

CHRISTIAN AND A CHRISTIAN

PASTOR IS WHAT THEY ARE

EQUATING AS TERRORISM AND

THE CRIMES HE HAS

COMMITTED.

Chris: THE AMERICAN

CENTER FOR LAW AND JUSTICE

REPRESENTED BRUNSON, WHO

HAS SERVED IN TURKEY

WITHOUT INCIDENT, FOR 23

YEARS.

AFTER A FAILED COUP IN

2016, TURKISH PRESIDENT

RECEP TAYYIP ERDOGAN

PERCHED THOUSANDS OF

POLITICAL OPPONENTS.

PASTOR BRUNSON WAS ONE

OF THE CHRISTIANS THAT WAS

SNATCHED UP IN THIS PURGE.

MOST OF THE CHRISTIAN

PASTORS HAD BEEN

DEPORTEDED.

Chris: LAST YEAR

ERDOGAN OFFERED TO TRADE

BRUNSON FOR TURKISH LEADER

GHOULAN.

MANY SEE BRUNSON AS A PAWN

IN A HIGH-STAKES POLITICAL

FACEOFF BETWEEN THE U.S.

AND TURKEY.

IN 2017, THE WHITE HOUSE

ANNOUNCED PRESIDENT TRUMP

AND VICE-PRESIDENT PENCE

BROUGHT UP PASTOR

BRUNSON'S PLIGHT IN THEIR

MEETING WITH THE TURKISH

PRESIDENT THREE TIMES.

IT IS REALLY

UNPRECEDENTED IN THESE

TYPES OF CASES, THAT WE

HAVE THE PRESIDENT

BRINGING THIS UP EVERY

TIME HE SPEAKS WITH THE

PRESIDENT OF TURKEY.

Chris: HE HAS MISSED

MAJOR EVENTS LIKE

GRADUATIONSS AND HIS

DAUGHTER'S WEDDING LAST

YEAR.

HE POURED OUT HIS HEART:

"I AM VERY DISCOURAGED.

PLEASE HAVE PRAYER FOR ME.

I LOVE YOU.

CAN'T HANDLE THE THOUGHT

OF GROWING OLD IN THIS

CASE WITHOUT YOU."

I THINK THEY NEED TO BE

PRAYING EVEN IN THE EBB

AND FLOW, THE ROLLER

COASTER OF THIS

EXPERIENCE, THAT HE WILL

REMAIN STRONG, THAT HE

WILL REMAIN COMMITTED IN

HIS FAITH.

AND JUST HAVE THE LORD'S

PEACE DAY IN AND DAY OUT.

Chris: THIS CHRISTIAN

WORKER, HIDDEN FOR HIS OWN

PROTECTION, SAYS HE HAS

HEARD BRUNSON CONTINUES

HIS LIFE'S WORK WHILE IN

PRISON, SHARING HIS FAITH

IN JESUS CHRIST.

I GOT A CHANCE TO TALK

TO SOMEONE, A MEMBER OF

OUR CHURCH, WHO KNEW A

FRIEND WHO WAS IN THE SAME

JAIL AS HIM, AND HE WAS

TALKING ABOUT HOW THIS

AMERICAN GUY WAS IN THERE

CONSTANTLY TALKING ABOUT

HIS FAITH.

Chris: ON THE

POLITICAL FRONT, CLOSE TO

HALF A MILLION PEOPLE HAVE

SIGNED A PETITION TO

RELEASE PASTOR BRUNSON.

THAT'S VERY HELPFUL FOR

US AND OUR ADVOCACY, TO

SHOW THE TURKISH

ADMINISTRATION THAT REALLY

THE WORLD'S EYES ARE UPON

THIS CASE AND DEMANDING

THE RELEASE OF PASTOR

BRUNSON.

Chris: WHILE IT IS A

GEOPOLITICAL STANDOFF,

THIS WORKER THINKS IT IS

JUST LIKE WHEN THE APOSTLE

PAUL WAS IN PRISON.

IT IS NOT JUST ABOUT

HIM.

IT IS ABOUT WHAT IS

HAPPENING IN THE MIDDLE

EAST.

IT IS NOT HIM THAT IS ON

THE STAND; IT IS

CHRISTIANITY.

IN A SIMILAR WAY PAUL WAS

PUT ON THE STAND FOR

CHRISTIANITY.

HE WAS SYMBOLIC OF THE

MOVEMENT OF JESUS AT THAT

TIME, AND HE STOOD TALL.

AND I DON'T EXPECT ANDREW

TO DO ANYTHING LESS.

Chris: CHRIS

MITCHELL, CBN NEWS,

JERUSALEM.

Gord: COMING UP,

WE'RE GOING TO SPEAK TO

George: AND WELCOME

BACK TO CBN NEWS.

MARCH MADNESS IS OVER,

PUTTING AN END TO COLLEGE

BASKETBALL SEASON.

THE VILLANOVA WILDCATS

BEAT MICHIGAN 79-62 FOR

THE NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP

TITLE.

DONTE SCORED 31 POINTS FOR

THE TEAM, THE MOST SCORED

AGAINST THE WOLVERINES

THIS SEASON.

THIS IS THE TEAM'S SECOND

VICTORY IN THREE YEARS.

> A 13-YEAR-OLD BOY WAS

MIRACULOUSLY RESCUED

YESTERDAY AFTER BEING

TRAPPED IN THE SEWERS OF

LOS ANGELES FOR 12 HOURS.

OFFICIALS SAY THE BOY HAD

BEEN PLAYING WITH OTHER

CHILDREN ON WOODEN PLANKS

OVER AN ACCESS PORTER TO

THE SEWAGE SYSTEM, WHEN

THE PLANK BROKE AND HE

FELL 25 FEET INTO

FAST-MOVING SEWAGE.

L.A. SANITATION WORKERS

AND FIREFIGHTERS FOUND HIM

IN A PIPE ABOUT

THREE-QUARTERS OF A MILE

FROM WHERE HE DISAPPEARED.

IT STARTED GETTING

SMALLER, SO I STOOD UP

FAST.

AND I JUST WENT UP.

I STOOD UP THERE FOR THE

LAST 13 HOURS.

George: WOW, THAT IS

INCREDIBLE.

HERNANDEZ WAS TAKEN TO THE

HOSPITAL, AND HE ONLY

SUFFERED MINOR SCRATCHES

AND BRUISES.

> "FOX AND FRIENDS" JUST

HAD ITS BEST YEAR EVERY,

WITH 1.7 MILLION VIEWERS

EACH DAY, INCLUDING ONE

KEY WHITE HOUSE RESIDENT.

JENNA BROWDER SAT DOWN

WITH HOST AINSLEY EARHARDT

TO TALK ABOUT THE SHOW'S

GROWING INFLUENCE AND THE

IMPORTANT ROLE SHE PLAYS.

Reporter: YOU GET

HERE VERY EARLY.

WALK US THROUGH WHAT A

TYPICAL DAY LOOKS LIKE FOR

YOU.

I WAKE UP AT 3:00 IN

THE MORNING AND I COME TO

WORK AROUND 4:00 AND I GO

TO HAIR AND MAKEUP.

Reporter: AND FROM

THEN ON, IT IS NON-STOP

PREP FOR AINSLEY EARHARDT

UNTIL 6:00 IN THE MORNING,

WHEN SHE JOINS HER "FOX

AND FRIENDS" CO-HOSTS ON

THE CURVY COUCH.

IT IS SUCH A JOY AND AN

HONOR AND I REALIZE THE

PRIVILEGE.

Reporter: ONE OF THE

BIGGEST FANS IS PRESIDENT

TRUMP.

WHAT IS IT LIKE KNOWING

THAT THE PRESIDENT OF THE

UNITED STATES IS WATCHING.

I THINK IT IS SUCH A

PRIVILEGE.

TO KNOW HE IS INTERESTED

IN OUR SHOW AND ENJOYS OUR

SHOW, THAT'S A GREAT

HONOR.

Reporter: WHEN IT

COMES TO WHAT THEY COVER,

SHE SAYS THEY'RE NOT

THINKING AS MUCH ABOUT THE

PRESIDENT AS THEY ARE THE

AVERAGE AMERICA.

MOST FAMILIES ARE

LIVING PAYCHECK TO

PAYCHECK.

WE BRING YOU THE STORIES,

WE TELL YOU WHY YOU NEED

TO CARE ABOUT IT, HOW WE

NEED TO KEEP OUR OWN

FAMILIES SAFE, WHAT YOU

NEED TO KNOW.

SO THAT'S WHAT IS

IMPORTANT TO ME.

IT IS NOT BECAUSE I KNOW

THE PRESIDENT IS WATCHING

AND WE NEED TO HAVE A

CERTAIN NARRATIVE.

Reporter: ONE ISSUE

EARHART SPEAKS BOLDLY

ABOUT IS HER FAITH.

WHERE DOES THAT COME FROM?

I'M SO EXCITED ABOUT

WHAT GOD AS DONE IN MY

LIFE AND I LOVE JESUS, AND

I CAN'T HIDE THAT.

AND I REALLY BELIEVE IF I

EVER DID, I WOULD LOSE IT

ALL.

I THINK GOD HAS BLESSED ME

BECAUSE HE KNEW I WASN'T

GOING TO BE AFRAID AND I

WASN'T GOING TO FEAR WHAT

THE REST OF THE WORLD

THOUGHT.

Reporter: SOMETHING

SHE WANTS TO IMPART TO HER

DAUGHTER.

TELL US ABOUT HAYLEY.

SHE IS SO FUN.

SHE HAS THE BEST

PERSONALITY.

WHEN I WALK IN THE DOOR, I

CAN HEAR HER LITTLE VOICE.

AND I HEAR HER SAY, MAMA,

AND SHE RUNS AND JUMPS

INTO MY ARMS.

AND I SAY, GIVE MAMA A

KISS, AND SHE GIVES ME A

KISS.

IT IS THE BEST -- OTHER

THAN BECOMING CHRISTIAN,

THAT WEEKEND WHEN SHE WAS

BORN -- SHE WAS BORN ON A

FRIDAY -- WAS THE BEST

WEEKEND OF MY LIFE.

Reporter: EARHART HAS

WRITTEN TWO CHILDREN'S

BOOKS.

THE FIRST "TAKE HEART MY

CHILD," AND HER NEWEST,

"THROUGH THEIR EYES."

AND SHE HAS ANOTHER BOOK

COMING OUT ABOUT HIR FAITH HER

FAITH.

I'M SO GRATEFUL.

I THANK GOD ALL THE TIME

FOR IT.

WHEN I'M WALKING INTO FOX,

AFTER 11 YEARS, I PINCH

MYSELF AND JUST SAY,

REALLY, GOD?

Reporter: IN NEW

YORK, JENNA BROWDER, CBN

NEWS.

George: STILL AHEAD,

A MODERN-DAY WEDDING ON AN

HISTORICAL SITE THAT WAS

THE FOUNDATION OF AN

18th CENTURY CHURCH.

WE'LL SHOW YOU THE RICH

HISTORY BEHIND POLEGREEN

GEORGIA George: AND WELCOME

BACK TO CBN NEWS.

THE FAMED AUTHOR C.S.

LEWIS ONCE DESCRIBED

HISTORY AS A STORY WRITTEN

BY THE FINGER OFED GOD.

THAT IS CERTAINLY TRUE

WHEN IT COMES TO RELIGIOUS

FREEDOM.

WENDY GRIFFITH BRINGS US

THIS STORY ABOUT THE LIFE

OF ONE CHRISTIAN LEADER IN

AMERICAN HISTORY.

Wendy: THIS COUPLE

ARE GETTING MARRIED ON A

PERFECT JUNE DAY IN A MOST

UNUSUAL PLACE.

UNDER THIS STRIKING

STRUCTURE IS THE

FOUNDATION OF AN 18th

CENTURY CHURCH, WITH AN

ASTONISHING HISTORY.

FOR OVER 45 YEARS, THE

ONLY CLUE OF ITS EXISTENCE

WAS THIS MARKER.

THEN IN 1975, IT CAUGHT

THE ATTENTION OF A LOCAL

PRESBYTERIAN MINISTER.

I BEGAN TO READ WHAT A

SIGNIFICANT A PLACE IT

WAS.

AND THE THOUGHT WAS IN MY

MIND, YOUR TASK IS TO

SHINE A LIGHT ON THE MAN I

REALLY WANT TO HONOR.

Wendy: THAT MAN IS

SAMUEL DAVIES, THE FIRST

MINISTER AT POLEGREEN

CHURCH, AND A KEY FIGURE

IN THE RELIGIOUS MOVEMENT

KNOWN AS "THE FIRST GREAT

AWAKENING."

WE SEE IT IN ALMOST

EVERY COLONY.

WE SEE GREAT AWAKENING

EVANGELISTS, WE SEE

REVIVALS, WE SEE THESE

MASSIVE MEETINGS,

LARGE-SCALE CONVERSIONS.

IT REALLY CHANGES THE FACE

OF AMERICA.

Wendy: BUT THERE WAS

PLENTY OF RESISTANCE.

BEFORE THE AMERICAN

REVOLUTION, BRITISH LAW

REQUIRED MEMBERSHIP IN THE

CHURCH OF ENGLAND.

FAILURE TO COMPLY COULD

RESULT IN FINES AND EVEN

IMPRISONMENT.

IN 1689, THE BRITISH

PARLIAMENT PASSED "THE ACT

OF TOLERATION," ALLOWING

SOME PROTESTANT

DENOMINATIONS LIMITED

FREEDOM.

SAMUEL DAVIES BECAME THE

FIRST SO-CALLED CENTER IN

WEST VIRGINIA.

HE WAS ASKED TO LEAD FOUR

MEETING HOUSES IN THE

COUNTY, WITH POLEGREEN AS

HIS BASE.

BEING FULLY CONVINCED

THEY NEEDED A MINISTER, I

ACCEPTED THEIR CALL TO

SETTLE THERE.

Wendy: THIS IS SAMUEL

DAVIES BIBLE, WHERE

CENTURIES OF EVENTS WERE

RECORDED, INCLUDING HIS

MARRIAGE TO SARAH IN

OCTOBER 1746.

LESS THAN A YEAR LATER, HE

WROTE THIS: SEPARATED

FROM HER BY DEATH AND

BEREAVED OF AN ABORTIVE

SON.

BECAUSE OF THAT TRAGEDY

AND BECAUSE OF HIS OWN

SICKNESS, HE REALLY

THOUGHT THAT HIS LIFE

WOULD BE SHORT.

IT MOTIVATED HIM.

HE REALLY THOUGHT, IF I

ONLY HAVE SO MUCH TIME ON

EARTH TO WORK FOR THE

LORD, I'VE GOT TO MAKE

THAT COUNT.

Wendy: FROM THE

BEGINNING, DAVIES DREW

LARGE CROWDS, INED

CONCLUDININCLUDINGSLAVES.

NEVER HAVE I BEEN SO

MUCH STRUCK WITH THE

APPEARANCE OF AN ASSEMBLY,

WHEN I HAVE SEEN SO MANY

BLACK COUNTANTS.

Wendy: NOT EVERYONE

IN HANOVER COUNTY WAS

PLEASED WITH DAVEY'S DAVIES'

MINISTRY, ESPECIALLY AT

THIS CHURCH.

IF YOU WERE THE

ANGLICAN MINISTER AND THAT

WAS THE OFFICIAL RELIGION

OF THE COLONY, IF YOU SEE

THE EXPLOSIVE GROWTH OF

BAPTISTS AND PRESBYTERIAN

CHURCHES, IT IN MANY WAYS

IS A THREAT.

Wendy: REVEREND HENRY

FOUGHT BACK WITH A SERIES

OF LETTERS TO AUTHORITIES

IN THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND.

I THINK IT MY DUTY TO

ACQUAINT YOU WITH THIS

MAN'S BEHAVIOR.

I NEED NOT INFORM OF YOU

THE PRESENT DISTRACTED

CONDITION OF MY PERISH.

Wendy: HIS NEPHEW,

THE YOUNGER PATRICK HENRY,

WAS 11 WHEN DAVIES

ARRIVED.

HE ATTENDED POLEGREEN

REGULARLY WITH HIS MOTHER,

LATER ATTRIBUTING HIS OWN

SUCCESS AS AN ORITOR TO

DAVIES' EXAMPLE.

ON JULY 1st, SAMUEL

DAVIES DELIVERED HIS FINAL

SERMON AT POLEGREEN.

MORE THAN 5,000 PEOPLE

ATTENDED.

100 YEARS LATER, POLEGREEN

CHURCH STILL THRIVED, AS

SHOWN BY THESE DRAWINGS BY

A UNION SOLDIER IN 1862,

THE ONLY IMAGES OF THE

CHURCH THAT SURVIVED.

ON JUNE 1st, 1864, UNION

FORCES TRIED TO

BREAKTHROUGH CONFEDERATE

LINES.

POLEGREEN CHURCH, CAUGHT

IN THE CROSS-FIRE, BURNED

TO THE GROUND.

THIS IS THE ORIGINAL

FOUR ACRES.

Wendy: THE CHURCH WAS

NEVER REBUILT UNTIL ROBERT

BLUEFORD CAME ACROSS THE

MARKER.

SINCE THEN HE HAS BEEN

CONSUMED WITH BRINGING THE

CHURCH BACK TO LIFE.

ONE DAY, WHILE WITH AN

ARCHEOLOGICAL TEAM, HE

FELT SOMETHING UNDER HIS

FOOT.

I SCRAPED THE DIRT

ASIDE, AND THERE WAS THIS

BRICK, A WHOLE, COMPLETE

BRICK.

IT WAS THE COMPLETE

FOOTING OF THIS BUILDING.

THIS IS THE FIRST HOUSE

TO COME DOWN.

Wendy: REKNOWED

ARCHITECT CARLTON ABBOTT

ALSO CAUGHT THE VISION.

REMOVING HOUSES TO RESTORE

THE AREA TO THE WAY IT WAS

IN THE 1700s.

THEN CAME THE QUESTION OF

REBUILDING THE CHURCH.

WITH THOUGHT ABOUT

DOING AN IMAGE, OR A GHOST

STRUCTURE, IF YOU WILL,

AND I THINK WHAT THIS

CHURCH DOES IS BRING A

SIMPLER FEEL FOR HOW YOU

CAN APPROACH YOUR

RELIGION.

Wendy: TODAY THE SITE

INCLUDES HISTORY LESSONS

ON SAMUEL DAVIES, AND THE

PATH TO RELIGIOUS FREEDOM

IN AMERICA.

AND IT HAS BECOME A

POPULAR SITE FOR WEDDINGS,

LIKE THIS ONE, WHERE THE

GROOM IS A Ph.D.

CANDIDATE IN CHURCH

HISTORY.

GOD'S AMAZING GRACE HAS

BEEN PREACHED HERE SINCE

SAMUEL DAVIES.

THINKING OF THAT ACTUALLY

EVEN DURING THE CEREMONY,

AND AS WE WERE PICKING THE

PLACE, HAS JUST BEEN

REALLY KIND OF PROFOUND.

Wendy: A GOOD

FOUNDATION, INDEED.

WENDY GRIFFITH, CBN NEWS,

HANOVER COUNTY, VIRGINIA.

George: AMAZING

STORY.

HERE IS ONE INTERESTING

FACT: IN 1759, SAMUEL

DAVIES BECAME THE FOURTH

PRESIDENT OF PRINCETON,

UNIVERSITY.

> OKAY, FOLKS, WE HAVE

MUCH MORE AHEAD OF IN CBN

NEWS.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

ON THIS SHOW TODAY,

PRESIDENT TRUMP TOUTED THE

ECONOMY AND MILITARY AT

THE 140th ANNUAL WHITE

HOUSE EASTER EGG ROLL.

SOME 30,000 PEOPLE WERE IN

ATTENDANCE, INCLUDING

CBN'S BEN KENNEDY.

Reporter: IT IS A

TRADITION THAT DATES BACK

TO THE 1800s, AND WE'RE,

OF COURSE, TALKING ABOUT

THE EASTER EGG ROLL.

PRESIDENT TRUMP'S SECOND

AS THE COMMANDER IN CHIEF.

PRESIDENT TRUMP AND

MELANIA TRUMP HOSTED KIDS

ON THE SOUTH LAWN FOR THE

ANNUAL EASTER EGG ROLL.

President Trump:

THANK YOU ALL FOR BEING

HERE, FOLKS.

Reporter: IT WAS A

BIG EVENT FOR THOSE WHO

AREN'T THAT BIG AT ALL.

HAPPY EASTER.

Reporter: 2-YEAR-OLD

HENRY JONES WAS AMONG MORE

THAN A THOUSAND KIDS TO

ROLL EGGS ACROSS THE WHITE

HOUSE LAWN.

ARE WE AT THE WHITE HOUSE?

NO.

WE'RE AT THE WHITE

HOUSE.

Reporter: IT IS A

TRADITION THAT DATES BACK

TO 1878 AND PRESIDENT

HAYES.

President Trump: THIS

IS A SPECIAL YEAR.

OUR COUNTRY IS DOING

GREAT.

YOU LOOK AT THE ECONOMY,

YOU LOOK AT WHAT IS

HAPPENING -- NOTHING IS

EVER EASY, BUT WE HAVE

NEVER HAD AN ECONOMY LIKE

WE HAVE RIGHT NOW.

Reporter: DURING THE

EVENT, TRUMP FACED

QUESTIONS ON DREAMERS

AFTER HE TWEETED EARLIER

ON MONDAY THAT DACA IS

DEAD.

President Trump: THE

DEMOCRATS HAVE REALLY LET

THEM DOWN.

THEY HAD THIS GREAT

OPPORTUNITY.

THE DEMOCRATS HAVE REALLY

LET THEM DOWN.

IT'S A SHAME.

AND NOW PEOPLE ARE TAKING

ADVANTAGE OF DACA, AND

THAT'S A SHAME.

Reporter: CHRISTIANS

ALSO TOOK THIS OPPORTUNITY

TO SHARE THEIR FAITH WITH

THE LITTLE ONES AND

CELEBRATE THE RESURRECTION

OF JESUS.

AS MUCH FUN AS IT IS TO

ROLL THE EGG ACROSS THE

LAWN, IT IS REALLY

IMPORTANT TO KEEP THE TRUE

MEANING OF EASTER IN MIND.

Reporter: BOTTOM

LINE: THE EASTER EGG ROLL

WAS FULL OF LAUGHTER,

SMILES, AND ALL AROUND

FUN, AND ALSO A BIT OF

SKILL, ROLLING THAT EGG

DOWN THE SOUTH LAWN.

BEN KENNEDY, CBN NEWS,

WASHINGTON.

George: THAT'S A

WONDERFUL TRADITION.

YOU CAN FIND MORE OF OUR

EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE OF THE

ISSUES YOU CARE MOST ABOUT

AT cbnnews.com.

WE HOPE YOU WILL JOIN US

AGAIN NEXT TIME.

UNTIL THEN, HAVE A GREAT

DAY AND GOD BLESS YOU.

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