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Producers’ Pick | Tim Tebow: On His Efforts to Support Ukraine

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March 13, 2022 12:00 am

Producers’ Pick | Tim Tebow: On His Efforts to Support Ukraine

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The more you listen, the more you'll know. It's Brian Kilmeade. Welcome back, everyone. Brian Kilmeade Show with me in studio.

If you're watching Fox Nation, you see it. Tim Tebow. It's so great to see you, Tim, in person. Your book is Excellent Mission Possible.

Go create a life that counts. Baseball player, football player, husband, trophy winner, now broadcaster. But we're not necessarily talking about that. Before we get into the heart of the book, your reaction to Russell Wilson be going to the Broncos.

Honestly, I got to say, I'm kind of excited about it. I still, I think I'm a little bit biased, but I just think Bronco fans are awesome. I can't tell you how much I loved my time there. The last thing you did is win a playoff. Well, the second last thing you did was win a playoff game. And then we lost to Brady.

So that was the last thing I did there. But it was such a special couple of years being there with the Bronco fans. And I still love them, to be honest with you. I think they're incredible fans. And I think Russell going there, I think it's going to bring a lot of life. I think they have a lot of talent there. I think they're going to be really good. And also, I'm excited about that division. That's going to be crazy good.

Like, are you kidding? You have the Chiefs. I think, I think the Raiders are going to be a lot better. You know, Josh there now, that's going to be fascinating. And that's who drafted me too. And so that's going to be really interesting. And then, you know, the Chargers, obviously they've gotten so much better. So you're pretty interesting. If they didn't bring in Peyton Manning, do you think that was your job?

Because you were the last one started before. Yeah, it's hard to look back and say, you know, what ifs. I would just say that I think it was so special, such a special time. I think that we were able to do some really special things, and especially from being one in four and then to go on a run and, and win the division and, and then beat the Steelers. Yeah, that was, that was, it was really special.

And if, you know, you never know. Maybe if you had more time, could have done some special things, but also they brought in someone kind of good. Peyton's pretty good. He ended up being pretty good. Yeah.

After taking a year and a half off or something. So it's interesting. I'm reading the intro to your book. And by the way, I loved, you had to write about a book. You've had a lot of success in your life, but you don't pull punches when it doesn't work. I remember you writing about you, you playing for the Patriots, you hitting it off with Belichick. Bob Kraft invited you to the house. You expect to go over there for a party.

And the next thing you know, they go, Tim, I need to see you. You gave up a huge commercial too, right? Yeah. A million dollars.

Yes. Because you said, hey, Bill, do you mind if I do this? You're like, I got a brilliant, I wouldn't like it. He cuts you the next day or something.

Right? I know, but what kind of got my hopes up was, it was Mr. Kraft said, yeah, yeah, come over to the house. We're having the luncheon. And so I'm like, I made, I guess I made the team. And it was like, well, not so fast my friend. Uh, what happens?

You're fired. So a football player, baseball player, broadcaster, and I just said, find a mission. I'm thinking to myself on surface.

Okay. That's his mission. He found broadcasting after he goes, that's not it.

That's what I do for a living. But you found a mission and your mission happened to you because you saw a tragedy in front of you. And that tragedy was this little boy with two feet born on backwards. Nothing to do with his fault, not his fault, but his life was almost over before it began. It was because he was viewed as a throwaway because where he lived, they viewed him as cursed, as less than, as insignificant.

And really the only reason that he was able to survive was because he had two friends that were willing to do whatever it took to fight, to get him food, literally steal food, to put it on his table, his plate, to give him food. And he was viewed as this throwaway. And I just knew that he wasn't a throwaway to God and he shouldn't be a throwaway to me or anybody else.

And we need to, I personally knew that day I was called to go fight for boys and girls like him around the world. And, and that was when I was 15 years old. Yeah. And, um, so no one knew who you were then?

Nobody. Um, and, um, it was something that I knew that was my mission. I didn't know exactly what it looked like. I didn't know exactly what I was supposed to do, but I knew it was around this.

It was based on this. And I think there's probably a lot of people that are thinking, well, what exactly is my mission? I've never had that encounter. And I would say, yeah, I don't know exactly what your mission is, but have your eyes ever been open to a need, to a problem, to a hurting person? And has your heart ever been pricked to want to go do something? If so, that might be God saying, Hey, go start to meet this need.

And you might not know exactly what it looks like. You know, might not know exactly the end goal or how the twists and the turns in it, but it's got to also start with action, right? And, and I believe that, that when we see this and we feel this, we need to act and we'll, you know, it's also living by faith.

You don't know exactly what all the next steps are, but we have to take the step and, and being willing to go do something and we'll continue to learn in the process. So what was the foundation that started then? And how has your mission even brought you to the war in Ukraine? Well, I'll tell you that I wasn't allowed to start it because NCAA rules until I finished college and then was literally the first or second day after I graduated was when I started the Tim Teo Foundation and our mission statement was literally just thinking about that boy.

It's one of the easiest things I did. Okay. What is our mission statement? I thought about him and I said, okay, it's to bring faith, hope, and love to those needing a brighter day and their darkest hour of need, because what does that boy need? He needs faith, open love, because he is in his darkest hour of need.

He is a throwaway and he needs help and he urgently needs help. And so that was our mission statement and it started with orphans and it started with special needs and then it led into hospitals and then ultimately led into more in the fight against human trafficking and growing and growing. And it's been something that has developed and developed throughout the years because we didn't know exactly at first what it looked like, but God has continued to show us as we've gone. And now the Ukraine war starts and you're not a bystander. What are you doing? Well, we've been able to serve in the Ukraine for several years, especially through our Night to Shine host churches, which Night to Shine is a worldwide prompt for people with special needs. And there's been many churches in Ukraine that have hosted and partnered with us in that and loving the special needs community. And so, you know, when all of this happened and we're communicating with our host churches and our host partners that take care of orphans and special needs kids is what do you need? How can we help?

How can we support? And I'll tell you that we think that we're supporting and maybe we are a little bit, but I'll tell you they're inspiring us more than we could ever do for them. The heroes that we have seen, that we have talked to, that we have partnered with, that we have watched, they're not everyday heroes. And they're great courage, right? This is great courage. Crazy courage.

It is incredible to watch. I mean, you know, because of the time difference, our team's getting up super early in the middle of the night to talk to them first thing in the morning so they can figure out in the day, what do they need? How can we support? How can we give them the safety? And then working with, you know, different partners like Lifesong and trying to get safe homes ready in Poland so they find out where the Russian troops are, where the roads are.

There's so many different things. We're grateful for so many partners that are working on different parts of this. But what they say is, hey, you know, we know bombs are going off around us, but we know God's in control. And this is exactly where we're supposed to be. And so many have had the chance when they've taken groups out to stay out. And yet so many of our partners go right back in to serve and to continue to help.

And I'll tell you what, it really is true courage and true heroism. From the Fox News Podcast Network. I'm Ben Domenech, Fox News contributor and editor of the daily newsletter. And I'm inviting you to join a conversation every week. It's the Ben Domenech Podcast. Subscribe and listen now by going to Tim Tebow's book is called Mission Possible.

If people want to help you out with the foundation and find out their mission, where do they go? Tim Tebow Gotcha. Now you win the Heisman, a sophomore, right? Yes, a sophomore. You win the Heisman, a sophomore. You win a playoff game, shock the world and beat the Pittsburgh Steelers. You also for two years, you make your way through minor leagues.

You almost made us a tight end in this league too. You've had unbelievable success, international fame. How does that compare to this, what you're doing with your foundation? How does that success in sports compare? It doesn't compare.

Not at all. Doesn't mean anything. Brian, I think the thing that the world is going to tell us and it has, and even at times I bought into it, unfortunately, is that we need to strive for money, fame and power. And that it's going to be rewarding. And the more of that you get, the more identity, the stronger identity, the more you're going to have. And I just don't believe it.

I think God's economy is different. I believe the more you give, the more you actually have. And I've seen that with so many of our partners around the world.

We just got back from Africa, we were for a month. And you see it with so many people that materially don't have much, but spiritually, emotionally, relationally, they have everything because of what they're doing every day. And I'll tell you what, those are also heroes of mine. So you took your fame and your power and you're using it for other people. Well, I think what I really would love to do and strive to do is take the little bit of success that God has blessed me with and turn that success into significance. Because I believe success is about us, but significance is about other people. And I would rather have a life of significance than a life of success. Because I believe there's going to be a lot of people that at the end of their life, they had a lot of success and then they realize it doesn't mean anything. And I don't want to be someone that at the end of my life, I have a little bit of success and I realize, oh my gosh, it's really a tragedy because none of it matters. You just sold like a million books because that's what your book's about, Mission Possible, Go Create a Life That Counts.

Tim, you're doing that and only halfway there. I appreciate your brother. Thank you, man. I'll see you in Ponte Vedra.

I look forward to it. Thank you, buddy. WKV, I know you guys are listening. From the Fox News Podcast Network, subscribe and listen to the Trey Gowdy Podcast. Former federal prosecutor and four-term U.S. Congressman from South Carolina brings you a one-of-a-kind podcast. Subscribe and listen now by going to
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