- [Gordon] A devout Muslim forced
into a marriage she didn't want.
- I was suddenly married to someone
that I didn't really know.
- [Gordon] Find out how she escaped.
Plus, a crisis pregnancycenter for expectant fathers.
- We've had men walk in the door and say,
"I need help with my girlfriend."
- [Gordon] See how they'rehelping these dads-to-be
and saving lives along the way.
- I'm here for you.
We're gonna make this work.
- On today's 700 Club Interactive.
Welcome to the show.
Here's Efrem Graham withthis week's top five stories
- [Efrem] At number five.
- Steph and Ayesha spentthe fourth changing diapers
as their family just got bigger.
- [Efrem] It is baby numberthree for the Currys.
Ayesha Curry posting, "Godhas been too good to us."
The proud parents whowe just can't get enough
of posted precious photos of their son,
Cannon W. Jack Curry,who was born on Monday,
a bit earlier than they had expected.
The NBA star and celebritychef welcomed baby Cannon
to the world July 2nd.
- [Efrem] At number four,
two music makers popping the big question.
♪ Maybe we can be ♪
♪ Each other's company ♪
♪ Each other's company ♪
- [Announcer] Is Justin Bieber engaged?
That's the rumor.
TMZ the first to report thesinger popped the question
to model, Hailey Baldwin,Saturday in the Bahamas.
- [Efrem] The Biebs andBaldwin are all abuzz
on social media, with Haylie's dad,
Stephen Baldwin, tweeting.
"Always pray for God's will.
"He is moving in the hearts of JB and HB.
"Let's all pray for His will to be done.
"Love you two so much."
- Kirstin Katrina Corley,
will you make me a man and be my wife?
- [Female] Hey.
- Come here, Bobby.
- [Efrem] That's Chancethe Rapper proposing
to his long-time girlfriend.
It came during 4th of Julycelebrations with family.
♪ I made it through ♪
♪ Made it through ♪
♪ Made it through ♪
- [Efrem] At number three.
♪ It's kind of hard for me to explain ♪
♪ I'm-- ♪
- [Efrem] Texas crooner, Leon Bridges,
graces the cover of the latestedition of Relevant magazine.
The dishwasher turnedmusic star is talking
about his sophomorealbum and his new sound.
- It would've made senseto make another album
that was the same orsimilar to my first album.
I would've done great off of that,
but I wanted to set new goalsand I wanted more than that.
- [Efrem] The self-describedChristian who makes
art's new project is called Good Thing.
♪ I've been loving with no meaning ♪
♪ Running from my feeling now ♪
- [Efrem] At number two.
- 2018 NBA draft, the DenverNuggets select Michael Porter,
Jr. From the University of Missouri.
- [Efrem] Studio5congratulates rookie forward,
Michael Porter, Jr. on his multi-year deal
with the Denver Nuggets.
Back surgery limited him to three games
in his final college seasonand recent headlines suggest
his start on the NBAcourt could be delayed.
But his faith is not wavering.
- Man, all I can say is it's a blessing.
I'm not entitled to this.
Everything's a blessingand I'm so excited.
My path is a little differentthan everybody else's,
but I'm gonna make sure that this pick
is this organization's bestpick they've ever made.
- [Efrem] At number one.
- ♪ Bobbi, Bobbi, Bobbi,Bobbi, Bobbi, Bobbi, Bobbi, ♪
- [Efrem] Whitney is inAmerican theaters right now.
It's the first film producedwith the cooperation
and interviews from fresh shot members
of the singer's family.
- (audio drowns out speech)
- [Efrem] Including thelegendary singer's mother,
- Nobody could touchWhitney as far as singing.
He said, Mom, she taughtWhitney everything she knew
about how to use that voice.
- You had three places to singfrom, the heart, mind, guts.
She learned 'em all.
- [Narrator] Say anythingyou wanted to say to her,
what would you say?
- I love you, Whitney.
- Everybody loved her.
She was a little girl wishing upon a star,
always trying to find her way back home.
- Well, for all the latestin entertainment news,
check out Efrem's weekly show, Studio5.
You can watch it onlineat CBN.com/Studio5.
Coming up, a young Muslimwoman tries to run away
from an arranged marriage.
- We trusted these guysto help us to escape
and they took us and they said,
"oh, well, the taxi'sgonna come a bit later."
In the end, what happened wasthat they took us back home
and literally threw us backinto the front of the house.
- See how she finallyescaped when we come back.
Rayeesa wanted to live a Western life.
To her, that meant doingthings like playing tennis.
But to her devout Muslimparents, that was unacceptable.
So they came up with a solution
for their Westernized daughter.
- I read the Quran, I read the Bible.
I remember reading thesebooks cover to cover
and then one day I justthought, you know what,
I need to know.
I need to know if Jesus is real.
- [Narrator] Rayeesa was born in
a religious Shiya Muslimfamily in South London
and grew up learning the Islamic faith.
- I remember my mum and dadwould have a Mullah come
into our house and teachus how to read the Quran.
I definitely believed in Allah,so I never questioned that,
but I never really feltany connection with God.
- [Narrator] Rayeesa's familywere quite conservative.
They wanted her tofollow the Islamic faith
but also keep her awayfrom Western culture.
- I had a very strictupbringing in the Shia faith.
Other than going to school,
I didn't really knowanyone other than family.
- [Narrator] In order to obey her parents,
Rayeesa wanted to doeverything they asked.
However, there was something that she
and her younger sisterreally enjoyed doing.
- We loved tennis and Iwanted to enter competitions.
And they wouldn't allow that because
it was not respectable for a Muslim girl.
- [Narrator] Rayeesa's sport was becoming
a threat to her parents,
so they thought of doingsomething that Rayeesa
had no idea of.
- They explained to us thatwe were getting too Western
and they wanted us toexperience their culture.
And then after that,
we went to Pakistan and we
were sat down one day and my parents said,
we have decided that you'renot going back to England,
that you're gonna stay in Pakistan
and we're gonna findyou suitable husbands.
I never, ever thought somethinglike that would happen
to me and it actually mademe feel completely alone.
I felt like, oh my goodness.
- [Narrator] They stayedthere for several months
while Rayeesa's parents werehunting for their husbands.
And then one night, whenher parents were asleep--
- We can't just sit hereand wait for our parents
to marry us off.
- [Narrator] Rayeesa and her sister asked
the security guards to help them run away,
but they didn't knowwhat was coming up next.
- Well, basically, wetrusted these guys to help us
to escape and they took us and they said,
"oh, well, the taxi'sgonna come a bit later."
And so, in the meantime,
they were trying to geta bit friendly with us
and we were not having nay of that.
So in the end, whathappened was that they took
us back home and literally threw us back
into the front of the house.
- [Narrator] She had to payfor the mistake she had made.
Her parents forced herto marry a man from India
and flew back to Englandafter the wedding,
not knowing that they had made
the biggest mistake of their lives.
- I was suddenly married to someone
that I didn't really know.
It just turned out that hedidn't want to be married
to me and he actually wanted to come
to England and have a job.
His plan was for me to go back to England
and sort out all his paperwork.
- [Narrator] She flew backto England broken and hurt.
There were many questions on her mind.
Rayeesa even questionedher belief in Allah.
She didn't do thepaperwork for her husband
or return to India.
She joined the police forcein London and moved out
of her parent's house.
- Through my work,
I was introduced tothis lady called, Anna,
and she was workingwith vulnerable, young,
Asian women and we just connected.
We have the same heart and the same vision
to really try and reach out to them.
- [Narrator] Anna was a believer,
so she tried to shareher faith with Rayeesa.
- She was a very selflessperson and although
I was not a bad person myself,
I could see that therewas something missing
in my life that she had.
- [Narrator] Rayeesa was trying to recover
from what she'd gone through.
She didn't have the courageto believe again in anyone.
- Just because I was socurious, I just said,
"look, why, what's sospecial about Jesus?"
I said, "just tell me whydo you love Jesus so much?"
I just thought it's the most crazy thing.
She told me who God wasthat was so different
to what I'd been taught.
I was taught that Jesus was a prophet
and he was like Mohammed,
but hearing Anna's explanationof how actually Jesus
was God in human form comingand then giving his life
and dying so that we couldhave a relationship with God.
I thought what if this is true?
What if Jesus really isGod and I'm believing
in Mohammad and Allah and you know,
but what if this is not the truth.
So for me then, from that point onwards,
I was determined to findthe truth about God.
Who is God?
And I just knelt downand I just prayed to God
and I said, "Jesus, if you are real,
"if you are who you say youare, then I hear your voice,
"that you're knocking on the door.
"I open my heart and Iwant you to come in."
Suddenly, the minute I said that,
it just felt like I was flooded with love.
It was an instant feelingof being washed and accepted
and I knew then that this Jesus is real.
Worry and fear and everythingwas just washed away.
This love that I justfelt complete, I knew,
I had met God.
I had met Jesus.
The Bible is the final word.
It is the word from God.
In the Quran, it does saythat Jesus is the word of God.
- [Narrator] Rayeesa gaveher life to Jesus that day
and never looked back.
She is now married to aGodly man named, Richard,
and they live in Hereford
with my three beautiful children.
Rayeesa runs a cookery class and testifies
to the love of Jesus with others,
especially women who have gone
through similar situations in life.
Her family never accepted her back
after she became a Christian,
but Rayeesa found a new familyin Jesus, which is eternal.
- God is always with me.
He'll never leave me or forsakeme and I also believe that
He will bring my family together
and bring my family to Him as well.
I do believe that.
- You can have the sameexperience that Rayeesa had.
All you have to do isfollow the same steps.
Now for her,
she was quoting a verseand it's from the Bible.
Behold I stand at the door and knock.
If anyone, that would beyou, if anyone hear my voice
and open the door, I'll come in.
And then he adds to it,I will sup with them.
That means that we'llhave a meal together.
You'll be able to partake of Him.
Now, that's wonderful.
That's a wonderful promise.
How do ya access it?
Same way Ayesha did, said, Jesus,
if you're there, if you're real,
I open the door of my heart and I ask
that you would come in.
That's what she did and shefound out that, yes indeed,
Jesus is God.
What the Bible says about Him is true.
But the greatest truth,He wants to come to you
and be your savior, your messiah,
and that's his name,Emmanuel, God with us.
Now, for you, right now,don't change the channel.
Right now, if you want to meet Jesus,
let this be the moment that you do that.
Bow your head with me,don't turn away, right now,
bow your head with me.
Let's pray that same prayerand you'll get the same result.
Pray with me.
Jesus, that's right say Hisname, say it out loud, Jesus,
I want to know you, I want toknow that you are my savior.
So I open the door of my heart.
I ask that you would come in.
I ask that you wouldforgive me of anything
that I've done wrong and set me free.
And Jesus, if you do this for me,
I want to follow youall the days of my life.
Hear my prayer.
Come into my heart,
for I ask it in Jesus' name.
Father, for those who justprayed, fill them with your love,
fill them with your acceptance,let them know that today,
their prayer has been heard and answered.
Show them, Lord God, forwe ask it in Jesus' name.
Amen and Amen.
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Well, still to come,
a woman's pregnancy centerthat also treats men.
- I've had guys tellme in that room things
that they have never shared with anybody
in their entire life.
- See how this center is helping fathers
in the fight for life.
That's up next.
There are nearly 3,000crisis pregnancy centers
across America and most ofthem are focused on women
and having an unplanned pregnancy.
Well, one Florida centerchooses a different approach.
- [Charlene] Located nextto Florida State University,
A Women's Pregnancy Center in Tallahassee
addresses the critical needsof unplanned pregnancies
in its community.
Started in 1985,
its main mission is torescue babies from abortion,
offering free pregnancy testing,
adoption referrals and ultrasounds.
- 80% of our clients willcarry their babies to term.
- [Charlene] Yet babies aren'tthe only ones saved here.
A Women's Pregnancy Centeralso has a ministry for men,
which encourages fathersto stand in the gap
and fight for life for theirchildren and their families.
- We've had men walk in the door and say,
"I need help with my girlfriend"
or "I've got a situation.
"I've gotten a girl pregnant
"and I don't know how to help her."
Or, "my girlfriend just called me.
"She's driving back from Jacksonville.
"She tried to have an abortion.
"She couldn't get it.
"And I just found out she'spregnant and she wants
"me to get her an abortion in Tallahassee,
"and I don't know what to do."
- [Charlene] In the center'sJust for Men program,
trained male counselors work one-on-one
with men seeking answersabout fatherhood and life.
- I've counseled them many times
with the girl in the room with us,
and it's a woman talking to a man.
And I know the impact that it has,
but then I'll connect them to the man
and I'll see his body language change.
I'll see his eyes startlooking at the male counselor.
- We're just trying to bringto the men an understanding
of the value of life andthe sanctity of life.
- [Charlene] The center also offers
an abortion recovery program.
Counselor Harold Francis oftenshares his personal story
to help others like him.
- My wife and I, whenwe first got married,
we'd only been married about 10 months,
we did have an abortion.
- [Charlene] He receivedmuch-needed healing
after completing the coursebased on biblical principles.
- I think that I had asked manytimes for God's forgiveness
for what I had done.
It opened it up to me thatthere were issues in my life
that I hadn't forgiven myself for which
is directly related to the abortion.
- [Charlene] That enableshim to counsel other men
through their pain.
- I've had guys tell me inthat room things that they
have never shared withanybody in their entire life.
I'm 69 and there's a youngAfrican-American in there
that's 19 years old andat the end of the session,
we're both crying and hugging each other.
- [Charlene] Daume oftensees that healing extends
to other family members.
- We've had fathers, oh my gosh, go from,
we're talking 50-year-old men bringing
their 16-year-old daughter here thinking
that abortion was the best thing.
And then meeting with a malecounselor and coming out of
that room saying to his16-year-old daughter,
"baby girl, we've got this.
"You don't have to do this.
"I'm here for you.
"We're gonna make this work."
- [Charlene] Practicalneeds must also be addressed
for the soon-to-be dads.
- A lot of them are in toughsituations financially.
They're in between jobs.
They're looking for jobs.
They haven't been working andthey realize I really need
to step up my game and actuallygo out and get a job now.
I give them assistance.
I try to help them with their job search.
I help them with their resumes.
- [Charlene] Several menhave even come to Christ.
- We've had men not evencome into the center,
but the woman gives uspermission to call her boyfriend
and the male counselor call the boyfriend.
And the boyfriend just kind of going,
really you're interested in me?
Really you think my opinion matters?
And then he'll start a conversation.
And we've had counselorsactually lead them to Jesus
on the phone, not expecting it at all.
Not expecting this phone callto be that kind of moment.
- [Charlene] The kind ofmoment the staff here call
nothing short of miraculous.
Charlene Aaron, CBN News,Tallahassee, Florida.
- I've said for yearsthat I want a culture,
a society that we live in,
I want one where motherswant to have their children.
It may be time to changethat to where fathers want
to have their children.
We've gotten into an age where maybe
it's popular to be a baby daddy,
but it needs to be popular to be a father,
to realize the life thatis being given to you
and how wonderful it is and how exciting
it will be to raise themup to see their hope
and their future come into being.
What a wonderful ministry.
I certainly applaud what they're doing.
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- I have my own business cooking tamales,
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- [Narrator] Franciscaused to work in a store
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