Christmas for Haitian Children Rescued From Sex Slavery—Thanks to You and O.U.R.

Editor's Note: The following is based on Glenn's monologue from December 12, 2016.

I'm going to Haiti this week. While it's never been on my bucket list, I'm going because of something you did in 2013.

In 2013, I told you the story of children that had been kidnapped and sold into sex slavery. It's happening here in America. It's happening all over the world. There are more slaves today than at any point in world history. We haven't ended slavery, and we're arguing about slavery that happened 150 years old. What about the slaves that exist today?

After hearing about the plight of these innocent children, you helped raise a million and a half dollars to start Operation Underground Railroad (O.U.R.), an organization created for the sole purpose to free children trapped in sex slavery.

RELATED: Operation Underground Railroad Has Rescued 600+ Children From Sex Slavery

That same year, I also received this letter from a dad:

Dear Glenn,

Before you sleep at night, do you check on each of your sweet children? Do you know that they're safe and sound before you close your eyes? Do you have to know that? Because I do.

This is not why I've slept since my boy was taken. I walk the streets every night. I walk aimlessly through a different neighborhood every night, listening. Listening for his cry. I come home, and I sit on my porch until I nod off for a few moments. And then when the sun comes up, I go to work in my orphanage. I can't sleep in my bed, so long as my boy is not in his. I can't explain the pain.

Months ago, I saw some light when I was introduced to Operation Underground Railroad. They came to my home. They met with me, and they began to investigate. My country doesn't have the ability to search for my boy, but Operation Underground Railroad does. And now they're coming back because of your audience.

Your audience has sent them. Thank you, thank you, thank you. May God bless you forever. I know we will find my son. God has told me he is still alive.

Gus Mardi

I think of Gus quite often because they still haven't found his son. His son was kidnapped and trafficked.

Tania and I were talking about it a couple weeks ago. I don't know how I would go on. I would just pray that my son, after a while, was dead because I would have to know that he's not still going through that.

The first mission for Operation Underground Railroad happened in Haiti. They rescued 28 children. They were being sold for sex, for labor and for organ harvesting. Gus's son Guardee, the little boy from the letter above, was one of the children they were looking for. While three of his captors were arrested and his friends were rescued, Guardee had already been sold down the chain.

When we had to tell Guardee's dad that he wasn't there, he spent very little time in mourning. In fact, this is what he said: Yes, I know. But I also know that you wouldn't be here if it wasn't for my boy. If in the end I have to lose my boy so you can rescue even just these 28, then that's a burden I'm willing to bear for my entire life.

If that's not the literal story of Christmas . . . a boy being born to sacrifice to save all others.

This week, I'm going to Haiti to visit with and bring Christmas to all of those rescued kids. The number just in Haiti is now 200. Seven of these kids are being adopted by three different families here in the US. We're bringing the families down with us.

Hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of children have been saved because of you. Four thousand refuges in the Middle East have been saved because of you.

This Christmas, I want to thank you for caring and being charitable. Your generosity has saved lives --- and given faith and hope to multitudes of people.

Featured Image: Children playing with cars made with wood and bearings in the neighborhood of Deye Distriyel in Jeremie, in the south west of Haiti, on October 23, 2016. (Photo Credit: HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/Getty Images)

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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We're going to be doing an amazing broadcast on Thursday, July 2nd, and we will be broadcasting a really important moment. It is restoring truth. It is restoring our history. It is asking to you make a covenant with God. The covenant that was made by the Pilgrims. And it's giving you a road map of things that we can do, to be able to come back home, together.

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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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