Tim Ballard explains the work Operation Underground Railroad is doing to combat child sex trafficking

On radio this morning, Tim Ballard joined Glenn to discuss the work his organization, Operation Underground Railroad, is doing to combat child sex trafficking around the world. While you may be familiar with Ballard’s work as an author, he explained that, in many respects, he has actually been living a double life. Writing may be his day job, but his real passion is rescuing children.

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“I’m glad that I can actually say your name on the air and show your face on the air,” Glenn said. “Can I just start there? How weird was it to live a double life and to lie to people?”

“More than weird. I think it was hard. It’s a lonely world. I can’t tell people, even my wife. I can’t tell her everything that I see and do,” Tim said. “And I flashback to nights when I’m kissing my kids in their beds, and they’re sleeping, and almost a pang of guilt because I know there’s this other kid I haven’t found yet or a group of children. And there are nights where I would sit on my stairs and just cry.”

There are nearly 2 million children trapped in sex slavery worldwide, and Tim said his team has worked to rescue children as young as 3- and 4-years old.

When I was first asked to do this, I said, ‘No,’ I said, ‘I can’t do this.’ And it was after a lot of prayer and fasting and confirmation I said, ‘I need to do this.’ So I have been helped in that way,” Tim said. “When I go home, I generally can turn it off, but… these kids we are talking about are 7-, 8-, 9-, 10-years-old, even younger sometimes. These are the kids being abused.”

On the Operation Underground Railroad website, the process used to find and extricate these children is laid out. Tim’s team of former CIA, Navy Seals, and special agents work closely with local law enforcement and government to locate and extricate the trafficked children from their captors.

“This is an important point. We always work with law enforcement. We always come through the front door,” Tim said. “We want to make sure these traffickers and monsters go to jail, so we go into these countries, offer the services, go undercover, offer our software, and we stay till the job is done.”

On tonight’s Glenn Beck Program, Tim and other members of the Operation Underground Railroad team will join Glenn to further explain and demonstrate the work they are doing.

Tonight at 5:00 on the Glenn Beck Program, I will show you the video that’s been made of some of these sting operations, and it’s going to tear your heart out in a good way,” Glenn explained. “It is going to show you what is happening to our children, how young these children are, and then the rescue of children. And you are going to meet [these] individual[s] face-to-face.”

Ultimately, Tim expressed his gratitude to Glenn and the entire audience for their support and prayers.

“I want to thank you, Glenn, I want to thank your audience… We have resuced dozens of kids in the last couple of months. We have only been in existence since last year. Thank you, Glenn’s audience,” Tim said. “These children who we have saved have no voice. So we have to be their voice, and you have allowed us to do that. You have allowed us to rescue them… Thank you so much.

Learn more about Operation Underground Railroad HERE.

  • Deckard426

    Without sex-trafficking, Bill Clinton would be down to mail-order brides to get his babes.

    • Carol Bernard


      ✒✒✒ �✒✒✒ ✒✒✒ ✒✒�✒ ✒✒✒They’re right here in the USA. Could it be that it’s because they’re an offshoot of Ballard’s LDS religion?

  • Anonymous

    Better watch out Glenn, or our CIA & now even our FBI will have Tim Ballard have an “accident” or something. Our government, even if it really ever was, now for sure is NOT our friend…

    • Anonymous

      You sound like a traitor to the American flag. The US Government is not “our” friend? Who do you mean by “our”? Why is Glenn Beck so silent about the FLDS and the young women, girls actually, who are forced into polygamous marriages as young teens? How about rescuing some of them??

      • Guest

        Been there done that….
        Apparently you were absent from class that day.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72EnfFysPFE Connor

    It is our duty to fight this evil

  • Anonymous

    Part of the problem is that people are so busy with their own struggle they resist reading about this horror. We must start telling these stories. Perhaps someone will make a true life movie about this travesty. I have developed a website about child abuse and child sexual abuse that has been visited in180 countries. All forms of our media should be blasting this outrage across all airwaves but pedophiles and perverts control mass media and they have powerful connections and secrets. The people with the mind numbing stories think they are alone. They are not. My view is that we will never have world peace until we start to value and protect our most innocent citizens globally. privatefamilymatter began as a family issue but once a child is damaged they become a target for many types of predators and no country is immune. Bless Tim for taking up the fight.

  • Anonymous

    Thank you, thank you, thank you Glenn, for bringing on Tim and getting the word out about the incredible work he and his jump teams are doing. I’m proud to be supporting them and will spread the word to get as much support for them as possible!!! I’m praying for you and your network, and for Tim and his organization. This is truly God’s work to free those children.

    • Anonymous

      Having LDS author Tim Ballard on his show seems pretty convenient, just a couple weeks after the lawsuit was filed against Glenn Beck for his false accusations against an innocent college student. The timing is certainly suspicious. Are the Mormons circling the wagons around Glenn Beck? It looks like it.

      • Guest

        You have a one track mind – what there is of it. Take your obsession elsewhere – no on cares about what you have to say. Beck is no worse about this sort of thing than Ed Schultz, Martin Bashir, Chris Matthews, Al Sharpton or any other commentator who has done the same sort of thing….. but you never take them to task for it. FO, troll.

      • women 99

        troll and a.h. go together when you post

  • http://suzeraining.wordpress.com/ suz

    no, thank you.

  • Anonymous

    This Tim Ballard fellow is an LDS member. Here’s some interesting information: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/warrenthrockmorton/2013/04/05/the-covenant-a-mormon-mission-tool/

  • Kristin Tremba

    Thank you, Jesus, for this man
    and for this organization. I will be praying and supporting.

  • Anonymous

    Why is Tim Ballard ignoring the child brides of the FLDS? They’re right here in the USA. Could it be that it’s because they’re an offshoot of Ballard’s LDS religion?

  • Nathan David Roberts

    Thank you for bringing this important issue to our attention! This is not a subject to get lost in the political fray. This is not a Republican issue. It is not a Democratic issue. It should be something we are all getting behind and supporting as moral Americans. Please don’t dilute the discussion with vitriolic nonsense. Thank you, Tim Ballard.

  • Anonymous

    why is this not a national story, nbc, cbs, abc etc etc etc?

  • Anonymous

    MIKEMOAIR2: the only man in America with a working plan to transform Detroit back into the great city it once was!!!!! you certainly have heard no plan from our highly educated leaders have you? if someone would only ask

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