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I'm Efrem Graham.
Hawaiians, along withthousands of tourists
are bracing for Hurricane Lane.
The storm has already inundated the island
Jennifer Wishon has more now
on what is still yet to come.
- [Jennifer] Instead of luaus,
loud sirens warn tourists
to leave Hawaii's world famous beaches
as Hurricane Lane smacksthe islands with winds
and bands of debilitating rain.
Packing winds of 120 miles per hour,
the category three hurricane is hammering
Hawaii's main islands Friday
bringing dangerous surf of 20 feet.
- The huge threat is from rain
and you cannot underestimate how much rain
is gonna be falling acrosssome of those islands.
- [Jennifer] In some areas,nearly two feet of rain
have already fallen
and two or three more areexpected across the islands.
Already, mudslides are limiting travel
as residents brace for flooding.
- Well, I mean,
we used to run aroundthis park as little kids
and now it's
a raging river.
- [Jennifer] And with rising waters
come rising anxieties.
- I feel like it's gonna like,
our house is gonna get like,
kinda knocked down and stuff like that, so
I just like, pray and stuff
to not make it happen.
- [Jennifer] Major hotels
are allowing their guests to stay
but urging them to stay inside.
Still, many tourists are seeking shelters.
- We were very afraid of the storm.
we don't have storm like that
so we decide not to stay near
to go to the shelter.
- [Jennifer] Residents are hunkering down.
- It wasn't rainingwhen Noah built the ark,
and so what that means isreadiness is important.
- [Jennifer] Many storesare already closed,
many others are running out of supplies.
- Be prepared to shelter in place
14 days of food, and supplies, and water,
- [Jennifer] Nestledin the central Pacific,
Hawaii rarely gets hit by hurricanes.
The last major storm tohit the islands was Iniki
back in 1992.
Already, Hurricane Lane is one islanders
won't soon forget.
- This is not just gonna be over
in the next 24 hours.
This system is gonnabe with us for the next
four or five days
bring winds to the island, to bring
as well as the torrentialrains that we've talked about.
- [Jennifer] Jennifer Wishon, CBN News.
- And as that storm churns,
some Americans arestill feeling the impact
of Hurricane Harvey,
the Texas Gulf Coast a year ago.
Vice President Mike Pencevisited the Lone Star State
this week to offer support and to check on
the continued recovery efforts.
CBN's White Housecorrespondent Ben Kennedy
has the story.
- Last year's storm brought a week
of death, destruction, and loss.
During that time, manyturned to their faith,
including the second in charge
right here behind me at the White House.
- Even in the midst of the storm,
you were there.
- [Ben] Vice President Mike Pence
returned to Rockport, Texas
revisiting First Baptist Church,
which was hit hard by this storm.
- It's profoundly inspiring.
And to see the way that thischurch and this community
rose to the challenge in the wake
of Hurricane Harvey.
- [Ben] Pence also met with FEMA workers,
disaster relief volunteers,and residents of the area.
CBN's Operation Blessingjumped in last year
long before the flood waters receded.
The team organized morethan 6,000 volunteers
to hand out food, water, supplies,
and even offer prayer.
- Christians all over the world
who descended upon Houston
put feet to their prayers and literally
outpaced FEMA helpingpeople restore their lives.
- Jeremiah Johnson's home
was in the disaster zone.
Your backyard turned into a lake.
Water was creeping up to the front door.
How did you get yourfamily of five out safe?
- Well, thankfully, Ihave four wheel drive.
But truly, our home had become a moat,
just to put into context,I'm a father of five.
Our triplet boys were13 months at the time.
We ran out of our homein our p.j.s, no less,
jumped in our family vehicle,
put it in four wheel drive, but
five of the six evac routes,
they were impassable.
They were flooded.
- Turns out,
Johnson got his family out safe.
While his home did get damaged,
others felt a much worse impact.
It's been a year when driving around town,
do you still see signs
of the destruction of this hurricane?
- You do.
And unfortunately, there are still people
who are not back in their homes and so,
if you're watching this andyou still want to serve,
there's still opportunitiesfor you to serve
and honestly, pray.
Prayer makes a huge difference.
- Governor Greg Abbott proclaimedSeptember third last year
as a day of prayer inthe wake of the storm.
Vice President Pencesaid a total of 31,000
deployed across the state
as part of an all hands on deck effort
by the federal government.
Ben Kennedy, CBN News,
the White House.
- Thank you, Ben.
Here is now a look
at some of the other major headlines
we're following for you today
inside the CBN Newsroom.
Preliminary autopsyresults have been released
for murdered Iowa collegestudent, Mollie Tibbetts.
Fox News reports the autopsy revealed
Tibbetts's death was a homicide
resulting from multiple sharp forces,
meaning Tibbetts waslikely stabbed to death.
The State Medical Examiner'soffice said further,
further examination of her body
may result in additional findings.
Tibbetts's body was foundby investigators on Tuesday
after a nearly month long search.
Illegal immigrant, 24year-old Cristhian Rivera
has been charged withkidnapping and killing Tibbetts.
The Pope is set to arrivein Ireland this weekend.
His travel comes amid several
clerical sexual abuse scandals in Ireland
and other churches.
Many which have expressed disappointment
in the Pope's response.
During his visit in Ireland, Pope Francis
will spend sometime meeting
with some of Ireland'ssexual abuse victims.
On Monday, he had vowed
that no effort must be spared
to root out sexual abuse by priests
and church cover-ups.
The dispute between President Donald Trump
and Attorney General Jeff Sessions
continues to heat up.
The President hascomplained about Sessions
recusing himself fromthe Russia investigation,
saying Sessions failed to take control
of the Justice Department.
President Trump exploded inan interview with Fox News
Thursday, saying thatSessions never took control
of the Justice Department.
Sessions defended himself, saying
he and his department will not be
improperly influenced bypolitical considerations.
For more on these stories and others
throughout the day, you can always visit
Coming up, we're gonnatalk with Energy Secretary,
about the vision
for energy independence
here in the United States.
We've got that story coming up for you
right after this.
Energy Secretary Rick Perrysees energy independence
as a reachable goal for the United States.
Under the Trump administration,
there's also a push toexport more of our energy
to other countries,
specifically, natural gas and coal.
As the White House has rolled out,
rolled back, rather regulationson those energy sources
just this week.
CBN's Jenna Browder has
the story now from Washington.
- President Trump in WestVirginia coal country
after his administration moved to
ease regulations on thestate's main industry.
The Affordable Clean Energy rule
would give states the broad power
to control the carbonemissions coming from
their coal fired powerplants.
- We lost tens and tens ofthousands of coal mining jobs
in this country
due to these extreme regulations
under Barrack Obama.
- [Jenna] Economist Steven Moore
sees it as a good move
and praises the new direction on energy.
- Well this is the best
untold secret out there that
over the last year, the United States
carbon and greenhouse gas emissions
more than any other country.
Now, people are gonna beshocked to here that because,
wait a minute,
Donald Trump pulled us out of that
Paris Climate Accord.
- [Jenna] He points hisfinger at other countries
seen as major polluters.
- There's not gonna beany progress whatsoever
in terms of reducing
greenhouse gases if China, and India,
and other developingcountries are not aboard.
- [Jenna] Bob Deans with
the Natural ResourcesDefense Council disagrees.
- These countries are lateinto the development game.
But over the next decade or so,
you're going to see
their numbers start to come down
as these investmentsin clean energy economy
really take effect.
- [Jenna] While Deansbelieves this week's action
is a big step backward,
the administration sees it
that efforts to create more clean energy
as major progress.
- 15 years ago, the United States
was depended upon a lottacountries for its energy.
Today, because of innovation,
because of technology,
we're the number one all in gas producing
country in the world.
American LNG is now going into
on five continents.
The economics of that is powerful.
- [Jenna] Energy Secretary Rick Perry
is referring to liquified natural gas,
a cleaner form of energy that's plentiful
in the United States.
- The idea that we can go into
deliver United States
liquified natural gas
as an alternative source ofpower to countries in the EU
instead of having to rely upon Russia
is a incredibly powerful tool.
- [Jenna] Moore says the one hang up
is having the pipeline and ports
to export all of this American energy.
If the administration canbuild up the infrastructure,
he says get ready for a Saudi America.
- Let's make North America the
energy source for the world,
not the Middle East.
- [Jenna] In Washington, Jenna Browder,
- And still ahead righthere on CBN Newswatch,
becoming One Race,
see how one upcomingevent is fighting racism
and paving the way
to racial healing.
It's created by centuriesof hatred, as you know.
We've got the story coming up next.
(suspenseful news music)
Stone Mountain in Georgia
has long been a symbol of racial division.
In 1915, the Ku Klux Klan lit a fire
on a cross atop thatmountain, but Saturday,
thousands of believers from across racial
and denominational lines will gather there
to pray for racial healing.
It's all part of a collective effort
to heal the racial divide
at an event called One Race.
- It is always the right time
to right wrongs of the past.
And that's exactly what,
that's exactly what we're doing.
We're calling the church
to a place of historic division, right,
to Stone Mountain ofGeorgia where in 1915,
the Klan rebooted there,
which really representsthe riff that exists
within the church,
that exists within America,
and we're calling,we're calling the church
to be reconciled.
To be the tip of the spear, to speak out,
to lead in a place where the church
has historically lacked.
And it's an invitation to
gospel-centeredreconciliation for the body.
- And One Race kicks off at nine a.m.
Our Amber Strong recently sat down
with the pastors in Atlantawho plan to shout...
Who plan to
the message of reconciliation
from the mountaintop, take a look.
- Lord, you've ordained it
before the foundation of the earth.
- [Amber] If you take alook around this room,
it may seem like yourtypical prayer meeting.
- Flourishing supernaturalgifts of the Spirit.
- [Amber] But there's something different
about this group.
Pastor Billy Humphrey andpreachers like him have
thrown denomination aside.
- We're saying the same things.
And I just look, like
that's the Spirit of the Lord.
- [Amber] Partnered together for One Race,
a movement for racial healing.
- We believe this
that God wants to change the testimony
in the city of Atlanta
where racism and dead religion has
kind of informed and influenced the city.
- [Amber] They're off to a good start.
125 pastors across racial lines
have already said,
"Count me in."
Bishop Garland Hunt is one of them.
He believes now is the timefor the church to lead.
- It's not really just political change
and policy changes.
It has to be a heart change
and the only one thatcan really fix the heart
is Jesus Christ.
- [Amber] So they meet every week,
praying and fasting.
Hunt says changes are already in motion.
- We've had meetingswhere mostly white pastors
will come together
so they begin to look around and they had
pretty much white groups.
They say, well how can we
make a effort to bring blacks in?
And sometimes you have to make more
than just what's comfortable.
You have to make yourselfa little uncomfortable.
- [Amber] Humphrey andHunt are hoping that
discomfort sparks friendships.
- [Announcer] Okay, guys, well here we go.
We're heading up to the mountain, folks.
- [Amber] In fact, they want to spur
100,000 cross-cultural relationships
over the next few months.
All leading up to theUltimate Day of Prayer.
The men of One Race say
they plan to make the trekall the way to the top
of Atlanta's Stone Mountain.
But 100 years ago, adifferent group of men
made a similar trek.
And for a very different purpose.
- From 1915
the Ku Klux Klan wouldgo to Stone Mountain,
and on top of the mountain,they would burn crosses
and do their rituals.
And so, what we feel like we wanna do
is change that testimony.
- [Amber] Humphrey and Hunt agree
it's time for a new narrativefor Stone Mountain, Georgia
- If the church doesn't take
its rightful place
and step into that
place of authority and set the narrative
and deal with these issues,
someone else will.
- There's really
a lot of voices out here.
The press gives a voice,
a lot of the activists have given voices,
but the church has to be
a predominant voice right now
in the culture.
- [Amber] They say it's time
for the church to be heard.
One voice, one people,
Amber Strong, CBN News,
in Stone Mountain, Georgia.
- The racial divide will certainly,
never be healed without the intervention
of God, so we need to all
be on our knees.
Stay with us, we're coming right back.
Three fathers, two worlds,and one incredible true story.
Those are the makings of a new film
in theaters today.
It is called
- Be strong, okay?
God's hand has brought us to this place.
Who knows what wonderful things
his plan has for us?
- I will count the days
until I get to touch your face again.
Go make a new life for us in America.
- I will send for you
as soon as I'm able.
we'll be together soon.
We have to go.
Will you write to us?
- Every day, my child.
You are my heart.
(plane engine starts)
- And joining us now fora closer look at the film
Beautifully Broken, is one of its stars,
And he joins us.
Benjamin, let's begin with
this seems like a bit of anemotional ride, this story,
how was it?
Before I even say that,I just wanna remind
the audience that
it will be in theater nation wide Friday,
August the 24th.
Yes, the story was,
shooting this movie was
an emotional rollercoaster,
just like the story itself is.
It's about three families.
and two Rwandan
whose lives actually
in an amazing way thatshows God's provision
- What was it about the story
that attracted you to the project?
- The story was just ascript itself was like,
oh my God,
I've never done somethinglike that before.
And the Rwanda story,
totally attracted me because
I was supposed to do the other,
the other one
and I missed it for some reason
and the fact that
it was in South Africa, also being shot
in South Africa, that was a very
interesting thing for me and I was like,
"Yes, I gotta do this movie."
- When you sit back now and look at it,
who is this film for, you think?
- Oh, this film is for everybody.
Right now, if you look at the world,
the way things are going on,
the politics, what not,
there's all sorts of things.
In London, every single time you hear,
oh, some suicide bomber did this
and all that stuff.
Those are chaotic times.
So this movie
draws you back from all that stuff.
its message is very simple, you know?
forgiveness, you know,
and faith, and all thesepositive things that
the human being needs today
to get away from all that chaos.
So this movie's for every single person.
- Speaking of that,
you comment on thingsgoing on in our world,
what do you think about the timing
of when this film is being released
in light of all of theheadlines we're seeing?
Not only here in America,but around the world.
- I think it's very timely.
A lot of people are broken right now
because of the things that are happening
in their lives.
Beautifully Broken, the movie itself
shows us that
no matter what your circumstance,
no matter how dire it is,
there's always hope atthe end of the tunnel.
So to give people hope that
everything will be alright
at the end.
- The title is Beautifully Broken,
have you yourself undergone an experience
of being beautifully broken?
- Yes, yes, yes!
If you take even my journey
just coming to the United States,
beautifully broken, too story.
We just don't have time to get into that.
- Very nice.
Well once again, the filmis Beautifully Broken,
it is in theaters this weekend.
Benjamin, thank you so much for your time.
- [Benjamin] Thank you for having me.
- Our friends at Plugged In Online.
Now take a look at how Beautifully Broken
measures up when it comesto family friendliness.
- [Man] You have to give your family up.
- I'm gonna get her out of the car.
- The film Beautifully Broken
begins with a familyrunning from the dangers
of the 1994 Rwandan genocide.
After narrowly escaping macheteand gun-wielding soldiers,
the father joins a program
that will allow him to travel to America
and establish residency.
He'll set off on his own
while his family waitsfor him at a refugee camp.
Leaving his loved ones behind
is a risky step with anunpredictable outcome
but, it's one that ultimately
weaves the future
of three different families together.
Each must endure struggles and separation
to test their faith and at times,
push all three to the brink of giving up.
- Everyone is broken in some way, Andrea.
Who knows how God will use your pain.
- Their lives do become
And, they realize that helping others
not only impacts the world around them,
but it can transformthe world within them.
This is an inspiringand emotionally stirring
It focuses on the struggle
of marriage and faith during remarkably
And it showcases a kind of redemption
that only God couldprovidentially engineer.
That said, this probably isn't a movie
for small or sensitive children
despite its redemptive themes.
Several scenes give us a
restrained glimpse of horrific genocide
and later, a girl's physical assault.
Because of that,
I'll give Beautifully Broken
a three and a half out offive for family friendliness
for teens on up in mind.
For an in-depth review of this film
or anything else at your local box office,
visit us at pluggedin.com.
Plugging you in to the movies,
I'm Bob Waliszewski forFocus on the Family's
Plugged In movie review.
- And I'll leave you with this
thought for our Friday,
God is the same yesterday,today, and forever,
but he's prepared to do a new work in you
and that work
With that word, Iencourage you to make this
a fabulous Friday.
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