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Christian World News: August 23, 2013

This week on Christian World News: One year, three teens, six countries, hundreds of changed lives. The miracle of ‘gap year.' Plus, Egypt's unrest continues, but the military pledges to protect and rebuild damaged churches. And, the dangers ... Read Transcript


THIS WEEK ON CHRISTIAN

WORLD NEWS, ONE YEAR, THREE

TEAMS, SIX COUNTRIES, AND

HUNDREDS OF CHANGED LIVES.

THE MIRACLE OF GAPIA.

Wendy: PLUS, EGYPT'S

UNREST CONTINUES, BUT THE

MILITARY PLEDGES TO PROTECT

AND REBUILD DAMAGED

CHURCHES.

George: AND THE DANGERS

OF DOING GOOD.

THE MOMENT THAT THIS

CHRISTIAN LEADER LEARNED HE

WAS DOING THE RIGHT THING

FOR THE WRONG REASONS.

AND WELCOME TO THIS WEEK'S

EDITION OF CHRISTIAN WORLD

NEWS, EVERYONE.

I'M GEORGE THOMAS.

Wendy: AND I'M WENDY

GRIFFITH.

WELL, IT IS THAT TIME OF

YEAR, GEORGE, MANY HIGH

SCHOOL GRADUATES HEADING OFF

TO COLLEGE THIS FALL, BUT A

GROWING NUMBER OF DECIDING

TO TAKE A YEAR AU OFF

INSTEAD.

IT IS CALLED A GAP YEAR.

George: AND SOME OF

AMERICA'S TOP UNIVERSITIES,

HATHEY ACTUALLY SUPPORT

IT.

NOT TOO LONG AGO, I CAME

ACROSS THREE TEENS WHO WERE

ON THE GLOBAL JOURNEY OF A

LIFETIME.

THIS IS THE STORY OF THREE

19-YEAR-OLDS.

*

George: WHO DECIDED TO

LIVE FOR ALMOST A YEAR

OUTSIDE THEIR COMFORT

ZONES.

LADY DOUGLAS IS FROM

AMARILLO, TEXAS.

GOD TOTALLY BROKE DOWN

EVERY PART OF ME, EVERY INCH

OF ME.

JESUS, I THANK YOU SO

MUCH FOR THIS DAY.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE

WAY THAT YOU PROVIDED FOR US

THROUGHOUT THIS TRIP, GOD.

KRISTIN HENDRIX IS FROM

NORMAN, OKLAHOMA.

I HAVE GROWN UP IN A

CHRISTIAN HOME AND IN A

CHRISTIAN SCHOOL, TO WHERE

THAT IS ALL I HAVE BEEN

SURROUNDED WITH.

I WASN'T ABLE TO TRULY MAKE

MY FAITH MY OWN.

George: AND KARA

CRENSHAW IS FROM JACKSON,

TENNESSEE.

AFTER HIGH SCHOOL, I WAS

KIND OF, LIKE, TIRED OF

BEING IN A CLASSROOM.

YOU'RE IN A CLASSROOM FOR 13

YEARS, AND YOU'RE EXPECTED

TO GO TO COLLEGE RIGHT AFTER

THAT.

I WANTED TO GET OUT AND SEE

THE WORLD.

George: THE TEENAGERS

SIGNED UP WITH CAMP KEGEL, A

COLORADO-BASED CHRISTIAN

ORGANIZATION THAT ENCOURAGES

STUDENTS TO TAKE A YEAR OFF

FROM SCHOOL, IN BETWEEN HIGH

SCHOOL AND COLLEGE.

HARVARD, YALE, AND PRINCETON

ARE AMONG THE CHAMPIONS OF

THESE EXPERIENCES.

LUKE PARIS DIRECTS

CAMPKEEPER'S PROGRAM.

WE TELL STUDENTS YOU'RE

MAKING AN INVESTMENT IN A

YEAR THAT IS GOING TO LAST A

LIFETIME.

George: SIX ADVENTURES,

SIX COUNTRIES, AND THREE

CONTINENTS.

IT ALL STARTS WITH

ORIENTATION WEEK.

SITTING IN THIS LITTLE

VALLEY IN BETWEEN TWO

MOUNTAINS WITH A RIVER

RUNNING THROUGH IT, AND

THEY'RE TAKEN ALL THROUGH

COLORADO, TO BACKPACK, TO

ROCK CLIMB, AND MOUNTAIN

BIKE.

BUT IN THE MORNINGS, WE TAKE

THEM THROUGH A WORLD VIEW

CURRICULUM.

George: MORE THAN

10,000 PEOPLE HAVE ENROLLED

IN THIS CAMP SINCE 1996.

WE'RE TRYING TO CHANGE AN

ENTIRE YOUTH CULTURE BY

OFFERING THEM A CHANCE TO

SEE THE WORLD IN A DIFFERENT

WAY, AND BY TEACHING THEM

HOW TO FOLLOW JESUS, AND HOW

TO DO THAT BY LOVING GOD AND

LOVING OTHERS.

George: IT BEGAN ON THE

STREETS OF DENVER.

MY INTERNSHIP WAS WORKING

WITH HOMELESS TEENS.

George: FOR NEARLY

THREE MONTHS, THEY PARTNERED

WITH A CHRISTIAN MINISTRY,

TEACHING AT-RISK STUDENTS

AND REACHING THOSE ON THE

MARGINS OF SOCIETY.

ALL THREE FACED RESISTANCE

AT HOME ABOUT TAKING THE

YEAR OFF.

I WAS ROLLING THROUGH THE

MOTIONS OF LIFE.

THERE WAS MONTHS AGO GOING

ON.

I WANTED OUT OF THAT.

I WANTED TO BE CHALLENGED.

George: THAT CHALLENGE

CAME NEXT IN HAITI, WHERE

THEY WORKED WITH AN

ORGANIZATION, FEEDING MORE

THAN 8,000 SCHOOL CHILDREN

EACH DAY.

AND IN BETWEEN VISITS TO

ORPHANAGES, FOOD

DISTRIBUTION AND MEDICAL

OUTREACHES, THE THREE HAD

PLENTY OF OTHER PROJECTS

THAT KEPT THEM BUSY.

I THINK LIVING IN AMERICA

WE LIVE IN A BUBBLE.

AND SO IT IS SO HARD TO SEE

WHAT THE REAL WORLD IS EVEN

LIKE.

BUT COMING AND DISCOVERING

THE WORLD FOR MYSELF HAS

JUST SHOWN ME LO HOW BIG

THIS WORLD IS AND HOW BIG OF

A GOD WE SERVE.

George: FOR THE NEXT

FEW MONTHS, THEY TRAVELLED

THOUSANDS OF MILES, STOPPING

IN THE AFRICA COUNTRIES OF

RWANDA AND TANZANIA, SERVING

WITH LOCAL CHRISTIAN

PARTNERS ALL ALONG THE WAY.

WE BELIEVE WHEN YOU TAKE

STUDENTS TO THE MARGINS OF

THE WORLD, YOU'LL SEE GOD

PRESENT THE MOST.

OUR STUDENTS ARE LEARNERS.

WHAT IS THE PROPER

ADJECTIVE.

THE CLASSROOM IS THE

CULTURE, AND THEIR

PROFESSORS ARE THESE PEOPLE

THEY HAVE COME TO SERVE.

George: THEY ALSO HAVE

A CHANCE TO CLIMB

KILIMANJARO.

THIS IS THE NIGHT WE

DESCEND IT.

HOW IS EVERYBODY FEELING?

SLIGHTLY TERRIFIED.

FREAKING OUT, MAN.

George: REACHING THE

19,340-FOOT SUMMIT PROVED TO

BE A SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCE

FOR KARA.

AS YOU'RE CLIMBING IT,

YOU THINK ABOUT HOW SMALL

YOU ARE.

AND YOU THINK ABOUT THE GOD

WHO CREATED THAT MOUNTAIN

AND HOW MUCH BIGGER HE IS

THAN THAT MOUNTAIN.

AND HOW AMAZING IT IS WE GET

TO SERVE A GOD THAT IS

LIMITLESS.

George: THE NEXT

DESTINATION, INDIA.

A BUBBLING COUNTRY WITH OVER

A BILLION PEOPLE, AND WITH

EXTREME LEVELS OF POVERTY.

ALL THREE SAID INDIA WAS THE

HARDEST AS THEY ADMINISTERED

AMONG THE POOR.

LANI WAS PERSONALLY MOVED BY

THE PEOPLE WHO ROUTINELY

FACE PERSECUTION BECAUSE OF

THEIR FAITH.

I'VE ALWAYS BEEN IN A

SHELTER IN AMERICA WHERE

FREEDOM OF RELIGION JUST

EXISTS.

GOD TOOK ME IN THAT MOMENT,

HE GRASPED ME AND HUMBLED

ME.

George: P THE FINAL

DESTINATION TOOK THEM TO

REMOTE PHILIPPINE VILLAGES,

WHERE THE GIRLS WORKED ON

HEALTH AND WELLNESS

PROGRAMS.

IT BEGAN ALMOST EIGHT

MONTHS ON THE STREETS OF

DENVER, COLORADO.

AND THE GIRLS WENT TO HAITI,

TANZANIA, INDIA, AND HERE TO

THE VILLAGES OF PHILIPPINES

WHERE FOLKS YOU A HALF

BASKETBALL TO FETCH WATER IN

A WELL.

FOR THE GIRLS, IT HAS BEEN A

LIFE-CHANGING EXPERIENCE, AN

OPPORTUNITY TO UNDERSTAND

THE DEPTHS OF GOD'S LOVE FOR

THEM, AND ALSO FOR THE

PEOPLE WHO HAVE NEVER HEARD

THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST.

THE LAST EIGHT MONTHS ON

GAP HERE HAS BROUGHT ME

CLOSER TO GOD.

BECAUSE I'VE SEEN HIM WORK

IN MY LIFE AND WORK IN

OTHERS LIVES SO CLEARLY.

NEVER ONCE IN THE BIBLE DOES

IT TALK ABOUT AN ORDINARY

LIFE.

SACRIFICING IS MESSY.

IT IS HARD.

IT IS DIRTY.

I WANT PEOPLE TO

EXPERIENCE THE SAME JOY AND

COMPASSION THAT I'VE LEARNED

THROUGHOUT THIS GAP YEAR.

George: THEIR GAP YEAR

ENDED RECENTLY WITH A

GRADUATION CEREMONY BACK IN

COLORADO.

ALL THREE START COLLEGE IN A

FEW WEEKS.

Wendy: THAT'S AMAZING.

I WAS SO JEALOUS WHEN THEY

WERE HIKING KILIMANJARO.

George: IT COSTS ABOUT

$25,000 FOR THE YEAR.

IT IS LIKE A MISSIONS TRIP.

THE GIRLS GO OUT AND RAISE

MONEY FROM CHURCHES AND

FRIENDS AND SO FORTH, BUT IT

TRULY IS A LIFE-CHANGING

EXPERIENCE.

Wendy: A LOT OF

COLLEGES, ESPECIALLY PRIVATE

ONES, ARE AT LEAST $25,000.

George: AND IT IS A

GROWING TREND.

Wendy: I WISH I HAD

DONE IT NOW.

I WENT STRAIGHT INTO

COLLEGE.

YOU DID, TOO, DIDN'T YOU?

George: YES.

Wendy: THANKS FOR THAT

STORY.

COMING UP, EGYPTIANS IN

AMERICA CALL ON THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION TO TAKE

ACTION.

WHY THEY WANT THE U.S. TO

DROP ITS SUPPORT FOR THE

MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD.

George: AND WELCOME

BACK TO CHRISTIAN WORLD

NEWS.

THE CRISIS IN EGYPT IS FAR

FROM OVER.

THE MILITARY HAS ARRESTED

MOST OF THE TOP LEADERS OF

THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD.

MEANWHILE CHRISTIANS ARE

STILL LAYING LOW AFTER

RADICAL ISLAMISTS ATTACKED

THEIR HOMES, BUSINESSES, AND

CHURCHES.

GARY LANE HAS HAD STORY.

[YELLING]

Reporter: SCENES LIKE

HIS OF CHURCHES BURNING

ACROSS EGYPT SHOULD HAVE

MANUFACTURER HAPPENED.

AM MOISTURAMNESTY SAID IN A

STATEMENT, IN THE CURRENT

POLITICAL STANDOFF, BOTH THE

EGYPTIAN AUTHORITIES AND THE

LEADERSHIP OF THE MUSLIM

BROTHERHOOD HAVE SHAMEFULLY

FAILED TO PREVENT AND STOP

ACTORS ON COPTIC

CHRISTIANS.

AT LEAST 60 CHURCHES WERE

ATTACKED, ALONG WITH

CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS, HOMES,

AND BUSINESSES.

THE ARMY ESCALATED THEIR

CRACKDOWN ON THE MUSLIM

BROTHERHOOD, BY ARRESTING

MOHAMED BADIE FOR EN

ENSITEMENT FOR MURDER.

THE BROTHERHOOD OPERATES

AS A COALITION ON ALL LEVELS

OF SOCIETY, AND ITS ARREST

WILL NOT AFFECT OUR

OPERATION.

Reporter: BUT IT HAS

WITH THE BROTHERHOOD'S MOST

EXPERIENCE AND RESPECTED

LEADERS BEHIND BARS.

THANK GOD THAT MOHAMED

BADIE HAS BEEN ARRESTED, AND

THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD ACHE

ALL NECESSARY MEASUREMENTS

FOR THE BROTHE BROTHERHOOD

TO STOP.

Reporter: SAYING EVENTS

IN THE COUNTRY ARE STILL

UNFOLDING.

THE AID THAT WE HAVE

PROVIDED IN THE PAST, THE

AID IN THE PIPELINE FOR US

TO PROVIDE MOVING FORWARD,

IS SOMETHING THAT IS UNDER

REVIEW.

Reporter: GARY LANE,

CBN NEWS.

Wendy: THANKS, GARY.

HERE IN THE UNITED STATES,

HUNDREDS OF EGYPTIAN

PROTESTORS RALLIED IN FRONT

OF THE WHITE HOUSE.

OUTRAGED OVER PRESIDENT

OBAMA'S SUPPORT FOR THE

MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD.

COPTIC CHRISTIANS AND

MODERATE MUSLIMS SAY THE

U.S. HAS BACKED THE WRONG

SIDE IN EGYPT.

THEY ARE ALSO BLASTING THE

NEWS MEDIA'S BIAS IN FAVOR

OF THE BROTHERHOOD.

MARK MARTIN HAS DETAILS.

[YELLING]

MR. OBAMA, I WASN'T FOR

YOU.

Reporter: HALA SALEM

WAS ONE OF HUNDREDS OF

PROTESTORS IN WASHINGTON,

D.C., DEMANDING THAT

PRESIDENT OBAMA STOP

SUPPORTING THE MUSLIM

BROTHERHOOD IN EGYPT.

THEY FIRST GATHERED IN FRONT

OF THE WHITE HOUSE.

THEY ARE ASKING THE

EGYPTIANS TO LEAVE US ALONE,

TO KILL US AND OUR PEOPLE --

IT'S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN.

Reporter: CHRISTIANS

AND MUSLIMS GATHERED

TOGETHER IN OPPOSITION

AGAINST THE BROTHERHOOD.

I'M A MUSLIM.

IT IS AN EGYPTIAN THING.

THEY ARE TERRORISTS.

Reporter: THERE ARE NEW

CONCERNS THE OLD REGIME IS

MAKING A COMEBACK, AS FORMER

EGYPTIAN PRESIDENT HOSNI

MUBARAK WAS RELEASED FROM

PRISON AND FLOWN TO A

MILITARY HOSPITAL.

HE IS UNDER HOUSE ARREST.

THE PROTESTORS HERE SAY

MUBARAK WASN'T AS BAD AS

OUSTED PRESIDENT MOHAMMED

MORSI.

HE IS NOT A GOOD GUY, BUT

HE IS NOT A TERRORIST.

MOHAMMED MORSI IS A

TERRORIST.

HE BELONGS TO THE MUSLIM

BROTHERHOOD.

Reporter: THE

PROTESTORS SAY THE EGYPTIAN

MILITARY IS NEEDED TO KEEP

ORDER.

HE WILL PROTECT US FROM

THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD.

THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD KILL

US, AND KILL ALL CHRISTIAN

PEOPLE.

Reporter: THOSE AT THE

RALLY SAY THE BROTHERHOOD

HAS BURNED DOZENS OF

CHURCHES AND BUSINESSES AND

MORE.

THEY'RE TARGETING THEM.

Reporter: AND THESE

PROTESTORS ARE ANGERED BY

THE COVERAGE OF THE

SITUATION IN EGYPT BY

WESTERN MEDIA.

THEY RALLIED AGAINST THE

"WASHINGTON POST," ACCUSING

BOTH THE NEWSPAPER AND

PRESIDENT OBAMA OF BEING

BIAS IN FAVOR OF THE MUSLIM

BROTHERHOOD.

SO OBAMA ADMINISTRATION

HELPS THE BROTHERHOOD RIGHT

NOW IN EGYPT.

THAT'S NOT RIGHT.

WHY?

WHY?

Reporter: MARK MARTIN,

CBN NEWS.

George: AND ON EGYPT'S

SOUTHERN BORDER SITS THE

NATION OF SUDAN.

CHRISTIANS THERE ARE FACING

INCREASED PERSECUTION, AND

THAT'S WHY AN INTERNATIONAL

AID MINISTRY IS FLYING THEM

TO SAFETY.

THE BARNABUS FUND HAS

ALREADY DELIVERED MORE THAN

5,000 CHRISTIANS FROM

SUDAN.

FOX NEWS REPORTS IT MAIMS TO

AIMS TO FLY ANOTHER NUMBER

OUT IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS.

PRESIDENT BASHIR HAS VOWED

TO CREATE, QUOTE,"100%

ISLAMIC CONSTITUTION."

AND THOSE ARE SEEKING

FREEDOM FROM THE ARAB

ISLAMIC REGIME.

Wendy: TORRENTIAL RAINS

BROUGHT MASSIVE FLOODING TO

THE MANILA PHILLIPIANS.

IT CLOSED BANKS AND SHOPS

AND BUSINESSES THROUGHOUT

THE CITY.

George: TENS OF

THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE TOOK

SHELTER IN MORE THAN 200

SHELTERS.

OUR CORRESPONDENT REPORTS

FROM LAGOONA.

Reporter: TORRENTIAL

RAINS INDUCED BY TYPHOON

TRAMI.

FORCING BOTH GOVERNMENTS AND

PRIVATE BUSINESSES TO

CLOSE.

MORE THAN 300,000 PEOPLE

WERE AFFECTED BY THE

DISASTER.

BUT THERE WERE THOSE WHO

CHOSE TO REMAIN IN THEIR

FLOODEDEDE FLOODED HOMES.

Reporter: THE RESIDENTS

HERE, WHICH NUMBER ABOUT

1,000 FAMILIES, OPTEDED TO

STAY IN THEIR HOMES.

THEY SAY THEY'RE NOT

COMFORTABLE IN THE VERY

CRAMPED EVACUATION CENTERS.

IT WAS MY BIRTHDAY

YESTERDAY, AND I'M SO SAD

WITH OUR SITUATION.

BUT WE HAD TO FLEE OUR HOUSE

BECAUSE THE WATER WAS

ALREADY UP TO MY NECK.

IT IS MY WISH THIS FLOODING

WILL NEVER HAPPEN AGAIN.

NOT ONLY FOR ME, BUT FOR ALL

OF US WHO ARE NOW

SUFFERING.

Reporter: THIS HAS BEEN

TURNED INTO AN EVACUATION

CENTER AND HOUSES 200

FAMILIES.

AMONG THEM ARE CBN'S

BENEFICIARIES OF THE BLESSED

CHILD PROGRAM.

5-YEAR-OLD ANGEL IS ONE OF

THEM.

SHE WAS MALNOURISHED,

WEIGHING ONLY NINE KILOS

BEFORE JOINING THE FEEDING

PROGRAM.

AFTER THREE MONTHS, SHE NOW

WEIGHS 14 KILOS.

HER GRANDMOTHER IS THANKFUL

BECAUSE ANGEL HAS BECOME

STRONGER TO ENDURE THEIR

PRESENT CONDITION.

NAFTIVIDA IS ALSO HAPPY THAT

THE CBN DISASTER TEAM

BROUGHT FOOD AND BLANKETS

FOR THEM AND THEIR

NEIGHBORS.

FIRST OF ALL I THANK GOD

AND PEOPLE LIKE YOU WHO HAVE

COME TO HELP US.

IT REALLY MEANS A LOT

BECAUSE OF ALL OF THE

HARDSHIPS THAT WE FACE.

Reporter: SHE IS ALSO

GRATEFUL TO HER PASTOR, WHO

HAS PARTNERED WITH CBN TO

MEET NOT ONLY THE SPIRITUAL

NEEDS OF THEIR COMMUNITY,

BUT THEIR PHYSICAL NEEDS AS

WELL.

CBN HAS DEPLOYED SEVERAL

DISASTER RELIEF TEAMS TO THE

AFFECTED AREAS, TO

DISTRIBUTE FOOD, MATS, AND

BLANKETS TO THE FLOOD

VICTIMS.

MEDICAL ASSISTANCE AND LIFE

TRAINING WILL ALSO BE

CONDUCTED IN THE DAYS AHEAD,

TO EASE THEIR SUFFERING AND

HELP THEM RECOVER FROM THE

DISASTER.

LUCILLE, CBN NEWS, LAGOONA,

PHILIPPINES.

George: WELL, A FAMOUS

WORLD WAR II BATTLE THAT

TURNED THE TIDE FOR THE

ALLIES IN NORTH AFRICA ALSO

HELPED SAVED JEWS IN THE

MIDDLE EAST.

Wendy: THIS LITTLE

KNOWN HISTORICAL EVENT IS

REVEALED IN A RECENTLY

RELEASED BOOK.

THE AUTHOR SAYS IT IS AN

IMPORTANT MILESTONE IN

JEWISH-CHRISTIAN RELATIONS.

Reporter: EGYPT, 194,

THE BATTLE OF EL ALAMAN.

THEY STOPPED THE NAZI

ADVANCE IN EGYPT AND NORTH

AFRICA.

WHILE THAT IS THE HEADLINE

IN HISTORY, HIS BOOK,

"HALTING A POSSIBLE

HOLOCAUST IN THE MIDDLE

EAST," TELLS HOW GOD USED

THAT BATTLE TO SAVE JEWISH

PEOPLE.

SOLDIERS FROM NEW

ZEALAND, SOUTH AFRICAN, AND

BRITAIN, HALTED THE ARMY

COMING FROM GERMANY AND

ITALY.

BUT IT IS A STORY ABOUT MUCH

MORE THAN JUST A MILITARY

CONFLICT.

Reporter: WAITING

BEHIND THE GERMAN TROOPS WAS

A SPECIALIZED GROUP.

ONE OF THE TROOPS WAS

SENT TO NORTH AFRICA TO GO

IN BEHIND THE FORCES AND

BEGIN TO MURDER AND KILL THE

JEWISH PEOPLE WHO LIVED IN

EGYPT AND PALESTINE.

Reporter: AT THE SAME

TIME, CERTAIN ARAB LEADERS,

SUCH AS AL-HUSSANI, ALSO

WANTED TO GET RID OF THE

JUDICIAJEWISH PEOPLE.

IT WOULD DESTROY THE

JEWISH PEOPLE, AND IT WOULD

FULFILL THE OTHERS WHO

WANTED TO DESTROY THE JEWISH

HOME IN THE LAND OF ISRAEL.

Reporter: THE VICTORY

PREVENTED THAT TE DESIRE,

AND THE JEWISH PEOPLE

REALIZED THE SIGNIFICANCE.

THEY KNEW WHAT AWAITED

THEM IF THE GERMAN-LED ARMY

WON.

Reporter: THEY SHOWED

THEIR APPRECIATION WITH A

SPECIAL GIFT TO MONTGOMERY.

AT THE CONCLUSION, THEY

PRESENTED THE BRITISH

COMMANDER, FIELD MARSHAL

MONTGOMERY, A GIFT OF

GRATITUDE, AND IT WAS A

BIBLE.

"THE GALLANT LEADER OF THE

VICTORIOUS BRITISH FORCES,

BY WHO'S HAND GOD HAS PLACED

SALVATION IN ZION IN THE

DAYS OF EL ALAMIN."

Reporter: CROMBY CAME

ACROSS THE BIBLE STORED IN A

CUPBOARD IN ENGLAND, AND

BROUGHT IT TO JERUSALEM.

FOR THEM IT WAS JUST A

BIBLE.

BUT HAVING LIVED HERE AND

INTERVIEWED AND SPOKEN TO SO

MANY PEOPLE, I WAS VERY,

VERY AWARE OF THE

SIGNIFICANCE, AND THE

CONTEMPORARY SIGNIFICANCE OF

THAT BIBLE.

Reporter: CROMBY SAYS

IT IS IMPORTANT FOR

CHRISTIANS TO REMEMBER

HISTORY.

IT IS ANOTHER PART OF THE

JIGSAW PUZZLE.

HOW GENTILE CHRISTIANS AND

GENTILE NATIONS, IMPERFECT

AS THEY WERE, BUT SOMEHOW IN

GOD'S GRACE, HE STILL USED

THEM TO BRING ABOUT THE PULL

FILAMENFULFILLMENT OF HIS

WONDERFUL PURPOSES.

Reporter: JOHN WAGGI,

CBN NEWS.

George: ST. AUGUSTINE

ONCE SAID ENTHUSIASM IN ONE

MAN IGNITES THE SAME FIRE IN

ANOTHER.

Wendy: RECENTLY EF GRAM

EPHRAIM GRAHAM CAUGHT UP

WITH ONE YOUNG CHRISTIAN WHO

DECIDED TO PUT THAT TO THE

TEST, BY MAKING A JOURNEY TO

INSPIRE OTHER CHRISTIANS TO

LIVE THEIR PANTHER TO THE

FULLEST.

Reporter: IT HAS BEEN A

LONG WALK FOR DAN.

99 DAYS, ABOUT 110 MILES

A CAA DAY, AND 300,000 POOT

STEPS.

300,000 FOOTSTEPS.

Reporter: AND THEN HE

TURNED EAST WITH A MISSION

TO ACCOMPLISH MORE THAN JUST

A CROSS-COUNTRY HIKE.

IT IS ALSO A PERSONAL

JOURNEY AND DRIVING CLOSER

TO GOD.

Reporter: DAN GREW UP

CATHOLIC BUT FELL AWAY FROM

THE CHURCH.

THAT SLIDE ENDEDE ENDED

ABOUT TWO YEARS AGO, AND HE

SAYS HIS RETURN HAS BROUGHT

MORE HAPPINESS THAN HE EVER

IMAGINED.

AND HE IS ENCOURAGING OTHER

CHRISTIANS TO FEARLESSLY

LIVE OUT THEIR FAITH.

WHEN YOU HEAR A LOT OF

NEGATIVE ON THE MUSE NEWS,

IT CAN BE DEPRESSING.

I THINK PEOPLE ARE LOOKING

FOR SOMETHING THAT WILL

INSPIRE.

AND GOD HAS ALLOWED THIS RIP

TO DO THAT.

Reporter: IT PROVED TO

BE ENOUGH TO PEAK THE

CURIOSITY OF A NUMBER OF

PEOPLE ALONG HIS THREE-MONTH

JOURNEY.

I SAW THE BACKPACK AND

ALL OF THE THING, AND

I'M, LIKE, WHAT ARE YOU

DOING.

I THINK IT IS INCREDIBLE.

I THINK HYPOTHETICALS WHAT

WTHAT'S INCREDIBLE.

HYPOTHETICAL THAT'S WHAT

OUR COUNTRY I IS LACKING.

Reporter: HE HAS PELT

THE KINDNESS OF OTHER

PEOPLE.

A FREE BED OR AN ENCOURAGING

WORD.

THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE

WHO TOOK CARE OF ME ALONG

THE WAY.

WHETHER CONVERSATION OR

COFFEE OR BREAKFAST OR A

SMALL CONE MATION OR

DONATION OR A BIG CONE

NATION.

DONATION.

Reporter: DIVING INTO

THE OCEAN, TO RINSE OFF THE

DIRT AND SWEAT.

IT SEEMED LIKE A BAPTIST.

HAVING COMPLETED HIS

MISSION, HE NOW BEGINS LIFE

ANEW.

EPHRAIM GRAHAM, CBN NEWS.

Wendy: YOU DON'T THINK

THAT WAS THE ONLY SHOWER IN

THAT WHOLE JOURNEY.

George: FIVE MILLION

STEPS.

FOLKS LIKE HIM GIVE US HOPE

FOR HIS COUNTRY.

Wendy: VERY INSPIRING.

I WANT TO DO IT.

IF I DO THAT JOURNEY, WILL

YOU FOLLOW ME WITH A

CAMERA.

George: MAYBE.

Wendy: UNTIL NEXT WEEK,

GOOD-BYE AND GOD BLESS YOU.

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