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CBN NewsWatch: April 26, 2018

On CBN Newswatch, April 26: Senate Republicans now say they have the votes to confirm CIA Director Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State; investigators may have solved one of the most notorious serial killer cases in U.S. history; Thousands of ... Read Transcript


Announcer: THIS IS

CBN "NEWSWATCH."

Efrem: AND THANK YOU

SO MUCH FOR JOINING US.

I'M EFREM GRAHAM.

SENATE REPUBLICANS SAY

THEY HAVE THE VOTES TO

CONFIRM MIKE POMPEO AS

SECRETARY OF STATE.

HIS CONFIRMATION AS TWO

KOREAS TALK.

Reporter: ONLY FOUR

DEMOCRATS SAID THEY WOULD

JOIN REPUBLICANS IN

CONFIRMING MIKE POMPEO'S

CONFIRMATION.

MITCHELL McCONNELL

WANTED MORE DEMOCRATIC

VOTES, BUT HE NOW HAS THE

NUMBERS TO MAKE POMPEO THE

NEXT SECRETARY OF STATE.

I MEAN, WHO WOULD ARGUE

THAT MIKE POMPEO IS NOT

TOTALLY QUALIFIED TO BE

SECRETARY OF STATE?

Reporter: BUT ARGUE,

THEY DID.

THE SENATE FOREIGN

RELATIONS COMMITTEE

RECOMMENDED CONFIRMATION

BY ONLY ONE VOTE.

DEMOCRATS, LIKE SENATOR

CORY BOOKER, SUGGESTED

WHAT CRITICS CALLED A

LITMUS TEST FOR THE

NOMINEE, HOLDING PAST

COMMENTS HE MADE OPPOSING

SAME-SEX MARRIAGE.

CHUCK SCHUMER LED THE

CHARGE AGAINST HIS

CONFIRMATION.

I SAID, NOW THAT YOU'RE

SECRETARY OF STATE, YOU'RE

IN A DIFFERENT POSITION.

WOULD YOU WALK BACK SOME

OF THE REALLY NASTY

COMMENTS THAT HE HAS MADE

ABOUT MUSLIM-AMERICANS, OR

PEOPLE FROM SOUTH ASIA?

HE DEMURED.

I AM VOTING NO FOR THOSE

REASONS.

Reporter: REPUBLICANS

ARGUED POMPEO HAS A

STELLER RECORD AND IS KEY

O TTO CONTINUING TALKS WITH

NORTH KOREA.

OVER EASTER WEEKEND, HE

HELD SECRET NEGOTIATIONS

WITH KIM JONG-UN.

AND AS KIM JONG-UN MEETS

WITH SOUTH KOREAN MOON,

THERE IS A NEW DISTURBING

REVELATION.

CYBER SECURITY EXPERTS SAY

NORTH KOREA MAY HAVE BEEN

BEHIND THE CYBER ATTACK OF

A TURKISH BANK LAST MONTH.

THEY SAY THE CAMPAIGN IS

MUCH BIGGER THAN

ORIGINALLY THOUGHT.

THEY BELIEVE NORTH KOREAN

HACKERS HAVE GONE AFTER 17

COUNTRIES, INCLUDING THE

U.S., AND HAVE STOLEN MORE

THAN JUST MILITARY

SECRETS.

IT INVOLVES

INFRASTRUCTURE, HEALTH

CARE, AND

TELECOMMUNICATION

INDUSTRIES.

IN 2016, I DISCUSSED CYBER

SECURITY WITH THEN

CONGRESSMAN MIKE POMPEO.

I THINK MOST AMERICANS

WOULD ASSUME OUR

GOVERNMENT IS PROTECTING

US FROM THESE POTENTIAL

CYBER ATTACKS, BUT YOU

SUGGEST WE'RE NOT EVEN

THERE YET.

ALL OF OUR INTELLIGENCE

AGENCIES, DEPARTMENT OF

DEFENSE, ARE ALL WORKING

TO MEET THIS THREAT.

BUT IT IS A FAST-MOVING

WORLD, AND KEEPING UP WITH

THE NEXT INNOVATION IN

CYBER WARFARE IS AN FORM

MUS CHALLENGE.

Reporter: GARY LANE,

CBN NEWS.

Efrem: HERE IS A LOOK

AT SOME OF THE OTHER

HEADLINES WE'RE FOLLOWING

FOR YOU: INVESTIGATORS

MAY HAVE SOLVED ONE OF THE

MOST NOTORIOUS SERIAL

KILLER CASES.

THEY ANNOUNCED THE ARREST

OF JOSEPH JAMES D'ANGELO.

HE IS BELIEVED TO BE

RESPONSIBLE FOR A DOZEN

MURDERS AND AT LEAST 51

RAPES FROM 1974 TO 1986.

THE 72-YEAR-OLD IS BEING

CHARGED WITH EIGHT COUNTS

OF MURDER.

> TEACHERS IN ARIZONA

WILL HEAD TO THE U.S.

STATE CAPITOL.

THEY'RE DEMANDING A 20%

RAISE AND ABOUT $1 BILLION

IN SCHOOL FUNDING.

MORE THAN 10,000 TEACHERS

IN COLORADO WILL PROTEST,

DEMANDING THE SAME THING.

> GERMANS OF DIFFERENT

FAITHS AND BACKGROUNDS

JOINED IN SOLIDARITY TO

TAKE A STAND AGAINST

ANTI-SEMITISM.

THOUSANDS DONNED JEWISH

SKULLCAPS TO PROTEST AN

ANTI-SEMITIC ATTACK THAT

TOOK PLACE IN BERLIN.

JEWISH COMMUNITY LEADERS

SAID IT WAS THE BIGGEST

DISPLAY IN PUBLIC SINCE

BEFORE WORLD WAR II.

> YOU CAN, OF COURSE,

FIND MORE ON THOSE STORIES

THROUGHOUT THE DAY ON

cbnnews.com.

> CHINA HAS THREATENED

TO PUT TARIFFS ON AMERICAN

FARM PRODUCTS IN

RETALIATION FOR THE

PRESIDENT'S TARIFFS ON

CHINESE STEEL AND

ALUMINUM.

THAT THREAT HAS SOME

FARMERS FEELING UNEASY AS

THEY PREPARE FOR THE

GROWING SEASON.

HERE IS JENNIFER WISHON

WITH MORE ON THIS STORY.

Jennifer: AFTER

COLLEGE, BRETT WHITEMAN

RETURNED TO HIS FAMILY

FARM IN THE SHA SHENANDOAH

VALLEY OF VIRGINIA.

HE RAISES BEEF CATTLE,

CORN, AND SOYBEANS, AND

SAYS IT IS ALWAYS ALARMING

WHEN AGRICULTURE PRODUCTS

ARE MENTIONED IN TRADE

DISPUTES.

SOYBEANS ARE THE MOST

CONCERNING JUST BECAUSE OF

THE VOLUME OF CONSUMPTION

THAT CHINA HAS.

THEY'RE THE LARGEST

CUSTOMER OF SOYBEANS IN

THE WORLD.

Jennifer: CHINA IS

THREATENING TARIFFS AS

HIGH AS 25% ON MANY

AMERICAN PRODUCTS,

INCLUDING EVERYTHING

WHITEMAN RAISES.

THE THREAT COMES AT A CRIT

COME TIME FOR FARMERS AS

THEY PREPARE TO PLANT

THEIR CROPS, AND ADD A

LAYER OF CONCERN TO AN

INDUSTRY THAT CAN REALLY

DO WITHOUT IT.

COMMODITY PRICES HAVE

DROPPED BY 40%.

Jennifer: OF THE

140 BILLION IN AGRICULTURE

EXPORTS LAST YEAR, CHINA

WAS AMERICA'S BIGGEST

CUSTOMER.

SUNNY PERDUE TELLS CBN

NEWS CHINA'S TARIFF

THREATS ARE A BIG DEAL,

BUT SAYS FARMERS HE HAS

TALKED TO APPRECIATE THE

PRESIDENT'S WILLINGNESS TO

STAND UP FOR THEM.

THEY'RE PATRIOTS.

THEY UNDERSTAND CHINA HAD

TO BE CALLED ON FOR

CHEATING AND CALLED OUT.

THEY UNDERSTAND THEY'RE

VULNERABLE, BUT THEY ALSO

BELIEVE THAT THE PRESIDENT

IS GOING TO TAKE CARE OF

THEM.

Reporter: PRESIDENT

TRUMP HAS AUTHORIZED

PERDUE TO USE ALL OF THE

POWERS AT HIS DISPOSAL TO

COME UP WITH A PACKAGE TO

HELP FARMERS IF CHINA'S

THREATS AFFECT THEIR

BOTTOM LINE.

WE'RE WORKING ON A

PACKAGE, AND THERE ARE

AUTHORITIES HERE IN ORDER

TO UTILIZE PROGRAMS AND

FUNDS THAT WOULD SUPPORT

FARMERS IF THEY ARE HARMED

AND DAMAGED BY TRADE

DISPUTES.

Jennifer: BEIJING

ALREADY SIGNALLED IT IS

WILLING TO DEAL WHEN

OFFICIALS REDUCED TARIFFS

ON IMPORTED CARS AND

APPROVED PROTECTIONS OF

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY.

PERDUE IS HOPING HIS AID

PACKAGE WOULD NEVER HAVE

TO BE OPENED.

THEY MUCH HAVE A FAIR

PRICE FOR A GOOD CROP THAN

ANY TYPE OF GOVERNMENT

PAYMENTS.

Jennifer: WHITEMAN

ALSO SELLS CROP INSURANCE,

AND HE SAYS THERE IS ONE

UNIFYING PRINCIPLE.

WE ARE IN FAVOR OF FREE

TRADE.

THE AMERICAN PRODUCER IS

INCREDIBLY GOOD AT

PRODUCING CORN AND

SOYBEANS.

IF THERE IS DEMAND, WE

TYPICALLY MEET AND EXCEED

IT, ALMOST TO OUR DEMISE.

WE WANT TO ELIMINATE

ANYTHING THAT MIGHT

INHIBIT OUR PRODUCTS FROM

GOING ANYWHERE IN THE

WORLD WHERE PEOPLE MIGHT

NEED THEM.

Jennifer: JENNIFER

WISHON, CBN NEWS, MOUNT

JACKSON, VIRGINIA.

Efrem: COMING UP, THE

HUMAN DIVIDE, SEE HOW

YOUNG PEOPLE ARE HELPING

CHRISTIANS UNITE.

Efrem: THE NATION'S

Efrem: THE NATION'S

FIRST MUSEUM DEDICATED

SOLELY TO THE REMEMBRANCE

OF RACIAL INEQUALITY OPENS

TODAY.

THE NATIONAL MEMORIAL FOR

PEACE AND JUSTICE OPENS IN

MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA.

IT REMEMBERS THE 4,400

VICTIMS OF TERROR LYNCHING

OF AFRICAN-AMERICANS.

IT SHOWCASES 1814 STEEL

MONUMENTS, ONE FOR EACH

COUNTY WHERE RACIAL

LYNCHING TOOK PLACE.

> TODAY, ONE GROUP OF

YOUNG PEOPLE IS WORKING

TOGETHER TO BRING

BELIEVERS FROM BOTH SIDES

OF THE AISLE TOGETHER.

OUR AMBER C. STRONG IS IN

ATLANTA WITH THIS STORY.

I WANT TO GET INTO IT.

Reporter: IT MIGHT

NOT BE UNUSUAL TO SEE A

REPUBLICAN AND A DEMOCRAT

FACE OFF IN FRONT OF

MICROPHONES.

BUT IN THIS CASE,

REPUBLICAN JAMES LANGFORD

AND DEMOCRAT CHRIS COONS

SAT DOWN TO DISCUSS THEIR

CHRISTIAN FAITH.

AND THE MAN BEHIND THE

CONVERSATION...37-YEAR-OLD

JUSTIN GIBINI.

GIBINI AND MICHAEL WEAR

HOST A PODCAST, WHERE

THEY'RE ALLOWING

POLITICIANS, NO MATTER

THEIR PARTY, A CHANCE TO

SHARE THEIR FAITH.

THE FORMER DEMOCRATIC

DELEGATE SAYS HE HAS SEEN

THE DOWNSIDE OF SHARING

BIBLICAL CONVICTION.

I'VE BEEN RUNNING

COMPAIGNS, DOING CAMPAIGN

CONSULTING.

Reporter: IN 2016,

GIBINI RAN ON A BIBLICAL

PLATFORM, PROMOTING HIS

PROJECPRO-LIFE AND CHRISTIAN

BELIEFS.

[INAUDIBLE]

Reporter: THAT LED TO

A ATTACKS FROM MEMBERS OF

HIS OWN PARTY, WHO EVEN

HATRIED TO HAVE HIM REMOVED

FROM THE DELEGATION.

I CAME TO A POINT WHEN

I WAS THINKING, I ENJOY

DOING THIS, BUT I'M

GETTING PUSHED FURTHER AND

FURTHER TO THE LEFT ON

EVERY ISSUE.

Reporter: AND HE IS

NOT ALONE.

MEMBERS OF BOTH PARTIES

FEEL PUSHED TO THE EDGES

AND AWAY FROM THE MIDDLE.

ACCORDING TO THIS POLL,

73% WANT A THIRD PARTY.

THERE ARE A LOT OF

CHRISTIANS WHO ARE SAYING,

I WANT TO BE ENGAGED TO IN

POLITICS, BUT I DON'T WANT

TO GO ALL THE WAY TO THE

LEFT OR ALL THE WAY TO THE

RIGHT.

Reporter: AND HE ALSO

FELT EXCLUDED FROM

CONSERVATIVE CIRCLES

THANKS TO TWO WORDS:

SOCIAL JUSTICE.

AND YOU CAN SEE WHY WITH A

QUICK LOOK AT YouTube.

"I'M GLAD I'M NOT A SOCIAL

JUSTICE WARRIOR," AND SO

ON.

THAT WORD HAS BEEN

DEFILED.

SOCIAL JUSTICES IN SOME

CIRCLES HAS BEEN JUSTIFIED

TO DEFINE ANYTHING ANYONE

WANTS TO DO.

Reporter: GIBINI

BELIEVES IT IS TIME FOR

THAT TO END.

WE'RE SAYING, LET'S

RECLAIM THIS WORD, BECAUSE

IT DOESN'T BELONG TO THOSE

PEOPLE WHO ARE DEFILING

IT.

I DON'T THINK GOD TELLS US

TO CONCEDE THAT.

Reporter: HIS VIEW OF

SOCIAL JUSTICE MEANS

CALLING FOR AN END TO

THINGS LIKE ABORTION AND

POLICE BRUTALITY, WHILE

SUPPORTING CRIMINAL

JUSTICE REFORMS.

WE ARE ABOUT FAMILY,

AND WE HAVE TO MAKE SURE

PEOPLE AREN'T BEING

INCARCERATED UNJUSTING

BECAUSE IT BREAKS UP

FAMILY.

Reporter: YOU NEED TO

BRING BOTH SIDES TOGETHER,

WHICH GIBINI DID TO LAUNCH

A CAMPAIGN.

[INAUDIBLE]

Reporter: GIBINI

STARTED THE MOVEMENT TO

HELP CHRISTIANS REALIZE

THAT THE ANSWER DOESN'T

ONLY LIE WITHIN PARTY

LINES.

WHILE SOME MILLENNIALS SHY

AWAY FROM THE IDEA OF

RELIGION AND POLITICS, THE

TEAM AT "THE END" CAMPAIGN

SAY THEY'RE DETERMINED TO

TAKE THEIR MESSAGE FROM

THE CHURCH PEWS TO THE

STREETS OF WASHINGTON.

I'M EXCITED ABOUT WHAT

THEY'RE SEEKING TO DO,

BECAUSE THEY'RE SEEKING TO

BRIDGE THE GAP BETWEEN

RIGHTEOUSNESS AND JUSTICE,

BETWEEN BIBLICAL VALUES

AND SOCIAL EQUITY.

AND THOSE TWO HAVE DIVIDED

THE CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY

FOR FAR TOO LONG.

AS THOUGH GOD RIDES THE

BACKS OF DONKIES OR

ELEPHANTS.

Reporter: THIS

EVANGELIST BELIEVES THAT

MILLENNIALS HAVE AN

OPPORTUNITY TO BRIDGE THE

GAP.

WE CAN HAVE A

GENERATION THAT BRINGS

THOSE TOGETHER AND BRINGS

A FULL UNDERSTANDING OF

GOD, AND NOT A PARTIAL

UNDERSTANDING OF GOD, THEN

WE CAN GET THE HOLISTIC

NATURE OF GOD OPERATING IN

OUR MIDST.

WE WANT TO MAKE SURE

THAT CHRISTIANS ARE

TRANSCENDING THE

PARTISANSHIP WE SEE TODAY.

Reporter: SO GIBINI

WILL REMAIN FOCUSED, BY

STIRRING THE CONVERSATION

AND PROVIDING PLATFORMS

WHERE BELIEVERS LEFT AND

RIGHT GET A SEAT AT THE

TABLE.

AMBER C. STRONG, CBN NEWS,

IN ATLANTA, GEORGIA.

Efrem: STILL AHEAD,

WE ARE HEADING TO "STUDIO

5" AND SITTING DOWN WITH

"AMERICAN IDOL" ALUM DANNY

GOKEY.

Efrem: "AMERICAN

IDOL" FANS WATCHED DANNY

GOKEY BATTLE TRAGEDY ON

HIS JOURNEY TO THE FINAL

OF SEASON EIGHT.

A MONTH BEFORE THE SHOW

AUDITIONS, HE MARRIED HIS

HIGH SCHOOL SWEETHEART BUT

THEN LOST HER IN A SURGERY

GONE BAD.

TODAY HE IS MARRIED AGAIN

AND HE IS A FATHER.

AND HE IS ALSO THIS WEEK'S

"STUDIO 5" INTERVIEW.

TAKE A LOOK.

* MAKING A MASTERPIECE

*

* YOU'RE MAKING A

MASTERPIECE *

Efrem: AND DANNY

GOKEY IS HERE NOW.

LET'S BEGIN WITH THE ALBUM

"RISE."

WHAT DID YOU HOPE PEOPLE

WOULD TAKE AWAY FROM THE

PROJECT?

OOH, THE "RISE" ALBUM,

I HOPE THEY TAKE AWAY THAT

IN THE MIDST OF YOUR

DARKEST MOMENT, THAT'S

USUALLY WHEN GOD IS

CALLING.

IF YOU YO HEAR A VOICE, HE IS

WHISPERING TO YOU, RISE.

I WROTE IT FROM ISAIAH 60,

VERSES 1-4, THE LORD BEGAN

TO SPEAK, RISE, SHINE.

THE GLORY OF THE LORD WILL

BE SEEN UPON YOU.

AND I BELIEVE THAT'S A

MESSAGE FOR THE CHURCH.

IF YOU LEAN IN, GOD IS

SAYING THAT THAT

SITUATION, HE HAS THE

ANSWER FOR IT.

WHATEVER FEELS HOPELESS,

HE IS ABLE TO BRING THE

MOST HOPE OUT OF IT.

SO I'M LOOKING FOR

REDEMPTION, BUT ALSO

ENTERTAINMENT.

YOU MIXES THOSE MESSAGES

WITH JUST FUNK AND SOUL,

AND IT'S A REALLY

WELL-BALANCED ALBUM.

Efrem: WHAT'S YOUR

FAVORITE SONG ON THE

PROJECT?

ONE OF MY FAVORITES --

I DID A DUET ON THE ALBUM

WITH JORDAN SPARKS, A

FORMER "IDOL" WINNER, AND

WE DID A SONG CALLED

"CHASING," A BEAUTIFUL

SONG.

AND ANOTHER SONG IS

"SYMPTOMS" A SONG I WROTE

FOR MY WIFE.

IF AIN'T IN IT -- FUNKY --

"MASTERPEACE."

ALL OF THEM.

Efrem: I UNDERSTAND

THERE IS A FUNNY STORY

"MASTERPIECE," SOMETHING

INVOLVING SHOES.

I WENT OUT AND BOUGHT A

NICE PAIR OF SHOES FOR

THIS MUSIC VIDEO.

AND WE GET TO THIS

LOCATION, AND HE SAYS,

WE'VE GOT TO CLIMB THAT

MOUNTAIN RIGHT THERE.

AND I'M, LIKE, EXCUSE ME?

WE CAN'T CLIMB THAT

MOUNTAIN.

SO I HAD TO CLIMB UP THIS

MOUNTAIN, AND WE'RE

PULLING BRANCHES ALL THE

WAY UP.

AND MY $200 SHOES THAT I

GOT ARE NOW NO LONGER

USEFUL ANYMORE.

AND I REALLY, REALLY LIKED

THEM, AND SO I HAD TO

RETIRE THEM.

Efrem: IN YOUR CAREER

THUS FAR, YOU'VE BEEN VERY

OPEN ABOUT YOUR STRUGGLE

WITH DEPRESSION.

WHY IS THAT?

YEAH.

SO DEPRESSION IS A THING,

IT'S LIKE AN EPIDEMIC

BECAUSE YOU HEAR SO MUCH

ABOUT IT.

AND DEPRESSION IS A

CHOICE -- AND I'M NOT A

DOCTOR.

I'M SPEAKING TO THOSE

PEOPLE WHO HAVE MADE THE

CHOICE TO COME INTO

AGREEMENT WITH THE LIES,

THE LIES THAT IT WON'T GET

BETTER.

THE LIE THAT YOUR BEST

DAYS ARE BEHIND YOU.

AND I THINK A LOT OF US

CAN GET TO THAT PLACE.

WE CAN TAKE THE BAIT OF

THE ENEMY, AND IT CAN SINK

US INTO A DARK PLACE.

WHAT DOES THE SCRIPTURES

SAY?

IF YOU ALLOW THE WORD OF

GOD TO RENEW YOUR MIND, IT

WILL MAKE YOU NEW, EVEN

THOUGH YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES

ARE OLD, AND IT WILL GIVE

YOU A NEW PERSPECTIVE.

THAT'S WHY I TALK ABOUT

IT.

BECAUSE FOR SO LONG WE CAN

HAVE AN EXCUSE, WELL,

THAT'S JUST HOW I AM, THIS

RUNS IN MY FAMILY.

I THANK GOD HE HAS

CHALLENGED ME ON THAT.

HE IS TELLING US, I DIDN'T

CREATE YOU LIKE THAT.

I FIXED DEPRESSION ON THE

CROSS.

Efrem: YOU RECENTLY

TOURED WITH TOBY MACK.

TELL ME ABOUT THAT

EXPERIENCE?

HE AND I HAVE THE SAME

PHILOSOPHY ON A LOT OF

MUSIC.

GOD CREATED MUSIC.

AS SONS AND DAUGHTERS, IF

YOU'RE CALLED TO THAT

AREA, YOU SHOULD BE ABLE

TO TAP INTO THAT AREA AND

SAY, GOD, HOW CAN WE MAKE

ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT AT

ITS FINEST.

I LOVE THAT HE IS A

FORWARD THINKING.

SOMETIMES CHRISTIAN MUSIC

IS LOOKED ATS A AT AS HIS

REDHEADED STEPCHILD OF

MUSIC.

WE WANT TO TAKE BACK THAT

MOUNTAIN OF ARTS AND

ENTERTAINMENT, AND WE WANT

TO BE THE BEST IN IT.

EVEN IF PEOPLE DON'T KNOW

JESUS AND THEY'RE DOING

ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT,

THESE ARE GIFTS THAT GOD

HAS GIVEN.

I DO REJOICE AT HOW

AMAZING SOME OF THESE

PEOPLE ARE, THESE

PERFORMANCE.

EVEN THOUGH IT MIGHT NOT

BE DONE FOR GOD.

BUT AS A CHURCH, WE NEED

TO TAKE IT UP TO ANOTHER

LEVEL.

Efrem: BEFORE I LET

YOU GO, I AM A HUGE FAN OF

EYE GLASSES AND I HAVE A

HUGE COLLECTION.

DO YOU YOU YOU STIL YOU STILL HAVE A LARGE

COLLECTION?

MY DANNY GOKEY EYE

COLLECTION -- WE'RE IN

THOUSANDS OF RETAIL STORES

IN THE UNITED STATES.

PEOPLE CAN GO AND CHECK

THOSE OUT.

IT IS SO COOL.

A KID WHO HAD TO WEAR

GLASSES SINCE HE WAS IN

THE FIFTH GRADE NOW HAS

HIS OWN EYEWEAR.

GOD JUST GIVES SURPRISES

EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE.

THAT WAS A SURPRISE I WAS

NOT EXPECTING.

Efrem: GOD DOES,

INDEED, GIVE SURPRISES.

> STAY WITH US, WE'LL BE

BACK WITH MUCH MORE OF CBN

"NEWSWATCH" RIGHT AFTER

THIS.

Efrem: WHEN GOD FREED

A PASTOR LIVING IN EASTERN

EUROPE FROM ADDICTION, HE

HAD NO IDEA HE WOULD ONE

DAY HELP HUNDREDS OF

OTHERS DEALING WITH THE

SAME STRUGGLE.

OUR MIRANDA LEE EMBARKS ON

A WORLD RACE IN AN

11-MONTH TRIP TO 11

COUNTRIES.

Reporter: THIS MONTH

MY TEAM IS IN SERBIA,

WORKING WITH A LOCAL

PROTESTANT CHURCH.

JUST 10 YEARS AGO, THIS

CHURCH FOUNDED THE FIRST

DRUG REHAB CENTER IN THE

ENTIRE NATION.

I WAS HEALED FROM

ADDICTION.

Reporter: THE PASTOR,

BARA, IS ONE OF THE

FOUNDERS OF RAINBOW

REHABILITATION CENTER FOR

ADDICTS.

IT IS A PLACE THAT HELPS

MEN OVERCOME ADDICTION

FREE OF CHARGE.

BARA SAYS SERBIA

EXPERIENCED THE HUGE SPIKE

IN DRUG ADDICTION AFTER

ITS MANY YEARS OF WAR.

IT WAS DEALING WITH

POST-TRAUMATIC SYNDROME.

FROM ASIA TO EUROPE.

Reporter: NELA AND

HIS WIFE ARE BOTH FORMER

ADDICTS.

I WAS SEARCHING FOR

SOME WAY OUT OF THAT KIND

OF LIFE, AND THAT'S HOW I

FOUND THIS PLACE.

IN SERBIA, AT THAT TIME,

THIS WAS SOMETHING TOTALLY

NEW.

Reporter: HE

GRADUATED FROM THE PROGRAM

ALMOST 10 YEARS AGO.

NOW HE HELPS LEAD WORSHIP

AT THE CHURCH.

*

Reporter: WOULD YOU

SAY THAT YOUR LIFE IS A

MIRACLE?

OF COURSE.

THAT IS SOMETHING OF

WHAT MIRACLE REALLY IS.

Reporter: AS OF THIS

YEAR, THE PROGRAM ACCEPTS

30 MEN AT A TIME.

AND SO FAR OVER 300 HAVE

GRADUATED.

MIRANDA LEE, CBN NEWS.

Efrem: IT IS TIME NOW

FOR YOUR THURSDAY

THANKFUL.

AND TODAY'S THOUGHT OF

GRATITUDE ISN'T HARD, IT

ISN'T DIFFICULT OR HARD TO

UNDERSTAND.

IT IS SIMPLY TWO WORDS,

THANK YOU.

IN ALL THINGS, GIVE

THANKS.

IF YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND

IT, SAY THANKS.

IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT, SAY

THANKS.

IF YOU WERE HURT BY IT,

SAY THANKS.

GOD WILL ALWAYS APPRECIATE

A HEART OF GRATITUDE.

REMEMBER, YOU CAN FIND

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COVERAGE OF THE ISSUES YOU

CARE MOST ABOUT AT

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WEE WOULD LOVWE WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM

YOU.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR

WATCHING.

MAKE THIS A THAN THANKFUL

THURSDAY.

GOOD-BYE, EVERYBODY, AND

GOD BLESS YOU.

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