Iraqi Christian Going Blind Has Sight Restored Thanks to Nazarene Fund

Meet Myrna, one of the thousands of Christians whose life has been transformed thanks to your generous donations to The Nazarene Fund. Myrna escaped Iraq with her family after being chased out by ISIS. They ended up in a Jordanian refugee camp with limited options. Crippled with pain, Myrna learned she had a tumor growing behind her eye that would eventually cause blindness. A woman's worth is already a precarious thing in the Middle East, but a blind woman would have no value at all.

The only surgical options within the refugee camp were sketchy at best. That's when Mercury One operatives on the ground learned about Myrna's situation.

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"We found a doctor and a hospital that would treat her outside of the camp. It was $1,500. Brain surgery in Jordan, $1,500. No one could afford it," Glenn said.

Both her father and priest travelled with her, praying over her before the surgery, which was a complete success. Myrna is now pain-free and fully recovered.

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Myrna's story represents hundreds of similar experiences made possible by your generosity through The Nazarene Fund. Major initiatives are currently underway to save more Christians, but they come with a hefty price tag. If you would like to donate to The Nazarene Fund, please visit Mercury One to learn more or donate online. Together, let's continue our live-saving efforts to help save Christians in the Middle East.

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Below is a rush transcript of this segment, it might contain errors:

GLENN: I want to -- I want to talk to you -- I want to tell you a story about Myrna. She is a Christian from Syria -- I'm sorry, from Iraq. And she's a young daughter. Family. Dad was a, you know, hard-working dad. They had a decent living in Iraq. ISIS comes in, chases the family. Luckily, they're one of the few that got out to Jordan. And the Christian family gets across the border. And now they're in a refugee camp.

Do you know anything about Jordan? Jordan is made up of a lot of refugee camps. The Palestinians, the displaced Palestinians, and they're not allowed to mix back into society.

So these Palestinians have been there for generations. And they're not allowed to mix in and become Jordanian, even though they were born in Jordan.

So Jordan will be nice and bring people in, but then you're isolated and you remain in the camp.

So dad can't work. No one can work. The conditions aren't well. Mercury One, we've provided, I think 11 -- is it 11 -- 11,000 people with food and sustenance. We got to their camp in Jordan, and it was in pretty bad shape.

And Myrna was crippled with pain. And we find out that she has a brain tumor. And it's growing behind her eye. And it's causing her excruciating pain. And, you know, she's going to lose her eye and be blind in both eyes.

If she goes blind -- A, she has to have something done. But if she has this really bad camp surgery, she'll be blind. And she also -- the -- also, the problem is, if it lets it grow, there's a possibility, that she doesn't live, a good possibility that she doesn't live, but a guarantee that she's blind in both eyes. So she has to do something because in this society, a blind woman is at the very lowest of the ladder.

If you're anywhere in the Middle East, you're a woman, you're in trouble. But you're blind, you have no life.

So we found out about it, and we found a doctor and a hospital that would treat her outside of the camp. But it was $1,500. Brain surgery in Jordan, $1,500. No one could afford it.

PAT: Wow.

GLENN: So we got her out of the camp, brought her into the hospital, and brought the priest with her. And her father and her priest prayed over here before she had surgery.

She went in. She had the surgery, and she is now fully recovered and out of pain entirely. And has her life back as much as she can.

You don't know the difference that you have made in people's lives. You really have been remarkable, anybody who gave to the Nazarene Fund.

You have saved and moved to safety, as of -- as of this week, 4,000 people. Many of them have been moved to Australia. Australia opened its doors to the refugees -- the Christian refugees and has been really good.

There have been other countries that have taken whole parishes. Mainly, these are Arabic-speaking Christians. Orthodox Christians. Catholics.

And -- and Brazil has done this and has adopted these groups. America hasn't taken any. But that's what we expect nowadays, unfortunately, from America.

We have a couple of things that we're trying to do. We're trying to open up one more country that everybody has told me is impossible. And we so far have an agreement, but it is so dicey that we're unwilling to say anything about it until it actually happens. And it's going to take extraordinary sums of money because they also are people that are willing to not only take these people. But they're willing to take the hardest hit. They're willing to take the people who are like Myrna.

We have another woman right now who has the growth of a baseball in her brain. And it is benign. But she obviously has to have it removed. And no one will take her because she's currently in Iraq. And so she can't go anywhere. We can't get her to -- I think India is saying that they may take her and let her go in the hospital.

But if you're in Iraq, they're not letting you out. And we have one country that may do this, but it's going to cost us a lot of money to pull this off and get these people in. And there are children that have got to get to a hospital. And we would sure like your help on this project.

You can donate at Mercuryone.org/NazareneFund.

PAT: Whereas we once had $12 million, that's down to three now, I think?

GLENN: Three. Yeah, down to three.

PAT: We've spent $9 million in the effort for the 4,000 so far.

GLENN: Yeah, 4,000. And the 11,000 that have also been fed, food and everything else. It's quite remarkable what you're doing.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: We're also trying to rebuild some of the churches or at least help them on their feet so they can rebuild some of these churches.

Some of these churches, the ones that we're looking at right now are shrines and literally from the year 400 -- these are some of the first Christians, in what was I think ancient Persia at the time.

And so this is -- these are the places where the apostles actually went and visited. The plains of Ninevah. And we're trying help them, as some of them are coming back in and rebuilding. We would love to get your help.

Featured Image: Myrna with her father (R) and priest (L).

Acclaimed environmentalist and author of "Apocalypse Never" Michael Shellenberger joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to warn us about the true goals and effects of climate alarmism: It's become a "secular religion" that lowers standards of living in developed countries, holds developing countries back, and has environmental progress "exactly wrong."

Michael is a Time "Hero of the Environment," Green Book Award winner, and the founder and president of Environmental Progress. He has been called a "environmental guru," "climate guru," "North America's leading public intellectual on clean energy," and "high priest" of the environmental humanist movement for his writings and TED talks, which have been viewed more than 5 million times. But when Michael penned a stunning article in Forbes saying, "On Behalf of Environmentalists, I Apologize for the Climate Scare", the article was pulled just a few hours later. (Read more here.)

On the show, Micheal talked about how environmental alarmism has overtaken scientific fact, leading to a number of unfortunate consequences. He said one of the problems is that rich nations are blocking poor nations from being able to industrialize. Instead, they are seeking to make poverty sustainable, rather than to make poverty history.

"As a cultural anthropologist, I've been traveling to poorer countries and interviewing small farmers for over 30 years. And, obviously there are a lot of causes why countries are poor, but there's no reason we should be helping them to stay poor," Michael said. "A few years ago, there was a movement to make poverty history ... [but] it got taken over by the climate alarmist movement, which has been focused on depriving poor countries, not just of fossil fuels they need to develop, but also the large hydroelectric dams."

He offered the example of the Congo, one of the poorest countries in the world. The Congo has been denied the resources needed to build large hydroelectric dams, which are absolutely essential to pull people out of poverty. And one of the main groups preventing poor countries from the gaining financing they need to to build dams is based in Berkeley, California — a city that gets its electricity from hydroelectric dams.

"It's just unconscionable ... there are major groups, including the Sierra Club, that support efforts to deprive poor countries of energy. And, honestly, they've taken over the World Bank [which] used to fund the basics of development: roads, electricity, sewage systems, flood control, dams," Micheal said.

"Environmentalism, apocalyptic environmentalism in particular, has become the dominant religion of supposedly secular people in the West. So, you know, it's people at the United Nations. It's people that are in very powerful positions who are trying to impose 'nature's order' on societies," he continued. "And, of course, the problem is that nobody can figure out what nature is, and what it's not. That's not a particular good basis for organizing your economy."

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Dr. Voddie Baucham, Dean of Theology at African Christian University in Lusaka, Zambia, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to explain why he agrees with Vice President Mike Pence's refusal to say the phrase "Black Lives Matter."

Baucham, who recently drew national attention when his sermon titled "Ethnic Gnosticism" resurfaced online, said the phrase has been trademarked by a dangerous, violent, Marxist movement that doesn't care about black lives except to use them as political pawns.

"We have to separate this movement from the issues," Baucham warned. "I know that [Black Lives Matter] is a phrase that is part of an organization. It is a trademark phrase. And it's a phrase designed to use black people.

"That phrase dehumanizes black people, because it makes them pawns in a game that has nothing whatsoever to do with black people and their dignity. And has everything to do with a divisive agenda that is bigger than black people. That's why I'm not going to use that phrase, because I love black people. I love being black."

Baucham warned that Black Lives Matter -- a radical Marxist movement -- is using black people and communities to push a dangerous and divisive narrative. He encouraged Americans to educate themselves on the organization's agenda and belief statement.

"This movement is dangerous. This movement is vicious. And this movement uses black people," he emphasized. "And so if I'm really concerned about issues in the black community -- and I am -- then I have to refuse, and I have to repudiate that organization. Because they stand against that for which I am advocating."

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On last week's Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck revealed where the Black Lives Matter organization really gets its funding, and the dark money trail leading to a cast of familiar characters. Shortly after the program aired, one of BLM's fiscal sponsors, Thousand Currents, took down its board of directors page, which featured one of these shady characters:

Ex-Marxist professor and author of "Beyond Woke," Michael Rectenwald, joined Glenn Beck on the TV show to fill us in on the suspicious change he discovered on the Thousand Currents webpage and the Communist terrorists who is now helping run the organization. (Fortunately, the internet is forever, so it is still possible to view the board of directors page by looking at a web archive from the WayBack Machine.)

Rectenwald revealed the shocking life history of Thousand Currents' vice chair of the board, Susan Rosenberg, who spent 16 years in federal prison for her part in a series of increasingly violent acts of terrorism, including bombing the U.S. Capitol building, bombing an FBI building, and targeting police for assassination.

"Their whole campaign was one of unbelievably vicious, murderous cop killings, assassinations, and bombings," explained Rectenwald of Rosenberg's terror group known as the May 19th Communist Organization or M19.

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