Christmas is the season of hope: hope that darkness will be conquered by light, hope that pain and suffering will become a part of a beautiful redemptive story. On Christmas, we remember this hope that Christ gave us 2,000 years ago and our responsibility to embody this hope in our present day.
This Christmas, Glenn wants your help to bring hope to those who need it most. On Monday, December 11, Glenn will be auctioning off three signed giclees of three of his paintings. Each auctioned piece will benefit a different nonprofit, and all proceeds will go to the respective charity. The winner will receive a "Certificate of Authenticity" to authenticate that the giclee has Glenn's signature.
"Morning of Hope, Dusk of Despair"
The first giclee of "Morning of Hope, Dusk of Despair" will be auctioned for Ezra International, a Christian humanitarian aid foundation that rescues Jewish people out of high-risk areas. The painting depicts the M.S. St. Lewis carrying many Jewish Europeans, seeking refuge in the United States, turning around after being banned from docking at Ellis Island in 1939. As Glenn said about the painting:
The statue of liberty is an emblem of hope for people all of the world. The USS Missouri is a tragic story of immigrants so close to this hope that they could almost touch it. But then they were turned around. Many died in the Holocaust upon return."Morning of Hope, Dusk of Despair" captures a moment in history when the U.S. turned away the Jewish people when they needed our help the most. Now, there's Ezra International, who is doing the work that we failed to do with the M.S. St. Lewis back in 1939. All proceeds from the winner of this painting will go to Ezra International.
Glenn will be also auctioning a signed giclee of his painting, "Redeemed" to One Heart, a non-profit that provides mentorship and skills training for at-risk youth. "Redeemed" depicts Johnny Cash’s mug shot when he was arrested on charges of cocaine possession. Here's how Glenn described the painting:
Many say this was Johnny Cash’s lowest point, but in reality, it was the beginning of the rest of his life, his new life in Christ. By God’s grace, Cash found Christ and continued to follow Him faithfully the rest of his life. He even took his band to Israel to have them walk the grounds that Jesus walked. Cash’s faith demonstrates that God can redeem even our lowest moments in life, transforming what we thought was utter failure into the beginning of our great story of faith.
Our lowest moments in life can become the start of our redemption story. All proceeds from "Redeemed" will go towards One Heart's mission to help at-risk youth turn their struggles into the beginning of their redemption story.
"Save The Republic"
Glenn believes that if we want a smaller government, we have to step up and fill in the gap. That's why he founded Mercury One, a 501c3 nonprofit that partners with ministries and other nonprofits around the globe to restore communities after natural disasters, rescue individuals from human trafficking and abuse, support our veterans, and so much more.
Through Mercury One, Glenn's audience rescued over 15,000 Americans and Afghan allies in the aftermath of the Biden administration's disastrous exit from Afghanistan, raised over $300,000 in Maui wildfire relief, more than the Biden administration sent with FEMA, and more. Through helping those in need both in our backyard and abroad, Mercury One is working towards "Saving The Republic." All proceeds from the "Save The Republic" giclee will go towards Mercury One's efforts.