Christian World News – April 8, 2016


>>THIS WEEK ON “CHRISTIAN WORLD NEWS,” A COUPLE WHO ARE THE PARENTS OF 32 CHILDREN, HEAR HOW THEY AND OTHERS ACROSS IT’S THE GLOBE ARE ON A MISSION TO CREATE A WORLD WITHOUT ORPHANS.>>>PLUS, RELIGIOUS FREEDOM IS A DREAM FOR MANY CHRISTIANS. HOW SOME LAWMAKERS AND ACTIVISTS ARE FIGHTING TO MAKE IT A REALITY.>>>AND SHE’S THE GIRL IN THE ICONIC PHOTO FROM THE VIETNAM WAR. TODAY SHE IS FINDING HEALING FOR HER SCARS, INSIDE AND OUT.>>WELCOME TO “CHRISTIAN WORLD NEWS.” I’M MARK MARTIN. GEORGE THOMAS AND WENDY GRIFFITH ARE ON ASSIGNMENT. AN ESTIMATED EIGHT MILLION CHILDREN WORLDWIDE ARE LIVING IN ORPHANAGES, AND SOME CHRISTIANS ARE SAYING, ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. THEY LEADING A MOVEMENT TO PUT THESE CHILDREN IN SAFE, STABLE, AND NURTURING FAMILIES. GEORGE THOMAS HAS MORE ON THIS VISION TO CREATE A WORLD WITHOUT ORPHANS. *>>George: THIS MAN IS ON A MISSION. [SPEAKING A FOREIGN LANGUAGE]>>Through Translator: THE STATISTICS SHOW THAT IF ONE OR TWO CHRISTIAN FAMILIES WILL TAKE ONE ORPHAN, WE WILL HAVE A WORLD WITHOUT ORPHANS.>>George: HE IS A PASTOR FROM EASTERN UKRAINE. BACK IN 1998, HE SAW FIRST HAND THE PLIGHT OF CHILDREN LIVING ON THE STREETS AND IN ORPHANAGES IN HIS HOME TOWN OF MARIO PORT. [SPEAKING A FOREIGN LANGUAGE]>>Through Translator: I JUST DIDN’T KNOW HOW I COULD HAVE LEFT THEM ON THE STREETS. WHEN I SAW THEIR EYES, I UNDERSTOOD THE FATHER’S HEART OF GOD. IT WAS A CRAZY IDEA, BUT I KNEW WE HAD TO DO O SOMETHING. SOMETHING.>>George: WHAT HE AND HIS WIFE, LENA, DID WAS REMARKABLE. OVER 18 YEARS, THEY HAVE BECOME PARENTS TO 32 CHILDREN. THAT’S RIGHT, 32. MOST ARE ADOPTED. [SPEAKING A FOREIGN LANGUAGE]>>Through Translator: MY ADOPTIVE CHILDREN WERE LIVING ON THE STREETS. SOME OF THEM WERE AS YOUNG AS FOUR AND FIVE. SOME AS YOUNG AS TWO. BUT WE KNEW IF WE DIDN’T TAKE THEM OFF THE STREETS, MOST OF THEM WOULD BE DEAD OR IN PRISON.>>George: TODAY THE FAMILY RUNS THE LARGEST REHABILITATION PROGRAM FOR STREET YOUTH IN UKRAINE. [SPEAKING A FOREIGN LANGUAGE]>>Through Translator: NOBODY NEEDS TO ADOPT 32 CHILDREN, LIKE WE DID. MY FAMILY IS NOT THE NORM. BUT I STRONGLY BELIEVE THERE ARE ENOUGH CHRISTIAN FAMILIES IN THE WORLD WHO CAN ADOPT ONE, MAYBE TWO, AND THEN THERE WILL NOT BE ANY ORPHANS LEFT IN THIS WORLD.>>George: HE TOOK THAT MESSAGE TO CHANG MI, THAILAND, WHERE 450 ORPHAN CARE LEADERS MET FOR THE FIRST EVER GLOBAL FORUM FOR A WORLD WITHOUT ORPHANS. ROSLAN MALUTA HELPED ORGANIZE THE GATHERING.>>WE WANT TO ACTIVATE, CONNECT, AND CREATE THE BODY OF CHRIST FOR THIS VISION OF EVERY CHILD HAVING A PERMANENT, NURTURING, AND SAFE FAMILY.>>George: HE BELIEVES CHURCHES AND CHRISTIAN ORGANIZATIONS HAVE TO CHANGE THEIR APPROACH FROM INVESTING IN ORPHANAGES TO INVESTING IN FAMILIES.>>IT’S NOT EASY. YOU CANNOT JUST CLOSE AN ORPHANAGE. THE MESSAGE IS NOT LET’S CLOSE ALL INSTITUTIONS. THAT WOULD BE A WRONG IDEA. WE NEED TO CHANGE THE WAY PEOPLE THINK FIRST.>>George: CRAIG GREENFIELD WORKS AMONG VULNERABLE CHILDREN IN ASIA. HE SAYS THE CHANGE HAS TO START WITH FAITH-BASED GROUPS.>>UNFORTUNATELY, IT IS STILL CHRISTIAN MISSIONS AND CHRISTIAN ORGANIZATIONS THAT ARE PERPETUATING THIS MODEL OF ORPHANAGES. SECULAR, DEVELOPMENT, AND ORGANIZATIONS, HAVE NOT SUPPORTED THE ORPHANAGES FOR MANY, MANY YEARS.>>George: THE CHANGE IS HAPPENING, ALBEIT SLOWLY. SAYS REBECCA NAPE, WHO WORKS WITH A NETWORK OF AUSTRALIAN CHURCHES, HELPING STRENGTHEN CHILDREN’S RIGHTS TO A FAMILY.>>THERE IS A GROWING AWARENESS TAKING PLACE IN THE CHURCH THAT THIS ISN’T THE BEST WAY TO CARE FOR THE CHILDREN. AND A LOT OF THE CHILDREN BEING CARED FOR IN ORPHANAGES AREN’T ACTUALLY ORPHANS. THEY’RE CHILDREN WITH FAMILIES. THEY’RE CHILDREN WITH PARENTS. THERE ARE REASONS, SUCH AS POVERTY, DISABILITY, OR ACCESS TO EDUCATION THAT CAUSES THAT.>>George: HERE IN CHANG MI, HOME TO ROUGHLY ABOUT 1.6 MILLION PEOPLE, THERE ARE 600 PRIVATE ORPHANAGES, AND MANY OF THEM, LIKE THIS ONE, ARE RUN BY CHRISTIANS. [SPEAKING A FOREIGN LANGUAGE]>>Through Translator: I GREW UP IN AN ORPHANAGE AS WELL. SO MY DESIRE IS TO TAKE CARE OF ORPHANED CHILDREN.>>George: MANUK RUNS THIS CHILDREN’S HOME. HIS FAMILY WAS TOO POOR, SO THEY SENT HIM AWAY.>>THERE WAS NO SCHOOL IN MY VILLAGE, AND SO MY PARENTS SENT ME TO AN ORPHANAGE, WHERE I WAS ABLE TO GET AN EDUCATION.>>George: HE ADMITS, IT WASN’T IDEAL. NOW HE AND HIS WIFE TRY TO CREATE A FAMILY-LIKE ATMOSPHERE FOR THE 30 CHILDREN THEY CARE FOR. HE SAYS THEY ONLY TAKE THOSE WHO ARE TRULY ORPHANED.>>Through Translator: THE TRUTH IS CHILDREN SHOULD LIVE WITH THEIR FAMILY. BUT IF THAT CAN’T HAPPEN, FOR WHATEVER REASON, THERE HAS TO BE PLACES LIKE THIS THAT CAN BE ANOTHER CHOICE FOR THEM.>>George: BACK AT THE FORUM, PARTICIPANTS FROM 60 COUNTRIES ATTENDED WORKSHOPS AND SEMINARS ON RAISING AWARENESS OF FAMILY AND COMMUNITY-BASED CARE. SEVERAL SPEAKERS ADDRESSED THE FORUM, INCLUDING OUR CO-HOST, TERRY MEEUWSEN, A MOTHER OF SEVEN, FIVE WHO ARE ADOPTED.>>Terry: YOU’RE WELCOME. THAT WAS GOOD ENGLISH.>>George: SHE STARTED “ORPHA PROMISE”N 2005AND SHE LEARNED EARLY ON THAT BUILDING AND FILLING AN ORPHANAGE WASN’T ALWAYS THE BEST THING TO DO.>>Terry: PEOPLE STILL COME TO ME AND SAY, I’D LIKE TO BUILD AN ORPHANAGE, CAN WE DO THAT THROUGH “ORPHANS’ PROMISE”? AND WE SAY, WELL, YOU CAN HELP US BUILD FAMILIES AND YOU CAN HELP US HELP CHILDREN, BUT WE’RE NOT REALLY BUILDING ORPHANAGES, AND THE ORPHANAGES THAT EXIST, WE’RE HELPING TO CHANGE HOW THEY THINK AND FEEL INTO THAT FAMILY POD MODE.>>George: “ORPHANS’ PROMISE” WORKS IN 60 YEARS.>>Terry: HOW MANY WAYS CAN WE PREPARE POTATOES? [SPEAKING A FOREIGN LANGUAGE]>>Terry: I TOLD YOU SHE WAS RESOURCEFUL.>>George: TERRY SAYS WHILE THIS NEW SHIFT DOESN’T ALWAYS GUARANTEE THAT CHILDREN WILL HAVE HEALTHY FAMILIES TO GO BACK TO, IT IS IMPORTANT THAT THE BODY OF CHRIST STEPS IN TO FILL THE GAPS.>>Terry: LET’S STEP UP AS THE PEOPLE OF GOD AND LET’S TAKE THESE CHILDREN INTO FAMILY SETTINGS. LET’S HELP THEM FIND WHOLENESS SO WE’RE CREATING A WORLD OF HEALTHY FAMILIES.
* * HALLELUJAH >>George: MALUTA IS EXCITED TO SEE MORE AND MORE PEOPLE EXCITED TO EMBRACE THIS NEW TYPE OF CARE.>>NOT EVERYONE IS ADOPT, NOT EVERYONE CAN ENGAGE IN A PROGRAM, BUT EVERYONE CAN DO SOMETHING. EVERYONE CAN PRAY, EVERYONE CAN CHAMPION, AND EVERYONE WHO SPENDS ANY TIME IN THIS FIELD KNOWS IT IS A LONG AND COMPLICATED PROCESS, BUT WE HAVE TO START SOMEWHERE. *>>George: THE FORUM, HE SAYS, IS A FEW PHASE OF THAT LONG AND DIFFICULT JOURNEY TOWARDS A WORLD WITHOUT ORPHANS. *>>George: GEORGE THOMAS, CBN NEWS, CHANG MI, CHINA.>>AND YOU CAN SPREAD THE GOOD NEWS ABOUT ORPHANS FINDING HOMES. VISIT OUR C.W.N. Facebook PAGE AND SHARE THIS STORY WITH YOUR FAMILIES AND FRIENDS.>>COMING UP, RELIGIOUS PERSECUTION IS GETTING WORSE EVERY YEAR. AND NOW ONE NATION IS PULLING OUT OF THE RELIGIOUS FREEDOM FIGHT.>>WELCOME BACK TO “CHRISTIAN WORLD NEWS.” A CHINESE PASTOR HAS BEEN FREED FROM PRISON. PASTOR JOSEPH GOO SPENT TWO MONTHS BEHIND BARS FOR PROTESTING THE GOVERNMENT’S REMOVAL OF CROSSES ON CHURCHES. PASTOR GOO REMAINS ON HOUSE ARREST, IS BANNED FROM PREACHING, AND IS RESTRICTED FROM COMMUNICATING WITH OTHERS. CHRISTIAN PERSECUTION IS ON THE RISE AROUND THE WORLD, ACCORDING TO “OPEN DOORS U.S.A..” THE BOMBING OF CHRISTIANS ON EASTER WAS ONE OF THE LATEST EXAMPLES. A FACTION OF THE TALIBAN CLAIMED RESPONSIBILITY FOR THAT ATTACK, KILLING MORE THAN 70 PE. “OPEN DOORS” REPORTS MORE THAN 7,000 CHRISTIANS WERE KILLED FOR THEIR FAITH LAST YEAR, ALMOST 3,000 MORE THAN 2014. BUT DAVID CURRIE TELLS THE DAILY BEAST, MANY AMERICANS DON’T UNDERSTAND HOW SERIOUS THE STATE OF CHRISTIAN PERSECUTION IS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD, AND IT IS EXPECTED TO KEEP ON GETTING WORSE.>>>ISLAMIC RADICALS ARE INCREASING THEIR ATTACKS ON RELIGIOUS MINORITIES IN KEY REGIONS AROUND THE WORLD. RECENTLY THE FAMILY RESEARCH COUNCIL BROUGHT TOGETHER A PANEL OF EXPERTS WHO WARNED IT POSSESS A GROWING THREAT TO U.S. NATIONAL SECURITY. ABIGAIL ROBERTSON BRINGS US THAT STORY.>>Reporter: RELIGIOUS FREEDOM IS A FAR-OFF DREAM FOR MANY CHRISTIANS FACING DAILY PERSECUTION.>>THE LIFE OF RELIGIOUS MINORITIES, AND ESPECIALLY BELIEVERS AND CHRISTIANS, ARE MISERABLE IN PAKISTAN. WE ARE TREATED AS A SECOND AND THIRD-CLASS CITIZEN IN PAKISTAN.>>Reporter: HORRIFIC EVENTS, LIKE THE TALIBAN EASTER ATTACK, KEEP HAPPENING. AND THE CHRISTIANS GET LITTLE HELP FROM THE GOVERNMENTS.>>THE GOVERNMENTS ARE NOT DOING WHAT IS NEEDED IN PAKISTAN. IT IS NOT A MATTER OF FREEDOM. IT IS A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH.>>Reporter: SEVERAL EXPERTS MET IN WASHINGTON TO DISCUSS HOW GLOBAL RELIGIOUS PERSECUTION AFFECTS THE UNITED STATES. FORMER CONGRESSMAN FRANK WOLF SAYS THIS IS A NATIONAL SECURITY ISSUE FOR THE UNITED STATES, AND CONGRESS HAS GOT TO WAKE UP AND TAKE ACTION.>>THE ADMINISTRATION AND THE CONGRESS HAVE TO DEAL WITH IT OR ELSE SOME VERY BAD THINGS ARE GOING TO HAPPEN IN THE WORLD.>>Reporter: WOLF SAYS HE AGREES WITH THE POPE THAT WE’RE IN WORLD WAR III.>>WE ARE IN WORLD WAR III, AND SO CONGRESS SHOULD BE DEALING WITH THIS. FORGET THE ADMINISTRATION. HOLD EXTENSIVE MEETINGS, BRING IN THE BEST POLITICAL MINDS IN, BRINGING IN THE BEST MILITARY MINDS IN AND DEAL WITH THIS.>>>THERE IS A CONNECTION BETWEEN BOKO HARAM, HE PLEDGED IT TO ISIS. THERE IS A CONNECTION TO al-SHABAAB IN SOMALIA. THERE IS A CONNECTION WITH WHAT IS TAKING PLACE IN LIBYA. WE SAW WHAT TOOK PLACE IN FRANCE. WE SAW WHAT TOOK PLACE IN SAN BERNARDINO.>>Reporter: PANELIST TINA RAMIRA STARTED A GROUP CALLED “HARD WIRE GLOBAL,” WHICH ENCOURAGES PEOPLE TO FIGHT TO CHANGE LAWS IN THE COUNTRIES THAT OPPRESS PEOPLE OF MINORITY RELIGIONS.>>YOU SEE IN IRAQ THIS MOVEMENT FOR RELIGIOUS FREEDOM BEGINNING TO EMERGE. WHAT WE SAW SINCE WE’VE BEEN TRAINING LEADERS THROUGHOUT IRAQ, IS THEY ARE ACTUALLY BEING INSPIRED. THEY HAVE DEVELOPED A GREATER APPRECIATION FOR PEOPLE OF DIFFERENT FAITHS, AND FOR THE FREEDOM OF FAITH THAT OTHER PEOPLE SHOULD BE ABLE TO PRACTICE HOWEVER THEY WANT.>>Reporter: THE PANELISTS ARE ENCOURAGED BY THE FACT THEY’RE MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF THE PEOPLE THEY’RE REEMPG. REACHING. ABIGAIL ROBERTSON, CBN NEWS.>>THE VOICE OF THE MARTYRS IS A GROUP THAT STANDS UP FOR PERSECUTED CHRISTIANS, AND DR. JASON PETERS IS AN ASSOCIATE VICE PRESIDENT FOR THE V.O.M., AND HE JOINS US.>>THANK YOU, IT IS GREAT TO BE HERE.>>YOU HAVE MINISTERED TO PERSECUTED CHRISTIANS IN 40 COUNTRIES, AND WHY IS PERSECUTION GETTING WORSE?>>IT’S A GOOD QUESTION. I THINK JESUS PROMISED IF WE FAITHFULLY FOLLOWED HIM WE WOULD FACE PIEWTION. PERSECUTION. WE’RE SEEING IT MA MANIFEST BECAUSE OF THE GROWTH OF TERRORISTS. SUDAN IS THE WORST, AND MOST RECENTLY IT HAS BEEN SYRIA AND IRAQ.>>THEY ARE SPONSORING A NEW MOVEMENT CALLED I.M.N. WHAT IS THIS ABOUT?>>WHEN ISLAMIC TERRORISTS CAME IN INTO NINEVEH — CHRISTIANS HAVE BEEN THERE FOR MANY HUNDREDS OF YEARS. AND ISIS CAME IN AND THEY SPRAYPAINTED THINGS ON PEOPLE’S HOME. AND IT IS THE FIRST LETTER OF THE WORD, “N,” WHICH COMES FROM NAZARENE. THEY COULD EITHER CONVERT TO ISLAM, OR PAY THAT EXORBITANT TAX OR BE KILLED.>>THIS IS A COLLECTION OF STORIES FROM CHRISTIANS WHO HAVE FACED PERSECUTION FROM ISIS AND OTHER ISLAMIC EXTREMISTS. BRIEFLY SHARE A STORY THAT INSPIRES YOU.>>THE STORY IS OF A 13-YEAR-OLD BOY WHO WAS IN NORTHERN IRAQ, AND HE WAS ATTACKED BY ISLAMIC EXTREMISTS. THEY KILLED 23 CHRISTIANS THAT NIGHT. THEY HIT HIM IN THE HEAD WITH A MACHETE. THEY TRIED TO CUT OFF HIS LEFT ARM. THEY CUT OFF HIS GENITALS, JUST REALLY HARASSING THINGS. AND NOW HE IS BLIND, BUT YOU CAN READ IN THE BOOK, EVEN THOUGH THEY DID THIS TO ME, GOD IS IN CONTROL AND I TRUST HIM. AND I FORGIVE THOSE MEN WHO DID THIS TO ME BECAUSE JESUS HAS FORGIVEN ME.>>WHY IS PERSECUTION NOT REALLY A BAD THING, AS YOU SAY?>>BECAUSE IT PROVIDES A PURIFICATION OF THE CHURCH. PERSECUTION WORKS TO REFINE OUR FAITH. IT WORKS TO CHALLENGE US TO SAY, WHAT DO I REALLY BELIEVE? BECAUSE IF IT IS NOT TESTED, IT IS HARD FOR ME TO DEMONSTRATE IT IS TRUE.>>WHAT CAN OUR VIEWERS DO TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE?>>ONE OF THE THINGS THE PERSECUTED CHRISTIANS ASK US FOR, WHILE WE’RE SIPPING TEA, I WILL ASK THEM, HOW CAN WE HELP YOU? AND THE FIRST THEN THEY’LL SAY IS PRAY FOR US. AND THEY SAY THEY WILL PRAY FOR US. YOU’VE GOT TO KNOW YOUR FAMILY. SECONDLY, WE PROVIDE PRACTICAL WAYS TO HELP. PEOPLE CAN GO TO persecution.com,” AND.COM AND THEY CAN FIND OUT HOW THEY CAN HELP PROVIDE ASSISTANCE.>>DR. JASON PETERS, THANK YOU FOR BEING WITH US, AND YOUR BOOK, CALLED “I AM NOON,” IT HAS INSPIRING STORIES OF CHRISTIANS FACING ISLAMIC EXTREMISTS, AND IT CAN BE FOUND AT BOOKSTORES AND AS AMAZON.COM, RIGHT?>>ABSOLUTELY.>>THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.>>>CANADA HAS OFFICIALLY CLOSED ITS OFFICE OF RELIGIOUS FREEDOM. JUSTIN TRUDEAU MADE THE DECISION. SINCE 2013, THE OFFICE SPOKE UP FOR PEOPLE OF ALL FAITHS. OTHER RELIGIOUS FREEDOM GROUPS ARE UPSET ABOUT THE DECISION TO CLOSE IT DOWN.>>>UP NEXT, SHE CARRIES THE SCARS OF WAR. HOW THIS BRAVE YOUNG WOMAN FOUND HEALING FOR HER BODY AND SOUL.>>WELCOME BACK TO “CHRISTIAN WORLD NEWS.” IT’S ONE OF THE MOST ICONIC PHOTOS OF ALL TIME, AND ONE OF THE MOST HAUNTING. THE IMAGE OF A VIETNAMESE GIRL RUNNING NAKED IN THE STREET AFTER A NAPON BOMB EXPLODED ON HER NEIGHBORHOOD. THAT WAS 1972, TODAY KIM STILL LIVES WITH THE SCARS, BUT A NEW TREATMENT IS CHANGING THE WAY SHE AND OTHER BURN VICTIMS LIVE THEIR LIVES. WENDY GRIFFITH REPORTS.>>Wendy: WHO CAN FORGET THIS PICTURE: 9-YEAR-OLD KIM FUK TRYING TO OUTRUN HER BURNING FLESH AFTER THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE DROPPED A NAPON BOMB ON HER VILLAGE. THE DOCTORS GAVE HER ZERO CHANCE OF SURVIVAL, AND TOOK HER BODY TO THE MORGUE, BUT KIM WASN’T READY TO DIE.>>MY PARENTS FOUND ME THERE.>>Wendy: IN THE MORGUE?>>YES.>>Wendy: YOU WEREN’T DEAD?>>I HAD NO NOT DIED YET. GOD HAD A PLAN FOR ME. HE IS NOT FINISHED WITH ME TODAY.>>Wendy: TODAY KIM IS 53. SHE HAS SCARS ON HER BACK AND ARMS, WHILE HER BEAUTIFUL SMILE TRIES TO HIDE THE PAIN SHE STILL DEALS WITH DAILY.>>I HAD 17 OPERATIONS.>>Wendy: KIM SPOKE TO A GROUP OF DOCTORS AND PLASTIC SURGEONS IN WASHINGTON, D.C. RECENTLY ABOUT THE DAY THAT CHANGED HER LIFE.>>THERE WAS FIRE EVERYWHERE AROUND ME. AND MY HOME WAS BURNED BY THE FIRE. I THOUGHT ABOUT THE MOMENT — OH, MY GOODNESS. I WOULD BE UGLY AND PEOPLE WOULD SEE ME IN A DIFFERENT WAY, BUT I WAS SO TERRIFIED. AND THEN I THOUGHT, YOU KNOW, I RUN OUT OF THAT FIRE.>>Wendy: FOUR DECADES AFTER THAT HORRIBLE DAY, KIM HAS NEW HOPE THAT HER SCARS CANNOT ONLY LOOK BETTER BUT FEEL BETTER.>>HER BIGGEST PROBLEM, WHICH IS SUCH A GREAT THING ABOUT THE LASER, IS HER PAIN. AND THAT’S FROM WHERE THE NAPON STUCK TO HER.>>Wendy: DR. WYLES DUFERREDISCOVERED THAT LASERS CAN REDUCE PAIN AND INCREASE MOBILITY.>>IT WASN’T UNTIL THIS NEW ADDITION, PARTICULAR THE LASER HAS LITTLE VAPOR HOLES, AND THE NORMAL SKIN HEALS IT. THAT IS A GAME-CHANGER FOR BURN AND TRAUMA PATIENTS. IT TAKES A SERIES OF TREATMENTS, BUT IT IS THE MOST AMAZING TECHNOLOGY THAT BURN AND TRAUMA SURVIVORS HAVE HAD IN OVER 100 YEARS.>>MY SCARS ARE GETTING MUCH LIGHTER AND SOFTER. AND THAT HAS GAVE ME HOPE THAT A YEAR FROM NOW I WILL BE FREE FROM THE PAIN, AND MY SCARS LOOK MUCH BETTER.>>Wendy: THE MAKER OF THE LASER, LUMINOUS, HELP KICKED OFF THE “HEROS INITIATIVE,” WHICH HELPS HEROS, LIKE KIM, RECEIVE THIS LIFE-CHANGING TREATMENT.>>THIS IS VERY, VERY EXPENSIVE, SO WE’RE VERY, VERY PROUD TO BE WORKING TOGETHER WITH “RESTORING HEROS,” AND TRYING TO GET A CODE THAT WILL ALLOW ALL OF THESE VETERAN HOSPITALS — TO TREAT, ACTUALLY, ALL THESE PEOPLE.>>Wendy: DESPITE THE FEAR NO ONE WOULD WANT HER, KIM MARRIED AND HAS TWO SONS. SHE SAYS HER CONVERSION TO CHRISTIANITY AT THE AGE OF 19 CHANGED EVERYTHING.>>>HOW DID THAT HELP YOU FORGIVE THE PEOPLE WHO DROPPED THE BOMBS THAT BURNED YOU?>>THE PICTURE OF JESUS CHRIST, WHEN THEY PUT HIM ON THE CROSS AND THEY KILLED HIM, AND JESUS SAID, “FATHER, FORGIVE THEM FOR THEY KNOW NOT WHAT THEY DO.” THAT PICTURE AND THAT WORD, I SAID, LORD, HELP ME TO DO THE SAME THING LIKE YOU DO, AND GIVE ME THE POWER. GIVE ME STRENGTH. GIVE ME COMPASSION TO DO THAT. AND THEN I STARTED TO PRAY FOR MY ENEMIES. AND THE MORE I PRAYED FOR MY ENEMIES, THE SOFTER MY HEART BECAME.>>Wendy: DR. DAVID McDANIEL, A PIONEER IN LASER TECHNOLOGY, SAYS KIM’S STORY REMINDS HIM THAT ALTHOUGH DOCTORS AND NURSES TREAT THE OUTSIDE, IT IS JESUS WHO HEALS THE HEART.>>THERE IS A VERY FAMOUS SIGN AT A MISSIONS HOSPITAL IN AFRICA, THAT THE DOCTORS AND THE NURSES TREAT, BUT JESUS HEALS. WE USE THE LASERS FOR THE POWER TO HELP HEAL HER SCARS, BUT JESUS HEALED HER HEART.>>Wendy: KIM SAYS THIS FAMED PHOTO THAT THE VIETNAMESE GOVERNMENT ONCE USED AS A PROPAGANDA TOOL TO CONTROL HER IS NOW A BLESSING SHE CAN USE TO REACH THE WORLD.>>THAT PICTURE BECAME THE POWERFUL GIFT FOR ME. I CAN WORK WITH IT FOR GOOD.>>Wendy: WENDY GRIFFITH, CBN NEWS.>>ALTHOUGH KIM INITIALLY FACED PERSECUTION FOR HER FAITH BY BOTH THE VIETNAMESE GOVERNMENT AND HER FAMILY, TODAY ALL OF HER FAMILY MEMBERS HAVE BECOME CHRISTIANS. YOU CAN SEE MORE GREAT STORIES ABOUT THE WORK OF THE CHURCH AROUND THE GLOBE ON OUR “CHRISTIAN WORLD NEWS” WEB PAGE. FIND IT AT cbnnews.com. STAY WITH US. WE’LL BE RIGHT BACK.>>FINALLY THIS WEEK, CBN’S “OPERATION BLESSING” HELP RESTORE A BABY GIRL’S EYEYESIGHT IN HONDURAS. SHE WAS BORN WITH CATARACTS IN BOTH EYES. THE SURGERY COST FAR MORE THAN HER MOTHER COULD AFFORD. HER MOTHER KIMBERLY PRAYED, MY GOD, HELP ME, PLEASE HELP MY DAUGHTER. THROUGH “OPERATION BLESSING,” THE SURGERY AND FOLLOWUP SCARE WERE PAID FOR. MILENE IS COMPLETELY HEALTHY. KIMBERLY THANKS GOD FOR HEARING HER STORY. A LOT OF GOOD BEING DOWN THROUGH CBN. THANK YOU FOR JOINING US. UNTIL NEXT WEEK, GOOD-BYE AND GOD BLESS YOU.

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