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Christian World News: October 11, 2013

Today on Christian World News: On the Horn of Africa, terrorist groups are increasing their influence and activity. Find out why this man was targeted, and how he made a daring escape. Plus, after weeks of fighting in the southern Philippines, ... Read Transcript


TODAY ON CHRISTIAN WORLD

NEWS, IN SOMALIA, TWO

TERRORIST GROUPS CARRY OUT A

RAIN OF TERROR.

FIND OUT WHY THIS MAN WAS

TARGETED, AND HOW HE MADE A

DARING ESCAPE.

PLUS...AFTER WEEKS OF

FIGHTING IN THE SOUTHERN

PHILIPPINES, A LOOK AT HOW

CHURCHES ARE HELPING

REFUGEES IN THE REGION MOVE

FORWARD.

AND...FIRST THE GOVERNMENT

SEIZED THEIR CHILDREN, AND

NOW THEY'VE BEEN REUNITED,

BUT THEY HAVEN'T WON THEIR

FIGHT TO HOME-SCHOOL.

FIND OUT WHAT IS NEXT FOR

THIS GERMAN FAMILY.

THE U.S. TARGETS RADICAL

MUSLIMS IN THE HORN OF

AFRICA.

HELLO, I'M GARY LANE.

THE U.S. MILITARY RAID ON

SOMALIA AFTER THE TERRORIST

ATTACK ON A NAIROBI MALL IS

PUTTING al-SHABAAB IN THE

SPOTLIGHT.

THE RADICAL GROUP HAS

TERRORIZED SOMALIA FOR

YEARS, AND MOST OF THE TIME

IT IS CHRISTIANS WHO ARE IN

THE LINE OF FIRE.

WE HAVE AN EXCLUSIVE LOOK AT

A SAFE HOUSE, WHERE CONVERTS

FROM ISLAM ARE FINDING

REFUGE.

Reporter: al-SHABAAB

RECENTLY JOINED WITH

AL-QAEDA.

IT NOW WANTS SHARI'A LAW AND

TO RID THE MUSLIM COUNTRY OF

ALL CHRISTIANS.

SPECIFIC TARGETS ARE

CHRISTIAN CONVERTS FROM

ISLAM.

THIS al-SHABAAB VIDEO

SWEPT THE INTERNET IN 2008.

IT SHOWS THE BRUTAL

BEHEADING AND MONSUR, WHO

CONVERTED TO CHRISTIANITY IN

2005.

[YELLING]

Reporter: ONE YEAR AGO

THIS MUSLIM CONVERT TO

CHRISTIANITY WAS AWAKENED IN

HIS HOME BY al-SHABAAB

SOLDIERS.

WE AGREED TO PROTECT HIS

IDENTITY AND GIVE HIM A

DIFFERENT NAME, ABDI.

THEY RANSACKED MY HOUSE

AND SEARCHED MY BAG, AND

FOUND SEVERAL PAGES FROM A

BIBLE.

THEY HAD CROSSES ON THEM.

Reporter: ABDI WAS

TAKEN AWAY, IMPRISONED AND

TORTURED.

TELL ME WHAT THEY DID TO

YOU AND WHAT THEY SAID TO

YOU.

I WAS BLINDFOLDED AND

THEY PUT ME IN A DARK,

UNDERGROUND CELL.

THEY BEAT ME UP.

THEY WANTED TO KNOW WHERE I

GOT THE BIBLE PAGES, AND IF

I KNEW OF ANY OTHERS LIKE

ME.

WHEN THEY FINALLY TOOK THE

BLINDFOLD OFF, I NOTICED

THREE DEAD BODIES IN THE

ROOM.

THEY PLACED THEM THERE JUST

TO FRIGHTEN ME.

Reporter: HIS TORTURES

SAID THEY WERE GOING TO KILL

HIM.

BUT LATE ONE NIGHT ABDI AND

TWO CELL MATES MADE A DARING

ESCAPE.

THE GUARD THOUGHT THEY

HAD LOCKED OUR CELL DOOR,

BUT IT WASN'T LOCKED.

WE OPENED IT, RAN TO THE

WALL, AND STARTED CLIMBING.

THE GUARDS FIRED ON US.

BULLETS KILLED ONE OF MY

CELL MATES.

BUT THE OTHER PRISONER AND I

JUMPED OVER THE WALL.

Reporter: REUNITED WITH

HIS FAMILY, ABDI IS NOW

LIVING IN A SAFE PLACE.

HE SAYS HE STILL SUFFERS

PHYSICAL PAIN FROM THE

TORTURE HE ENDURED.

SPIRITUALLY, HE FEELS CLOSER

TO GOD.

I WAS HAPPY TO GO THROUGH

ALL OF THIS BECAUSE NOW I'M

STRONGER SPIRITUALLY.

PEOPLE PRAYED FOR ME TO

ESCAPE.

THEIR PRAYERS ARE WHAT SAVED

MY LIFE.

Reporter: SOMALI

CHRISTIAN LEADERS ESTIMATE

LESS THAN 200 CHRISTIANS

EXIST IN THIS COUNTRY OF

10 MILLION.

SECRET BELIEVERS LIKE THIS

WOMAN.

SHE WANTS US TO CALL HER

FASIA, OFTEN SUFFER

PUNISHMENT AND HUMILIATION

FOR REFUSING TO CONFORM TO

ISLAMIC LAW.

SHE SAYS AS A CHRISTIAN, SHE

COULD NOT BRING HERSELF TO

ABIDE BY al-SHABAAB'S

REQUIREMENT THAT WOMEN WHERE

A BURQA.

SHE DID NOT WANT HER FACE

FULLY COVERED.

al-SHABAAB POLICE,

SIMILAR TO THESE ON PATROL

IN INDONESIA, NOTICED HER

WALKING IN PUBLIC WITHOUT A

BURQA.

THEY SAID THE CLOTHING I

WAS WEARING WAS

UNACCEPTABLE.

THEY SAID I WAS NAKED.

Reporter: SHE RECEIVED

A PUBLIC FLOGGING, SIMILAR

TO THIS ONE BY THE TALIBAN.

FOSIA RECEIVED 30 LASHES.

SHE INCHED HER WAY HOME,

DESPITE DEBILITATING

INJURIES.

A FEMALE NEIGHBOR CAME TO

MY HOUSE TO WASH MY WOUNDS.

I WAS BLEEDING.

MY FLESH WAS PEELING, AND IT

WAS EXTREMELY PAINFUL.

Reporter: FOSIA SAYS IT

IS TOO RISKY TO OWN A BIBLE,

SO SHE LISTENS TONIGHTLY

CHRISTIAN RADIO BROADCASTS.

SHE FOUND REFUGE IN ANOTHER

SOMALI CITY, BUT WHAT

HAPPENS TO OTHER SOMALI

CHRISTIANS WHEN THEIR LIVES

ARE THREATENED.

SOME ARE RECEIVING HELP FROM

AN AMERICAN MISSION GROUP.

THIS SAFE HOUSE NOT ONLY

GIVES FORMER MUSLIMS A PLACE

TO EAT AND SLEEP, IT ALSO

PROVIDES THEM WITH SPIRITUAL

FELLOWSHIP.

IT IS RUN BY BELIEVERS, WHO

HOST NO MORE THAN TWO PEOPLE

AT A TIME.

EVENTUALLY THE SAFE HOUSE

WILL HELP THESE TEMPORARY

RESIDENTS TRANSITION TO LIFE

ON THEIR OWN.

BASHMA WAS SEVEN MONTHS

PREGNANT WHEN HER MUSLIM

HUSBAND DIVORCED HER.

WITH NOWHERE TO GO, SHE

RETURNED TO HER MOTHERS

HOUSE, WHERE SHE DELIVERED

HER BABY.

BUT WHEN HER FAMILY

DISCOVERED SHE HAD BECOME A

CHRISTIAN, HER STEPFATHER

KICKED HER OUT OF THE

HOUSE.

HE SAID I WAS INFECTING

THE ENTIRE HOUSEHOLD, AND HE

THREATHREATENED TO KILL ME

IF I DIDN'T LEAVE.

Reporter: SHE WAS

FORCED TO LIVE ON THE STREET

UNTIL A V.M.O. WORKER MET

HER AND PROVIDED HERE A SAFE

PLACE.

I WAS PRAYING GOD WOULD

GIVE ME A PLACE TO SLEEP.

HE ANSWERED MY PRAYERS.

Reporter: FOSIA AND

OTHER SOMALI CHRISTIANS ARE

PRAYING FOR A BETTER LIFE,

ONE FREE FROM

AL-SHABAAB.

PRAY THAT WE AND OTHER

BELIEVERS WILL LIVE OUR

LIVES CLOSER TO THE KINGDOM

OF LIFE AND WE'LL ENDURE

THIS WAY OF LIFE IN HIS

ISLAMIC NATION.

I VISITED A NUMBER OF

SECRET SAFE HOUSES AROUND

THE WORLD, AND THEY'RE

VITALLY IMPORTANT PLACES.

THE SAFE HOUSES PROVIDE THEM

WITH A SECRET PLACE,

SPIRITUAL SUPPORT, AND

REFUGE.

A NEW VIDEO RELEASED BY

BOKO HARAM WARNS THE

TERRORIST GROUP POSSESSES

ANOTHER WEAPONS TO ISLAMIZE

THAT NATION.

THEY CAN KILLED MORE THAN

2,000 CHRISTIANS IN RECENT

YEARS.

ABILA WAS ONE OF THOSE

TARGETED.

THEY SHOT HIM IN THE FACE

LAST YEAR, BUT HE SURVIVE

THE ATTEMPTED MURDER.

CBN SPOKE WITH HIM ABOUT HIS

ORDEAL.

THEY SAID, ARE YOU A

CHRISTIAN OR A MUSLIM?

I SAID I AM A CHRISTIAN.

ONE OF THEM TOLD ME TO DENY

MY FAITH IN ORDER TO

SURVIVE.

I TOLD HIM, I WILL NOT DENY

MY FAITH.

I'M READY TO DIE AS A

CHRISTIAN.

BEFORE I CLOSED MY MOUTH,

ONE OF THEM FIRED ME WITH AN

AK-47.

TO SEE MORE OF MY

INTERVIEW, VISIT

THEGLOBALLANE@cbnnews.com

AND MANY OFF THE COAST OF

SICILY ARE SAID TO BE AFRICA

CHRISTIANS.

MANY DIED WHEN THEIR SHIP

CAUGHT FIRE AND SANK NEAR

THE ISLAND OF LAMPEDUSA.

THEY TOLD THE WORLD-WATCH

MONITOR THAT MANY OF THE

SURVIVORS ARE CHRISTIANS.

I LIKE AT THE LIST OF THE

SURVIVORS, AND 90% IS

CHRISTIAN.

FATHER MUSI SAID, THEY'RE

COMING FROM ERITREA AND

ETHIOPIA.

ERITREA IS RANKED NUMBER 10

BY OPEN DOORS INTERNATIONAL,

A MINISTRY TO THE PERSECUTED

CHURCH.

AFTER WEEKS OF FIGHTING

BETWEEN PHILIPPINE TROOPS

AND MUSLIMS, THE CONFLICT IN

ZAMBOANGA IS OVER.

AND NOW LEADERS FACE THE

DIFFICULT TASK OF REBUILDING

THEIR COMMUNITY AND HELPING

RESIDENTS MOVE FORWARD.

SURPRISINGLY, IT IS AN AREA

WHERE CHURCHES ARE REACHING

OUT TO THE MOSTLY MUSLIM

VICTIMS.

LUCILLE REPORTS FROM

ZAMBOANGA.

Reporter: CRISTINA IS

STILL SHAKEN AS SHE RECOUNTS

HOW GOD MIRACULOUSLY SAVED

HER FROM BEING A HOSTAGE AT

THE HEIGHT OF THE FIGHTING.

SHE WENT UP TO HER ROOM TO

REST, WHEN THE MUSLIM REBELS

BARGED INTO THEIR BOARDING

HOUSE AND TOOK WITH THEM HER

THREE FEMALE HOUSEMATES.

I CRIED OUT TO GOD TO

HELP ME AND SURRENDERED

EVERYTHING TO HIM.

A MORTER EXPLODED NEAR OUR

HOUSE, AND I COULD HEAR

EMPTY SHELLS FALL ON THE

ROOF LIKE RAIN.

AFTER TWO DAYS, I MANAGED TO

GET OUT OF THE HOUSE AND

LEAVE THE PLACE BY

PRETENDING TO BE MUSLIM.

THE CONFLICT IN ZAMBOANGA IS

NOT ABOUT RELIGION, BUT THAT

DIDN'T STOP THE MUSLIM

REBELS FROM DETAINING

CHRISTIANS TO ACT AS HUMAN

SHIELDS.

CRISTINA NOW STAYS AT THEIR

CHURCH.

HER PASTOR, YOLI, ALSO

SHARES THE HORRIFYING

ACCOUNTS OF HER RELATIVES

WHO WERE HELD HOSTAGE FOR

MORE THAN A WEEK.

EIGHT OF MY RELATIVES

WERE DETAINED BY THE MLNF.

THEY SAID THEY WERE ORDERED

TO WALK UNDER THE HEAT OF

THE SUN, AND THEY BEHEADED

WITH THEIR MACHETES, THOSE

WHO BECAME WEAK, AND THREW

THE DEAD BODIES IN THE

HOUSES THEY BURNED.

Reporter: PASTOR YOLI

AND HER HUSBAND SHOULDERED

THE CARING OF THE REFUGEES,

ESPECIALLY THE INFANTS.

WHEN I PRAYED TO GOD, HE

TOLD ME THIS IS THE TIME FOR

THE CHURCHES TO GO OUT AND

FULFILL MATTHEW 25, THAT

SAYS TO FEED THE HUNGRY AND

TO CLOTHE THEM.

WE WENT TO THE STADIUM AND

BROUGHT WITH US MUSLIM

MOTHERS AND LITTLE BABIES

WHO WERE JUST TWO WEEKS

OLD.

PASTOR YOLI IS GRATEFUL TO

PARTNER WITH CBN.

WE NOW HAVE 130 EVACUEES,

BUT WE DON'T HAVE THE

CAPABILITY TO SUPPLY ALL

THEIR NEEDS.

THAT IS WHY WE WERE VERY

HAPPY WHEN CBN CAME TO

ZAMBOANGA.

THEY UNITED OUR CHURCHES AND

EMPOWERED US TO HELP OUR

COMMUNITIES.

WE ARE ABLE TO GIVE FOOD NOT

ONLY TO THE EVACUEES, BUT TO

THE MILITARY AS WELL.

ALL THESE YEARS WE ARE

PRAYING FOR THE ENRICHED

PEOPLE'S GROUPS AND NOW THEY

HAVE COME OUT AND WE CAN

EASILY REACH OUT TO THEM.

MOST OF THE EVACUEES IN THIS

SCHOOL COME FROM THE

MUSLIM-DOMINATED VILLAGES

THAT ARE INDIFFERENT TO THE

CHRISTIANS.

AND THAT IS WHY THE CHURCH

VOLUNTEERS ARE HAPPY TO HAVE

BEEN GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY

TO SERVE THEM AND TO SHARE

WITH THEM THE LOVE OF

CHRIST.

ONE MUSLIM EVACUEE TOLD ME,

YOU ARE DIFFERENT.

THE MUSLIMS HOSTAGE THE

CHRISTIANS, AND YET IN

RETURN YOU CARE FOR US.

I AM A MUSLIM, AND I HAVE

NEVER ENTERED A CHURCH

BEFORE.

THIS IS THE FIRST TIME.

BUT HERE I AM HAPPY BECAUSE

WE ARE SAFE AND

COMFORTABLE.

AND THE CHRISTIANS GIVE US

EVERYTHING THAT WE NEED,

ESPECIALLY FOR MY

GRANDCHILDREN.

Reporter: OUR CITY IS

FACING A DIFFICULT CRISIS,

BUT GOD'S PURPOSE STILL

PREVAILS.

WHAT THE ENEMY MEANT FOR

EVIL, GOD TURNS INTO GOOD.

IT IS A TIME FOR GOD'S LOVE

TO SHINE.

LUCILLE TALUSEN, CBN NEWS,

ZAMBOANGA, PHILIPPINES.

UP NEXT, THIS FAMILY IS

BACK TOGETHER AFTER THE

GOVERNMENT TOOK THEIR

CHILDREN.

BUT GERMANY'S WAR ON

HOME-SCHOOLERS CONTINUES.

VUND LICT

THE U.S. GOVERNMENT

SHUTDOWN WILL LIKELY MEAN

ANOTHER WEEKEND OF CANCELLED

CHURCH SERVICES ON AMERICAN

MILITARY BASES.

SOME CATHOLIC PRIESTS HAVE

BEEN PREVENTED FROM CARRYING

OUT THEIR DUTIES AS

CHAPLAINS.

THEIR ON FURLOUGH BECAUSE

THEY'RE CONSIDERED

NON-ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL.

AFTER REPORTS OF PRIESTS

BEING BARRED FROM SERVING

THEIR PARISHIONERS, THE U.S.

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

OVERWHELMING PASSED A

RESOLUTION ALLOWING

CHAPLAINS TO KEEP WORKING

DURING THE SHUTDOWN.

THEY SAID THE DOOR WAS

LOCKED, GO AWAY.

AND TRYING TO DEAL WITH

PARISHIONERS COMING INTO THE

PARKING LOT AND UPSET, AND

THEY'RE THERE TO CELEBRATE

THEIR FAITH.

UNNECESSARY PAIN IS BEING

INTERJECTED IN THE POLITICAL

DEBATE.

THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THERE

HAVE BEEN 16 SUNDAYS SINCE

THE MID-CENTURY, AND THIS IS

THE FIRST TIME THIS

ADMINISTRATION CHOSE TO LOCK

THE DOOR ON PEOPLE, MEN AND

WOMEN OF FAITH.

THE CONGRESSMAN'S CAMP

SAYS BARRING PRIESTS AND

CLOSING WAR MEMORIALS ARE

SCEALS OF TH EXAMPLES OF

THE ADMINISTRATION'S PAIN.

DALE HURD HAS THIS

DISTURBING REPORT ON THE

GERMAN GOVERNMENT'S

CRACKDOWN ON

HOME-SCHOOLERS.

Reporter: ANOTHER

GERMAN HOME-SCHOOLING FAMILY

WAS RIPPED APART WHEN AN

ARMY OF GERMAN POLICE

OFFICERS AND SOCIAL WORKERS

SURROUNDED THE HOME OF THE

VUNDERLICHTS NEAR FRANKFURT

A FEW WEEKS AGO, AND TOOK

AWAY THEIR CHILDREN.

THEIR ONLY CRIME WAS

HOME-SCHOOLING.

AFTER AN INTERNATIONAL

OUTCRY AND A COURT HEARING,

THE VUNDERLICHT CHILDREN

WERE RETURNED.

BUT THIS WAS NOT A VICTORY

FOR HOME-SCHOOLING OR

PARENTS' RIGHTS IN.

BECAUSE THEY HAVE BEEN

FORCED TO SEND THEIR

CHILDREN TO SCHOOL AND THEY

STILL DO NOT HAVE CUSTODY.

MIKE DONNELLY WITH THE

HOME-SCHOOL DEFENSE

ASSOCIATION.

THIS IS A VICTORY FOR A

TOTALATARIAN REGIME THAT IS

BENT ON DICTATING TO PARENTS

WHAT THEY CAN AND CANNOT DO

REGARDING THEIR CHILDREN'S

EDUCATION.

THEY BELIEVE THAT THE

HOME-SCHOOLING IS CHILD

ABUSE AND SUBVERSIVE.

THE CHIEF CONTROL IS THE

JUGENDAMT.

IT IS A FAMILY AGENCY THAT

HAS EXTRAORDINARY POWER.

COURT DOCUMENTS SHOW THAT

THE JUGENDAMT IS ALLOWED TO

LIE IN COURT AND IGNORE

JUDGE'S ORDERS.

NO GERMAN PARENT WANTS TO

RUN AFOUL OF THE JUGENDAMT.

IT CAN RUIN YOUR FAMILY.

WHEN WE FILMED THE

VUNDERLICHT FAMILY LAST

YEAR, THE CHILDREN WERE

OBVIOUSLY HAPPY AND

WELL-ADJUSTED AND LOVE THEIR

PARENTS.

IF YOU COULD SEE THEM

BEFORE.

THEY ARE SO JOYFUL.

THE CHILDREN HAVE A

PARADISE.

IF YOU LOOK OUT IN OUR

GARDEN AND SEE THEY CAN DO

THEIR INTERESTS, AND THEY

HAVE A VERY HAPPY LIFE.

Reporter: BUT THE

JUGENDAMT HAS TAKEN PLENTY

OF HAPPY AND HEALTHY

CHILDREN, TOO.

THE ARBITRARY AND CAPRICIOUS

WAY THE JUGENDAMT MOVES

AGAINST GOOD FAMILIES LED

SOME TO THE CONCLUSION THAT

THE SYSTEM AMOUNTS TO A

CHILD TRAFFICKING OPERATION,

WHERE A STEADY SUPPLY OF

CHILDREN IS NEEDED TO MAKE

SURE FOSTER HOMES, SOCIAL

WORKERS, AND COURT-APPOINTED

EXPERTS GET PAID.

THERE IS A SYSTEM OF

PERSONS, SOCIAL WORKERS,

TEACHERS, PSYCHOTHERAPISTS,

THEY LIVE ON CHILDREN BEING

TAKEN OUT OF FAMILY.

WE CALL IT INDUSTRY.

Reporter: COROLLA IS A

PSYCHOLOGIST WHO HAS WORKED

FOR THE JUGENDAMT ON SEVERAL

CASES.

THERE ARE HOMES WITH

EMPTY BEDS, AND THEY NEED

CHILDREN.

AND THEY CALL THE JUGENDAMT

AND ASK DO YOU HAVE A CHILD

FOR US?

THEY DESTROY HUMANITY.

Reporter: DERK AND

PETRA VUNDERLICHT BELIEVE IN

THEIR CASE, GOD INTERVENED

AND TURNED THE JUDGE'S HEART

TO RETURN THEIR CHILDREN.

BUT IT IS NOT AT ALL CLEAR

HOW LONG THEY WILL HAVE

THEM.

THEIR ATTORNEY...

IN A FEW MONTHS, THE

COURT WILL HAVE A LOOK ON

THE FAMILY AND THEN WILL

DECIDE WHAT WILL HAPPEN WITH

CUSTODY IN GENERAL.

Reporter: MIKE DONNELLY

SAYS THE INTERNATIONAL

COMMUNITY NEEDS TO PUT MORE

PRESSURE ON GERMANY TO

RESPECT HUMAN RIGHTS.

TODAY RUSSIA HAS MORE

EDUCATIONAL FREEDOM THAN

GERMANY.

WE ARE VERY CONCERNED

ABOUT GERMANY'S BEHAVIOR IN

THIS AREA.

WE'RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO

PUT PRESSURE ON GERMANY, TO

MAKE THEM CHANGE THE WAY

THEY TREAT PARENTS.

WHAT THEY'RE DOING IS

WRONG.

THEY'RE PERSECUTING PARENTS

THAT CHOOSE TO EDUCATE THEIR

CHILDREN AT HOME, AND THEY

NEED TO STOP DOING THAT.

Reporter: BUT FOR NOW,

THE VUNDERLICHT CHILDREN ARE

JUST HAPPY TO BE HOME.

DALE HURD, CBN NEWS.

COMING UP, IT'S ONE OF

THE HOTTEST PARTY

DESTINATIONS IN THE

MEDITERRANEAN.

BUT A SMALL BAND OF

BELIEVERS CLAIM TH THE

DEVIL'S ISLAND FOR GOD.

MEDITERRANEAN ISLAND OF

MAJORCA BELONGS TO SPAIN,

BUT SOME SAY IT BELONGS TO

THE DEVIL.

DOZENS OF TOURISTS COME HERE

TO PARTY NON STOP IN THE

ISLAND'S DISCOTHEQUES.

BUT THIS YEAR A SMALL GROUP

ARRIVED ON A CULTURAL

MISSION.

ANDREA EXPLAINS.

Reporter: 10 MILLION

TOURISTS VISIT THE ISLAND OF

MAJORCA EVERY YEAR.

NEARLY A THIRD OF GERMANS,

WHO GATHER AT THE PLACE

WHERE THEY DO EVERYTHING

THEY ARE ASHAMED TO DO AT

HOME.

THIS YEAR VISITORS WERE

SURPRISED BY SOME UNUSUAL

ENCOUNTERS.

THERE WAS ONE PERSON WITH

PAIN IN HIS FOOT.

WHEN WE PRAYED, HIS PAIN WAS

ALL GONE IMMEDIATELY.

HE HAD AN AMAZING ENCOUNTER

WITH GOD.

HE PUT HIS HAND ON MY

KNEE AND PRAYED FOR 3450E,

ME, AND AFTER THAT, I HAVE

TO SAY I WAS COMPLETELY

SURPRISED THAT IT WORKED.

THE PAIN REALLY WAS GONE.

IT REALLY WORKED!

Reporter: DENNIS WAS

ONE OF SEVERAL WHO SAID HE

WAS HEALED.

AND MANY BECAME BELIEVERS.

WHY ARE YOU HERE AT THE

BALESHMAN?

THAT IS THE QUESTION I'M

ASKED THE MOST FREQUENTLY.

THIS IS THE LAST PLACE ON

EARTH I WOULD HAVE

EXPECTEDED FOR SOMEONE TO

TALK TO ME ABOUT GOD.

EVERY NIGHT I SPEAK TO SO

MANY PEOPLE, AND IF THE

MOMENT COMES WHERE THEY

SENSE THE PRESENCE OF GOD

AROUND THEM, THROUGH

PRAYERS, THROUGH WORDS, SOME

BEGIN TO CRY.

THIS PRAYER THING REALLY

MAKES PEOPLE HAPPY, TO HEAR

SOMEBODY SAY THERE IS A GOD

WHO BELIEVES IN YOU.

I DON'T KNOW, I CAN'T

DESCRIBE IT.

IT IS REALLY COOL.

Reporter: EACH OF THE

50 MISSIONARIES FOLLOWED A

SIMPLE STRATEGY, ASKING

PEOPLE IF THEY HAD A NEED

THEY COULD PRAY FOR RIGHT

THEN.

SOON PEOPLE WERE SEEKING

THEM OUT FOR PRAYER.

SIM LEE THA SIMPLY THAT

YOU GUYS COME TO MAJORCA AND

SPEND TIME AMONG ALL OF THE

DRUNK AND AGGRESSIVE PEOPLE

AND PRAY FOR THEM, THAT IS

REALLY UNIQUE.

WHEN SOMEBODY PRAYED FOR US

THE FIRST TIME, WE BOTH GOT

GOOSE BUMPS.

IT MAKES US HAPPY.

IT MAKES US HAPPY.

Reporter: RESPONSES

LIKE THESE ENCOURAGED TEAM

MEMBERS.

ESPECIALLY HERE WHERE

DARKNESS SEEMS TO BE THE

GREATEST, GOD DELIGHTS IN

DISPLAYING HIS LIGHT AND

GLORY.

*

Reporter: BASED ON THE

SUCCESS OF THE MAJORCA

MISSION, ELSER HOPES TO

DOUBLE THE SIZE OF NEXT

YEAR'S TEAM TO 100

VOLUNTEERS.

ANDREA GARRETT, CBN NEWS.

*

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WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

THREE WEEKS AFTER MASSIVE

STORMS BROUGHT DEVASTATION

TO LARGE AREAS OF SOUTHERN

MEXICO, THOUSANDS OF VICTIMS

ARE STILL STUNNED BY THEIR

LOSS.

CBN AND "OPERATION BLESSING"

ARE ON THE SEEN, HELPING

PEOPLE TRYING TO RECOVER.

BEYOND THE CITY OF ACAPULCO,

WITH ITS LUXURIOUS BEACHES,

LIE COMMUNITIES UNTOUCHED.

THESE POVERTY-STRICKEN AREAS

WERE DEVASTATED LAST MONTH

WHEN MEXICO WAS PUNISHED BY

TWO POWERFUL STORMS.

OVER 100 DEAD, THOUSANDS

WOUNDED, AND A MILLION

PEOPLE AFFECTED.

MANY LOSING THEIR HOMES AND

LIVELIHOODS.

BUT SOME ARE RECEIVING

WELCOME RELIEF THANKS TO

"OPERATION BLESSING" AND CBN

MEXICO.

RESIDENTS URGENTLY NEEDED

SAFE DRINKING WATER, SO THE

TEAM INSTALLED WATER

PURIFICATION PLANTS, HELPING

THOUSANDS AVOID SICKNESS

FROM CONTAMINATED WATER.

IN OTHER COMMUNITIES, THEY

SET UP PORTABLE KITCHENS,

ALLOWING FLOOD VICTIMS TO

COOK SAFELY WITHOUT HAVING

TO CUT TREES FOR FIREWOOD.

I DON'T HAVE TO LOOK FOR

WOOD.

I DON'T HAVE TO CUT THE

TREES.

THE KITCHEN WORKS VERY

WELL.

Reporter:

"OPERATION BLESSING'S" SCOTT

HILL TRAVELLED TO MANY

DESPERATE COMMUNITIES.

THERE WAS NO WATER

ANYWHERE.

THEY COULDN'T DRINK WATER OR

USE WATER TO WASH ANYTHING.

"OPERATION BLESSING" PUT A

WATER PURIFICATION SYSTEM IN

AND THE FAMILIES WERE

INCREDIBLY THANKFUL.

ONE MAN WHO LIVED 30, 45

MINUTES AWAY, AND HE HAD

COME WALKING BECAUSE HIS

FAMILY DIDN'T HAVE CLEAN

DRINKING WATER.

Reporter: AND CBN'S

MEXICO DIRECTOR SAYS HIS

TIME BRINGS STORM VICTIMS A

MESSAGE OF HOPE.

WE ARRIVED TO THE HOUSE

OF ARELLO, AND HE LOST

EVERYTHING HE HAD.

AND HE WAS WONDERING HOW HE

WAS GOING TO SURVIVE BECAUSE

HE LOST HIS SMALL STORE.

"OPERATION BLESSING" AND CBN

ARRIVED AND BROUGHT A MOBILE

KITCHEN, AND THEN HE WAS

ABLE TO EAT EVERY DAY.

AND HE WAS ALSO ABLE TO

SHARE ALL OF THE FOOD WITH

HIS NEIGHBORS AND FAMILIES.

AND HE ASKED, AT THE END OF

THE VISIT, TO PRAY FOR HIM

AND HE WAS THANKFUL FOR GOD

BECAUSE HE PROVIDED FOR HIS

MEAL AND HIS SURVIVAL.

FOR DISASTER VICTIMS LIKE

THESE, SIMPLY KNOWING THERE

ARE PEOPLE WILLING TO COME

AND HELP MAKES A

DIFFERENCE.

CBN AND "OPERATION BLESSING"

WILL STAY IN THE AREA, TO

CONTINUE TO HELP MEXICO'S

STORM VICTIMS DURING THEIR

LONG RECOVERY.

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AND UNTIL THEN, GOOD-BYE AND

GOD BLESS YOU.

THANKS FOR JOINING US.

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