When Glenn went to Iraq with his team from the Nazarene Fund to oversee the rescue of persecuted Iraqi Christians, he didn't know what to expect. Russian airstrikes impeded the Christians' initial departure, and the situation remained so volatile, Glenn had to leave the country without witnessing their safe arrival in Slovakia.
ABC News followed Glenn and his team, covering every step of the dramatic journey for an upcoming episode of 20/20. At one point, the group nearly got stuck in Iraq due to impending missile strikes. Glenn talked about the tense moment during his radio program Thursday.
"I flew Elizabeth Vargas out on our plane because there was a scare that we had to get out or the airport was going to close and we would be stuck in Iraq and there were missiles that were about to fly," Glenn said.
Untrusting of anyone in the media, Glenn told listeners he hopes ABC doesn't "burn us" and actually does the story justice.
"We decided to go with ABC because they happen to have the best story, and they were willing to dedicate an hour of 20/20 on it," Glenn said. "So we rolled the dice with ABC."
Tune into ABC on Friday, December 18th at 10pm EST to watch the hour-long episode.
ABC recently released a promo video for the 20/20 episode, which actually looks quite promising.
Watch it below.
We'll see you Friday night for an incredible hour with Elizabeth Vargas you won't want to miss! Posted by ABC 20/20 on Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Among the coverage ABC has released on the story so far is a photo gallery of items some of the most prized possessions of some of the Christians --- including passports, cell phones and items with religious meaning.
Another report features an interview with a young Iraqi Christian girl, who told a story of forgiveness after being forced to flee to a refugee camp after ISIS threats. Watch.
Featured Image: An Iraqi Christian who asked not to named poses for a photograph in her shelter, Dec. 13, 2014 in Erbil, Iraq. Asked, after her family what was the one thing she could not leave behind, the widowed housewife from Qaraqosh said her crucifix. (Source: ABC News)