WATCH: Nazarene Fund Donations Have Saved Almost 2,400 Christians in Iraq

Glenn shared on radio Tuesday a tremendous update regarding the Nazarene Fund and the effort to save Christians in the Middle East.

"Just about a year ago, we're not even at the year mark of being in Birmingham for Restoring Unity and starting the Nazarene Fund, I said, 'In the next year, we want to save 400 families and get them to safety.' We're not at the one-year mark, and even with all of the trouble that we have had, we have moved to safety 553 families," Glenn said.

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In total, more than 11,455 people have been moved or fed. Mercury One (M1), funded by donations to the Nazarene Fund, has become the largest refugee aid organization in Iraq.

Glenn gave specific regional updates to share what your donations have made possible around the world:

Australia

About two weeks ago, M1 started moving people to Australia. They're taking 60 people weekly, and that effort will be ongoing for awhile.

Greece

Currently, a large refugee camp in Greece houses both Muslims and Christians together. The Christians are being brutally persecuted in the camp. Last week, M1 was on the ground in Greece and secured an old warehouse to rebuild for Christian refugees. This will provide safe housing away from Muslim persecution

Middle East

• In the next couple of weeks, another refugee camp will be closed after 900 people are moved to safety in northern in Iraq," Glenn said.

• The Nazarene Fund is funding churches throughout the Middle East that need help. While conducting a routine interview for families wanting to depart to Central America, M1's security vetting team learned of a family of six Christian girls, ranging in age from ten to 22, with a single mom, whose father and husband had been shot and chopped into pieces in front of the family by ISIS. A special operations team funded by M1 deployed into hostile territory and removed the girls in the middle of the night. The youngest daughter is ten and just started school in a refugee church in Jordan, funded by M1. All girls are doing well and went shopping for clothes and make-up with the M1 team. The mother, who still wears black, now has a smile on her face for the first time in months. When the M1 team left her last week, she was looking forward to cooking in her kitchen for her family and walking her daughters to school every morning now that she knows they are safe.

• One dejected community living in horrific conditions did not want to leave Iraq, saying, "We're Christians. If we leave, the light goes out. We can't leave our country." M1 began transferring them to new apartments in northern Iraq, but they remained skeptical, thinking their beautiful new living conditions were meant as a cruel joke. Area priests were brought in to reassure them.

Glenn had this to say about the relocated community:

They were like, "Why are these people doing this to us? Is this a cruel joke?" And they could not believe . . . and the deal was, "The world abandoned us here and forgot us for two years. Who are these people? Why all of a sudden do they care?" And the priests were saying, "No, they've cared for a long time, they just haven't been able to do anything because of all of the red tape. People have cared about you the whole time." And they're all breaking down and crying. And so grateful. So very grateful to everybody that has helped with the Nazarene Fund.

United States

For security reasons, limited details are available on this, but the first Iraqi Christian refugee will soon enter the U.S. Accepted into a prestigious divinity school in America, he no longer had money to attend. Additionally, he was concerned about leaving his Nazarene-marked family vulnerable to ISIS. M1 moved his family to safety in northern Iraq so he could attend school in the U.S. and, according to him, bring the light of Christ back to the Middle East.

"It's really remarkable what you have done with the Nazarene Fund with Mercury One. As I pointed out, 11,455 people have been affected at least by, you know, getting hot meals every day. And nearly 2,400 people have either been moved in country to a safe house, to a safe place, or out of Iraq or Syria --- 2,400 people. To put that into perspective, in World War II, the Righteous Among the Nations, some of them saved ten, some of them saved two. People like Raoul Wallenberg saved thousands. You are responsible for saving thousands of Christians' lives in this genocide. And make no mistake, that's exactly what this is: a genocide," Glenn said.

If you would like to get involved or stay involved, go to mercuryone.org and donate to the Nazarene Fund.

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Featured Image: Christians rescued and relocated through the Nazarene Fund pose for a picture in their new home in Slovakia.

On Monday's episode of "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn opened up about the tragic death of his brother-in-law, Vincent Colonna Jr., who passed away unexpectedly on April 5. He also shared some of the important thoughts and insights he's learned through the grieving process.

"Last Monday, I was sitting in this chair ... the two-minute warning comes and Stu said to me, 'You ready for the show?'' ... And that's when my wife [Tania] came to the door of the studio here at our house and said, 'I...' and she held the phone up. And then she collapsed on the floor in tears," Glenn began. "Tania's brother had passed. To say this was a shock, is an understatement."

Glenn described his brother-in-law as having "a servant's spirit."

"He was always the guy who lit up the room. He was always the guy helping others. He would never stop, because he was always helping others," Glenn said of Vincent. "He was on the school board. He was a little league coach. He was the soccer coach. He helped build the church. He took care of the lawn of the church. He was constantly doing things, raising money for charity, working over here, helping to organize this. But he was never the guy in the spotlight. He was just the guy doing it, and you had no idea how much he had done because he never talked about it.

"We also didn't know how much mental anguish he was in because he never talked about it. And last Monday morning, after spending Easter with the family ... he killed himself. This is now the third family member of mine that has gone through this. And I keep seeing it play out over and over and over again, in exactly the same way."

Glenn described his thoughts as he, Tania, and her family struggled to come to grips with the devastating loss.

"I learned some really important things as I was watching this wake. I'm seeing these people from all walks of life ... the people that were there, were there because [Vince] made a difference in their life. He was a true servant. As I'm watching this, all that kept going through my mind was, 'by their fruits, ye shall know them.' The fruits of his labor were on display. He was a servant all the time. All the time ... he found a way to love everybody.

"There are two great commandments: Love God with all your heart and mind and soul. And love your neighbor. So those two great commandments boil down to: Love truth. Because that's what God is," Glenn said.

"Love thy neighbor. That's where joy comes from. The opposite of joy is despair, and that is the complete absence of hope ... and how do you find joy? You find joy by rooting yourself in the truth. Even if that's a truth you don't want to accept. Accept the truth," he added. "But we have to stop saying that there's nothing we can do. What are we going to do? Well, here's the first thing: stop living a lie."

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After imprisoning a pastor for refusing to follow COVID-19 restrictions, Canadian officials barricaded his church. And when some church members retaliated by tearing down part of the fence, Canadian Mounties arrived in riot gear.

Rebel News Founder Ezra Levant joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to give his insight on the crazy situation. He described the new, armed police presence surrounding GraceLife Church in Edmonton, Alberta, and how it not only encouraged hundreds of protesters to stand with the church in support but forced congregation members underground to worship as well.

What's happening is eerily similar to what occurs everyday in China, Levant says, and it must stop. Who would have thought this type of tyranny would be so close to home?

Watch the video below to hear Ezra describe the religious persecution taking place in Canada.


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Enough prayers? Why is supposed Catholic Joe Biden suggesting that Congress ought to stop praying for after someone commits acts of gun violence?

On Friday, Stu Burguiere and Pat Gray filled in for Glenn and discussed President Joe Biden's remarks during his speech on gun control. "Enough prayers. Time for some action," Biden said. Stu and Pat were surprised how dismissive Biden appeared to be on the idea of prayer.

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Just days after Canadian pastor James Coates was released from prison for refusing to bow to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, several police officers showed up at another church to ensure restrictions were being followed. But Polish pastor Artur Pawlowski of the Cave of Adullam Church in Alberta, Canada, knew his rights, telling the cops not to come back until they had a warrant in hand.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere played a video of the interaction.

"Please get out. Please get out of this property immediately. Get out!" Pawlowski can be heard yelling at the six officers who entered his church.

"Out! Out! Out! Get out of this property immediately until you come back with a warrant," he continued. "Go out and don't come back. I don't want to talk to you. You Nazis, Gestapo is not allowed here! ... Nazis are not welcome here! Do not come back you Nazi psychopaths. Unbelievable sick, evil people. Intimidating people in a church during the Passover! You Gestapo, Nazi, communist fascists! Don't you dare come back here!"

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