Christian World News – September 30, 2016

>> George: THIS WEEK ON "CHRISTIAN WORLD NEWS" — >> THE HUMAN BONES — TO SEE THE CLOTHES OF THE PEOPLE WHO LOST THEIR LIVES HERE, IT JUST SPEAKS TO THE BRUTALITY OF ISIS.

>> George: WE BRING YOU TO THE KILLING FIELDS OF NORTHERN IRAQ.

>> Wendy: PLUS.

THREE CHRISTIAN MISSIONARIES TORTURED AND MARTYRED IN TURKEY.

NEARLY 10 YEARS LATER, THEIR KILLERS ARE STILL FREE, WHILE THE FAMILIES WAIT FOR JUSTICE.

WE'LL TALK WITH THE WIFE OF ONE OF THE VICTIMS.

>> George: AND.

AN AN UNDERDOG WHO ROSE FROM THE SLUMS TO BECOME A CHESS CHAMPION.

SEE HOW GOD TRANSFORMED HER LIFE IN THIS TRUE STORY, NOW IN THEATERS.

* >> George: AND HELLO, EVERYONE.

WELCOME TO THIS WEEK'S EDITION OF "CHRISTIAN WORLD NEWS.

" I'M GEORGE THOMAS.

>> Wendy: AND I'M WENDY GRIFFITH.

AND WE WANT TO WELCOME OUR VERY SPECIAL GUESTS, RIGHT FROM JERUSALEM, CHRIS MITCHELL.

GREAT TO SEE YOU.

>> GREAT TO SEE YOU, WENDY AND GEORGE.

>> George: HEY, LISTEN, YOU'RE BACK FROM THE FRONT LINES OF NORTHERN IRAQ, ENGAGING WITH ISIS.

A LOT OF ACTIVITY AND EXCITEMENT.

>> WE WERE ABOUT 400, 600 YARDS AWAY FROM THE ISIS.

AND WE'VE BEEN WITH MANY YAZIDIS WHO HAVE NOW LOST THEIR HOME.

IT WAS QUITE A TRIP.

>> Wendy: YOU SAW SOME DISTURBING SIGHTS, WHERE ISIS CARRIED OUT THESE MASS ATROCITIES.

>> Chris: THAT'S RIGHT.

WE WANT TO A MASS GRAVE SITE FOR THE YAZIDI PEOPLE.

HI, THIS IS CHRIS MITCHELL, AND WE'RE JUST OUTSIDE THE CITY OF SINJAR, AND I'M STEPPING OVER THE FENCE OF WHAT HAS BECOME A MASS GRAVE SITE.

THERE ARE 28 OF THESE IN THIS AREA.

AND I BELIEVE THERE WERE A NUMBER KILLED HERE.

1500 YAZIDIS IN ALL WERE KILLED.

MOSTLY WERE MEN, AND MANY OTHERS, WOMEN AND CHILDREN, AND THE TEST FOR YOUNG BOYS WAS IF THEY RAISED THEIR ARM AND THEY HAD ANY UNDERARM HAIR, THEY WOULD BE KILLED.

WE'RE HERE WITH DAVE AND HIS SON, PETE, FROM THE " FREE BURMA RANGERS.

" WE'RE DOING A STORY ON WHAT IS HAPPENING IN SINJAR, AND WE INTERVIEWED DAVE ABOUT WHAT HAS HAPPENED HERE.

AND ONE OF THE POWER THINGS HE SAID IS, THIS COULD BE OUR DAUGHTER.

THIS COULD BE YOUR DAUGHTER.

THIS IS JUST AN ATROCITY.

I HAVE TO SAY THIS IS THE FIRST MASS GRAVE I'VE EVER BEEN TO, AND IT IS A PRETTY MOVING SIGHT, TO SEE HUMAN BONES, TO SEE THE CLOTHES OF THE PEOPLE WHO LOST THEIR LIVES HERE.

IT JUST SPEAKS TO THE BRUTALITY OF ISIS.

BUT CERTAINLY THESE ARE NOT THE FIRST MASS GRAVES IN HISTORY.

THERE HAS BEEN FAR, FAR TOO MANY OF THESE KIND OF SITES.

>> Wendy: MY GOODNESS.

CHRIS, YOU WERE RIGHT OUTSIDE OF SINJAR — >> Chris: RIGHT.

>> Wendy: WHAT WERE YOU FEELING? >> Chris: WELL, IT WAS SOBERING.

I HAD NEVER BEEN TO A MASS GRAVE SITE, AND I'VE CERTAINLY SEEN THEM AND HEARD OF THEM.

BUT TO BE THERE, IT WAS QUITE SOBERING.

YOU COULD LITERALLY SEE HUMAN BONES LYING ON THE GROUND.

WHAT STRUCK ME EVEN MORE THAN THE BONES WERE THE CLOTHES.

I THOUGHT THESE PEOPLE — THESE WERE THE CLOTHES THEY HAD WHEN THEY WERE KILLED BY ISIS.

SOME OF THE BONES HAD BEEN SMASHED IN.

WE TALKED TO AN EYE WITNESS — AS WE WERE LEAVING, AN EYE WITNESS CAME BY AND TOLD US HE SAW SOME OF THE BUSES DRIVE BY AND THE PEOPLE WERE MURDERED.

IT IS A SOBERING REMINDER OF HOW EVIL ISIS IS AND WHY THEY NEED TO BE STOPPED.

>> Wendy: HOW CLOSE WAS ISIS TO YOU AT THAT POINT? >> MAYBE ABOUT A THOUSAND YARDS AWAY.

WE WERE IN TWO PLACES — WE WERE AT THREE PLACES.

THERE AT THE MASS GRAVE SITE, AND LATER ON WE WENT TO A FRONTLINE POSITION WITH ISIS.

AND THEY SAID ABOUT 1,000 YARDS AWAY.

CERTAINLY MORTAR DISTANCE.

AND WE WERE IN A PLACE NEAR BISHIKA, AND AT THAT TIME WE WERE IN MORTAR RANGE.

AND THERE WAS A MORTAR — TWO MORTARS THAT HIT NOT TOO FAR FROM US.

BEING ON THE FRONT LINES, IT IS INVALUABLE TO GET A SENSE OF THE BATTLE THAT WE'RE FACING.

IT IS NOT JUST THERE IN KURDISTAN.

IT COULD BE ON 23rd STREET IN NEW YORK OR ORLANDO — IT IS THE KIND OF BATTLE WE FACE RIGHT NOW.

>> Wendy: NOW SINJAR, DOES ISIS STILL CONTROL SINJAR? >> NO.

SINJAR HAS BEEN LIBERATED IN 2013.

WE WERE IN A POSITION ABOUT THREE MILES OUTSIDE THE CITY, AND ISIS IS ABOUT 1,000 YARDS AWAY.

THE BIG THING RIGHT NOW, WENDY, IS PEOPLE PREPARING FOR THE OFFENSIVE AGAINST MOSUL.

WHICH IS IRAQ'S SECOND LARGEST CITY.

THAT WILL BE THE NEXT PHASE IN THE BATTLE AGAINST ISIS.

>> Wendy: THE IRAQI PEOPLE THAT YOU MET THERE NEAR SINJAR, DO THEY HAVE HOPE? DO THEY SEE THEMSELVES BEING ABLE TO GET BACK TO LIFE AS NORMAL? IS THAT EVEN POSSIBLE? >> Chris: NOT LIKE THAT THEY HAD, NOT FOR MANY YEARS.

IF YOU GO INTO THE CITY ITSELF, IT IS DEVASTATING.

IT LOOKS LIKE SOMETHING OUT OF WORLD WAR II.

WE'RE SEEING — THIS IS SOME FOOTAGE FROM A CHRISTIAN REFUGEE CAMP.

AND THEIR PLIGHT RIGHT NOW, WENDY, I THINK IS REALLY SOMETHING THAT CHRISTIANS NEED TO KNOW AROUND THE WORLD.

THEY'RE NOW GOING INTO THEIR THIRD YEAR OF BEING A REFUGEE OUTSIDE OF ISIS.

AND THEY'RE LOSING HOPE.

AND RIGHT NOW CHRISTIANITY ITSELF, AS WE HAVE KNOWN IT IN NORTHERN IRAQ, IS IN THE BALANCE BECAUSE A THE LOT OF THESE PEOPLE ARE GETTING SO DISCOURAGED, THEY WANT TO LEAVE.

IN 2003, THERE WERE OVER A MILLION CHRISTIANS IN IRAQ.

NOW THERE IS MAYBE 200,000.

IF THEY START LEAVING, CHRISTIANITY ITSELF.

BUT THERE IS SIGNS OF HOPE.

WE TALKED TO A CATHOLIC PRIEST WHO SAID WE NEED TO BE THE SALT AND LIGHT FOR IRAQ.

>> Wendy: ARE CHRISTIANS BRAVE ENOUGH TO GO OVER THERE AND HELP? >> Chris: THERE ARE CHRISTIAN GROUPS THERE.

"SAMARITAN'S PURSE" IS ONE OF THE PEOPLE WE TALKED TO.

AND THERE ARE CHRISTIAN GRIEWNGROUPS THAT ARE MOBILIZING PRAYER.

THAT IS THE ONE THING CHRISTIANS ALWAYS ASK FOR.

CHRISTIANS SAY, PLEASE PRAY FOR US SO WE CAN BE STRONG.

AND THE OTHER THING THAT IS IMPORTANT IS TO RAISE THEIR VOICE FOR THE CHRISTIAN PEOPLE THERE IN NORTHERN IRAQ.

TOO OFTEN THE CHURCH HAS BEEN SILENT.

AND THERE IS A TALK OF A SAFE ZONE IN THE NINEVEH PLAINS FOR CHRISTIANS AND OTHER ETHNIC MINORITIES.

AND ONE PRIEST SAID, UNLESS THEY HAVE A SAFE ZONE, HE DOESN'T THINK THERE IS MUCH OF A FUTURE LEFT OF CHRISTIANITY IN NORTHERN IRAQ.

BECAUSE THEY DON'T TRUST THE GOVERNMENT, AND THERE ARE SO MANY GROUPS THAT WANT TO ERADICATE CHRISTIANS.

>> Wendy: YOU SAID SOMETHING ABOUT ISIS ATROCITIES HAPPENING IN NEW YORK AND DIFFERENT PARTS OF OUR COUNTRY, AS WE'VE SEEN.

IS THE SOLUTION TO TAKE CARE OF THEM OVER THERE SO THEY DON'T COME OVER HERE? >> Chris: WELL, THAT'S PART OF THE SOLUTION.

WHAT WE WERE HEARING RIGHT THERE, ISIS, AS A MILITARY FORCE IN SYRIA AND IRAQ, THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE THEIR OWN DEMISE.

AND YET THEY'RE MORPHING INTO A GROUP THAT WILL PROBABLY SEND THOUSANDS OF FIGHTERS BACK TO THE U.

S.

AND BACK TO EUROPE.

THE IDEOLOGY CERTAINLY HASN'T DIMINISHED, BUT AS A FIGHTING FORCE THERE, IT IS ENDING.

BUT WE'LL PROBABLY SEE MORE TERROR ATTACKS IN THE WEST.

>> Wendy: THANK YOU FOR GOING TO THE FRONT LINES FOR US, AND THANK YOU FOR COMING BACK SAFE.

GOD BLESS YOU.

>> Chris: THANKS, WENDY.

>> George: UP NEXT, HER HUSBAND WAS MURDERED BY RADICAL ISLAMISTS, AND NINE YEARS LATER, THE MEN HAVE BEEN ARRESTED AND SENTENCED TO LIFE.

OUR INTERVIEW WITH ONE OF THE MURDERED MARTYRS.

>> Wendy: THREE CHRISTIAN MEN WERE BRUTALLY TORTURED AND MURDERED NEAR A DECADE AGO IN TURKEY.

NOW A TURKISH CRIMINAL COURT HAS FINALLY SENTENCED THE FIVE MEN RESPONSIBLE FOR LIFE IN PRISON.

THE LONG OVERDUE VERDICT SENT SHOCKWAVES.

BUT THE FIGHT FOR JUSTICE IS NOT OVER.

THE MEN WERE LIVING FREE UNTIL JUST A FEW DAYS AGO, AND THEY ARE APPEALING THE CASE.

>> George: A GERMAN CITIZEN WER WAS ONE OF THE MEN MURDERED ON THAT DAY.

DAYS AFTER THE HORRIFIC EVENT, HIS WIFE, SUSANNA, PUBLICLY FORGAVE HER HUSBAND'S KILLERS.

HER ACT OF KINDNESS STUNNED THE PREDOMINANTLY MUSLIM NATION OF TURKEY.

>>> IT IS GREAT TO HAVE YOU ON THE BROADCAST.

HOW ARE YOU AND THE KIDS DOING? >> THANKS A LOT.

WE'RE DOING VERY WELL.

>> George: THE FIVE MEN RESPONSIBLE FOR KILLING YOUR HUSBAND HAVE BEEN SENTENCED TO LIFE IN PRISON.

HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT THIS NINE YEARS LATER? YOU'VE BEEN WAITING FOR JUSTICE.

HOW DO YOU FEEL? >> ACTUALLY, WE FEEL RELIEVED BECAUSE WE HAD SO MANY YEARS TO WAIT FOR THIS FINAL END.

AND LAST TIME WE THOUGHT IT WAS IT, AND NOW THIS TIME THEY REALLY MADE AN END.

IT IS GREAT TO HAVE IT FINISHED UP.

>> George: SUSANNA, CAN YOU TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE HEALING PROCESS THAT YOU HAVE GONE THROUGH THE LAST NINE YEARS.

>> YEAH.

IN THE BEGINNING, I REALLY DIDN'T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED TO ME.

I HAD LOTS OF PEOPLE AROUND ME, AND SO THEY REALLY HELPED ME TO GO THROUGH THE DIFFERENT STAGES OF THIS TIME.

SO MOST OF IT I WAS READING THE BIBLE AND PRAYING AND READING THE PSALMS, AND ESPECIALLY PSALM 119.

AND I HAD LOTS OF PEOPLE HELPING ME.

AND THEN ALSO TO FORGIVE PEOPLE AND TO ESTABLISH NOT JUDGING REALLY HELPED ME.

>> George: DO YOU EVER THINK YOU WILL GO BACK? ARE YOU HOPING TO GO BACK TO TURKEY? >> OH, YES.

I'M ONLY HERE BECAUSE OF MY DAUGHTER.

>> George: WHY DO YOU WANT TO GO BACK? THIS IS THE LAND WHERE FIVE MEN KILLED YOUR HUSBAND.

WHY DO YOU WANT TO GO BACK? >> BECAUSE I LOVE THE PEOPLE THERE.

I REALLY LOVE THEM.

AND I LOVE THE PLACE.

I REALLY WANT TO GO BACK THERE.

>> George: AND THE KIDS HAVE ALL GROWN UP IN THE LAST YEARS, AND THEY'RE THERE IN GERMANY IN COLLEGE.

HOW ARE THEY DOING? >> THEY'RE FINE.

MY ELDEST IN IS ANCORA, AND MY SON IS HERE WITH ME, AND MY DAUGHTER IS HERE, FINISHING HIGH SCHOOL.

>> George: YOU PUBLICLY FORGAVE YOUR HUSBANDS HUSBAND'S KILLERS.

WHAT PROMPTED YOU TO DO THAT? >> IT WAS THE LORD JESUS CHRIST.

THEY ASKED ME TO SAY SOMETHING ON THE TELEVISION, AND I SAID I CAN'T.

THEN I PRAYED A QUICK PRAYER, AND THEN I JUST HEARD THE WORDS OF THE LORD SAYING SAY THAT, AND I JUST DID IT.

>> George: CHRISTIANS ACROSS THE MIDDLE EAST DAY OR SUFFERING FOR THEIR FAITH.

YOU KNOW WHAT IT IS LIKE TO EXPERIENCE PERSECUTION FIRSTHAND.

HOW DO YOU PRAY FOR MUSLIMS? >> I PRAY THEY FIND THE LOVE OF GOD.

AND THAT THEY CAN SEE THAT GOD IS REALLY LOVE AND THEY LOVES THEM AS WELL.

THAT'S MY BIGGEST PRAYER.

>> George: SUSANNA, FIVE YEARS LATER, AFTER A HORRIFIC ACT OF MURDER AGAINST YOUR HUSBAND, YOU STILL CONTINUE TO PROCLAIM THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST AND LOVE.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

>> YOU'RE WELCOME.

>> Wendy: A BEAUTIFUL INTERVIEW.

>>> STILL AHEAD, THE AMAZING STORY OF THE RISE OF A WORLD CLASS CHESS CHAMPION FROM THE MOST UNLIKELY SPOT ON EARTH.

>> George: AN UNLIKELY TALE OF HOPE AND TRIUMPH HITS MOVIE THEATERS HERE IN THE UNITED STATES THIS WEEKEND.

"THE QUEEN OF KATWE" IS A STORY ABOUT A POOR GIRL'S VICTORY OVER UNIMAGINABLE ODDS.

BORN IN THE SLUMS OF UG UGANDA WITHOUT FOOD OR A BOOK TO READ, PHIONA MUTESI'S RISE FROM POVERTY TO INTERNATIONAL CHESS CHAMPION, IT IS NOTHING SHORT OF MIRACULOUS.

SHE TOLD EFREM GRAHAM HER SUCCESS WAS PART OF GOD'S PLAN ALL ALONG.

>> I FEEL LIKE EVERYTHING THAT HAS HAPPENED RIGHT NOW IS BECAUSE OF GOD, WHO HAS BEEN BEHIND EVERYTHING.

>> Efrem: SO HE HAD THIS PLAN FOR YOU? >> YUP.

>> George: THIS MOVIE IS MEANT TO BRING HOPE TO THE CHILDREN STILL LEFT IN THE SLUMS OF UGANDA, AND TO AUDIENCES AROUND THE WORLD.

>> Wendy: WELL, LONG BEFORE THE MOVIE "THE QUEEN OF KATWE" WAS IN PRODUCTION, CBN HAD A CHANCE TO TELL PHIONA'S AMAZING STORY.

HERE IS WES FRICKER WITH MORE.

>> TO BE AFRICA CAN IS TO BE AN UNDERDOG IN THE WORLD.

TO BE UGANDAN IS TO BE AN UNDERDOG IN UGANDA.

TO BE A GIRL IS TO BE AN UNDERDOG IN KATWE.

>> Reporter: LOCATED IN THE UGANDAN SHADOWS, KATWE IS, IN ALL SENSE OF THE WORD, A SLUM.

IT IS A PLACE WHERE REFUGEES WERE SHOOED BECAUSE NO ONE ELSE WANTED TO LIVE THERE.

THE PLACE IS A LITERAL SEWER.

CRIME IS RAMPANT, AS IS DRUG USE AND PROSTITUTION.

HALF OF ALL TEENAGER WOMEN ARE MOTHERS.

THEY SAY IF YOU ARE BORN IN KATWE, YOU DIE IN KATWE.

>> LIFE IN KATWE IS VERY CHALLENGING.

BECAUSE THE PEOPLE WHO ACTUALLY LIVE IN KATWE ARE PEOPLE WHO HAVE NO CHOICE.

IF THEY HAD A CHOICE, THEY> WOULDN'T BE IN KATWE.

AND THE ONLY AREA THAT THEY CAN AFFORD TO BE IN HERE — SOMETIMES IT IS HARD TO EXPLAIN HOW PEOPLE LIVE THERE.

>> Reporter: EVERY DAY AT 6 a.

M.

, ROBERT ARRIVES HERE, A RUNDOWN STRUCTURE THAT DOESN'T LOOK TOO OUT OF PLACE HERE IN KATWE.

THE BUILDING IS CALLED AGAPE CHURCH, PART OF A MINISTRY CALLED SPORTS OUTREACH.

HE IS THE MINISTRY DIRECTOR HERE.

>> I VERY MUCH BELIEVE THAT CHILDREN LOVE TO PLAY, FOR SURE.

BUT MANY ARE NOT GIVEN AN OPPORTUNITY.

AND SOME OF THESE CHILDREN DON'T HAVE A CHANCE BECAUSE THEY'RE ALREADY STRUGGLING TO SURVIVE.

>> Reporter: AS YOU CAN IMAGINE, SPORTS IS HEAVY ON THE AGENDA HERE.

THE BOYS TAKE QUICKLY TO SOCCER, AND DOZENS OF CHILDREN SHOW UP EVERY MORNING.

MANY OF THEM DON'T GO TO SCHOOL.

SOME ARE ORPHANS.

A FEW ARE HOMELESS.

ALL LOOKING FOR GUIDANCE IN THEIR OWN WAY.

>> SO WHEN THEY COME, THE FIRST THING IS TO TRY TO SHOW THAT YOU REALLY CARE FOR THEM.

YOU ARE THERE FOR THEM.

YOU PLAY TOGETHER.

YOU ENCOURAGE THEM.

SO EVENTUALLY THEY GET TO BOND WITH YOU.

AND THEN YOU'RE ABLE TO DIRECT THEM TO SOME OF THE THINGS.

>> Reporter: WHILE SOCCER IS POPULAR, THERE ARE DRAWBACKS.

IT CAN BE FAST.

IT CAN BE VIOLENT.

SO NOT EVERYONE JOINS IN.

ROBERT NOTICED THAT AND STARTED THINKING OF OTHER WAYS TO GET EVERYONE INVOLVED.

FINALLY HE THOUGHT OF A BOARD GAME SO FOREIGN, THERE IS NOT EVEN A WORD FOR IT IN HIS NATIVE LANGUAGE.

ROBERT WAS GOING TO TEACH THIS GAME TO A BUNCH OF KIDS WHO DIDN'T EVEN KNOW HOW TO READ.

>> WHATEVER YOU GO THROUGH ON THAT BOARD, IT IS WHAT WE GO THROUGH IN OUR DAILY LIFE.

IT REQUIRES INSTRUCTION, OBJECTIVE THINKING, IT REQUIRES CONCENTRATION, FOCUS, TIME MANAGEMENT, EVERYTHING.

EVERYTHING THAT WE NEED IN OUR LIVES.

>> Reporter: AND ONE DAY, WHILE TALKING TO SLUM KIDS ABOUT PAWNS AND ROOKIES AND KINGS, ROBERT NOTICED SOMETHING: A 9-YEAR-OLD GIRL IN A WINDOW.

>> I TOOK HER IN LIKE ANY OTHER CHILD.

WHEN SHE CAME, MY FIRST QUESTION WAS: HOW WILL SHE FEEL AT HOME? >> Reporter: TO SAY PHIONA MUTESI IT WAS A 9-YEAR-OLD MIGHT BE A BIT OF A MISNOMER.

NO ONE KNOWS HOW OLD SHE IS.

WE KNOW SHE WAS BORN IN KATWE, AND HER FATHER DIED WHEN SHE WAS ABOUT THREE, POSSIBLY DUE TO AIDS.

AND WE KNOW WHEN SHE FIRST APPEARED IN THE WINDOW, SHE JUST HAD WALKED SEVERAL MILES AND WAS ONLY LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO EAT.

>> I WAS VERY HUNGRY.

SO MY BROTHER CAME AND TOLD ME ABOUT THE PROGRAM THEY HAD.

SO I WANTED TO GET HIM IN.

>> Reporter: NOW, CHESS ISN'T AN EASY GAME TO PICK UP.

AND WHEN PHIONA FIRST STARTED PLAYING, SHE LOST, A LOT.

BUT SHE STILL KEPT PLAYING.

>> THERE WAS A BOY WHO USED TO BEAT ME EVERY DAY.

SO ONE TIME I WENT BACK TO PLAY THIS BOY.

WHEN I PLAYED HIM, I HAPPENED TO WIN HIM.

AND THAT'S WHEN I SAID, I HAVE TO BEAT EVERYBODY.

>> AND WITHIN THAT SHORT TIME OF HER BEING IN THE PROGRAM, I REALIZED THERE IS SOMETHING SPECIAL WITH THIS GIRL.

YOU COULD TEACH HER SOMETHING, AND SHE COULD EASILY PICK IT UP.

>> Reporter: WHAT MAKES PHIONA GREAT, THOUGH, IS SHE HAS SOMETHING THAT CAN'T BE TAUGHT.

IT'S THIS INSTINCT, THE ABILITY TO SEE THE RIGHT MOVE MANY MOVES IN ADVANCE, KNOWING THAT THE WRONG MOVE COULD BE DEATH.

THAT'S A LESSON SHE LEARNED GROWING UP IN KATWE.

>> TIMES IT TEACHES THEM TO BE AGGRESSIVE BECAUSE THE LIFE THERE IS MORE LIKE SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST.

SO IT WAS JUST TO CALM HER DOWN.

NOT EVERY TIME IS GOING TO BE ATTACKING.

YOU NEED TO PLAN WELL, GET YOUR PIECES READY FOR THAT ATTACK.

>> Reporter: WITHIN A YEAR, PHIONA WAS BEATING THE BOYS AT AGAPE CHURCH, INCLUDING COACH ROBERT.

SOON SHE WAS VISITING BOARDING SCHOOLS AND BEATING THE KIDS THERE.

AND THEN SHE PLAYED UNIVERSITY PLAYERS, AND WHIPPED THEM, TOO.

IN 2007, 11-YEAR-OLD PHIONA MUTESI WON AU UGANDA'S JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS, AND THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS JUST A FEW YEARS AFTER THAT.

* WE SHALL LIVE TOGETHER * WE SHALL LIVE TOGETHER SOME DAY * >> Reporter: PHIONA MUTESI IS A CHRISTIAN.

AND THE FAITH SHE LEARNED AT THE OUTREACH MISSION IS ONE THAT HELPED HER SURVIVE IN KATWE.

>> WHEN I WENT TO HIS PROGRAM, I STAYED THERE AND LISTENED TO THE STORY.

IT WAS SO INTERESTING.

I KEPT REMAINING FOR DIFFERENT STORIES.

>> Reporter: IN 2010, 14-YEAR-OLD PHIONA FLEW TO SIBERIA WITH UGANDA'S NATIONAL TEAM FOR THE WORLD'S MOST PRESTIGIOUS TOURNAMENT, THE CHESS OLYMPIAD.

IT WAS THE FIRST TIME THE WORLD LAID ITS EYES ON THE CHESS PRODIGY.

>> BEFORE, I WAS LIVING JUST HERE.

AND I THOUGHT, I DIDN'T WANT TO LIVE THAT KIND OF LIFE.

>> Reporter: THE MORNING AFTER SHE FLEW BACK TO UGANDA, SHE RETURNED HOME TO A HERO'S WELCOME.

AND SOON THEY CAME CALLING.

THE WRITERS, THE REPORTERS — HER STORY HAS BEEN TOLD BY CNN, ESPN, AND THERE IS A BOOK ABOUT HER LIFE.

SHE HAS TOURED AMERICA, SPOKEN TO THE BILL AND MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION.

DISNEY IS MAKING A MOVIE ABOUT HER LIFE.

HER FUTURE IS BRIGHT.

>> SOMETIMES I FEEL LIKE IT OVERWHELMS ME.

I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO MY FUTURE.

>> Reporter: CHESS IS HER TICKET OUT, FROM THE SLUMS, FROM THE 10 BY 10 HUT SHE CALLS HOME, THAT SHE SHARES WITH HER MOTHER AND SIBLINGS.

AND IF SHE CAN ESCAPE, SHE CAN LEAD OTHERS TO FOLLOW HER PATH.

>> I FEEL SHE IS A SOURCE OF HOPE.

MANY CHILDREN GO THROUGH THE SAME LIFE SHE HAS BEEN IN.

BUT I THINK SEEING HER BREAKING THAT CHAIN, I THINK IT IS MORE LIKE AN INSPIRATIONAL STORY FOR THEM.

I THINK IT ENCOURAGES THE CHILDREN.

WITH GOD EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE.

THE SKY IS THE LIMIT.

>> Reporter: TO BE AFRICA CAN IS TO BE AN UNDERDOG IN THE WORLD.

TO BE UGANDAN IS TO BE AN UNDERDOG IN AFRICA.

TO BE FROM KATWE TO BE AN UNDERDOG IN UGANDA, AND TO BE A GIRL IS TO BE AN UNDERDOG IN KATWE.

AND YET IN KATWE, THE QUEEN STANDS TALL.

>> George: A TERRIFIC STORY.

AS WE MENTIONED, PHIONA'S AMAZING STORY IS NOW THE SUBJECT OF A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE, WHICH OPENS THIS WEEKEND HERE IN THE U.

S.

YOU CAN SEE MORE STORIES AT cbnnews.

Com.

YOU CAN GO THERE TO OUR WEBSITE.

AND WE'LL BE BACK RIGHT AFTER THIS.

>> Wendy: YOU KNOW WHERE WALES IS, RIGHT? >> George: I DO.

>> Wendy: GUESS WHAT? CBN'S "SUPERBOOK" HAS MADE ITS WAY THERE.

>> George: IT IS INCREDIBLE.

CBN HAS PARTNERED WITH WALES, AND SINCE 2015, STUDENTS HAVE BEEN USING CURRICULUM WITH "SUPERBOOK'S" DESIGN AND CONTENT.

IT COVERS OLD AND NEW TESTAMENT HEROS, AS WELL AS HOW TO LIVE AS A CHRISTIAN.

THANKS TO "SUPERBOOK" 2000, CHILDREN HAVE BEEN TAUGHT, AND OVER A THOUSAND CHILDREN'S BIBLES HAVE BEEN HANDED OUT TO BUILD EACH CHILD'S FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST.

THE IMPACT OF "SUPERBOOK" AROUND THE WORLD CONTINUES.

>> Wendy: YOU KNOW, GRIFFITH IS A WELSH NAME.

DID YOU KNOW THAT? >> George: NO, I DIDN'T.

THANKS FOR JOINING US THIS WEEK.

>> Wendy: UNTIL NEXT.