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Mom Shares Incredible Message After Sons Attend Mercury One Training Program

Mercury One's Leadership Training Program is arming future leaders with truth and purpose --- and it's working. Monday on radio, Glenn spoke with Susan, a mom whose two sons attended the June session. She felt compelled to contact Glenn and share this message:

My older son --- and I'm going to cry because I cried when he told me --- he was hanging onto a rifle or a gun that was used in the war... The American Revolution. And the story behind it. And he said, "As I was holding that, at that moment, I determined that I was going to be a better man."

He's even been teaching me to understand that you won't reach people --- you can talk to the choir, you can preach or sing to the choir --- but when you reach someone who doesn't see it your way, you have to have different words in order for them to even start to ask questions and not be put on the defense.

Glenn taught that very concept to the leadership trainees before they finished the program.

"Before they left, the last class I taught . . . it was about that. And I'm glad he walked away and picked up the books and started to read. Because it really has provided a great deal of hope to me. And I know . . . I know it works. I know it works," Glenn said.

Enjoy the complimentary clip or read the transcript for details.

GLENN: I want to give you a piece of good news. You read these things. And we see all of these things that are going on. And in hour number one, last hour, we talked a little bit about what's happening in California and how the Democratic Party is split. And there's a chance for smart, liberty-minded people to learn how to speak the language of the left. Not the uber left. Not the crazy left. But the neighborly left. And start to reach out and find things in common.

There is a chance, right now, to really change things. There's also a chance to begin to change the course of our future by interacting with millennials. And I'm doing several things at Mercury, the Mercury Studios, TheBlaze, and also Mercury One, that are I think very exciting because we are beginning to turn a corner. And we're going to focus on education and -- and millennials, across-the-board.

We started something called a leadership program. A two-week leadership program at Mercury One. And it's a class. A two-week class, where people come in. They have to be between 18 and 25. And they learn the history of the United States. They learn by using the original documents. It's not my opinion or David Barton's opinion or anybody else's. It's all original sources and original documents that these people can see.

On Friday, as I was leaving, somebody from customer service came down and said, "Hey, I want to play this. It just came in. I want you to hear this." This is what I heard.

SUSAN: My children, two of them were at the internship that you had in June, and I've tried several times unsuccessfully to get through on the program. I don't know why I'm unable to. But I just feel compelled to let you know how much that internship meant to my kids and how much it impacted them. And I just wanted to say thank you. I hope this message gets to you, Mr. Beck. Because I -- you are reaching the young people.

GLENN: So this came in from Susan Culver. Her two sons that were at our last leadership conference was Edwin Culver and Gabriel. Edwin is now teaching English in China. Gabriel just finished an engineering program. And Susan is on the phone with us now. Hi, Susan.

SUSAN: Hi, Glenn. I can't believe I'm talking to you. I'm so nervous.

GLENN: Oh, don't be nervous. I'm thrilled. I've been waiting to talk to you all weekend. I heard your message on Friday. And I wanted to hear about what happened when your kids got back home and how they had changed.

SUSAN: Well, I do have to make one correction. My youngest son Gabriel.

GLENN: Yes.

SUSAN: He will be going into his second year. He's not graduated year. So I wanted to make that correction.

GLENN: All right.

SUSAN: Yes. When my children, the very first day that they were there, that night, my oldest one -- they both talked to me, but my oldest one, E.J. talked to me first and he said, "Mom, this is sweet." That's exactly how he said it. And when they made it -- I have to back up a little bit. When they made it into the program, as soon as they told me -- because I didn't think they had a chance. And when they told me they made it, I said, "You won the gold ticket, the Willy Wonka gold ticket!" They were like, "What?" And I said, "Oh, forget it. You just won. That's all that matters to me." And that is how they felt when they got down there. The excitement -- every single night they called me and they told me something different.

And this is the one thing that I wanted you to hear, Mr. Beck. And it's this: My older son -- and I'm going to cry because I cried when he told me. He was hanging onto a rifle or a gun that was used in the war.

GLENN: Uh-huh. In the American Revolution.

SUSAN: And -- yes, the American Revolution. And the story behind it. And he said, "As I was holding that, at that moment, I determined that I was going to be a better man."

GLENN: Hmm.

SUSAN: And I said, "Have you ever heard Glenn say that?" And he said, "No. Not that particular phrase. I just know what it did for me." And he -- he is already trying to figure out ways where he lives -- he lives in Sarasota, Florida, or Bradenton. He works in Sarasota. He is trying to figure out ways to reach the millennials that are his age, with their terminology. And he's a reader like what you are. He always has a book in his hand. And he had been reading a book about the language of the left.

GLENN: Hmm.

SUSAN: And you connected the dots for him.

GLENN: Yeah.

SUSAN: Because I'm more of a, go in and get my point across person.

GLENN: Yeah. Yeah.

SUSAN: And he's even been teaching me to understand that you won't reach people -- you can talk to the choir. You can preach or sing to the choir. But when you reach someone who doesn't see it your way, you have to have different words in order for them to even start to ask questions and not be put on the defense.

GLENN: You know, that's funny because that was the last thing -- before they left, the last class I taught. And it was about -- it was about that. And I'm glad he walked away and -- and picked up the books and started to read. Because it really has provided a great deal of hope to me. And I know -- I know it works. I know it works. Susan, thank you so much for calling and telling me your story and what happened with your kids. I'm thrilled. And I'm glad they were a part of it. Thank you for calling.

SUSAN: Can I say one more thing?

GLENN: Sure.

SUSAN: I had an idea. And I don't know -- you have asked for ideas over the air.

GLENN: Sure.

SUSAN: And I had also called David Barton, the Wallbuilders.

GLENN: Uh-huh.

SUSAN: And my suggestion was, our kids don't see a lot of good leadership. Leadership starts in the home. But as far as our political leaders -- they don't see a lot of good leaders. And my question to Wall Builders was to take what they have learned and to build upon it -- I don't know if it's possible -- to build on it. And a year from now, require more of them to come down and to -- if this is possible -- maybe it's not possible. To come down and dive deeper into the history, but more so into leadership. Because I don't know if kids know how to be leaders.

GLENN: Susan, I think you're exactly right. And we are working towards that. So I thank you for your suggestion. And just know that hopefully within a year, that is where we're going to be. This was the beginning steps. And I thank you for your call. This is the beginning steps of something that Mercury One is headed towards. We have got to reach the millennials. And in our charter, we are about helping people. Helping and rescuing people. And -- and I think that includes -- because we have education as part of our charter. That includes educating. We are in a desperate, dire situation, when it comes to people who are 20 years old. They don't know the America prior to 9/11. They don't know American history. They haven't been taught any of it.

We have to reach that generation. And this is just the first baby step towards that. By the way, we have our next group is in -- I think this is our third group of leaders. There's about 50 of them that are in now. And they're just beginning this morning over in the Mercury One building, on our campus. And I'm going to go visit them for the first time. This is a 300-dollar experience for them to just pay for the course. But then also, they have to pay for their own food and lodging and everything else.

We have to turn away a lot of people because they don't have the money. We don't want to do that. Could you -- would you please go to mercuryone.org and donate, if you would like to help us with this mission? This mission includes education in many ways that we are going to be talking about here in the next few weeks.

But let's see if we can get some of these kids who just can't afford the $300 to be able to go, let alone the food and lodging. If you can help support, please, even $5, it's more than welcome. Just go to mercuryone.org and donate. Mercuryone.org.

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