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Christian World News - April 20, 2018

On the 70th anniversary of the founding of the modern Nation of Israel, see the remarkable transformation that shows biblical prophecies fulfilled. Plus, bogus charges, secret witnesses and a rigged legal system threaten to put an American ... Read Transcript


WE'RE LIVING IN A

REALLY PROFOUND TIME IN

HISTORY.

WE'RE LIVING IN A TIME

WHERE 2600, 2700

PROPHECIES FROM ISAIAH AND

EZEKIEL AND JEREMIAH HAVE

BEEN LYING DORMANT FOR

ABOUT THAT LONG, AND MANY

OF THEM ARE COMING TO

PASS.

ON THE 70th

ANNIVERSARY OF THE

FOUNDING OF THE MODERN

NATION OF ISRAEL, WOW, SEE

THE REMARKABLE

TRANSFORMATION THAT SHOWS

BIBLICAL PROPHECY

FULFILLED.

> PLUS...BOGUS CHARGES,

SECRET WITNESSES, AND A

RIGGED LEGAL SYSTEM, THE

SHOW TRIAL THAT COULD PUT

THIS AMERICAN PASTOR IN A

TURKISH PRISON FOR THE

REST OF HIS LIFE.

> AND...THIS MUSLIM

TURNED CHRISTIAN FACED

MORE THAN PHYSICAL

OPPOSITION FOR HIS

CONVERSION.

HEAR THE AMAZING STORY

ABOUT THE SPIRITUAL BATTLE

THAT THREATENED HIS FAMILY

AND HIS FUTURE.

*

HELLO, EVERYONE.

WELCOME TO THIS WEEK'S

EDITION OF "CHRISTIAN

WORLD NEWS."

I'M GEORGE THOMAS.

MY COLLEAGUE, WENDY

GRIFFITH, IS ON

ASSIGNMENT.

> AFTER A 12-HOUR

HEARING THIS WEEK,

AMERICAN PASTOR ANDREW

BRUNSON IS BACK INSIDE A

TURKISH PRISON CELL.

HIS DEFENDERS SAY TURKEY

IS USING BOGUS CHARGES AND

A RIGGED LEGAL SYSTEM TO

STACK THE CASE AGAINST

BRUNSON.

HOWEVER, THE U.S. CONGRESS

IS PREPARING TO PUNCH

BACK.

JENNIFER WISHON TELLS US

WHAT'S NEXT.

Jennifer: ON MAY

7th, PASTOR ANDREW

BRUNSON IS CONDEMNED ONCE

AGAIN TO THE NOTORIOUS

PRISON WHERE HE BEGAN HIS

18-MONTH DETENTION.

THE PLACE WHERE HE LOST

50 POUNDS.

HE CAN NEVER LEAVE HIS

CELL, EVER, NOT TO EAT,

NOT TO GO TO THE RESTROOM,

NOT TO GET SOME FRESH AIR.

Jennifer: CHRISTINE CHRISTINA

IS JUST ONE PERSON WHO HAS

SEEN HIM.

HE IS ISOLATED AS THE ONLY

CHRISTIAN AND SPEAKS

LIMITED TURKISH.

THEY'RE DOING THEIR

PRAYERS ALL OF THE TIME,

SO HE DOESN'T SPEAK.

HE IS ANXIOUS AND NERVOUS.

Jennifer: AND NOW HIS

TURKISH ATTORNEY, WHO

COULD BE JAILED HIMSELF,

IS FACING A NEAR

IMPOSSIBLE TASK.

THEY FABRICATE

EVIDENCE.

THEY HAVE THESE SECRET

WITNESSES THAT FABRICATE

TESTIMONY, AND IT REALLY

PUTS YOU IN A POOR

POSITION TO PROVIDE ANY

KIND OF DEFENSE.

PASTOR BRUNSON HAS NO

OPPORTUNITY OF A FREE AND

FAIR TRIAL IN TURKEY.

HE IS ALREADY SMEARED AND

CONDEMNED IN TURKEY'S

PRO-GOVERNMENT MEDIA.

HE HAS NO ATTORNEY-CLIENT

PRIVILEGE.

Jennifer: ICON

ERDAMIR SAYS WHAT IS

HAPPENING TO BRUNSON READS

LIKE A SCIENCE FICTION

NOVEL.

A TEXT MESSAGE TO HIM

BY A COLLEAGUE OF HIS, WHO

TELLS HIM, I'M SORRY, I

HAVE DIARRHEA, I WON'T BE

ABLE TO MAKE IT TO CHURCH.

ANY SELF-RESPECTING COURT

WOULD HAVE REFUSED TO

ENTERTAIN SUCH

ACCUSATIONS.

Jennifer: BRUNSON'S

DEFENDERS SAY HIS

DETENTION HAS NOTHING TO

DO WITH THE BOGUS CHARGES

AGAINST HIM.

THEY CONTEND HE IS A PAWN

FOR THE TURKISH PRESIDENT,

WHO IS HOLDING HIM HOSTAGE

TO PRESSURE THE U.S. INTO

EXTRADITING SEVERAL OF HIS

JAILED NATIONALS.

AT THE CENTER OF HIS

PARANOIA IS HIS FIXATION

WITH THE WEST AND WHAT HE

SEES AS A LEGITIMATE

CHRISTIAN CIVILIZATION.

IT IS PART OF HIS CRUSADE

AGAINST THE WEST.

Jennifer: NOW THAT

TURKEY'S COURT HAS HAD A

CHANCE TO DO THE RIGHT

THING, BIPARTISAN MEMBERS

OF CONGRESS ARE PURSUING

SANCTIONS AGAINST TURKISH

OFFICIALS WHO DETAIN

INNOCENT AMERICANS.

THEY SAY IT QUALIFIES AS

HOSTAGE-TAKING.

UNDER TURKISH LAW, BRUNSON

COULD LANGUISH IN PRISON

FOR SEVEN YEARS BEFORE

COURTS TAKE ANY ACTION.

IF CONVICTED, THE

50-YEAR-OLD FATHER OF

THREE FACES A SENTENCE OF

35 YEARS.

JENNIFER WISHON, CBN NEWS.

THANK YOU, JENNIFER.

> YOU CAN SHOW YOUR

SUPPORT FOR PASTOR

BRUNSON.

THE AMERICAN CENTER FOR

LAW AND JUSTICE HAS

STARTED A PETITION DRIVE.

FIND A LINK TO THAT

PETITION AT OUR WEBSITE,

cbnnews.com.

> NEARLY 3,000 YEARS AGO

HEBREW PROPHETS WROTE

ABOUT HOW THE LAND OF

ISRAEL WOULD BE

TRANSFORMED.

NOW A NEW BOOK SHOWS THE

REMARKABLE AND EVEN

PROPHETIC CHANGES IN THAT

LAND IN THE 70 YEARS SINCE

ISRAEL BECAME A NATION.

MY COLLEAGUE CHRIS

MITCHELL EXPLAINS FROM

JERUSALEM.

150 YEARS AGO, FAMED

AUTHOR MARK TWAIN VISITED

THE HOLY LAND AND WROTE:

"IT WAS A DESOLATE COMO

AND A SILENT AND MOURNFUL

EXPANSE."

HER TALKS ABOU HE TALKS ABOUT HOW YOU

COULD TRAVEL IN 10 MILES

AND NOT SEE A SINGLE

PERSON.

WE DID SOME PHOTOGRAPHY OF

A SMALL TOWN OF AFULA, AND

IT WAS ESTABLISHED IN THE

EARLY 1900s.

SO 50, 60 YEARS AFTER MARK

TWAIN, IT WAS A SMALL JUSH

JEWISH SETTLEMENT, AND

TODAY IT IS A BOOMING

CITY.

DOUG HERSHEY AND HIS

TEAM CHOSE 200 PHOTOGRAPHS

OF ISRAEL, FROM THE

1880s TO THE 1940s.

IN HIS NEW BOOK, "ISRAEL

RISING: THE LAND OF

ISRAEL REAWAKENS," HE

CHRONICLES THE CHANGES

FROM THAT TIME SPAN UNTIL

TODAY.

WE HAVE THESE OLD

PHOTOS OF TEL AVIV, OF

LESS THAN 100 YEARS AGO,

WITH SHACKS ON SAND DUNES

AND CAMEL CARAVANS ON THE

BEACH.

THE BOOK FOLLOWS

EZEKIEL'S PROMISE, WHERE

IN CHAPTER 36:8, THE

PROPHET DECLARED: "BUT

YOU, OH, MOUNTAINS OF

ISRAEL, YOU SHALL SHUTE

FORTH YOUR BRANCHES AND

YIELD YOUR FRUIT TOWARDS

MY PEOPLE, FOR THEY ARE

ABOUT TO COME."

HE PROPHECIZING WHEN

ISRAEL RETURNS, THE PEOPLE

WILL BE MULTIPLIED ON THE

LAND, AND THE LAND WILL BE

CULTIVATED.

HERE IS JERUSALEM, NEAR

THE KING DAVID HOTEL IN

THE 1930s, AND THE SAME

VIEW TODAY.

THIS IS THE HEBREW

UNIVERSITY CAMPUS IN 1925,

AND WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE

NOW.

FROM THE NORTH IN HAIFA,

TO THE SOUTH IN BEERSHEBA,

HERSHEY SAYS THE PICTURES

REPRESENT THE PROPHET'S

WORDS COMING ALIVE.

WE'RE LIVING IN A TIME

WHERE 2600, 2700-YEAR-OLD

PROPHECIES, FROM ISAIAH

AND EZEKIEL AND

JEREMIAH -- THEY'VE BEEN

LYING DORMANT FOR ABOUT

THAT LONG AND MANY ARE

COMING TO PASS.

THE MOST REPEATED PROMISE

THROUGH SCRIPTURES IS GOD

WILL BRING HIS PEOPLE BACK

TO THE LAND.

AND WHEN THEY DO, THERE IS

GOING TO BE THESE DRAMATIC

CHANGES, AND WE'RE SEEING

THOSE.

HERB SEE SAY HERSHEY SAYS THE LAND

ITSELF SEEMED TO BE

WAITING FOR ITS PEOPLE TO

RETURN.

THIS LAND HAS BEEN

CONQUERED 15, 20 DIFFERENT

TIMES, AND THE LAND WOULD

NEVER PRODUCE FOR ANY

OTHER PEOPLE GROUP.

AND ISRAEL MOVES BACK IN,

AND SUDDENLY THE VAST

DESERT WASTELANDS ARE NOW

PRODUCING FLOWERS AND

FRUITS.

ISAIAH 27 TALKS ABOUT HOW

WHEN ISRAEL RETURNS, JACOB

WILL TAKE ROOTS AND FILL

THE EARTH WITH FRUITS.

FOR MANY CENTURIES, PEOPLE

WOULD READ THAT AND WE'RE

FINDING TODAY IT IS VERY

LITERAL.

IT IS HAPPENING RIGHT NOW.

HERSHEY SAYS THE BOOK

PROVIDES A VISUAL

OPPORTUNITY FOR THOSE WHO

HAVE NEVER VISITED ISRAEL,

AND IT HAS ALSO STRUCK A

CORD WITH THE YOUNGER

GENERATION.

MOST MILLENNIALS ARE

READY FOR SOMEBODY REAL.

PERHAPS AS MUCH AS THE

THEOLOGICAL CHRISTIANITY

THEY WERE RAISED ON, AND

THEY'RE READY FOR

SOMETHING SOLID.

THEY'RE READY FOR

SOMETHING REAL.

EVEN NOW WHEN I SPEAK IN

THE STATES, SOMETIMES

THEY'LL HAVE QUESTIONS

ABOUT THEOLOGY OR

QUESTIONS ABOUT THE LAND,

AND USUALLY MY ANSWER

REVOLVES AROUND, LET ME

SHOW YOU.

COME TO ISRAEL AND I'LL

SHOW YOU MYSELF.

AS ISRAEL CELEBRATES

ITS 70th ANNIVERSARY,

HEREBHERSHEY SEES ISRAEL AS A

MIRACLE.

ABSOLUTELY.

ISRAEL IS REFERRED TO AS

THE TIME CLOCK.

AND THERE IS SO MUCH

HAPPENING HERE IN A VERY

SHORT PERIOD OF TIME.

TO ME, IT IS ONE OF THE

MOST PROFOUND MIRACLES OF

OUR DAY.

CHRIS MITCHELL,

JERUSALEM.

COMING UP, A CHRISTIAN

WORKER IN CHINA GETS A

HARSH JAIL TERM FOR TAKING

BIBLES TO A NEIGHBORING

COUNTRY.

THAT STORY AND MORE IN OUR

WORLD-WATCH REPORT.

LEADING OFF OUR

WORLD-WATCH SEGMENT, A

CHINESE MISSION NEAR IS

SERVING SEVEN YEARS IN

PRISON FOR TAKING BIBLES

FROM CHINA TO MIRAMAR.

THEY ARRESTED HIM IN 2017.

HE HAS MADE 11 MISSIONARY

TRIPS TO MYANMAR IN RECENT

YEARS.

HE IS A PERMANENT RESIDENT

OF THE UNITED STATES, AND

HIS FAMILY LIVES IN NORTH

CAROLINA.

WE RECENTLY SPOKE TO HIS

SON, WHO IS PLEADING FOR

HIS FATHER'S RELEASE.

WE ARE HOPING THAT THE

CHINESE GOVERNMENT WILL

SHOW MERCY AND PROVIDE MY

FATHER AN UNCONDITIONAL

RELEASE IMMEDIATELY.

SO WE UNDERSTAND THAT THE

TRIAL RESULTED IN A

SEVEN-YEAR SENTENCE THAT

MY FATHER IS APPEALING.

WEREN'T WE HOPE THROUGH

THE APPEAL PROCESS AND

THROUGH SOME PERSUASION

FROM THE UNITED STATES

GOVERNMENT, THAT THE

CHINESE GOVERNMENT WILL

RELEASE HIM

UNCONDITIONALLY AFTER THE

APPEAL PROCESS IS

COMPLETED.

PLEASE CONTINUE TO

PRAISE FOR PASTOR CHOW.

THE STATE DEPARTMENT SAYS

IT IS DEEPLY CONCERNED

ABOUT CHOW'S CONDITION AND

IS PRESSING THE CHINESE

GOVERNMENT TO RELEASE HIM.

> ALMOST 2,000 KACHING

CHRISTIANS ARE TRAPPED IN

THE JUNGLES OF MYANMAR AS

FIGHTING BETWEEN

GOVERNMENT TROOPS AND

REBEL FORCES RAGES.

A BAPTIST LEADER SAYS

PEOPLE ARE FACING FOOD AND

WATER SHORTAGES, AND THERE

ISN'T ENOUGH MEDICINE TO

TREAT THE SICK AND

WOUNDED.

THE KACHINGS ARE MEMBERS

OF A MINORITY GROUP IN

MYANMAR.

SOME 100,000 KACHING HAVE

BEEN DISPLACED FROM THEIR

HOME SINCE FIGHTING

ERUPTED THERE BACK IN

2011.

> AN ISLAMIC STATE

TERRORIST ATTACK AGAINST

CHRISTIANS IN PAKISTAN ON

SUNDAY HAS DEVASTATEED THE

COMMUNITY THERE.

AS CHURCH-GOERS LEFT A

SERMON, GUNMAN DROVE BY

AND OPENED FIRE.

WITNESSES SAY THEY HEARD

THE TERRORISTS SHOUT

"ALLAHU AKBAR" AS THEY

SPEAD AWAY.

AND ONE CHRISTIAN LEADER

WARNS THAT PAKISTAN HAS

NEVER BEEN MORE DANGEROUS

FOR NON-MUSLIMS THAN IT IS

NOW.

THIS IS A COUNTRY

SEEPED IN EXTREM EXTREMIST

ISLAMIC IDEOLOGY.

I DON'T THINK ANYTHING IS

GOING TO CHANGE THEIR WAY

OF THINKING UNLESS IT IS

SOMETHING VERY FORCEFUL.

PERHAPS INTERNATIONAL

SANCTIONS.

AT THIS JUNCTURE IN TIME,

I DON'T BELIEVE PAKISTAN

HAS EVER BEEN MORE DANGER

THAN EVER FOR ITS

NON-MUSLIM POPULATION.

AND THE VIOLENCE

CONTINUES, SADLY.

ON EASTER, FOUR MEMBERS

WERE KILLED IN THAT SAME

SEA OF QUATTA.

> PEOPLE IN INDIA ARE

JOINING A WIDESPREAD

PROTEST BECAUSE OF A RAPE

EPIDEMIC THAT ONE LEADER

DESCRIBES AS A NATIONAL

EMERGENCY.

IT ALL BEGAN WITH THE RAPE

AND MURDER OF TWO LITTLE

GIRLS, ONE EIGHT YEARS OLD

AND THE OTHER, AROUND 10.

NOW CELEBRITIES, BUSINESS

PEOPLE, AND SOCIAL

ACTIVISTS ARE RALLYING FOR

JUSTICE.

WE RECENTLY SPOKE WITH

JOSEPH DESOUSA ABOUT THIS

VIOLENT TREND.

I'M EMBARRASSED,

ASHAMED THAT THE CULTURE

OF RAPE HAS ONLY

INCREASED, AND VIOLENCE

AGAINST WOMEN HAS ONLY

INCREASED.

THERE IS A FUNDAMENTAL

PROBLEM IN THE MINDSET OF

THE INDIAN MALE

POPULATION.

IT HAS TO DO WITH OUR

CULTURE.

IT GOES ACROSS CASTS AND

RELIGIOUS BACKGROUND.

THE VALUE ATTACHED TO A

WOMAN IS SECOND TO THE

VALUE ATTACHED TO A MAN.

THERE IS SUCH INEQUALITY

AND DISCRIMINATION.

DESOUSA RUNS A

MINISTRY, HELPING WOMEN

AND GIRLS WHO ARE SEXUALLY

ABUSED AND TRAFFICKED IN

INDIA.

> THE INSULATIO INSTALLATION OF A

NEW LEADER COULD MEAN A

CHANGE FOR CUBA'S GROWING

CHURCH.

A NEW MAN WAS NAMED

PRESIDENT AS RAUL CASTRO

STEPS ASIDE.

IT HAS ALLOWED CUBAN HOUSE

CHURCHES TO MULTIPLY.

CHURCH LEADERS IN CUBA ARE

ENCOURAGING CHRISTIANS TO

PRAY AND REMAIN CAUTIOUSLY

OPTMISTIC.

> FORMER CONGRESSMAN

FRANK WOLFE SAYS THE

CHURCH MUST NOT REMAIN

SILENT ABOUT ONGOING

INTERNATIONAL CHRISTIAN

PERSECUTION.

HE IS PARTICULARLY

CONCERNED ABOUT THE

DWINDLING NUMBER OF

CHRISTIANS IN THE MIDDLE

EAST SINCE THE START OF

THE IRAQ WAR BACK IN 2003.

BEFORE THE WAR BROKE

OUT, THERE WERE

1.5 MILLION CHRISTIANS IN

IRAQ.

NOW THEY'RE DOWN TO

250,000.

WHY HASN'T THE CHURCH IN

THE WEST COME TO THE AID

OF THE CHRISTIANS WHO WANT

TO RETURN AND WHO WANT TO

STAY?

WOLFE URGES CHURCHES TO

ACTIVELY GET INVOLVED IN

HELPING CHRISTIANS

SUFFERING IN THE MIDDLE

EAST, OR WARNS THERE MAY

COME A DAY WHEN THERE ARE

NONE LEFT IN THAT REGION.

> YOU CAN FIND MORE

STORIES ABOUT THE CHURCH

AROUND THE WORLD AND WATCH

FULL EPISODES OF

"CHRISTIAN WORLD NEWS."

IT'S ALL ON OUR WEB PAGE.

YOU CAN FIND IT AT THE

ADDRESS ON YOUR SCREEN.

> STILL AHEAD...THIS MAN

LEFT ISLAM TO FOLLOW JESUS

AND ALL HELL LITERALLY

CAME AGAINST HIM.

THAT DRAMATIC STORY WHEN

WE COME BACK, JUST IN A

FEW SECONDS.

STAY WITH US.

AND WELCOME BACK TO

"CHRISTIAN WORLD NEWS."

THE MAN YOU'RE ABOUT TO

MEET WAS ONCE A MUSLIM WHO

SOUGHT A DEEPER

UNDERSTANDING OF GOD.

UNFORTUNATELY, HIS SEARCH

TOOK HIM TO SOME VERY DARK

PLACES AND SOME VERY SCARY

EXPERIENCES.

BUT AS LUCILLE TALUSAN

TELLS US, WHEN HE

DISCOVERED JESUS, HE WAS

DELIVERED FROM THE POWERS

OF DARKNESS.

Reporter: ACCORDING

TO THE LATEST CENSUS,

MUSLIM POPULATION IN

AUSTRALIA HAS SOARED TO

MORE THAN 600,000 PEOPLE,

MAKING ISLAM THE MOST

POPULAR AND FAST-GROWING

NON-CHRISTIAN RELIGION IN

THE COUNTRY.

BUT WHILE EXTREME

ISLAMIZATION POSSESISLAMIZATION POSES IS A

THREAT TO THE AUSTRALIAN

SOCIETY, THERE ARE MUSLIMS

WHO HAVE POSED TO LEAVE

THEIR RELIGION AND CONVERT

TO CHRISTIANITY.

HERE IN AUSTRALIA, WE MET

A MUSLIM MAN WHO'S FAMILY

WAS TORMENTED BY THE DEVIL

UNTIL HE EXPERIENCED A

SUPER NATURAL ENCOUNTER

WITH JESUS.

ISMAIL IS A TURKISH

MUSLIM.

HE MIGRATED TO AUSTRALIA

WHEN HE WAS 19.

ALTHOUGH HE PRACTICED

ISLAM, HE CONSIDERED

HIMSELF A MODERATE MUSLIM

BECAUSE HE ALWAYS HAD

QUESTIONS ABOUT GOD AND

ISLAM.

I WANTED TO KNOW THE

UNKNOWN ABOUT GOD.

ABOUT THE SPIRITUAL

REALMS.

ABOUT IS WITCHCRAFT FROM

GOD OR IS IT FROM THE

DEVIL?

Reporter: IN HIS

SEARCH FOR ANSWERS, HE GOT

INVOLVED WITH THE OCCULT,

NOT KNOWING THAT HE OPENED

HIMSELF TO DEMONIC

SPIRITS.

HE MET A TURKISH MUSLIM

WHO CALLED SPIRITS, USING

THE QUIJA BOARD AND A

COFFEE CUP.

IHE CONTINUED WITH THIS

ACTIVITY WITH THE SPIRIT

WORLD UNTIL THE

MANIFESTATIONS OF THE

DEVIL BECAME MORE AND MORE

FRIGHTENING.

WE ARE MAKING COFFEE.

I'M MAKING MY OWN COFFEE.

HE IS MAKING HIS OWN.

I'M STIRRING THE COFFEE,

AND I'M LOOKING AT THE

COFFEE CUP, AND I'M SEEING

THIS CREATURE IN THIS

COFFEE.

I CAN SEE LITERALLY LIFE

ON THE COFFEE, THAT THIS

CREATURE IS LOOKING AT ME,

BEHIND ME, HANGING ON THE

CURTAIN.

IT WAS KIND OF A HUMANE

KIND OF DEMONIC LOOKING

CREATURES.

REAL LONG FINGERNAILS.

AND EVERY TIME THEY WERE

FLAPPING THEIR WINGS,

THERE WAS SMOKE COMING OUT

OF THEM.

WHEN I WAS LEAVING HIS

HOUSE, HE SAID, LOOK, TWO

OF THEM ARE GOING WITH

YOU.

Reporter: FOR FOUR

YEARS, ISMAIL'S TWO SONS

WERE TORMENTED BY THE

DEVIL.

THEY STARTED MAKING

SKETCHES.

REALLY SCARY FACES WITH

RED EYES.

THEY KEPT SAYING, THEY

CAME TO OUR BED AND THEY

STARTED SHAKING MY KIDS.

HE WAS IN THE BED, AND HE

WAS LITERALLY, LIKE, WITH

HIS FIST -- HE WAS

THROWING FISTS.

HE WAS SITTING IN HIS BED

AND SCREAMING.

10, 15, 20 MINUTES -- I

CAN'T REMEMBER.

WE WERE NOT ABLE TO WAKE

HIM UP.

SO I LAID HIM DOWN FLAT,

AND I SAID, WHAT'S

HAPPENING?

AND HE IS STILL THERE AND

HE STILL DIDN'T WAKE UP.

I FREAKED OUT.

Reporter: OUT OF HIS

FRUSTRATION, HE SOUGHT THE

HELP OF HIS IRANIAN

CHRISTIAN FRIEND, WHO

BROUGHT HIM TO A BIBLE

STUDY.

HERE HE SURRENDERED HIS

LIFE TO JESUS.

AND THEN I'M SEEING

THIS FIGURE, AND HE'S

HOLDING HIS HANDS UP, LIKE

THIS, TOWARDS ME.

AND I COULD TELL HE'S

SMILING.

ALL I WAS SEEING WAS JUST

THIS LIGHT COMING

EVERYWHERE.

IT JUST WAS AMAZING.

AND I ACTUALLY HAD FALLEN

IN LOVE WITH HIM.

THAT'S HOW I CONVERTED.

Reporter: THE PASTOR

INSTRUCTED ISMAIL TO PRAY

FOR TWO WEEKS, COMMANDING

THE DEMONS TO LEAVE THEIR

HOME.

EVERY NIGHT I WAS

PRAYING.

I WAS SAYING, IN THE NAME

OF JESUS CHRIST, YOU HAVE

NO AUTHORITY HERE.

YOU DEMONS LEAVE IN JESUS'

NAME.

Reporter: HIS

CHILDREN STOPPED HAVING

NIGHTMARES.

SINCE THEN, ISMAIL

HUNGERED FOR THE WORLD AND

BEGAN READING THE BIBLE.

HE COMPARED WHAT THE BIBLE

SAID WITH THE TEACHINGS IN

THE QURAN.

THERE IS NOWHERE IN THE

BOOK WHERE ALLAH SAYS, IF

YOU DO THIS, YOU WILL GO

TO HEAVEN.

THERE IS ONLY ONE WAY.

AND THAT IS IF YOU GET

MARTYRED, AND IN THE WAY

OF JIHAD.

I KNOW NOW THE TRUTH.

JESUS ISS A IS AS REAL AS YOU

AND ME.

HE HAS CREATED US.

AND ONLY THROUGH HIS BLOOD

CAN WE COME TO GOD, THE

FATHER.

HE IS AN AMAZING,

COMPASSIONATE, GRACEFUL,

FORGIVING GOD.

Reporter: LUCILLE

TALUSAN, CBN NEWS,

MELBOURNE.

IT SAYS, "THE PEOPLE

WALKING IN DARKNESS HAVE

SEEN A GREAT LIGHT ON

THOSE LIVING IN THE LAND

OF DEEP DARKNESS."

A LIGHT HAS DAWNED.

THAT'S THE LIGHT OF JESUS

CHRIST.

> WHEN WE COME BACK, THE

FIRST LADY WHO PUT FAMILY

AND FAITH BEFORE ALL ELSE.

THAT STORY WHEN WE RETURN.

AND FINALLY ON THE SHOW

THIS WEEK, BARBARA BUSH

WAS THE MOTHER OF ONE

AMERICAN PRESIDENT AND THE

WIFE OF ANOTHER.

SHE DIED THIS WEEK AT THE

AGE OF 92.

AS JENNIFER WISHON

REPORTS, MRS. BUSH PUT

FAMILY FIRST.

Jennifer: BARBARA

BUSH, AMERICA'S

GRANDMOTHER, THE MATRIARCH

OF THE BUSH POLITICAL

DYNASTY, AND JUST THE

SECOND LADY IN HISTORY TO

BE BOTH WIFE AND MOTHER TO

U.S. PRESIDENTS.

A NO NONSENSE WOMAN KNOWN

FOR HER PEARL NECKLACES,

QUIT WIT AND FIERCE LOVE

OF FAMILY, HER HUSBAND'S

SILVER FOX.

I THINK I'VE HAD THE

LUCKIEST LIFE IN THE

WORLD.

BUT HAVING SOMEONE LIKE

GEORGE BUSH TO SHARE IT

WITH MAKES IT CONSIDERABLY

EASIER.

Jennifer: IN THIS

INTERVIEW WITH CBN'S TERRY

MEEUWSEN IN 1992, BUSH

EXPLAINED WHAT WAS SPECIAL

ABOUT HER FAMILY GROWING

UP.

WE SAT AS A FAMILY,

AROUND THE TABLE, THREE

TIMES A DAY.

Jennifer: BORN

BARBARA PIERCE ON JUNE 8,

1925, SHE GREW UP IN A

SUPERB OF NEW YORK CITY.

SHE WAS 16 WHEN SHE MET

HER FUTURE HUSBAND AT A

DANCE.

THE COUPLE HAD SIX

CHILDREN, AND TOGETHER

ENDURED THE DEATH OF THEIR

DAUGHTER ROBIN, WHO LOST

HER BATTLE WITH LEUKEMIA

WHEN JUST THREE YEARS OLD.

OF COURSE, I HAVE A

GREAT BELIEF IN GOD, AND

SO DOES GEORGE BUSH, SO

THAT HELPS A LOT.

Reporter: BUSH WAS A

FIXTURE IN WASHINGTON FOR

MORE THAN A DECADE,

SERVING AS SECOND LADY

BEFORE MOVING IN HERSELF.

AS FIRST LADY, SHE FOCUSED

ON IMPROVING LITERACY

BETWEEN PARENTS AND

CHILDREN, BELIEVE BETTER

LITERACY COULD SOLVE MANY

OF HER PROBLEMS.

IN A NOTE TO HER ALMA

MATER COLLEGE, BUSH WROTE; WROTE:

"I AM OLD AND STILL IN

LOVE."

SHE CHOSE COMFORT CARE

THAT ALLOWED HER TO ENJOY

HER FINAL DAYS WITH HER

FAMILY.

SHE ENCOURAGED YOUNG

COUPLES TO MAKE FAMILY A

PRIORITY.

I THINK IT IS NICE TO

PRAY TOGETHER.

I THINK IT IS NICE TO TELL

YOUR CHILDREN YOU LOVE

THEM.

I CONFESS, W I DID NOT GROW

UP WHERE WE SAID THAT TO

EACH OTHER.

WE WERE RATHER STUFFY, I

THINK.

BUT NOW I HAVE NO QUALMS

ABOUT TELLING PEOPLE I

LOVE THEM.

THE BUSHES WERE

MARRIED, BY THE WAY, 73

YEARS.

THAT'S IT FOR THIS WEEK.

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