Christian World News – March 9, 2018


>>HERE WERE TWO COMMITTED CHRISTIANS WHO WERE ARABISTS, PREPOSITIONED TO ENTER THE WAR ON TERROR FROM THE VERY BEGINNING. WHO KNEW BUT GOD?>>THIS WEEK ON “CHRISTIAN WORLD NEWS,” IN THE DARK AND DANGEROUS WORLD OF UNDERCOVER AGENTS, A HUSBAND AND WIFE DEPEND ON GOD TO FIGHT ISIS AND al-QAEDA.>>PLUS, STRONGER THAN EVER, THAT’S HOW BENJAMIN NETANYAHU DESCRIBES ISRAEL’S RELATIONSHIP WITH AMERICA, BUT HE IS STILL WARNING OF A LOOMING THREAT ON THE HORIZON.>>AND THIS CONGRESSMAN HAS GATHERED THOUSANDS OF PRAYERS FOR THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. SO WHY IS THE MEDIA PUTTING A NEGATIVE SPIN ON SUCH A POSITIVE PRACTICE? *>>HELLO, EVERYONE. WELCOME TO THIS WEEK’S EDITION OF “CHRISTIAN WORLD NEWS.” I’M GEORGE THOMAS.>>AND I’M WENDY GRIFFITH. GOOD TO BE WITH YOU.>>SHE IS A FORMER C.I.A. OFFICER WHO INFILTRATED ISIS AND LED AN AMAZING ESCAPE MISSION. NOW SHE WRITES ABOUT HER COVERT LIFE IN HER NEW BOOK, “BREAKING COVER.”>>ERIK ROSALES SPOKE WITH MICHELE RIGBY ASSAD ABOUT HOW HER FAITH LED HER TO BECOME A HIGHLY SKILLED AGENT.>>Reporter: HOW DO YOU STOP TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONS LIKE ISIS FROM COMMITTING VIOLENT ATTACKS IN CITIES LIKE NEW YORK CITY’S TIMES SQUARE? YOU HAVE TO INFILTRATE THEM AND LEARN HOW TO THINK AND ACT LIKE THEM.>>I SPENT 12 YEARS AS AN UNDERCOVER OFFICER, AND MY TIME WAS SPENT IN THE MIDDLE EAST.>>Reporter: AND THAT MEANT THAT ASSAD AND HER HUSBAND WORKED AGAINST THE LIKES OF al-QAEDA AND ISIS.>>>WHAT IS IT LIKE TO WORK WITH THESE GUYS SIDE BY SIDE?>>WELL, IT IS FASCINATING. THE BEST SCHOOLING IN TERRORISM A PERSON CAN GET IS BEING IN FRONT OF GUYS LIKE THAT. GOING TO IRAQ FOR A TOUR, WE’RE ALLOWED TO SAY THAT I AND MY HUSBAND SERVED IN BAGHDAD FOR A YEAR. WE GOT TO INTERACT WITH THOSE SOURCES AND REALLY GET TO KNOW WHAT THEY WERE THINKING AND WHERE THEY’RE COMING FROM.>>Reporter: WHAT MADE THEM TICK.>>WHAT MADE THEM TICK, RIGHT, EXACTLY. WHICH IS FASCINATING BECAUSE IF THEY MET YOU ON THE STREET, THEY WOULD PREFER TO CUT YOUR HEAD OFF INSTEAD OF ACTUALLY DEAL WITH YOU. BUT FOR WHATEVER REASON, THEY DECIDED I’M GOING TO WORK WITH THE C.I.A. TO TAKE OUT OTHER MEMBERS OF MY GROUP.>>Reporter: THAT’S ALL ASSAD SAYS SHE CAN SAY, BUT SHE SAYS A MAJOR HURTLE SHE HAD TO OVERCOME IS IN TER IN INTERROGATING THEM AND BEING A WOMAN.>>IHHAD TO REALLY WORK AT ESTABLISHING A RELATIONSHIP WITH THEM, WHERE THEY WOULD SEE ME AS INTELLIGENT AND KNOWLEDGEABLE OF THE ARAB WORLD BECAUSE IN THEIR MINDS, I SHOULD BE AT HOME, MANAGING THE FAMILY, AND I CAN’T EVEN LEAVE THE HOME WITHOUT A MALE MINDER OR WITHOUT BEING COMPLETELY COVERED IN BLACK. SO I WAS A COMPLETE ANOMALY TO THESE GUYS.>>Reporter: ASSAD’S BOOK, “BREAKING COVER: MY SECRET LIFE IN THE C.I.A. AND WHAT IT TAUGHT ME ABOUT WHAT IS WORTH FIGHTING FOR,” COVERS HOW BECOMING A C.I.A. AGENT WAS THE LAST THING ON HER MIND. SHE DIDN’T EVEN KNOW HER EVENTUAL ROLE EVEN EXISTED. AND THEN WHEN 9/11 HAPPENED, SHE AND HER HUSBAND KNEW GOD HAD THEM ON THE RIGHT PATH.>>HERE WERE TWO COMMITTED CHRISTIANS, WHO WERE ARABISTS, PREPOSITIONED TO ENTER THE WAR ON TERROR FROM THE VERY BEGINNING. WHO KNEW BUT GOD?>>Reporter: IN HER BOOK, ASSAD WANTED TO GIVE A REALISTIC VIEW OF A C.I.A. UNDERCOVER COUNTER COMING UCOUNTER-TERRORISM OFFICER.>>ORDINARY PEOPLE CAN DO EXTRAORDINARY THINGS WHEN THEIR FAITH IS GREATER THAN THEIR FEAR AND INTIMIDATION. AND IT IS REALLY TO GIVE PEOPLE THE ENCOURAGEMENT TO DO THE HARD THINGS IN LIFE.>>Reporter: THE BOOK’S FINAL CHAPTER DESCRIBES LIFE AFTER THE C.I.A., SPECIFICALLY A RESCUE MISSION, LEADING A GROUP OF PERSECUTED CHRISTIANS OUT OF IRAQ BEFORE ISIS TERRORISTS MOVED INTO THEIR VILLAGE.>>MIRACULOUSLY, ON SEPTEMBER 10th, 2015, WE SUCCESSFULLY AIRLIFTED 149 IRAQI CHRISTIANS OUT OF NORTHERN IRAQ TO THEIR NEW HOMES IN SLOVAKIA.>>Reporter: SHE HOPES PEOPLE TAKE AWAY A GREATER UNDERSTANDING OF HER FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST, AND ALSO HOW PEOPLE SHOULD NEVER GIVE UP REACHING FOR THEIR GOALS. ERIK ROSALES, CBN NEWS, NEW YORK CITY.>>Wendy>>WHAT A STORY.>>>PEOPLE EVERYWHERE CELEBRATED WOMEN’S ACHIEVEMENTS THROUGHOUT HISTORY ON NATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY. HOWEVER, ONE ORGANIZATION IS CALLING ON AMERICANS TO REMEMBER THE FORGOTTEN WOMEN, ONES WHO FACED RELENTLESS PERSECUTION IN COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD. CBN’S EMILY JONES SPOKE WITH DAVID CURRIE OF “OPEN DOORS U.S.A.,” ABOUT THIS UGLY TRUTH.>>WHAT IS IT LIKE TO BE A WOMAN IN A COUNTRY THAT VIEWS THEM AS SECOND-CLASS CITIZENS?>>ONE OF THE THINGS WE FOUND OUT IN OUR LAST RADIOING AREA IS NOT ONLY ARE CHRISTIANS PARTICULARLY HIGHLIGHTED AND PERSECUTED IN COUNTRIES WHERE MUSLIM EXTREMISM OR HINDU EXTREMISM IS AT AN ALL-TIME HIGH, BUT CHRISTIAN WOMEN ARE DOUBLY PERSECUTED. THEY’RE ALSO PERSECUTEDED BECAUSPERSECUTEDBECAUSE OF THEIR FAITH. SO IT IS REALLY DIFFICULT. ONE EXAMPLE OF THAT IS HOW MANY CHRISTIAN WOMEN — THOUSANDS OF CHRISTIAN WOMEN — WE CAN REPORT ALMOST 3,000, BUT WE KNOW THE NUMBER IS ACTUALLY MUCH HIGHER THAN THAT — HAVE BEEN FORCED INTO MARRIAGE OR RAPED OR IN SOME WAY SEXUALLY HAR HARASSED BECAUSE THEY WERE CHRISTIAN WOMEN, NOT JUST BECAUSE THEY WERE WOMEN. SO THEY’RE DOUBLY PERS PERSECUTED IN THESE COUNTRIES. ONE CHRISTIAN WOMAN WAS ATTACKED, KIDNAPPED BY AN ISLAMIC EXTREMIST, AND FORCED INTO MARRIAGE. WHEN THE FATHER WENT TO PURSUE THE DAUGHTER, THE LEADERS SAID UNDER SHI’A LAW YOU HAVE NO RIGHT. SHE IS GONE. THAT HAPPENS EVERY DAY AROUND THE WORLD, AND WE NEED TO LIFT UP OUR VOICE AND BE HEARD SUPPORTING CHRISTIAN WOMEN AROUND THE WORLD.>>Reporter: AND WHAT IS CAUSING THIS WIDESPREAD PERSECUTION?>>WELL, THERE IS A NUMBER OF FACTORS. THE GROWTH OF ISLAMIC EXTREMISM, BUT IN INDIA AND NEPAL, THERE IS A GROWTH OF HINDU EXTREMISM, AND THEY’RE SAYING YOU’RE NOT REALLY AN INDIA UNLESS YOUR HINDU. THEY USE WOMEN AS THE TARGET. THEY USE SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND RAPE AS A THREAT. IT IS REALLY A DIFFICULT SITUATION FOR THEM. AND ISLAMIST EXTREME NISM IS ALLOWED TO PROSPER SO IT IS GOING TO CONTINUE TO BE A PROBLEM.>>Reporter: IN WHAT IS “OPEN DOORS” DOING TO HELP THESE CHRISTIAN WOMEN ESCAPE OR RECOVER?>>WE’RE CREATING PROGRAMS. WE WANT EVERYBODY TO BE AN ADVOCATE FOR CHRISTIAN WOMEN. BUT WE’RE CREATING PROGRAMS TO HELP EMPOWER THEM. WE DON’T WANT CHRISTIAN WOMEN TO BE SECOND-CLASS CITIZENS ANYWHERE. THEY ARE CHILDREN OF THE KINGMENT WE WANKING. WE WANT THEM TO BE ABLE TO READ, WRITE, HOLD DOWN A JOB. AND IN PLACES WHERE NO ONE ELSE IS GOING TO BELIEVE IN THEM, WE AS BELIEVERS OF JESUS ARE A STEP BEHIND THEM TO GIVE THEM THE SUPPORT THEY NEED.>>Reporter: HOW DO YOU LEAD THEM TO CHRIST, WHEN THEY’RE NOT CHRISTIANS, AND HOW DO YOU LEAD THEIR OPPRESSORS TO CHRIST?>>THE BEST WE CAN DO IN THESE COUNTRIES LIKE THE MIDDLE EAST AND OTHER PLACES WHERE BEING A CHRISTIAN IS CONSIDERED WEIRD, ODD OR ILLEGAL, IS TO SHOW THE LOVE OF JESUS IN VERY PRACTICAL WAYS. EMPOWER THE BODY OF CHRIST, THE CHURCH, TO BE THEED BODY OF CHURCH. WE’RE NOT TRYING TO COLONIALIZE ANYTHING, BUT JUST SHOW THE LOVE OF JESUS. EVERYWHERE JESUS IS, THERE IS AN EXAMPLE THAT THEY TALK ABOUT HE DOES VERY WELL. WE NEED TO ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO KEEP IT SIMPLE. IT STARTS WITH BEING A GOOD EXAMPLE.>>Reporter: THAT’S BEAUTIFUL. DAVID CURRIE, C.E.O. OF “OPEN DOORS U.S.A.,” THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR TIME.>>THANK YOU.>>COMING UP, ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER BENJAMIN NETANYAHU HEAPS PRAISE ON PRESIDENT TRUMP, BUT HE IS ALSO WARNING THAT BIG THREATS LAY AHEAD FOR THE U.S. AND FOR ISRAEL. THAT STORY IN A MOMENT.>>ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER BENJAMIN NETANYAHU GAVE HIGH PRAISE TO PRESIDENT TRUMP IN HIS RECENT VISIT TO AMERICA, BUT HE ALSO WARNED ABOUT THE DANGERS FROM IRAN AND OTHER POTENTIAL THREATS TO ISRAEL. AMBER C. STRONG HAS THIS LOOK AT THE PRIME MINISTER’S MESSAGE TO WASHINGTON.>>Reporter: ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER BENJAMIN NETANYAHU IS PRETTY HAPPY WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP. AND WASTED NO TIME TELLING THE PRO-ISRAEL CROWD AT THE APEC POLICY CONFERENCE.>>IT IS ESPECIALLY GREAT TO BE IN AMERICA’S CAPITAL NOW THAT THEY HAVE RECOGNIZED JERUSALEM AS ISRAEL’S CAPITAL. [APPLAUSE]>>Reporter: FRESH OFF OF MONDAY’S OVAL OFFICE MEETING, NETANYAHU MADE IT VERY CLEAR THAT HIS RELATIONSHIP WITH THIS WHITE HOUSE WAS STRONGER THAN EVER.>>WE APPRECIATE THE EFFORTS OF PRESIDENT TRUMP’S SUPERB TEAM. THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR HARD WORK FOR PEACE.>>Reporter: WHEN IT COMES TO THE STATE OF ISRAEL, NETANYAHU GOT RIGHT TO IT, BREAKING DOWN WHAT HE CALLS THE GOOD, BAD, AND BEAUTIFUL FACING THE COUNTRY. THE GOOD: ISRAELI TECHNOLOGY AND DEFENSE, LIKE THEIR FAMOUS IRON DOME WHICH HE SAYS IS DUE IN PART TO U.S. SUPPORT.>>THANK YOU, CONGRESS, REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS ALIKE.>>Reporter: HE ALSO CALLED OUT THOSE WHO DON’T BACK ISRAEL, SPECIFICALLY SUPPORTERS OF THE BOYCOTT, DIVESTMENT, AND SANCTIONS, KNOWN AS B.D.S.>>PRETTY SOON THE COUNTRIES THAT DON’T HAVE RELATIONS WITH US, THEY’RE GOING TO BE ISOLATED.>>Reporter: BUT WHAT ABOUT THE BAD? NETANYAHU POINTED STRAIGHT TO ONE PLACE.>>WE MUST STOP IRAN. WE WILL STOP IRAN!>>Reporter: HE CONDEMNED PRESIDENT OBAMA’S 2015 IRO 2015 IRAN NUCLEAR AGREEMENT AND SAYS IRAN IS LOOKING FOR WAYS TO ATTACK.>>LAST WEEK WE READ IN THE BOOK OF ESTHER ABOUT AN EARLIER PERSIAN ATTEMPT TO.>>JessicaEXTERMINATE OUR PEOPLE. THEY FAILED THEN, AND THEY’LL FAIL NOW!>>Reporter: NETANYAHU’S LIST DIDN’T INCLUDE HIS MOUNTING LEGAL TROUBLES. ON MONDAY, A FORMER TOP AIDE AGREED TO TURN STATE’S EVIDENCE AGAINST THE PRIME MINISTER IN A POTENTIAL BRIBERY CHARGE. BUT HE FOCUSED ON WHAT HE CALLS THE BEAUTIFUL: U.S.-ISRAEL RELATIONS.>>ISRAEL HOPES THAT THE PASSAGE OF THE TAYLOR FORCE ACT WILL MAKE CLEAR TO PRESIDENT A ABBAS THAT AMERICA HAS ZERO TOLERANCE FOR TERROR.>>Reporter: AND CONGRESSMEN FROM BOTH SIDES OF THE AISLE ARE VOWING TO BACK THE STATE.>>THE SECURITY OF THE UNITED STATES IS STRONG WHEN OUR BOND WITH ISRAEL IS STRONG.>>Reporter: BUT WHILE THEY MAY BE BIPARTISAN SUPPORT ON CAPITOL HILL, SENATOR MARCO RUBIO SAYS IT IS A DIFFERENT STORY IN THE CLASSROOM.>>I’M DEEPLY CONCERNED ABOUT WHAT IS HAPPENING IN MANY OF THE COLLEGE CAMPUSES AND THE SORT OF EMBEDDED ANTI-STE ANTI-SEMITISM WE’RE SEEING.>>Reporter: ABOUT 3600 STUDENTS HAVE MADE THEIR WAY THROUGH APEC, AND THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT ORGANIZERS SAY THEY WANT TO SEE, A FUTURE BUILD ON STRONG U.S.-ISRAEL RELATIONS.>>THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION SAYS IT WILL MOVE THE U.S. EMBASSY FROM TEL AVIV TO JERUSALEM IN MAY, TO COINCIDE WITH ISRAEL’S 70th ANNIVERSARY. THAT IS VERY GOOD NEWS FOR THE MAN YOU’RE ABOUT TO MEET, DAVID PARSONS, WHO HAS BEEN WORKING TO SEE THAT HAPPEN FOR MORE THAN 20 YEARS. EARLIER MY COLLEAGUE GARY LANE SPOKE WITH HIM ABOUT IT.>>Reporter: NOT MANY AMERICANS KNOW THAT THERE WAS ACTUALLY A LAW THAT WAS PASSED IN 1995, AND YOU WERE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE FIRST DRAFT. TELL US ABOUT IT.>>THE GINGRICH CONGRESS HAD JUST COME IN IN EARLY 1995, AND IT WAS THE FIRST TIME THAT THE REPUBLICANS HAD CONTROL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES IN ABOUT 40 YEARS. IT WAS IN THE MIDST OF THE OSLO PROCESS, AND WE FELT CHRISTIANS IN PARTICULAR SHOULD SPEAK UP TO GUARD JERUSALEM FROM THE PALESTINIAN AUTHOR, THE P.L.O., WHO WANTED TO HAVE A SAY THERE. WE FELT MUCH MORE CONVERSATION WITH THE WAY THAT ISRAEL HAS KEPT JERUSALEM AS A HOUSE OF PRAYER FOR ALL PEOPLES. SO I DID A DRAFT OF A BILL TO MOVE OUR EMBASSY FROM TEL AVIV TO JERUSALEM. THE BILL GOT CHANGED BY THE TIME IT GOT THROUGH CONGRESS. THE PRESIDENTIAL WAIVER WAS ADDED, AND DELAY AFTER DELAY FOR 23 YEARS NOW, BUT PRESIDENT TRUMP IS DOING IT IN THE ORDER WE ORIGINALLY SET OUT IN OUR INITIAL DRAFT.>>Reporter: WHY DID YOU FEEL IT WAS NECESSARY TO MOVE THE EMBASSY FROM TEL AVIV TO JERUSALEM?>>WELL, IT IS SYMBOLIC. RECOGNIZING THE 3,000, EVEN 4,000-YEAR-OLD JEWISH CLAIM IN CONNECTION TO JERUSALEM. AND THERE IS ALSO SUBSTANCE TO IT, IN THAT THE PALESTINIANS HAVE DENIED ANY JEWISH CONNECTION TO JERUSALEM OR THE TEMPLE MOUNT, AND WE WANTED TO AFFIRM THAT. AND THE WISDOM OF THAT BILL WAS SHOWN JUST A FEW MONTHS LATER. IT PASSED FINALLY IN OCTOBER OF ’95. IN DECEMBER OF THAT YEAR, ARAFAT TOOK OVER BETHLEHEM FOR THE FIRST TIME. AND WHEN YOU — IF YOU WERE VISITING MANGER SQUARE THAT CHRISTMAS SEASON, YOU WERE NOT TOLD ABOUT THE CONNECTION BETWEEN THE BIRTH OF JESUS IN THIS SITE. YOU WERE HANDED OFFICIAL P.A. PAPER, DOCUMENTS THAT SAID THAT THE WESTERN WALL IN JERUSALEM WAS AN EXCLUSIVELY MUSLIM SITE. SO TAMPERING WITH HISTORY AND SUCH — WE NEED TO STAND FOR TRUTH. GOD ATTACHED THE JEWS TO JERUSALEM, EVEN TO THIS DAY, FOR A REDEMPTIVE PURPOSE.>>Reporter: TRUMP IS FINALLY DOING IT. WHY? WHAT DO YOU THINK INFLUENCED THE DECISION FOR HIM?>>WELL, OTHER PRESIDENTS HAVE PROMISED TO DO IT, AND ONCE THEY GET IN THE WHITE HOUSE, THEY GET ALL OF THESE BRIEFINGS THAT THE ARABS ARE GOING TO BE VERY UPSET, AND THE WHOLE REGION WILL EXPLODE. AND HE IS THE FIRST ONE WHO TESTED THESE THREATS OF MAYHEM AND VIOLENCE, AND THERE WERE SOME PROTESTS, BUT IT DIDN’T TURN OUT AS BAD AS MANY THOUGHT. I THINK IT SHOWS MAYBE THEY WERE JUST TRYING TO INTIMIDATE US ALL ALONG. AND I THINK EVEN NOW THE PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY AND HAMAS ARE DESPERATE TO TRY TO STIR THE ARAB STREET AGAINST THESE EMBASSIES COMING BACK, BUT THERE IS JUST NOT ENOUGH MOMENTUM.>>Reporter: A RECENT STORY IN THE “WASHINGTON POST” REPORTS THAT CHRISTIANS ARE PLAYING A BIG ROLE IN HELPING JEWS AROUND THE WORLD RETURN TO ISRAEL. AND YOUR GROUP IS MENTIONED. TELL US WHAT DO YOU DO TO HELP JEWS MAKE ALIYAH.>>WE’VE BEEN ASSISTING JEWS RETURNING TO ISRAEL FROM ALL AROUND THE WORLD, SINCE WE WERE FOUNDED IN 1980. WE HAD PEOPLE IN THE ’70s HELPING JEWS, WHO COULD COME OUT THROUGH VIENNA AND AUSTRIA AND HUNGARY. THAT WAS THE ONLY WAY OUT UNTIL THE FALL OF COMMUNISM. BUT SINCE THEN, WE HELPED OVER 140,000 JEWS MAKE ALIYAH TO HISTORY. WE HELPED AROUND 3,000 LAST YEAR. AND THERE ARE OTHER CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES THAT DO THIS. WE DO THIS BECAUSE WE BELIEVE IT IS THE HAND OF GOD, THAT HERO NATIONS WHO SCATTERED ISRAEL WOULD GATHER THEM. THERE IS AN INVITATION IN ISAIAH. GOD SAYS, I’LL BECKON TO THE GENTILES THAT WILL CARRY YOU HOME ON THEIR SHOULDERS AND IN THEIR ARMS. WE’RE INVITED TO PLAY A ROLE IN THIS POSITIVE SIDE OF BIBLE PROPHECY, THE RESTORATION OF ISRAEL.>>Reporter: THAT’S WHY IT IS SO IMPORTANT FOR CHRISTIANS TO SEE THE JEWS COME BACK TO THEIR HOMELAND?>>AND IT’S EXCITING. I’VE BEEN AT THE AIRPORT WELCOMING LEADERS FROM EAST INDIA, AND UKRAINIAN JEWS ESCAPING THE CIVIL WAR, AND FLIGHTS THAT WE’VE SPONSORED, AND IT NEVER GETS OLD. THERE IS SUCH AN EXCITEMENT. STARTING YOUR LIFE OVER IN THE LAND THAT BELONGED TO YOUR ANCESTORS MANY GENERATIONS AGO. IT IS A REAL FAITH STEP. BECAUSE ISRAEL HAS 150 TO 200,000 ROCKETS POINTED AT IT. AND I THINK EVERYONE WHO MOVES THERE, WHETHER THEY’RE SECULAR OR RELIGIOUS, GOD HONORS THAT STEP OF FAITH. HE SAYS, I’M GOING TO PLANT THEM IN THE LAND WHIP ALWITH ALL OF MY HEART AND ALL OF MY SOUL.>>AMEN.>>THOUSANDS OF CHRISTIANS ARE SENDING THEIR PRAYERS TO THE WHITE HOUSE. THE PRESIDENT AND THE VICE PRESIDENT LOVE IT, SO WHY IS THE MEDIA DOWN ON IT? FIND OUT AFTER THIS.>>WELCOME BACK TO “CHRISTIAN WORLD NEWS.” AFTER HE WAS ELECTED, PRESIDENT TRUMP TOLD US HERE AT CBN NEWS, HE RECOGNIZES HIS NEED FOR GOD MORE THAN EVER. ONE CONGRESSMAN ENCOURAGED PEOPLE IN HIS DISTRICT TO WRITE OUT THEIR PRAYERS FOR THE PRESIDENT AND SEND THEM TO HIM.>>YEAH. IT WAS MEANT TWO BE A POSITIVTO BE APOSITIVE GESTURE UNTIL THE MEDIA PUT A NEGATIVE SPIN ON IT. ABIGAIL ROBERTSON HAS MORE.>>Reporter: CONGRESSMAN MIKE BOSS DIDN’T LIKE WHAT HE WAS SEEING IN OUR COUNTRY IN THE BEGINNING OF 2017. PROTESTS WERE HAPPENING MORE OFTEN, AND MANY WELL-KNOWN PEOPLE MADE IT CLEAR THAT THEY DID NOT SUPPORT THE NEW ADMINISTRATION. SO HIS WIFE HAD AN IDEA. THEY SHOULD COLLECT THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS TO SEND TO THE NEW PRESIDENT.>>WE THOUGHT MAYBE WE’D GET 30, WHATEVER. IT CAME BACK, AND THERE WERE HUNDREDS.>>Reporter: PEOPLE FROM AGE 5 TO ALMOST 100 WROTE THE PRESIDENT. THE BOSS READ THROUGH ALL OF THEM.>>THERE WAS A 90-YEAR-OLD WOMAN WHO ON IT SAID, I HAVE NEVER WRITTEN TO A PRESIDENT. BUT I’M DEPENDING ON YOU. AND I PRAY FOR YOU EVERY DAY THAT YOU’LL STRAIGHTEN THIS COUNTRY OUT. IT NEEDS IT SO BAD.>>Reporter: HE HAD THE LETTERS DELIVERED TO THE WHITE HOUSE AND HAD NO IDEA IF THEY’D BE READ OR NOT. THEN A FEW MONTHS LATER, HE FOUND HIMSELF IN THE OVAL OFFICE WITH THE PRESIDENT.>>HE ALL OF A SUDDEN TURNED AT ME, AND HE GOES, BOST, BOST, PRAYER CARDS. AND I WENT, WOW, YEAH, WE SENT YOU SOME PRAYER CARDS OVER.>>Reporter: A WHITE HOUSE AIDE THEN PULLED THE BAG OF PRAYER CARDS OFF A SHELF AND BROUGHT THEM OVER.>>AND HE SAID, YOU KNOW, WE USE THESE EVERY DAY.>>Reporter: AND IT WASN’T JUST THE PRESIDENT WHO READ THEM.>>I TURNED — HONEST TO GOODNESS, I TURNED AND HIT CHEST TO CHEST WITH THE VICE PRESIDENT. AND HE GOES, MIKE, HE’S NOT JOKING. WE READ THESE EVERY DAY. AND THEY’RE SO WONDERFUL.>>Reporter: ALMOST A YEAR AFTER THAT MEETING, BOST RECEIVED A PICTURE OF HIM WITH THE PRESIDENT, HOLDING THE PRAYER CARDS. HIS OFFICE DECIDED TO POST THE PHOTO ON SOCIAL MEDIA. IT WENT UP THREE DAYS AFTER THE FLORIDA SCHOOL SHOOTINGS THAT KILLED 17 CHILDREN, AND THE TIMING CAUSED A GREAT DEAL OF INTERNET BACKLASH.>>THERE WAS AN ATHEIST GROUP THAT GOT ON SOCIAL MEDIA AND SAID, HERE WE HAVE THIS SHOOTING AT THIS SCHOOL, AND ALL YOU’RE GOING TO DO IS THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS.>>Reporter: MANY PEOPLE ASSUME THE PICTURE WAS TAKEN THAT SAME DAY.>>IT IS UPSETTING THAT IN TODAY’S MEDIA THEY WOULD TAKE — GIVE A FALSE IMPRESSION OF WHAT IT WAS AND THEN BAD MOUTH WHAT WE DID. IS THERE OTHER ACTION YOU CAN TAKE BESIDES PRAYER? YOU BET. BUT YOU CAN’T NOT PRAY IF YOU’RE A PERSON OF FAITH. YOU HAVE TO.>>Reporter: BOST TELLS CBN NEWS HE KNOWS FIRSTHAND THE IMPACT THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS CAN HAVE ON LAWMAKERS.>>SCRIPTURE IS PRETTY CLEAR THAT WE NEED TO PRAY FOR OUR LEADERS.>>Reporter: AND IT IS SOMETHING HE HAS PUT INTO PRACTICE HIS WHOLE LIFE, NO MATTER WHAT SIDE OF THE AISLE THE PRESIDENT WAS ON.>>I SERVED WITH BARACK OBAMA IN THE STATE OF ILLINOIS. I KNOW HIM WELL. I DON’T AGREE WITH HIM, DIDN’T AGREE WITH HIM, ON QUITE A FEW THINGS. BUT I NEVER DID NOT PRAY FOR HIM.>>Reporter: DESPITE THE NEGATIVE PRESS, BOST TELLS ME THEY ALREADY HAVE A FRESH BAG OF THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS READY TO GO, AND HIS WIFE HOPES TO SOON COLLECT SUBMISSIONS FROM AROUND THE COUNTRY. REPORTING FROM CAPITOL HILL, ABIGAIL ROBERTSON, CBN NEWS.>>THIS IS WHY WE DO IT, BECAUSE 1 TIMOTHY 2: 2: PETITIONS, PRAYERS, INTERCESSION AND THANKSGIVING BE MADE FOR ALL PEOPLE, AND KINGS AND ALL THOSE IN AUTHORITY.” SO WE’RE COMMANDED BY GOD TO PRAY FOR THOSE IN COMMAND.>>THAT IS VERY HEART-WARMING, AND TO SEE THAT BAG OF PRAYERS. I THINK WE’RE GOING TO BE RIGHT BACK.>>FINALLY THIS WEEK, A PETITION STARTED BY A NORTH CAROLINA RESIDENT IS CALLING FOR A NATIONAL HOLIDAY TO HONOR THE REVEREND BILLY GRAHAM. SO FAR IT HAS MORE THAN 80,000 SIGNATURES ON change.org, AND WILL BE SENT TO PRESIDENT AND CONGRESS.>>FOLKS, THAT IS IT FOR THIS WEEK’S EDITION OF “CHRISTIAN WORLD NEWS.”>>UNTIL NEXT WEEK, FROM ALL OF US HERE, GOOD-BYE AND GOD BLESS YOU.

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