Over 650 babies would have been left to die in the streets if one man didn't do something to stop it

The drop box, it’s a metal box outfitted with gentle warming lights, soft blankets, and a sign that simply reads, “This is a facility for the protection of life. If you can’t take care of the disabled babies, don’t throw them away or leave them on the street. Bring them here.” It’s hard to imagine, but in South Korea, this drop box alone has seen over 650 babies deemed unwanted by their mothers and fathers in a country where a simple deformity makes a baby a curse instead of a miracle. This is the box of the unwanted, but because of one man, they are being saved.

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Glenn: The drop box, it’s a metal box outfitted with gentle warming lights, soft blankets, and a sign that simply reads, “This is a facility for the protection of life. If you can’t take care of the disabled babies, don’t throw them away or leave them on the street. Bring them here.”

It’s hard to imagine, but in South Korea, this drop box alone has seen over 650 babies deemed unwanted by their mothers and fathers in a country where a simple deformity makes a baby a curse instead of a miracle. This is the box of the unwanted, but because of one man, they are being saved.

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Pastor Lee: I have never planned to be a savior or to do anything great. I just did follow God one step at a time. None of this was part of my plan.

Glenn: Lee Jong-Rak is a pastor from South Korea, but before he was a pastor, he was a raging alcoholic who abused his wife. He hit rock bottom, and in that moment he surrendered his life to God. As he found his faith, his prayers were simple. He asked God to bless him with a son. Well, his wife got pregnant, and after hours of a brutal struggle, his son was born.

He had a massive cyst on his left cheek, and without surgery, he was going to die. In South Korea, babies with deformities are usually abandoned or killed. The doctors told Pastor Lee that his son would be a vegetable. He was told his limbs would soon jut out at strange angles, leaving him permanently bedridden.

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Pastor Lee: When Eun-man was born, I asked God at that moment, “Why?” Why did He give me “that kind of baby?” Why didn’t He give me a healthy baby? That thought immediately came to my mind. But it wasn’t even 30 seconds before I repented. “God, I am sorry. Thank you for giving him to me.”

So step-by-step, with faith, prayer and His words, I lived. That’s how I started this work.

Glenn: Eun-man still lay in bed, reminding Lee of why he began to care for the unwanted and the hopeless in the first place. He cut into the wall of his laundry room and fitted the box with motion sensors and an alarm, and if it wasn’t for his son, he wouldn’t be prepared for when the alarm sounds.

This story of one man’s compassion traveled across land and sea and touch the heart of another man.

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Brian Ivie: I read about this man who’s now my spiritual father over breakfast cereal on June 20, 2011, and that article was called, it was on the bottom of the front page of the LA Times, and the article was called “South Korean pastor tends an unwanted flock.” It was all about how this man had created a mailbox for abandoned babies.

I grew up making movies. I wanted to make movies since I was nine. So, in my neighborhood, I used to make movies like Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter or James Bond spinoffs and things like that. We’d put up a screen in the backyard and bring all the families over. I don’t think my parents had any idea I was planning to join that circus for the rest of my life, but I definitely wanted to. All those films really were battles.

My life was on a silver platter. I grew up in Orange County. You know, I lived the American dream, but there was something really fake about it. So, when I saw him, he lived in a neighborhood like I did when I used to make movies with my friends, but it felt like was in the battle. It was like seeing real courage for the first time ever.

I remember the scene in the movie Hotel Rwanda where Don Cheadle is sitting with Joaquin Phoenix, and he’s talking about, “You think anybody’s going to come help us? You know, they’re going to see this genocide, do you think they’re going to come help us?” Joaquin Phoenix turns to him and says, you know, “I think people are going to see this story, and they’re going to go ‘oh my gosh, that’s horrible,’ and then they’re going to go on eating their dinners.” I didn’t touch my food.

So, I decided to reach out to him. I reached out to the Times, got all of his information, sent an email out to Pastor Lee. A month later, he gets back to me in a Google-translated email and basically says this: “Dear Brian, this is Pastor Lee. I don’t know what it means to make a documentary film about my life, but you can come live with me if you want.”

I came back from this trip obviously affected. God uses the weak to shame the strong, you know? He used a person who didn’t believe in Him at all to make this movie. He used a man in the gutters of alcoholism and rage to save children, and the world is tipping their hat to him, and they have no idea that he is not a national born hero but that he was saved to save, and so was I.

Pastor Lee: This is definitely a global issue. I’m learning more and more that there are a lot of babies, and there are baby boxes in other nations. I believe about 18 to 19 countries have come to us and taken video footage of our ministry. And now this documentary and just thinking about it while I was praying, I came to realize that there is an answer, an answer from God to the cries of these little precious children all around the world. God has chosen this story to bring about the message of hope for those children. I do think that it’s God’s way of loving a life through awakening a lot of people around the world just like me, just like how God used a person like me in order to do what they are supposed to do in those places. I believe that’s the message.

Brian: This all started with a boy who was born that doctors said shouldn’t even continue to live because he’s going to live his whole life on his back, and he’s done so for 29 years. As the film says, he’s the reason why Pastor Lee cared about the voiceless and the vulnerable people. His son, Eun-man, is who taught me that God loves me even though all I have to offer him is my sin. It’s amazing to me that God used a boy on his back to change the whole world. If He can use Eun-man, then he can use us broken people too.

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First comes the "crisis," then comes the expansion. The federal government is seizing on the January 6 Capitol riot to take carte blanche to do whatever it wants and weaponize the event to further empower the new overlords of our country — the intelligence community.

On Glenn TV Wednesday, Glenn Beck reveals what's happening with the U.S. Capitol Police and argues they've morphed into a new arm of the intelligence apparatus, boosted by a massive increase in funding and surveillance equipment and new offices OUTSIDE the Capitol building. The Biden administration has also hidden basic details regarding January 6. Why did officials refuse to release the name of the officer who killed Ashli Babbitt? Where are the 14,000-plus hours of CCTV footage? As any intelligence organization knows, it's best to operate outside the realms of oversight.

Glenn exposes the hidden hand of government that could be used to punish and destroy innocent Americans who are only guilty of holding the "wrong" political view.

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The conditions in Afghanistan under the Taliban rule — for Americans, allies, Christians, women and more — continue to deteriorate, and the people there continue to plead that we will not forget them. On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck gave an emotional update on current evacuation efforts, including the tragic story of one girl — an American passport holder — who was not rescued in time.

"I have a pit in my stomach like I haven't had in a while. What is happening in Afghanistan is both miraculous and horrendous," Glenn began. "What's going on right now one of the most amazing things I've ever personally witnessed — the evacuation of Americans, those [Afghans] who helped us, Christians that are dying, women that are under incredible conditions. I see things that I can't show you. I see the pleadings from people who are in safe houses, 'Please, don't forget us.' I see what they're being sent by the Taliban.

"If I die today, my entire life will have been worth it for what you have helped get done, in just the last three weeks. You have saved well over 5,000 people," he continued.

Fighting back tears, Glenn added, "I ask that you pray for those in the Middle East, that are in the midst of doing work, that a Moses-style miracle will happen. ... There are several people that are in dire need of medical care. Friday, we told you — along with the congressman from Oklahoma [Rep. Markwayne Mullin] who had just returned — [about] a father and two daughters that were blue passport Americans, and a mother who had a permanent residence, a Green Card. The daughter was very ill. And they thought, that if we couldn't get her out of there, that she would lose her legs. I got a call on Saturday morning, that we were too late, that she didn't lose her legs. She lost her life, waiting. There are now two Americans, instead of three."

Glenn showered his audience with gratitude, repeating that "well over 5000" lives have already been saved because of their incredible generosity, but lamented that there are still thousands more people yet to be saved.

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Megyn Kelly pulled her sons out of the private elementary school they attended after she learned that the boys were asked "weekly" if they were still sure they were boys. But that's not all that this "experimental transgender education program" taught.

Megyn joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to tell the story, which she thought had ended when the school apologized, and to talk about what's next for America as our leaders refuse to promote actual psychological support for our kids and instead "parade" transgenderism as the solution to their problems.

"When [my son] was in third grade, I found out they unleashed a three-week experimental transgender education program on these boys, with really inappropriate videos. The kids were confused. These are 8- and 9-year-olds, Glenn. They have no idea what the school is even talking about with the trans thing. They got really in-depth, with really in-your-face videos — and then parents complained. And the school did something it hasn't done in its 400-year history, which was they apologized. Even they realized they had done wrong," Megyn explained.

"But, then I said to my son a year later, so did they ever round back to the trans thing? Like, whatever happened with it? And he said ... they bring it up every week. ... [They ask] how many people here still feel confident that they're a boy? Do you still feel sure you're a boy?" she continued. "This is not support. This is not nonbullying. This is indoctrination. And it's deeply confusing to the children, and wrong."

Megyn went on to give examples of how she's seen trans ideology turn "support, nonbullying, kindness, friendship, allyship, on its head."

"The absolute surrender of the medical community to this insanity is a scourge on this nation. It's disgusting what is happening with our doctors," she added. "There are people who are legitimately transgender, or who have gender dysphoria. And for those people, we should be supportive and they should get the care that they need. But what we've done instead, is taken everyone who expresses any kind of gender confusion and said, you're trans. You're trans. And we have our psychiatrists doing this."

"It's crazy," Megyn asserted. "The fact that we're doing this so willy-nilly in the name of allyship and support, it's abusive. It's criminal."

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