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Announcer: THIS IS

CBN "NEWSWATCH."

Efrem: AND THANK YOU

SO MUCH FOR JOINING US FOR

CBN "NEWSWATCH."

I'M EFREM GRAHAM.

IN A CLOSELY WATCHED RACE,

THE REPUBLICANS WIN IN

ARIZONA'S EIGHTH

CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT.

DEBBIE LESKO WON A NARROW

VICTORY.

OUR MARK MARTIN IS ON THIS

STORY.

I WOULD LIKE TO

FORMALLY INTRODUCE YOU YOU

AND HAVYOU,AND HAVE YOU YOU MAKE

WELCOME, OUR NEW

CONGRESSWOMAN.

LIFE TAKES US ON

JOURNEYS, AND THIS IS AN

INCREDIBLE JOURNEY.

AND I WANT TO PROMISE YOU

THAT I AM GOING TO

CONTINUE TO WORK HARD FOR

THE PEOPLE IN MY DISTRICT

AND CONTINUE TO REPRESENT

YOU WITH THE VALUES THAT

HAVE MADE OUR NATION

GREAT.

Reporter: PRESIDENT

TRUMP TWEETED IN SUPPORT

OF LESKO, STRONG ON

BORDER, IMMIGRATION AND

CRIME, GREAT ON THE

MILITARY.

TIME IS TICKING DOWN.

GET OUT AND VOTE TODAY, WE

NEED DEBBIE IN CONGRESS.

THE MARGIN OF VICTORY WAS

MUCH CLOSER THAN THE

G.O.P. WANTED.

EARLY RETURNS SHOWED HER

WINNING BY ABOUT FIVE

PERCENTAGE POINTS IN WHAT

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

DESCRIBED AS THE REDDEST

OF DISTRICTS IN A RED

STATE.

SHE DEFEATED A DOCTOR, A

FORMER EMERGENCY ROOM

PHYSICIAN AND DEMOCRATIC

POLITICAL NEWCOMER.

WE'RE GOING TO CONTINUE

TO FIGHT FOR HEALTH CARE,

FOR SENIORS, KEEPING OUR

COMMUNITY SAFE, AND MAKING

SURE WE HAVE ECONOMIC

GROWTH.

Reporter: LESKO

REPLACES TRENT FRANKS, WHO

STEPPED DOWN IN DECEMBER

AMID SEXUAL MISCONDUCT

RACES.

CHUCK COPLIN SAID LESKO

MARGIN OF VICTORY WAS NOT

A GOOD SIGN FOR

REPUBLICANS IN THE

NOVEMBER MID TERMS.

BUT FOR NOW, THE NIGHT

BELONGED TO LESKO.

ALL I CAN SAY IS WOW,

THIS IS REALLY SOMETHING.

I'M GOING TO BE A

CONGRESSWOMAN!

[APPLAUSE]

Mark: MARK MARTIN,

CBN NEWS.

Efrem: AND HERE IS A

LOOK AT SOME OF THE OTHER

BIG HEADLINES WE'RE

FOLLOWING FOR YOU TODAY EN

SIDE THE CBN NEWSROOM.

A FEDERAL JUDGE HAS RULED

AGAINST THE TRUMP

ADMINISTRATION'S DECISION

TO END THE DACA PROGRAM.

THE JUDGE SAID THE

DECISION TO END THE

PROGRAM WAS NEVER FULLY

EXPLAINED AND IS GIVING

THE WHITE HOUSE 90 DAYS TO

JUSTIFY CANCELLING THE

PROGRAM BEFORE HIS RULE IS

IMPLEMENTED.

> THE PRESIDENT IS

URGING DR. RONNY JACKSON

TO KEEP FIGHTING FOR HIS

CONFIRMATION OF V.A.

SECRETARY.

HE IS FACING ALLEGATIONS

OF INAPPROPRIATE WORKPLACE

BEHAVIOR.

HE DENIES THOSE

ALLEGATIONS.

> TORONTO POLICE ARE

STILL TRYING TO FIGURE OUT

THE MOTIVE BEHIND THE VAN

ATTACK THAT LEFT 10 PEOPLE

DEAD.

MINUTES BEFORE THE KILLING

SPREE, THE SUSPECT WENT ON

Facebook, VOWING TO

DESTROY WOMEN.

HE MADE HIS FIRST COURT

APPEARANCE ON MONDAY.

HE IS CHARGED WITH 10

COUNTS OF FIRST-DEGREE

MURDER AND 13 COUNTS OF

ATTEMPTED MURDER.

YOU CAN READ MORE ON THESE

STORIES THROUGHOUT THE DAY

ON cbnnews.com.

> I WANT TO TURN TO

WASHINGTON, D.C., WHERE

OUR BEN KENNEDY HAS BEEN

FOLLOWING THE VISIT FROM

FRANCE'S PRESIDENT

EMMANUEL MACRON.

Reporter: FRANCE'S

PRESIDENT RECEIVED A VERY

WARM WELCOME FROM HIS

FRIEND AND ALLY, PRESIDENT

TRUMP.

THE TWO ARE DEALING WITH

TRADE, ISIS AND SECURITY,

AND EVEN ISSUES THEY DON'T

AGREE ON, LIKE THE IRAN

NUCLEAR DEAL.

President Trump: IF

IRAN THREATENS US IN ANY

WAY, THEY WILL PAY A PRICE

LIKE FEW COUNTRIES HAVE

EVER PAID.

Reporter: A WARNING

FOR IRAN HAS PRESIDENT

TRUMP MET WITH HIS FRENCH

COUNTER-PART TO TACKLE A

DEAL, MEANT TO KEEP THE

PERSIAN COUNTRY FROM

DEVELOPING NUCLEAR

WEAPONS.

President Trump: IT

IS A BAD DEAL, IT IS A BAD

STRUCTURE, IT IS FALLING

DOWN, AND IT SHOULD HAVE

NEVER, EVER BEEN MADE.

Reporter: TRUMP

ARGUES THAT THE DEAL

FAILED TO ADDRESS IRAN'S

BALLISTIC MISSILE PROGRAM,

BUT MACRON AGREED HE, TOO,

DIDN'T LIKE THE DEAL, BUT

FEARS THE CONSEQUENCES IF

THE U.S. PULLS OUT.

WHAT WE HAVE TO WORK ON

WITH IRAN AND THE

DIFFERENT PROCESSES IN THE

REGION AND OUR ALLIES, IS

TO FIND A THIRD DEAL,

WHERE WE CAN FIX THE

OVERALL SITUATION.

President Trump: WE

WILL HAVE A STRONG

BLOCKAGE TO THE

MEDITERRANEAN, WHICH, TO

ME, IS VERY IMPORTANT.

BECAUSE IF WE DON'T, YOU

HAVE IRAN GOING RIGHT TO

THE MEDITERRANEAN.

Reporter: EUROPEAN

LEADERS HAVE AGREED WITH

TRUMP TO ADDRESS BOTH

IRAN'S TROUBLE-MAKING AND

ITS MISSILE PROBLEM.

TROUBLE IN SYRIA PROMPTED

TRUMP TO PRAISE MACRON FOR

JOINING THIS ISSUE.

AND THE TALK TURNED TO

CLIMATE CHANGE, ANOTHER

TOPIC THAT TWO LEADERS

DON'T AGREE ON.

DESPITE THEIR DIFFERENCES,

THE TWO EMBRACED DURING A

JOINT PRESS CONFERENCE AND

REMAIN CLOSE FRIENDS.

President Trump: I

LIKE HIM A LOT.

Reporter: IT SHOWED

AT A GLITZY STATE DINNER.

THE MAY 12 DEADLINE LUMES

FOR THE IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL.

OR IF THE U.S., QUITE

FRANKLY, WILL BASICALLY

WITHDRAW FROM IT.

BEN KENNEDY, CBN NEWS,

WASHINGTON.

Efrem: THE E.P.A. IS

RESPONDING MILLIONSPENDING MILLIONS OF TAX

DOLLARS TO EXPERIMENT ON

ANIMALS, AND VOTERS WANT

IT TO STOP.

THEY EXPOSED THE TESTING

AS BEING PERFORMED ON

RABBITS AND MICE.

80% OF REPUBLICANS AND 70%

OF DEMOCRATS DO NOT LIKE

THEIR TAX DOLLARS BEING

USED TO FUND THE RESEARCH.

MILLIONS OF TAX

DOLLARS, MULTI-MILLION

DOLLAR PROGRAMS -- WE'RE

TALKING ABOUT FORCING

BUNNIES TO INHALE DIESEL

TRUCK EXHAUST.

WE'RE TALKING ABOUT

TERRIFYING PREGNANT MOMS

WITH LOUD NOISES,

ELECTROSHOCKING BABIES,

WE'RE TALKING ABOUT

FORCE-FEEDING MICE AND

RATS TO THE POINT OF

OBESITY, LARD AND COCONUT

OIL TO ARTIFICIALLY FATTEN

THEM UP AND EXPOSE THEM TO

THESE OUTDATED POLLUTION.

Efrem: SCOTT PRUITT

IS WORKING TO PHASE OUT

ANIMAL TESTING AT HIS

AGENCY.

> THE SUPREME COURT WILL

BE HEARING ARGUMENTS ON

PRESIDENT TRUMP'S BAN ON

TRAVELLERS FROM SEVERAL

MOSTLY MUSLIM COUNTRIES.

THE COURT WILL CONSIDER IF

THE PRESIDENT CAN

INDEFINITELY KEEP PEOPLE

OUT OF THE COUNTRY BASED

ON THE BAN.

THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION

IS ASKING THE COURT TO

REVERSE A LOWER COURT

RULING STRIKING DOWN THE

BAN.

THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THE

JUSTICES ARE CONSIDERING

WHETHER IT RILE SLATES VIOLATES

IMMIGRATION LAW OR THE

U.S. CONSTITUTION.

> A JUDGE IN THE UNITED

KINGDOM RULED AGAINST THE

PARENTS OF ALFIE EVANS WHO

HAS BEEN SUFFERING FROM AN

UNDIAGNOSED BRAIN DISEASE

FOR MORE THAN A YEAR.

MONDAY, WITH PERMISSION

FROM THE U.S. COURTS, THE

HOSPITAL DECIDED TO TAKE

HIM OFF LIFE SUPPORT

AGAINST HIS PARENTS'

WISHES.

THE ITALIAN GOVERNMENT HAS

OFFERED ALFIE CITIZENSHIP

AND CONTINUED CARE THE AT

A HOSPITAL IN ROME.

HIS FATHER POSTED AN

UPDATE ON Facebook LAST

NIGHT, WRITING THAT ALFIE

IS GOING ON 24 HOURS OF

UNASSISTED BREATHING, BUT

HAS NOT BEEN PROVIDED

FOOD.

HE WROTE: "HOW IS THIS

HUMANE."

> COMING UP, NEARLY ONE

YEAR AFTER BEING TARGETED

FOR ASSASSINATION,

CONGRESSMAN STEVE SCALISE

UPDATES US ON HIS RECOVERY

AND SHARES WHAT HAS HELPED

HIM TO RETURN TO WORK.

Efrem: IT HAS BEEN

NEARLY A YEAR SINCE A

GUNMAN OPENED FIRE WHILE

REPUBLICAN LAWMAKERS WERE

PRACTICING FOR THEIR

ANNUAL CHARITY BASEBALL

GAME.

STEVSTEVE SCALISE WAS

SERIOUSLY WOUNDED, BUT HE

DID SURVIVE.

HERE IS ABIGAIL ROBERTSON

WITH THIS STORY.

Reporter:

JUNE 14th, 2017, COULD

HAVE BEEN A MASSACRE, BUT

THANKS TO GOD'S

PROTECTION, OVER A DOZEN

REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMEN,

WHO WERE PRACTICING ON

THIS FIELD FOR THEIR

ANNUAL CHARITY BASEBALL

GAME, ARE STILL WITH US

TODAY, GIVING THEIR

FIRSTHAND ACCOUNTS OF THE

BIG AND LITTLE MIRACLES

THAT SAVED THEIR LIVES.

YOU CAN'T EXPLAIN SOME

OF THE THINGS THAT

HAPPENED ON THAT BALL

FIELD, ACCEPT THAT GOD

PERFORMED REAL MIRACLES.

Reporter: IT WAS A

NICE, SUMMER MORNING IN

VIRGINIA WHEN STEVE

SCALISE JOINED THIS

CONGRESSIONAL TEAMMATES TO

PREPARE FOR THE BIG GAME.

WE'RE JUST OUT THERE

PLAYING BASEBALL ON A

FIELD, A BUNCH OF GUYS

FEELING LIKE KIDS AGAIN,

AND ALL OF A SUDDEN I HERD

A NOISE.

I THOUGHT IT WAS THE

BACKFIRE OF A TRACTOR.

Reporter: BUT

CONGRESSMAN TRENT KELLY,

WHO SERVED IN IRAQ, KNEW

IMMEDIATELY THAT WAS NO

TRACTOR.

HE TURNED TO THE DIRECTION

OF THE GUNSHOTS AND FOUND

HIMSELF STARING STRAIGHT

DOWN THE BARREL OF A

RIFLE, ONLY ABOUT 15 FEET

AWAY.

I LOOKED HIM DEAD IN

HIS EYES, AND HE HAD THE

MOST EVIL, MOST SINISTER

LOOK.

Reporter: AT THAT

POINT, THE SHOOTER FIRED

THREE SHOTS DIRECTLY AT

KELLY.

MIRACULOUSLY, NONE HIT

HIM, AND ONE BULLET HE IS

SURE WOULD HAVE STRUCK

HIM, REC SHAD RICOCHETED OFF THIS

FENCE, LIKELY SAVING HIS

LIFE.

THE CALMNESS AND THE

WAY I ACTED AND THE THINGS

I DID ARE DIRECTLY AT

ATTRIBUTABLE TO HE GUIDES

US.

HE WILL ALWAYS PROTECT US.

HE DEFINITELY GUIDED MY

STEPS THAT DAY.

Reporter: AND KELLY

COULD ONLY WATCH AS

SCALISE FELL TO THE GROUND

AFTER BEING SHOT IN THE

LEFT HIP.

I WENT DOWN.

YOU KNOW, I CRAWLED AWAY.

AND EVENTUALLY MY ARMS AND

LEGS JUST GAVE OUT.

I DIDN'T KNOW HOW BAD I

WAS HIT, BUT I COULD FEEL

NUMB, AND I COULD STILL

HEAR A LOT OF GUNSHOTS

GOING OFF.

Reporter: SCALISE

STARTED TO PRAY.

AND I PRAYED AND ASKED

HIM FOR VERY SPECIFIC

THINGS.

AND, YOU YO KNOW, AT THAT

POINT IT WAS ALMOST LIKE

THIS CALM CAME OVER ME

BECAUSE I JUST REALLY FELT

LIKE GOD WAS GOING TO TAKE

CARE OF ME, AND, BOY, DID

HE EVER.

Reporter: CAPITOL

POLICE OFFICERS DAVID

BAILEY AND CRYSTAL BINER

FIRED AT THE SHOOTER.

ALTHOUGH WOUNDED IN THE

PROCESS, THEY EVENTUALLY

TOOK HIM DOWN.

MEANWHILE, CONGRESSMAN

BRAD WINSTOP, A FORMER

COMBAT SURGEON, RUSHED ON

TO THE FIELD TO ASSIST

SCALISE.

MY TRAUMA SURGEON SAID

IF THAT TOURNIQUET WASN'T

APPLIED, I WOULD HAVE BLED

OUT ON THE FIELD.

I WOULDN'T HAVE MADE IT.

Reporter: WHEN

E.M.T.s ARRIVED, THEY

QUICKLY LOADED SCALISE

INTO AN AMBULANCE, HEADED

FOR GEORGE WASHINGTON

UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL.

GIVEN RUSH-HOUR TRAFFIC,

THE AMBULANCE HARDLY

MOVED.

THEN ONE E.M.T. NOTICED A

HELICOPTER FLYING TOWARDS

THE BASEBALL FIELD.

THEY MADE THE CALL TO TURN

AROUND, HOPING IT WAS

COMING TO PICK UP SCALISE.

SURE ENOUGH, THE

HELICOPTER LANDED AND IT

WAS THERE TO PICK ME UP.

AND FOUR MINUTES LATER,

I'M IN THE EMERGENCY ROOM

AT MED STAR HOSPITAL.

AND THEY SAID, MAYBE ONE

MORE MINUTE AND I WOULDN'T

HAVE MADE IT.

BUT FOR THE FACT THAT

HAPPENED, I WOULD HAVE

DIED IN THE AMBULANCE.

THERE IS NO DOUBT ABOUT

IT.

Reporter: WHEN

SCALISE REACHED THE

HOSPITAL, HE HAD NO BLOOD

PRESSURE.

MOST DOCTORS WILL TELL

YOU, YOU'RE NOT GOING TO

MAKE IT IF YOU YOU HAVE A

ZERO BLOOD PRESSURE WHEN

YOU ARRIVE.

THEY HAD TO LITERALLY PUT

IN MORE THAN TWO TIMES THE

AMOUNT OF BLOOD THAT THE

HUMAN BODY HAS BECAUSE I

HAD SO MUCH INTERNAL

BLEEDING.

Reporter: HE LAY

UNCONSCIOUS FOR THREE DAYS

FOLLOWING THE SHOOTING

BEFORE FINALLY WAKING UP.

EVEN IN THE HOSPITAL, HE

FACED DANGER AFTER

DEVELOPING A

LIFE-THREATENING

INFECTION.

THEY WEREN'T SURE

WHETHER IT WAS GOING TO

MAKE IT THOSE FIRST FEW

DAYS, BUT FINALLY I DID.

AND THANK GOD FOR THE

MIRACLES AND FOR THE

PRAYERS ALL AROUND THE

COUNTRY, JUST THE

UNBELIEVABLE, OVERWHELMING

AMOUNT OF PRAYERS AND

SUPPORT I GOT FROM PEOPLE

THAT I KNOW AND I DON'T

KNOW.

I'M SO THANKFUL FOR THAT.

Reporter: THE BULLET

SHATTERED HIS FEMUR AND

SERIOUSLY DAMAGED HIS HIP

AND PELVIS, WHICH TOOK

STEEL PLATES TO REBUILD.

WHAT DID THE DOCTORS TELL

YOU ABOUT YOUR RECOVERY

DURING THOSE FIRST FEW

WEEKS IN THE HOSPITAL.

THEY WERE STILL TRYING

TO FIGURE OUT HOW MY BODY

WAS GOING TO RESPOND TO

ALL OF THE INJURIES.

THEY FEEL CONFIDENT --

THEY DEFINITELY SAID I

WOULD BE ABLE TO WALK

AGAIN, BUT IT IS A

QUESTION OF WOULD I NEED

CRUTCHES.

WOULD I BE ABLE TO RUN

AGAIN?

THERE ARE STILL A LOT OF

QUESTIONS.

Reporter: THERE IS NO

DOUBT IN HIS MIND HE WILL

BE BACK ON THE HILL ONE

DAY.

I LOVE DOING THIS JOB.

I MISSED IT A LOT AFTER

THOSE FIRST FEW WEEKS.

ONCE I STARTED TO THINK

ABOUT GETTING BETTER, THE

NEXT THING I THOUGHT ABOUT

WAS GETTING BACK TO WORK.

Reporter: LESS THAN

FOUR MONTHS LATER, ON

SEPTEMBER 28th, SCALISE

TRIUMPHANTLY RETURNED TO

CONGRESS, PRAISING THE

LORD FOR SPARING HIS LIFE.

WHEN I WAS LAYING OUT

ON THAT BALL FIELD, THE

FIRST THING I DID ONCE I

WAS DOWN AND COULDN'T MOVE

ANYMORE, IS I JUST STARTED

TO PRAY.

I WILL TELL YOU, IT GAVE

ME AN UNBELIEVABLE SENSE

OF CALM, KNOWING THAT AT

THAT POINT IT WAS IN GOD'S

HANDS.

Reporter: CONGRESSMAN

KELLY TOLD CBN NEWS HE

WASN'T SURPRISED TO SEE

THE MAJORITY WHIP BACK SO

SOON AFTER THE SHOOTING.

WE JUST CONTINUED TO

PRAY FOR HIM.

I WON'T SAY I KNEW HE WAS

COMING BACK.

I WILL SAY THIS, I KNEW IF

IT WAS GOD'S WILL, HE

WOULD BE BACK, AND IF NOT,

HE HAD SOMETHING GREATER

PLANNED FOR ALL OF US.

Reporter: SCALISE

SAYS, WHILE HE HAS BEEN A

MAN OF FAITH FOR A LONG

TIME, HE HAS KEPT IT

RELATIVELY PRIVATE.

NOW HE IS HAPPY TO SHARE

THE AMAZING THINGS THAT

GOD HAS DONE IN HIS LIFE

WITH THE WORLD.

I THINK THE FACT THAT

IT HAS BEEN ABLE TO TOUCH

SO MANY PEOPLE, I'M HAPPY

TO HELP CONTINUE TO SPREAD

THAT WORD.

I'M NOT A MINISTER.

I'M NOT A PREACHER.

I'M A MEMBER OF CONGRESS

WHO HAS A GREAT JOB.

I LOVE BEING ABLE TO BE A

PART OF HELPING TURN

AROUND A COUNTRY, THE

GREATEST COUNTRY IN THE

HISTORY OF THE WORLD, BUT

A COUNTRY THAT WAS FOUNDED

IN A BELIEF IN GOD.

Reporter: SCALISE

SAYS HE IS A LIVING

EXAMPLE THAT PRAYER MAKES

A DIFFERENCE.

THE FACT THAT I GET TO

HAVE PEOPLE COME UP TO ME

AND SAY, I PRAYED FOR YOU,

AND I GET TO TELL THEM,

YOUR PRAYERS HAVE BEEN

ANSWERED, AND THOSE

PRAYERS HAVE BEEN SO

HELPFUL TO ME.

THE PRAYERS REALLY DID

HELP GIVE ME STRENGTH.

Reporter: AND TO HIM,

IT IS OFFENSIVE WHEN

PEOPLE SAY OTHERWISE.

THEY NEED THOSE

PRAYERS.

I NEEDED THOSE PRAYERS.

AND SO HOW DARE SOMEBODY

SAY, DON'T PRAY FOR THE

PEOPLE THAT HAVE BEEN

INJURED BY A TRAGEDY.

GO AND TRY TO USE THAT AS

AN OPPORTUNITY TO HIJACK

THEIR TRAGEDY OR PUSH

THEIR AGENDA -- I THINK

THAT'S OFFENSIVE.

YOU CAN TAKE A TRAGEDY

AND GO, THAT'S AWFUL THAT

THAT HAPPENED, AND IT IS,

BUT I HAVE NO DOUBT THAT

GOD'S HANDS WERE INVOLVED

IN THAT FROM START TO

FINISH.

Reporter: ALTHOUGH

HIS RECOVERY HAS BEEN

REMARKABLE, CHALLENGES

STILL LIE AHEAD.

SCALISE FACES RIGOROUS

PHYSICAL THERAPY AND ASKS

FOR CONTINUED PRAYER FOR

COMPLETE HEALING.

PLEASE PRAY THAT MY

NERVES THAT HAVE BEEN

INJURED FROM THE ATTACK

CAN COME BACK AND

FUNCTION.

AND A LOT OF THEM ARE, AND

I'M SO BLESSED TO, YOU

KNOW, BE ABLE TO DO THE

THINGS I DO NOW.

Reporter: IT IS HARD

TO SAY IF SCALISE WILL

EVER RESUME HIS POSITION

AT SECOND BASE, BUT HIS

TEAMMATES ARE DETERMINED

TO KEEP THE 109-YEAR-OLD

CHARITY EVENT GOING

STRONG.

THIS YEAR'S GAME TAKES

PLACE HERE AT NATIONAL'S

PARK ON JUNE 14th,

EXACTLY ONE YEAR AFTER THE

SHOOTING IN ALEXANDRA.

BEFORE OUR INTERVIEW

ENDED, CONGRESSMAN SCALISE

WANTED TO MAKE SURE HE LET

OUR CBN NEWS AUDIENCE KNOW

HOW MUCH YOUR PRAYERS HAVE

MEANT TO HIM.

I CAN TELL YOU, THE

POWER OF PRAYER IS REAL.

IT IS POWERFUL.

AND IT WAS INCREDIBLY

HELPFUL TO GIVE ME THE

STRENGTH I NEEDED TO COME

BACK.

SO THANKS FOR THE PRAYERS.

THEY TRULY WERE NEEDED AND

APPRECIATED.

Efrem: STILL AHEAD,

WE ARE HEADED TO THE UPPER

ROOM IN "STUDIO 5" TO SEE

HOW THESE WORSHIPPERS ARE

CONNECTING PEOPLE TO GOD.

STAY WITH US.

Efrem: I WANT TO HEAD

TO DALLAS TO SAMPLE AN

UNFORGETTABLE WORSHIP

EXPERIENCE AND MEET THE

PEOPLE BEHIND IT.

TAKE A LOOK AT "THE UPPER

ROOM."

*

I GUESS I WOULD LIKE TO

BEGIN WITH THE BIRTH OF

"UPPER ROOM."

IT FEELS TO ME, IN READING

THE HISTORY AND

UNDERSTANDING, IT BEGAN

WITH PRAYER --

UH-HUH.

Efrem: AND WHAT WAS

THE PRAYER?

I HAD AN INVITATION

FROM A BUSINESS LEADER IN

DOWNTOWN DALLAS -- HE HAD

SPACE IN THE BACK, AND HE

WANTED TO OPEN IT UP FOR

PRAYER AND WORSHIP.

I HAD A HISTORY WITH A

PRAYER MOVEMENT AND WAS

KIND OF IN TRANSITION, SO

I THOUGHT, LET'S HEAD DOWN

THERE AND SEE WHAT

HAPPENS.

SO WE GATHEREDED SOME OF GATHERED SOME OF OUR

FRIENDS AND WE JUST BEGAN

PRAYING.

Efrem: WHAT WAS THE

PRAYER?

WAS THERE ANYTHING

SPECIFIC?

AS WE STARTED PRAYING,

WE KNEW WHATEVER WE

NEEDED, WE HAD.

SO WE PRAYED FROM THAT

PLACE OF, LORD, YOU CALLED

US TO PRAY HERE.

*

AND SINCE YOU'VE CALLED

US, OUR ASSIGNMENT IS TO

MINISTER TO YOU AND SPOOK SPEAK

WHAT YOU TELL US TO SPEAK.

AND EVERYTHING HAS COME

FORWARD FROM THAT.

*

Efrem: AND THIS HAS

GIVEN BIRTH TO A CHURCH,

BUT IT HAS ALSO GIVEN

BIRTH TO A POPULAR MUSIC

MINISTRY.

SURE.

Efrem: HOW DID THAT

COME IN?

I CAME IN, PROBABLY IN

THE BEGINNING OF 2013.

AND I WAS PRETTY KIND OF

BURNT OUT BY JUST THE

CHURCH IN GENERAL.

Efrem: HAVEN'T WE ALL

BEEN?

AND I WANTED A PLACE

WHERE I COULD WORSHIP, BUT

NOT JUST WORSHIP, BUT IT

WOULD BE A PLACE WHERE

PEOPLE WOULD ACTUALLY STOP

WHAT THEY'RE DOING AND

RESPOND TO HIS PRESENCE.

WHERE I COULD KEEP

GOING -- DOES THAT MAKE

SENSE?

Efrem: UH-HUH.

THERE ARE BEAUTIFUL

PLACES ALL OVER THE WORLD,

THE CHURCHES, BUT FOR ME,

IT WAS, I HAVEN'T FOUND MY

FAMILY, MY TRIBE.

I SAW THESE PEOPLE START

TO WORSHIP, AND THEY WERE

RESPONDING TO HIS

PRESENCE.

AND THAT WAS, LIKE, THIS

IS WHAT I'VE BEEN CRAVING

FOR YEARS AND YEARS AND

YEARS.

AND FROM THEN ON, I

STARTED LEADING A PRAYER

SET.

AND LITTLE DID I KNOW, WE

DIDN'T PLAN ON HAVING

THESE YouTube VIDEOS

OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT.

EVERYTHING WE'VE EVER DONE

WAS FROM THAT PLACE OF

MINISTRY.

Efrem: JOEL, DESCRIBE

SOME OF THE THINGS YOU'VE

SEEN HAPPEN INSIDE THESE

EXPERIENCES.

OH, MY GOSH, THERE WAS

THIS COUPLE THAT MOVED

FROM -- I CAN'T REMEMBER

WHERE THEY MOVED FROM, BUT

THEIR DAUGHTER WAS IN THE

HOSPITAL AND THEY WOULD

WATCH US SING.

AND THE LORD HEALED HER

AND IT WAS AMAZING.

BUT THEY MOVED TO DALLAS

BECAUSE OF THAT.

AND IT'S CRAZY TO SEE HOW,

LIKE, US BEING IN A SET

FOR TWO HOURS -- SOMETIMES

WE'RE, LIKE, YES, WE'RE

SEE GRIPPED, AND OTHER

TIMES WE'RE KIND OF, LIKE,

WE'RE GOING TO TREAD

WATERS.

BUT THE LORD SHOWS UP,

ABOVE EVERYTHING.

IT TRANSLATE TO THE

CAMERA, AND THEN SOMEONE

GETS HEALED.

NOT BECAUSE IT IS ME

SINGING, BUT BECAUSE THE

LORD IS SO FAITHFUL TO

HONOR WITH HIS PRESENCE.

I'VE SEEN A LOT OF PEOPLE

ENCOUNTER THE LORD BY US

JUST SHOWING UP AND

MINISTERING TO HIS HEART.

Efrem: ONE OF THE

THINGS I READ YOU GUYS SAY

IS YOU BELIEVE IN GET IN

AND GET OUT.

WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?

COMING IN AND GOING

OUT.

E YEAH.

>YES. SOLOMON -- WHEN THE

ANGEL ENCOUNTERED SOLOMON,

AND HE SAYS, WHAT IS IT

THAT YOU NEED?

AND EVERYONE KNOWS HE

ASKED FOR WISDOM.

BUT WHY ASK FOR WISDOM?

HE SAID HE WAS A MINOR, HE

WAS YOUNG, AND HE DIDN'T

KNOW HOW TO COME IN OR GO

OUT.

AND IT IS FOUND IN THE

LIFE OF MOSES.

IT IS IN JOSHUA'S LIFE,

CALEB'S LIFE.

THROUGHOUT THE BIBLE, YOU

HAVE THIS TERM "COMING IN

AND GOING OUT."

IT JUST MEANS TO COME IN

TO WORSHIP AND TO GO OUT

TO WITNESS.

COME IN TO WORSHIP, COME

IN TO WORSHIP PROPERLY AND

SEE HIM RIGHTLY.

AND YOU CAN GO OUT TO

WITNESS.

SO IT HAS JUST BEEN A

RHYTHM OF LIFE.

THERE ARE A LOT OF PRAYER

HOUSES THAT ARE 24/7, THAT

ARE PRAYING AS MUCH AS

THEY CAN.

WHEN I WAS READING PSALM

65:17, AND IT

SAYS,:"EVENING, MORNING,

Efrem: WE LEAVE YOU

Efrem: WE LEAVE YOU

WITH THIS WORD TODAY:

WHEN YOU YOU KNOW WHO GOD

IS AND FULLY GRASP HE CAN

DO ALL THINGS, THE

QUESTION OF HOW HE DOES IT

NO LONGER MATTERS.

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