Christian World News – February 3, 2017


>>THE OFFICE IS SO
POWERFUL THAT YOU NEED GOD
EVEN MORE.
>>George: THIS WEEK AND
“CHRISTIAN WORLD NEWS,”
ONE-ON-ONE WITH PRESIDENT
DONALD TRUMP.
HEAR HIS PLANS FOR ISRAEL,
HELPING PERSECUTED
CHRISTIANS, AND HOW THE
JOB IS MAKING HIM LEAN
MORE ON GOD.
>>Wendy: PLUS…THEY’RE
YOUNG, THEY’RE PASSIONATE,
AND THEY’RE UNAFRAID.
SEE HOW THE NEXT
GENERATION OF CHRISTIANS
IS LIVING THE GOSPEL IN
CENTRAL ASIA.
>>George: AND…THEY’RE
COMING TO AMERICA FOR A
COLLEGE EDUCATION, BUT
THEY’R LEARNING ABOUT
JESUS.
*
>>George: HELLO,
EVERYONE.
WELCOME TO THIS WEEK’S
EDITION OF “CHRISTIAN
WORLD NEWS.”
I’M GEORGE THOMAS.
>>Wendy: AND I’M WENDY
GRIFFITH.
THAT SOUND BYTE WE JUST
HEARD FROM PRESIDENT
TRUMP, POWERFUL.
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP IS
PROVING TO BE A FIERCE
DEFIANDEDEFENDER OF RELIGIOUS
LIBERTY.
AND HE IS TALKING OPENLY
ABOUT SPIRITUALITY AND
FAITH.
JENNIFER WISHON REPORTS.
>>President Trump: I
WAS SWORN IN ON THE VERY
BIBLE FROM WHICH MY MOTHER
WOULD TEACH US AS YOUNG
CHILDREN.
AND THAT FAITH LIVES ON IN
MY HEART EVERY SINGLE DAY.
>>Jennifer: PERSONAL
REMARKS FROM THE NATION’S
45th PRESIDENT ABOUT HIS
CHRISTIAN FAITH.
>>President Trump: WHAT
I HEAR MOST OFTEN AS I
TRAVEL THE COUNTRY ARE
FIVE WORDS THAT NEVER,
EVER FAIL TO TOUCH MY
HEART: I AM PRAYING FOR
YOU.
>>Jennifer: HE TOLD
THOUSANDS GATHERED FOR THE
ANNUAL NATIONAL PRAYER
BREAKFAST THAT MONEY ISN’T
WHAT DEFINES SUCCESS.
>>President Trump: SO
EASILY WE FORGET THIS,
THAT THE QUALITY OF OUR
LIVES IS NOT DEFINED BY
OUR MATERIAL SUCCESS BUT
BY OUR SPIRITUAL SUCCESS.
I WILL TELL YOU THAT, AND
I TELL YOU THAT FROM
SOMEBODY THAT HAS HAD
MATERIAL SUCCESS.
>>Jennifer: AND HE SAYS
AMERICANS’ FREEDOMS COME
FROM GOD, NOT MAN.
>>President Trump:
AMONG THOSE FREEDOM IS THE
RIGHT TO WORSHIP ACCORDING
TO OUR OWN BELIEFS.
THAT IS WHY I WILL GET RID
OF AND TOTALLY DESTROY THE
JOHNSON AMENDMENT AND
ALLOW OUR REPRESENTATIVES
OF FAITH TO SPEAK FREELY
AND WITHOUT FEAR OF
RETRIBUTION.
I WILL DO THAT.
REMEMBER.
[APPLAUSE]
>>Jennifer: THE JOHNSON
AMENDMENT IS A TAX
REGULATION THAT PREVENTS
NON-PROFITRGANIZATIONS,
INCLUDING CHURCHES, FROM
SUPPORTING OR OPPOSING
POLITICAL CANDIDATES OF
THEIR CHOICE.
MANY SEE IT AS LIMITING
THEIR FREE SPEECH.
PRESIDENT TRUMP RENEWED
HIS PROMISE TO PROTECT
RELIGIOUS LIBERTY, BOTH IN
AMERICA AND ABROAD, A
FREEDOM HE SAYS IS UNDER
THREAT NOW MORE THAN EVER.
>>President Trump: MY
ADMINISTRATION WILL DO
EVERYTHING IN ITS POWER TO
DEFEND AND PROTECT
RELIGIOUS LIBERTY IN OUR
LAND.
>>Jennifer: SOME
AMERICANS SEE RELIGIOUS
LIBERTY AS CODE FOR
DISCRIMINATION.
CAN YOU KIND OF GIVE US
SENSE OF HOW THE PRESIDENT
VIEWS THIS?
>>WE HAVE FREEDOM OF
RELIGION IN THIS COUNTRY.
PEOPLE OUGHT TO BE ABLE TO
PRACTICE THEIR RELIGION,
EXPRESS THEIR RELIGION,
EXPRESS AREAS OF THEIR
FAITH WITHOUT REPRISAL.
I THINK THAT PENDULUM
SOMETIMES SWINGS THE OTHER
WAY IN THE NAME OF
POLITICAL CORRECTNESS.
I THINK THE PRESIDENT AND
THE VICE PRESIDENT BOTH
UNDERSTAND THAT ONE OF THE
THINGS THAT MAKES OUR
COUNTRY AND THIS DEMOCRACY
SO GREAT IS OUR ABILITY TO
EXPRESS OUR RELIGION, TO
BELIEVE IN FAITH, TO
EXPRESS IT, AND TO LIVE BY
IT.
AND THAT’S WHAT I THINK
THE IMPORTANT PART IS,
WHETHER IT IS A SMALL
BUSINESS OWNER OR AN
EMPLOYEE, HE WANTS TO HAVE
SOME DEGREE OF EXPRESSION
OF FAITH.
TOO OFTEN THOSE VOICES GET
PUSHED OUT IN THE NAME OF
POLITICAL CORRECTNESS.
>>Jennifer: THE TEXT OF
A POSSIBLE EXECUTIVE ORDER
ON RELIGIOUS LIBERTY WAS
LEAKED BEFORE THE PRAYER
BREAKFT, BUT SPICER SAYS
THERE ARE NO IMMEDIATE
PLANS FOR ANY SUCH
EXECUTIVE ACTIONS.
>>President Trump: WE
MUST NEVER, EVER STOP
ASKING GOD FOR THE WISDOM
TO SERVE THE PUBLIC
ACCORDING TO HIS WILL.
>>Jennifer: JENNIFER
WISHON, CBN NEWS.
>>George: THANK YOU,
JENNIFER.
THE PRESIDENT HAS BEEN IN
OFFICE FOR TWO WEEKS, AND
ALREADY HE IS OPENING UP
TO CBN NEWS ABOUT HIS
PLANS.
RECENTLY HE SAT DOWN WITH
DAVID BRODY AND THEY
TALKED ABOUT THE
U.S.-ISRAEL ROLE, THE ROLE
OF FAITH IN HIS LIFE, AND
HOW HE PLANS TO HELP
PERSUTED CHRISTIANS.
TAKE A LOOK.
>> David:
MR. PRESIDENT, THANK YOU
FOR INVITING CBN NEWS HERE
INTO THE WHITE HOUSE —
THE PEOPLE’S HOUSE.
THANK YOU, SIR.
>>President Trump:
THANK YOU, DAVID.
>> David: DO YOU LIKE
MR. PRESIDENT OR
MR. TRUMP?
>>President Trump: YOU
CAN CALL ME ANYTHING YOU
WANT. YOU’VE KNOWN ME FOR
A LONG TIME.
>> David: LET ME ASK
YOU ABOUT THE EMBASSY IN
JERUSALEM.
IT IS IMPORTANT FOR
EVANGELICALS.
ARE YOU COMMITTED TO DOING
THAT?
>>President Trump:
WELL, I’M LOOKING AT IT.
AS YOU KNOW, WE’VE
DISCUSSED THIS BEFORE AND
WE’RE STUDYING IT VERY,
VERY LONG AND HARD.
IT IS A VERY BIG DECISION.
BECAUSE EVERY PRESIDENT
FOR THE LAST NUMBER OF
PRESIDENTS, LARGE NUMBER,
THEY HAVE COME IN AND THEY
WERE GOING TO DO IT, AND
ALL OF A SUDDEN THEY
DECIDE THEY DON’T WANT TO
GET INVOLVED.
IT’S A BIG, BIG DECISION.
BUT WE’RE STUDYING THE
ISSUE RIGHT NOW.
I’VE ALWAYS LIKED THE
CONCEPT OF DOING IT.
I WILL TELL YOU THAT.
I’LL HAVE A DECISION IN
THE NOT TOO DISTANT
FUTURE.
>> David: ARE THE
CHANCES GOOD?
>>President Trump:
THERE IS CERTAINLY A
CHANCE OF IT, ABSOLUTELY.
WE’RE DOING VERY DETAILED
STUDIES ON THAT, AND IT
WILL COME OUT VERY SOON.
I HATE TO DO THAT BECAUSE
THAT IS NOT USUALLY ME,
STUDIES.
USUALLY I DO WHAT’S RIGHT.
BUT THIS HAS TWO SIDES TO
IT.
IT IS NOT EASY.
AND I’LL MAKE A DECISION
OVER THE NOT TOO DISTANT
FUTURE.
>> David: IT WOULDN’T
BE AN INTERVIEW BETWEEN US
IF I DIDN’T ASK A GOD
QUESTION, IF YOU WILL.
HOW HAS THAT SPIRITUAL
JOURNEY BEEN FOR YOU,
ESPECIALLY BEING HERE,
KNOWING THE GRAVITY OF THE
OFFICE?
DO YOU FEEL THE NEED TO
PRAY MORE?
WHERE ARE YOU ON THAT?
>>President Trump: I’LL
TELL YOU WHAT, I’VE ALWAYS
FELT THE NEED TO PRAY.
SO I WOULD SAY THAT THE
OFFICE IS SO POWERFUL THAT
YOU NEED GOD EVEN MORE
BECAUSE YOUR DECISIONS ARE
NO LONGER, GEE, I’M GOING
TO BUILD A BUILDING IN NEW
YORK OR I’M GOING TO DO
THAT.
THESE ARE QUESTIONS OF
MASSIVE LIFE AND DEATH,
EVEN WITH REGARD TO HEALTH
CARE.
WE’RE WORKING VERY HARD ON
HEALTH CARE.
BUT THERE YOU’RE TALKING
ABOUT LIFE AND DEATH.
AND YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT
BETTER LIVES.
PEOPLE LIVING BETTER
BECAUSE THEY HAVE BETTER
HEALTH CARE AT A LOWER
PRICE, WHICH WE’RE WORKING
VERY HARD ON.
SO, YEAH, YOU REALIZE
THESE DECISIONS ARE ALL SO
IMPORTANT.
THERE IS ALMOST NOT A
DECISION THAT YOU MAKE,
WHEN YOU’RE SITTING IN
THIS POSITION, THAT ISN’T
A REALLY LIFE-ALTERING
DECISION.
SO GOD COMES INTO IT EVEN
MORE SO.
>> David: PERSECUTED
CHRISTIANS, WE’VE TALKED
ABOUT THIS, OVERSEAS, AND
THE REFUGEE CHANGES THAT
YOU’RE LOOKING TO MAKE, AS
IT RELATES TO PERS CUTEE PERSECUTED
CHRISTIAN, DO YOU SEE THEM
AS A PRIORITY?
>>President Trump: YES.
IF YOU WERE A CHRISTIAN IN
SYRIA, IT WAS
IMPOSSIBLE — AT LEAST
VERY, VERY TOUGH TO GET
INTO THE UNITED STATES.
IF YOU WERE A MUSLIM, YOU
COULD COME IN.
BUT IF YOU WERE A
CHRISTIAN, IT WAS ALMOST
IMPOSSIBLE.
AND THE REASON THAT WAS SO
UNFAIR IS THAT —
EVERYBODY WAS PERSECUTED
IN ALL FAIRNESS, THEY WERE
CHOPPING OFF THE HEADS OF
EVERYBODY, BUT MORE SO THE
CHRISTIANS.
AND I THOUGHT IT WAS VERY,
VERY UNFAIR.
SO WE ARE GOING TO HELP
THEM.
>> David:
MR. PRESIDENT, A PLEASURE.
THANK YOU.
>>President Trump:
THANK YOU.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH,
DAVID.
>>George: THAT IS JUST
A PORTION OF WHAT THE
PRESIDENT HAD TO SAY.
TO SEE THE FULL INTERVIEW,
INCLUDING HIS THOUGHTS ON
THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD AND
RELIGIOUS FREEDOM HERE IN
AMERICA, GO TO OUR WEBSITE
AT cbnnews.com.
>>Wendy: SYRIAN
CHRISTIAN REFUGEES DO HAVE
A HARDER TIME GETTING INTO
THE U.S.
IN THE 2016 FISCAL YEAR,
THE U.S. ACCEPTED 12,587
SYRIAN REFUGEES.
ONLY 64 OF THEM, OR HALF
OF 1%, WERE CHRISTIAN.
EVEN THOUGH ABOUT 10% OF
SYRIANS ARE CHRISTIANS.
THE U.N. SAID FEWER
CHRISTIAN REFUGEES ARE
APPLYING FOR ASYLUM.
THEY SAY THEY ARE
PERSECUTED IN THE U.N.
CAMPS, AND DON’T WANT TO
LIVE THERE, WHICH CUTS
THEM OFF FROM THE REFUGEE
PROCESS.
>>George: WHILE MANY
CHRISTIANS ARE FLEEING
SYRIA TO SAVE THEIR LIVES,
SOME CHOOSE TO SAY.
DAROLD DONG LEFT THE CITY
OF ALEPPO IN ASHES, BUT A
STRONG CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY
LIVES IN THE DDLE OF
THAT RUBBLE.
THIS CONGRESSWOMAN VISITED
THEM TO ASK THEM WHY.
THEIR MESSAGE IS A
POWERFUL ONE FOR EVERYONE.
>>THEY BOMBED THE CHURCH
AND THEY WERE HAPPY ON
THEIR WEBSITES, BEING
PROUD TO SAY THAT THEY
DESTROYED THE PEOPLE WHO
WORSHIPPED THREE GODS.
THEY BELIEVE AS
CHRISTIANS, WE BELIEVE IN
THREE GODS.
THEY THOUGHT THAT THE
CHURCH WAS THE BUILDING,
BUT THE CHURCH WAS NEVER
THE BUILDING.
THE CHURCH IS THE
COMMUNITY.
WE KNOW WE ARE CALLED TO
BE THE SALT OF THE WORLD
AND THE LIGHT OF THE
WORLD.
>>George: DESPITE THE
SUFFERING, THE EVANGELICAL
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF
ALEPPO SAY THEY WILL NOT
STOP FILLING THEIR CITY
WITH THE GOSPEL.
>>Wendy: WLL, COMING
UP, THEY LIV IN THE DARK
SHADOW O ISLAMIC
EXTREMISM, YET THEY ARE
UNAFRAID TO SHINE THE
LIGHT OF JESUS CHRIST.
THEIR STORY, WHEN WE COME
BACK.
>>Wendy: WELCOME BACK.
A CZECH CHRISTIAN AIDE
WORKER IN SUDAN HAS BEEN
SENT TO 20 YEARS IN
PRISON.
THEY FOUND PETER JASIK
GUILTY OF SPYING AND
ENTERING THE COUNTRY
WITHOUT A VISA.
HE WAS ARRESTED IN 2015
FOR CROSSING ILLEGALL
INTO T COU’S
COOFAN STATE.
THAT AREA HAS SEEN
HORRIO I
RERS.
>>EVERY DAY DESTROYING
THE SCHOOL, EVEN THE
FACILITIES, THE HEALTH
CENTERS, THE CHURCHES, AND
EVERYTHING.
>>Wendy: THE CZECH
GOVERNMENT IS TRYING TO
NEGOTIATE HIS RELEASE.
PLEASE KEEP HIM IN PRAYER.
>>>WELL, GEORGE, THE
SPREAD OF ISLAMIC
TERRORISM IN 2016, MAKING
IT THE WORST YEAR FOR
CHRISTIAN PERSECUTION,
DESPITE SO MUCH PRAYER?
>>George: EXACTLY.
AND IN CENTRAL ASIA, THE
FOLKS THERE FACE DAILY
HARASSMENT FOR SHARING THE
GOSPEL.
DESPITE THAT, THE YOUNG
CHRISTIAN PROFESSIONALS
ARE NOT AFRAID TO LIVE OUT
THE MESSAGE OF CHRIST IN
THEIR SOCIETY.
I MET WITH THEM IN THE
NATION OF KYRGYZSTAN AND
ITS CAPITAL CITY.
A CHRISTIAN LIVING IN ANY
OF THE FIVE FORMER SOV YET
REPUBLIC OF UZBEKISTAN,
KYRZAKHSTAN, AND OTHERS
CAN EXPECT INTIMIDATION,
HARASSMENT, AND JAIL TIME
FOR TELLING OTHERS ABOUT
THEIR FAITH.
THIS MAN IS FROM
UZBEKISTAN.
>>I AM CALLED TO BE A
WITNESS FOR CHRIST, BUT
THAT HAS BEEN A DANGEROUS
CALLING.
>>George: MAXIM LIVES
IN NORTHERN UZBEKISTAN.
>>WHEN THE AUTHORITIES
LEARN THAT SOMEONE
CONVERTED TO CHRISTIANITY,
THEY WILL GATHER THE
FAMILY AND BRING
BEFORE ELDERS.
THE CONVERT ST BEFORE
THE GROUP AND HAS TO
DECIDE BETWEEN FAITH AND
FAMILY.
>>George: 25 YEARS
AFTER THE SOVIET UNION
DISAPPEARED, THE FIVE
SO-CALLED STAND STATES
HAVE BECOME REPRESSIVE AND
HOSTILE TOWARDS PEOPLE OF
FAITH.
IN RECENT YEARS,
CHRISTIANS HAVE COME UNDER
INTENSE PRECIOUS HERE IN
CENTRAL ASIA.
IN FACT, IN AN ATTEMPT TO
CRACK DOWN ON RADICAL
ISLAM, THESE FIVE
GOVERNMENTS HAVE ACTED
LAWS CURBING THEIR
ACTIVITIES.
BUT HERE IS THE PROBLEM:
INSTEAD OF GOING AFTER
MUSLIMS, THESE GOVERNMENTS
ARE USING THESE LAWS TO GO
AFTER CHRISTIANS.
DR. MICHAEL FOLLOWS
RELIGIOUS FREEDOM ISSUES
IN THE FORMER SOVIET
UNION.
>>THESE LAWS HAVE FORCED
CHRISTIANS TO BE MORE
CREATIVE AND INVENT NEW
APPROACHES TO SHARING THE
GOSPEL.
>>George: HE SAYS WHILE
CHURCHES AND CHRISTIAN
ORGANIZATIONS WAVE
SUSPICION, INDIVIDUAL
RELATIONSHIPS GO VIRTUALLY
UNNOTICED.
>>WE ARE DISCOVERING
BEING A WITNESS FOR CHRIST
IN THE WORKPLACE IS
PROBABLY THE ONLY SAFE
FORM OF EVANGELIZATION.
>>George: ON A RECENT
SATURDAY MORNING, HUNDREDS
OF YOUNG CHRISTIANS FROM
ACROSS THE RGION MET FOR
THE FIRSTVER THE NEXT
GENERATION’S LEADERS
INITIATIVE.
IT WAS THE BRAINCHILD OF
SERGEI.
>>IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO
OVERSTATE THE SIGNIFICANCE
OF THE GATHERING.
>>George: HE GREW UP IN
THE FORMER SOVIET UNION
AND REMEMBERS WHAT IT WAS
LIKE AT A YOUNG CHRISTIAN
TRYING TO DISCOVER HIS
PURPOSE IN LIFE.
>>I WAS NOT ALLOWED TO
STUDY IN THE UNIVERSITIES
BECAUSE I WAS A CHRISTIAN.
AND THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE
TERRITORY OF THE SOVIET
UNION, YOU COULD NOT FIND
EVEN ONE CHRISTIAN
PROFESSOR, CHRISTIAN
DOCTOR, OR CHRISTIAN
LAWYER.
EVEN THE WORD BUSINESS WAS
A FOREIGN WORD FOR
CHRISTIANS AT THAT TIME.
>>George: HE BROUGHT
TOGETHER ENTREPRENEURS,
DOCTORS, EDUCATORS,
LAWYERS, ANDED MEDIA AND MEDIA EXPERTS
TO TEACH YOUNG
PROFESSIONALS HOW TO BE
EFFECTIVE WITNESS FOR
CHRIST IN THE MARKETPLACE.
>>THIS IS A GENERATION
THAT DIDN’T GROW UP IN A
SECULAR AND REPRESSIVE
SOVIET MINDSET.
SO THEY HAVE A UNIQUE
PERSPECTIVE AND GIFTS AND
TALENTS THAT CAN BRING
INFORMATION INTO THEIR
COMMUNITIES.
>>George: 31-YEAR-OLD
ORMON WORKS AT AN I.T.
SPECIALIST FROM
KYRZAKHSTAN.
>>I AM LEARNING THAT
BUILDING LONG-TERM
RELATIONSHIPS IS VITAL.
>>George: 17-YEAR-OLD
MIRIAM TEACHES ENGLISH IN
PAKISTAN.
>>MY PARENTS AND ALL OF
MY RELATIVES ARE AGAINST
ME BECAUSE I’M A
CHRISTIAN.
>>George: SHE SAYS
MEETING OTHERS WHO HAVE
ALSONDURED MUCH FOR
THEIR FAITH AND STILL WANT
TO BE USED BY GOD WAS A
HUGE ENCOURAGEMENT.
>>THIS GATHERING IS ALSO
IMPORTANT BECAUSE IT IS
TEACHING US HOW TO SAFELY
COMBINE OUR PROFESSION
WITH OUR PASSION FOR
CHRIST.
>>TO SEE A LOT OF YOUNG
PEOPLE WHO ARE REALLY
INTERESTED IN BEING USEFUL
FOR GOD IS INSPIRING FOR
ME.
AND IT IS A WONDERFUL
OPPORTUNITY TO NE NETWORK
WITH OTHERS.
>>George: HE SAYS IT IS
UP TO THESE YOUNG
PROFESSIONALS TO INSTILL
BIBLICAL VALUES INTO THEIR
SOCIETY.
ONLY THEN WILL THEY SEE
LASTING CHANGE.
>>EVEN THOUGH ISLAM IS
THE DOMINANT RELIGION AND
RADICAL ISLAM IS BECOMING
MORE INFLUENTIAL HERE, I
AM SO BLESSED TO WITNESS
THE COURAGE AND CONFIDENCE
DEMONSTRATED BY YOUNG
CHRISTIANS IN CENTRAL
ASIA.
>>George: IT IS REALLY
COOL BECAUSE IN THESE
SOCIETIES — YOU KNOW,
HERE IN THE U.S. YOU CAN
SHARE THE GOSPEL WITH
SOMEBODY OVER A CUP OF
COFFEE.
YOU’RE NOT AFRAID OF
SOMEBODY WALKING IN AND
ARRESTING YOU.
HERE THEY HAVE TO BE
REALLY CAREFUL.
IT IS LONG-TERM
RELATIONSHIPS, AND YET
THEY WANT TO CONTINUE
TALKING ABOUT JESUS
CHRIST.
>>Wendy: A GREAT STORY.
>>>UP NEXT, CHINESE
STUDENTS ARE COMING TO
AMERICA IN PURSUIT OF A
COLLEGE EDUCATION, BUT
MANY ARE FINDING MUCH MORE
THAN THEY BARGAINED FOR.
>>Wendy: U.S. CAMPUS
MINISTRIES ARE GOING IN
POPULARITY AMONG
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS.
MANY OF THEM ARE
OVERCOMING THE CULTURE
SHOCK AND FINDING COMFORT
IN JESUS.
MUNG FI LEE EXPLAINS.
>>Reporter: LAUGHTER,
GAMES, FD AND FUN.
FOR ESTHER AND MARK,
FRIDAY NIGHTS ARE ABOUT
MORE THAN JUST EATING A
FREE DINNER AT CHURCH.
THEY COME FOR A SPECIAL
PURPOSE.
THOUSANDS OF CHISE
STUDENTS COME TOHE
UNITED STATES FOR ADVANCED
EDUCATION.
FRESH OFF THE BOAT, MANY
ARE PROFESSED ATHEISTS,
BUT SOME ARE FINDING
CHRIST THROUGH CAMPUS
MINISTRIES.
ACCORDING TO INTERVARSITY
CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP, IN
2015, MORE THAN 304,000
CHINESE WERE ENROLLED IN
AMERICAN COLLEGES AND
UNIVERSITIES.
12% OF THEM ACCEPTED
CHRIST.
REGENT UNIVERSITY STUDENT
LI SHUNG STRUGGLED WITH
CULTURE SHOCK AFTER
ARRIVING IN VIRGINIA
BEACH.
>>Through Translator:
LONELINESS WERE YOU WAS TOTALLY
UNAAVOIDABLE FOR ME.
THEN I WAS INVITED TO A
CHURCH DINNER ON FRIDAY
NIGHTS.
IT FELSTRANGE THAT THE
PEOPLE THERE SHARED AN
AMAZING DINNER THERE WITH
ME AND START TO TALK TO
ME AS FRIENDS AND BUDDIES.
CBN NEWS JOINED SOME
MEMBERS OF AGAPE CHURCH.
THEIR MAIN FOCUS WAS TO
INVITE FOREIGN STUDENTS TO
CHURCH.
CONTEMPORARY MUSIC IS AN
IMPORTANT PART OF THEIR
OUTREACH.
SOME PEOPLE PASSING BY AT
THE PARK WERE DEEPLY
TOUCHED BY THEIR
PASSIONATE PERFORMANCE FOR
JESUS.
*
>>Reporter: SINGER JOSE
PATTA WELCOMES THE
PARTNERSHIP.
>>WE HAVE BEEN PRAYING
FOR YEARS TO HAVE A
CHINESE CHURCH ON OUR
SIDE, CAPABLE OF
COMMUNICATING THE GOSPEL
TO THEM.
THIS YEAR WE HAVE THE
COMMUNNITY CHURCCOMMUNITY CHURCH IS
HELPING US SHARE THE
GOSPEL WITH TOURISTS
COMING FROM CHINA, AND
STUDENTS, WHO SPEAK ONLY
CHINESE.
>>Reporter: MUSIC IS
ONE WAY TO BRIDGE THE GAP
WITH THE FOREIGN COLLEGE
STUDENTS.
>>Through Translator:
MANY STUDENTS HAVE TOLD ME
THEY HAVE NEVER HEARD OF
THIS TYPE OF MUSIC.
ALTHOUGH THEY DON’T KNOW
JESUS, THEY CAN SIT THERE
QUIETLY TO LISTEN AND FEEL
THE MUSIC.
THEY LOVE THOSE SONGS.
>>Reporter: OVER TIME
E CHRISTIANS ESTABLISHED
RELATIONSHIPS WITH THE
STUDENTS.
AS A RESULT, THEY BECAME
MORE WILLING TO DISCUSS
FAITH AND THE BIBLE.
E STUDENTS’ LIVES
CHANGED BECAUSE CHURCH
MEMBERS MINISTERED TO
THEM, AND HELPED THEM
UNDERSTAND THE CHRISTIAN
FAITH.
>>Through Translator:
I’VE NEVER THOUGHT ABOUT
THE WORD “SIN.”
THE MORE I READ ABOUT IT,
THE MORE QUESTIONS I HAD.
I EVEN COMPARED
CHRISTIANITY WITH OTHER
RELIGIONS.
WHEN I GOT REALLY
CONFUSED, I TRIED TO PRAY
LIKE OTHER CHRISTIANS DO.
I FELT GOD WAS NEXT TO ME,
AND CHURCH LEADERS BEGAN
TO EXPLAIN MORE TO ME.
>>Through Translator:
THE PURPOSE OF THIS
MINISTRY IS TO ALLOW
CHINESE MILLENNIALS TO
KNOW JESUS.
THEY ARE LIVING IN THE
U.S., AND THEY WILL FACE
TRIALS A UNCERTAINTIES.
OUR CHURCH PROVIDES HELP
TO THEM.
AND WE WANT THEM TO FEEL
THE SAME LOVE THAT JESUS
GAVE US ALL.
AND SHARE THAT LOVE WITH
OTHERS ONCE THEY RETURN
HOME.
>>Through Translator:
AS A CHURCH, WE WANT TO
USE OUR RESOURCES TO
CHANGE THE CHINESE YOUNG
PEOPLE RIGHT HERE IN THE
U.S.
GOD GAVE US A MISSION TO
MAKE DISCIPLES OF ALL
PEOPLE, ALL RACES, AND ALL
NATIONS.
MUNG FI LEE, C NEWS,
VIRGINIA.
>>George: AND FINALLY
ON THE BROADCAST THIS
WEEK, ISRAEL’S GROWING
CONSTRUCTION SITES HAVE
UNCOVERED SOME ANCIENT
TREASURES.
>>Wendy: JULIE STAAL
SHOWS US WHAT
ARCHEOLOGISTS ARE FINDING.
>>Reporter: HERE IN
ISRAEL’S CENTRAL PLAINS, A
BUILDING BOOM DOTS THE
SKYLINE WITH CRANES, IN
PLACES LIKE ROSHA INE.
THE ISRAEL ANTIQUITIES
AUTHORITY CONDUCTS WHAT IT
CALLS A SALVAGE
EXCAVATION.
>>WE STARTED DIGGING
HERE.
AND WE DIDN’T KNOW WHAT WE
WERE GOING TO FIND.
AFR THREEONTHS, WE
EXPOSED LARGE THI
>>THE
MANY
IMPRESSIVE RURAL CHURCHES
AND MONASTERIES IN THE
AREA SHOWED THA
CHRISTIANITY SPREAD
RAPIDLY AROUND THE
CENTURY.
ADMADMET SAYS THE BIZANTINE
CHURCH IS COLOD WITH
RF
AND THERE IS A GREAT
INSCRIPTION AT THE
ENTRANCE.
>>IT IS EXACTLY LE
TODAY.
PEOPLE WANT TO KNOW TO
GIVE THE MONEY.
YOU HAVE T KNOW IT IS
VERY EXPENSIVE TO BUILD
THIS.
>>Reporter: THE
INSCRIPTION SAYS THIS WAS
BUILT UNDER THEODOSIA, THE
PRIEST.
PEACE BE WITH YOU WHEN YOU
COME, AND PEACE BE B WITH
YOU WHEN YOU GO.
>>>THE COMPOUND INCLUDED
LIVING QUARTERS, STABLES,
AND AN OLIVE OIL PRESS.
HE SAYS THOSE WOULD NOT
HAVE BEENUILT WITHOU
THHELP OF THE CHURCH.
>>THE MAIN THEM OF THIS
MONASTERY IS TAKECARE
OF THE RURAL AREAS.
>>Reporter:
ARCHEOLOGISTS UNVERED A
2700-YEAR-OLD FARM HOUSE.
>>THIS AREA FROM THE
BEGINNING, WAS USED FOR
FARMING AND FOR
AGRICULTURE.
>>Reporter: SOMETIMES
ARCHEOLOGISTS MUST MOVE
THE ANTIQUITIES AND THEY
OFTEN REBURY THEM, BUT
THESE ARE SLATED TO BECOME
PART OF A PARK.
>>I WILL TELL YOU THAT
THIS SITE, WE’RE NOT GOING
TO DESTROY IT.
WE WILL PLAN TO KEEP IT
AND LEAVE IT LIKE A GREEN
AREA.
>>Reporter: JULIE STAL,
CBN NEW ROSHA INE,
ISRAEL.
>>Gord: THAN>>George: THANK YOU,
JULIE.
YOU ALWAYS FIND INCREDIBLE
TREASURES IN THAT AREA.
>>>THAT’S IT FOR THIS
EDITION OF “CHRISTIAN
WORL

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