It can be easy to think that another year has gone by where you didn't make a difference. But Glenn has some good news for his audience: You HAVE. Glenn goes through the year-end numbers from the Nazarene Fund and Mercury One, which make it clear: Miracles have happened thanks to the generosity of people like you. "I am so overwhelmed and honored to be anywhere near this audience," Glenn says. So, as we leave 2023 behind, it's important that we remember, "there's a lot of good in the world. And YOU are responsible for it."
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GLENN: I want to just kind of give a year-end review. Tomorrow is our last show of the season.
We come back, with, you know, everything and starting fresh for 2024.
But I just am so overwhelmed, and honored.
To be anywhere near this audience. This, I believe, and I've said this for a very long time.
I felt that this audience is going to be the audience that somehow or another, is going to be the turning point, in whatever it is we're facing. That this audience, some way, somehow, saves the republic.
I don't even know how that even happens.
But I just have always been -- just I feel that so strongly.
STU: You've always believed that for as long as I can remember.
STU: Most of that time, I was like, they're okay. The audience, they're all right.
GLENN: They're good.
STU: But I think recently, I've been won over to this viewpoint as well.
You guys are awesome.
GLENN: Yeah. It's an amazing group that you happen to be a part of.
And so last night, I was talking to a 20-something. Because I'm preparing something for TP USA. And they're having a big the defense this Saturday. You know, this weekend.
And Saturday night, I'm doing the -- the closing remarks for the day.
And I -- you know, I was really wondering, what do I have of value?
And so I was talking it a 20-something.
And I said, you know, what is it you think people of your age need to hear?
And we went over some things. And she ended with, you know, the biggest thing is: A call to action. She said, we're always told that we can make a difference.
That how important we are.
That you have to go out and -- but what specifically?
So I was thinking about that.
And then I got the year-end reports from in from Mercury One and the Nazarene Fund.
And I just want to tell you, that you might think, that you haven't done anything this year.
But just this audience. This year, listen to this.
In Afghanistan, currently, the Nazarene Fund is supporting roughly 125 people monthly inside of Afghanistan.
These are people that are hidden away, and nobody knows about them. Monthly sustainment includes food and life-sustaining supplies.
Most of the recipients are widows with children. And Christians in hiding. Practice ever evacuations from Afghanistan have decreased significantly. But we are evacuating the high risk individuals from Afghanistan as-needed. Currently, in Pakistan, we have eight safe houses with at-risk Afghans waiting for final resettlement. We have 12 families. Forty-two people in our care, just in Pakistan waiting for our country to open up.
One of the greatest challenges for pathways for the Afghan situation is the countries. Nobody wants to take these guys anymore. So we're still trying to establish the pathways for resettlement. It's a full-time job. In -- well, I can't give you the numbers. But we are working with Brazil, Mexico, Germany.
Total completed TNF cases with successful locations to date. 22,000 people.
We have relocated around the world.
In Armenia, the hostilities inside Armenia began in September. In Azerbaijan. Over 100,000 Armenians have fled.
We are really having a hard time with the mass exodus.
However, we are on the ground assisting Christian families as they flee their homes. Looking for safe passage.
We have 127 individuals that we have gotten out, and gotten to safety.
In Egypt, we have 32 Coptic Christian widows that are in need, that we're sheltering.
Iraq and Syria. This is where we started. And this is an amazing story.
We're continuing to be on the ground there.
There is one big like prison camp.
And all these Yazidis, that have been taken as slaves.
All these women. We know they're in this camp of about 10,000.
And we have people that are working on finding them.
We have taken just this last year, 172 of -- souls out to Australia.
18 to Canada.
It is the -- the Yazidi women from -- it's the camp is called Al-hol, it's in Syria.
We're reuniting these women with their family members in Iraq.
Rescuing survivors from human trafficking in Iraq.
We're rescuing families fleeing religious persecution, for their Christian faith in Syria.
We have safe houses for at-risk Yazidi women, and their children of war.
Children of war are children fathered by ISIS fighters.
We are providing protection for former ISIS captives who are witnesses against ISIS for crimes against humanity proceedings.
In Israel, after the October 7th attack, the Nazarene Fund responded with assistance to our partners in Israel. One chartered flight from Tel Aviv to Nashville for US citizens and Israelis who were survivors of the October 7th attack. We partnered with M1 to provide funding for the relocation to the US of six Israeli families, who were survivors. Of the attack.
Who even knew we were in Nigeria?
Operation Lego, launched in Nigeria, on April 30th. Our primary objective is to collect irrefutable evidence, along with actionable intelligence and target any and all individuals, rings, involved with the elicit trade of organ harvesting. Human trafficking, child abduction and exploitation, baby factories, and ritual killings.
Some of the operations that we have conducted just in this year, we have arrested six human traffickers. And these guys are the scum of the scum.
The rescue and aftercare of 32 children are now in our care this year. The rescue of 15 pregnant women who are being used as a baby factory. They actually have a black market baby factory.
They come, and they kidnap these women.
They impregnate them.
They take the baby. Sell the baby parts on the black market. Infant hearts are worth $250,000 on the black market. So they take this child from the mother, kill it, harvest the organs. Sell all the organs. Then reimpregnate her. And have her do another baby, that they kill and harvest.
It is -- it's unbelievable.
We have, again, rescued 15 of these pregnant women.
The recovery of two siblings abducted by their maid to be sold into the Nigerian trafficking market. We have found them and reunited them.
We have Operation Renaissance that is going on now in Asia. It is a platform which has a range of tools to support a Christian minority community. And other minority groups.
Operation resistance was established under the guise of conventional research and community outreach project, to shield it from exposure to security agencies in the locked down states.
We had to shut it down at the end of third quarter this year. But some of the operations, we assisted 1,590 Christian families. With food, medicine, and legal assistance.
To fight different types of persecution that they were facing. We rescued a 15-year-old Christian girl, who had been abducted and brutally tortured by her employers for several days.
Police, legal financial support too. And successful rescue of a 12-year-old Christian girl. Kidnapped, coerced to convert to Islam. And forced to marry her 35-year-old Muslim abductee.
Police and legal support for a 14-year-old Christian minor raped repeatedly and filmed by one of her superiors at the factory where she worked.
Rescue and relocation of a father and his children who were victims of slave labor for over ten years. In Sierra Leone, Operation Silver was launched in Freetown, Sierra Leone on September 1st of 2023. Its primary objective is to collect irrefutable evidence along with actionable intelligence and target any and all individuals and rings involved with elicit trade for organ harvesting, human trafficking, child abduction, and exploitation, baby factories, and ritual killings.
It also pays particular focus to Christian persecution, who have been singled out for abuse based on their faith.
A few of the operations just this year, that you have made possible. I'm telling you all of these things, to let you know, there's a lot of good in the world and you are responsible for it.
Recovery of two traffic minors, 14 and 16-year-old from the republic of Guinea.
Rescue and repatriation of nine children, trafficked in the Republic of Mali. Recovery of a 10-year-old girl who is being trafficked to the Republic of Mali, recovery of a 14-year-old girl trafficked from her village. In Sudan, we began this in April of 2023. Fighting between rival armed factions broke out in the capital city of Khartoum.
In June, we took 180 Kurdish workers with emergency evacuation, assisted them to get them on flights back to their home, food packages for 900, medication for 150, sleeping kits for 830.
We were in Turkey with the 7.8 magnitude earthquake, $200,000 of emergency funding. Tents, food, medical care provided.
What makes us different is nobody is left in Afghanistan.
All these people that were marked for death and have been for a long time, nobody else is there.
We try to be the first and second in, but we're also the last one out. And a good example of that is what's happening in Maui. When we went to Maui in Lahaina, we flew the food and everything else out. And we found they were so skeptical of any aide people because they said, you guys just want your names on the TV.
You just want your logos. Here, stand with this, and the logo. And then you beat it.
And my guy said, did you notice, there's no logo anywhere?
We're not -- this is not what we do. We're here to help, and we'll be the last one here.
Well, we will be in Lahaina for at least the next year. Maybe two years. Providing supplies.
We're helping build tiny homes.
They just found that arsenic is all over Lahaina. So these people are not going back to their homes any time soon.
That all has to be cleaned up. So we're helping build tiny homes so they can stay in the area.
Plus, I don't have the number on how many people have killed themselves.
But the suicide rate is through the roof!
So we're there, providing PTSD care as well.
And this -- these things, you know, Israel, helped 440 Americans, return to the United States.
Two flights. We partnered with Cory Mills.
Partnered with the -- I think it's the Shy Fund.
We have provided ambulances for the Israeli people, that they needed.
I mean, you have done so many things on education. We have hosted pro-familiar legislators network, giving 200 legislators information. Critical information that they need.
We are now -- we just finished starting ticketing. Now if you come to town, you can contact the American journey experience at M1. And you can get a privately ticketed only tour. Because it's not open to the public. It's open, you know, at certain hours. And you have to be ticketed to go in.
We are now scanning our artifacts every day.
Plus, all of the books. We have the third largest library of the American founding.
We have the largest collection of documents from Jamestown.
Also from the Pilgrims in the world.
We're scanning all of those documents. They can be translated into any language. And they're all searchable. We're putting them all on block chain, along with all of the artifacts that I buy. We are 3D scanning them. So eventually, you'll be able to have that. And be able to manipulate it. And look at it, you know, through virtual reality.
There, your own home.
And it will all be on block chain. And we are deep into that, right now.
It's taken us longer than we wanted.
And we have a massive, massive program, starting next year, hopefully, with your help.
To educate not only families. But also take seriously, all of the students in high school and college, that not only want to know the truth about America. But are willing to teach it.
And want to dedicate their self to history of America.
We have some really exciting things to announce. That is just scratching the surface. That's not you how many babies we saved or anything else in this audience.
I just want you to know, there's never been a commercial radio audience. Or I think a commercial television audience, ever.
That has done anything like this. Thank you. It is an honor to be around you, and to serve you. Thank you. It's been a very good year for a lot of people who will never know our names.