GLENN CROCKER-MUSICIAN WITH A MESSAGE

Glenn Crocker was directed by the Lord to write Christian songs hoping to reach them who could be touched by songs of freedom and hope.

GLENN CROCKER HISTORY

Glenn Crocker hails from a rich musical past. He was born into a Lutheran family who were farmers in central California. They were active in the community and his mother was the musical talent. Glenn knew from age 7 what he wanted to do. He wanted to sing, play the piano and write songs. That was almost 70 years ago and Glenn has now written over 200 songs. Until he retired, he was among other careers a studio musician
He formed his first band at 15 and at 18 he took his talents to Hollywood. Glenn was part of the rock and roll revolution in the 60’s and 70’s and worked with many musicians including Warren Zevon and David Marks of the Beach Boys. He was also exposed to a variety of musical styles including Country, Blues, Funk Jazz and Rock. And, you can hear them all in his music.
Glenn moved to the San Diego area in the early 80’s and founded a music school where he taught the advanced students for 12 years.
In 2005 after a divorce and a bout with cancer (now 16 years cancer free – praise the Lord) Glenn moved to Bend, Oregon. He didn’t know anyone there and after two months he felt alone, lost, and rudderless in the sea of life.

A RELATIONSHIP WITH THE LORD

Then, Glenn, moving to Oregon and leaving behind the troubles of his life in southern California, he found living in a place where he knew no one. So, this writer asked Glenn, in the first Skype interview a number of questions. What follows is exactly how he responded.

Why are you doing this?

“I moved from southern California to central Oregon 16 years ago after a year of going through a divorce and cancer. I didn’t know anyone here and hadn’t played the piano or written a song for over 2 years. After being here for 2 months I felt very alone and lost. I wondered why I made the choice to move here.

One evening I just broke down and asked the Lord: What do you want me to do with the rest of my life? Within 5 minutes I was back on the piano and a new song was emerging. I thought, well, that makes sense. Why am I doing this? Because, the Lord directed me to do it. I sensed He was not done with me, yet.

And, now all these years and 44 songs later, He’s still giving me new music all the time. And, with today’s technology, it’s reaching people all over the world.”

INTERVIEW WITH GLENN AND ED

As, the interview progressed, this writer became so moved to do what could be done to help spread the word to others. Also, helping to elevate the human condition fit perfectly with the purpose Glenn is accomplishing in his music, inspired from our Father.

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Glenn Crocker asked the Lord what He wanted him to do with his life. The Answer came within 5 minutes.

Therefore, the interview continued with this next set of questions. Glenn’s responses are represented with little grammatical editing for clarity of understanding.

Who do you hope to reach?

“There are several groups of people I hope to reach. 1) Christians whose faith may be wavering. 2) People who struggle with addiction. 3) Christians who feel they are alone and are fearful of the persecution they are or may be soon facing. 4) As friends share my music with their friends, I hope to help them come to the Lord.”

Do you believe there is a lack of faith?

“There is absolutely is a lack of faith today. Church attendance just went under 50% for the first time in this country. Just look at our society and compare it with Rome in Chapter 1 of Paul’s letter to the Romans. We have sunk to the lows that you read about, there.”

Do you see Christianity under attack?

“YES! There are many forms of persecution. I’m in contact with people in other countries where Christians lives are at risk. In one country, because of the pandemic, people are suffering because of the lack of food, water, and medicine. The people who practiced the predominate religion of the country were given help. But, the Christians were not. This is one form of persecution.

Here, in this country, Christian faith itself is under attack. In some countries just being a Christian can get you killed.

In this country, there’s censorship in the media and social networks. You have to be careful what you say because the cancel culture is real. If they don’t like what you’re saying they just cancel/block you.”

GOD HAS BEEN REMOVED FROM SCHOOLS

To continue, “God is being taken out of schools and government, so, our children aren’t learning that this country was founded on Judeo-Christian principles. My songs, ‘Don’t Let Freedom Down’ and ‘Walking In His Light’ both address this and tell Christians it’s time to stand up and be counted. The silent majority need to un-silence themselves, band together and say, ‘Enough is enough’.”

GLENN CROCKER YOUTUBE VIDEO AS OF JUNE 22, 2021

Now, for all to view: Glenn produces more of his songs with his saxophone friend, Andy.

This writer will add more songs to the article, as they manifest. Thank you for an eternal friendship, Glenn. Thank you most of all, Jesus Christ.

DON’T LET FREEDOM DOWN

The bass-guitarist, Joe Plass (from Kenny G) plays along with Glenn:

“Let’s work together to get people elected to all levels of government who share our same views and values. Violence is not the answer.”

WALKING IN HIS LIGHT

JESUS IS HIS NAME

A MOTHER’S DAY TRIBUTE TO ELAINE

AS THE INTERVIEW CONCLUDES

This author has been blessed, humbled, and honored to be an infinitesimally small part of such a hugely important and eternal part of life, which is our Lord and Jesus. Glenn and I have known each other in social media for a few years now. We both know that nothing happens by accident.

Ultimately, Glenn and this writer knew we were being directed, but we didn’t know when. God did and directed me, as well, to complete the connection.

Please, know that our Lord has plans for each and every one of you, too. All you have to do is ask for Jesus to come into your life. Ask Him, who is our advocate to our Father what is it that we need do and it will be revealed.

HOW TO CONTACT GLENN CROCKER

Glenn Crocker can be contacted at: G D Crocker, P. O. Box 4283, Bend, Oregon 97707.

One may view Glenn’s YouTube channel by clicking here. He is also found on Facebook by clicking here.

Glenn plans to write 2 songs per month. He wants everyone who wishes to share his work to spread the word about our Lord and Jesus Christ.

SUMMATION AND BLESSINGS TO EVERYONE

In all honesty, this writer started the article with the first sentence. Where would the next sentence come? Looked at it for two days. After asking the Lord to help make this right for Glenn, Christians and mankind who seek Him, this all happened in just 3 hours.

Humbling, it is to know Glenn Crocker is a friend for eternity.

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Glenn Crocker, a proficient singer, songwriter, and pianist, sings at his church.

Take notice and please heed the content of this article. Bible prophesy is real. Jesus of Nazareth was born on earth and He became the Son of Man. Mary and Joseph of Nazareth made it through the storm of a time where the concept of a virgin birth was not understood or considered possible. Jesus is returning, as He promised.

The time is coming. Nothing happens by accident. We are standing up to warn everyone of what is about to transpire. It is all part of elevating the human condition. This is not part of some conspiracy or cultish situation; it is part of the Truth.

Thank you all for viewing and reading. God Bless each and every one of you.


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COMMUNITY SERVICE FIRM IN NEED

Hands in the Community is in severe financial distress. Help in any way is requested.

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION IN DISTRESS

Community Service organizations all around central California have been severely affected from the coronavirus pandemic. Hands in the Community is one of them. Lester Moon, Founder and Executive Director, met with Universal Digest in an exclusive interview to discuss their present hardships. They have not been helped in any way from the present stimulus programs available, to date.

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Hands in the Community is in severe financial distress. Help in any way is requested.

As a proponent of elevating the human condition, we at Universal Digest are committed to doing what can be done to help those in need, where possible. Please read on, dear viewers. Any help that can be given in any way, from volunteer work to financial assistance is most appreciated. Hands in the Community may not be viable to help others within the next few weeks or months. Where and how to help is mentioned later in this article.

COMMUNITY SERVICE SEVERELY HAMPERED

The following is the video interview with Lester Moon. When this author visited the HNC offices in October of 2019, it was abuzz with activity. Every office and computer station was occupied and in use. This visit was shocking. When called for appointment confirmation and directions, Lester answered the phone, personally.

Since we last met, the coronavirus has taken its toll at this non-profit organization. There was only one other person present and it was for an unrelated matter for that which we are writing.

Imagine. From March to April of 2020, funding income dropped by 95%! Of course, this is unsustainable for an organization that helps so many in a tri-county area.

WHAT WILL THE FUTURE BRING?

Succinctly, if Hands in the Community (like so many others) does not increase its funding to continue helping in their Christian ministry to support and assist those in need, they must close the doors. This will add another vacuum of help in the community.

Who is helped? Of the programs to help seniors in need, so affected are the programs for parents and children in their situations. Please note; fully 75% of all funding received is returned to help those in need. That is almost unbelievable in present times. Most non-profits return so much less in funding to those who need help.

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Many area companies and organizations have supported Hands in the Community. Since the COVID-19 crisis, funding has literally dried up as everyone in business is affected.

As with many other businesses and organizations in the United States have suffered from such a notorious ‘invisible’ attack from outside our shores, all have suffered, severely, financially. Hands in the Community who depends on area businesses, as well as, from private individuals for funding are now beyond struggling. Please. Help however, one may to keep this noble, Christian organization afloat.

REQUEST FOR ASSISTANCE IN CLOSING

In fact, this author must state that in a previous contact with HNC, one of our friends received assistance from them. In the end, she received the help she needed.

And, as mentioned in the video, one project was to build a fence for someone who needed a new one. HNC priced a contractor who could build the fence for $4,500. Of course, this would cripple the budget. So, they went to work to find volunteers and those who could help with materials. In the end, the fence project was completed at a cost of $1,000.

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Hands in the Community helps so many needy individuals in three area counties. These include Tulare, Kings, and parts of southern Fresno counties.

So, in closing, almost no one and no organization in our are communities have not been affected by this heinous situation not of our doing. Let us all pray that we do not go to a ‘new’ normal, but to a ‘regular’ normal.

If anyone who is reading and viewing what is here can render any form of assistance; it will not just be Hands in the Community you are helping? You will be helping hundreds of people in area communities, now and in the future.

HOW MAY ANYONE HELP HNC?

Please call (559) 625-3822 from anywhere in the United States. If calling from outside the US to help, please remember to enter your country code first. Then, enter the US code 01. After that, please enter the telephone number given above.

If one wishes to reach Hands in the Community via their website; it is: https://hnconline.org/. Thank you all for taking the time to read this article. Render assistance where possible. It is understood that at this time, there are so many people and firms in need of help. Thank everyone for taking the time to read this article. Hopefully, there are some who will be able to reach out to this well-known organization.

To be clear and to the point, HNC will help anyone who lives near or below the poverty level. And, this is verified before they help those who request it.

Please, reach out to help Hands in the Community, wherever one may be able to do so. God Bless us all, in these time. We remember, we are not forsaken. For He knows our plight. And, He is returning. Count on it.


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There is certainly not enough of it to go around for so many.

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HANDS IN THE COMMUNITY

Hands in the Community is changing lives for the better. This is a testament to elevating the human condition.

HANDS IN THE COMMUNITY PREFACE

Hands in the Community is the hub of five main ministries under AMP Ministries to reach different niches of people. The other ministries include Biblical Counseling, Kids 4 the King, and Senior Care. HNC (Hands in the Community) is a 501(c)3 organization. Funding for projects is always an issue. At this time, HNC is in need of a Director for one ministry. Currently, there are thirty projects underway every month. Consequently, volunteers are always most welcome to help.

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Lester Moon, Founder, Executive Director of Hands in the Community in an exclusive interview.

Lester Moon is the Founder and Executive Director. Hands in the Community operates under AMP Ministries. He created HNC eleven years ago. The project volume is increasing. Projects have almost doubled from last year. That is good news and bad news. With growth comes needs for more funding and volunteers.

INTERVIEW WITH LESTER MOON

Today, I had the pleasure to interview a friend in the community. From the time Lester Moon approached the Visalia police chief with an idea to help the community, his efforts have been fruitful. The following is the latest video from October 3rd:

Lester shared two heart-felt stories in his video. Hands in the Community is not a food shelter. It is not a homeless shelter. HNC and its ministries are there to help others in the community. At the call center, requests are taken. Then, volunteers are assembled to help those requesting it. Active volunteers have ranged in ages from 13 to 81 years.

MORE ABOUT HNC

In the Hands in the Community Mission Statement, helping others is supported with Bible scripture. Among these precepts in the mission are helping the church in reaching out to the community, building relationships, giving hope, rapid response in loving their neighbors, reaching out to others, giving glory to the Lord, and loving one another. Please go to the ‘Get Involved’ menu to apply in a number of ways to volunteer.

 

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In love and giving we find our purpose.

In the HNC website, another area in the ‘About’ section is the FAC area where most asked questions are answered. These include answers to qualifications, volunteering, donating, community service, safety, and using their services. In the ‘Need Help’ menu button it is explained that when contacted their help begins immediately. Those interested can click on the ‘Donations’ section it is stated that they are tax-deductible.

EVENTS AND PERFORMANCES

When one clicks on the ‘Events’ menu there are a number of scheduled shows and performances where tickets can be purchased well into 2020. Cleto Rodriguez is a stand-up comedian who has opened for well-known performers as Paul Rodriguez, Linda Ronstadt, Toby Mac, and B. B. King. Mark Robinson is a comedian-magician who has opened at comedy clubs, TV commercials, Las Vegas, NBA half-times, and Jimmy Kimmel Live. Also, he performs as Jeff Foxworthy’s opening act. Other events such as barbecues and the like are planned during the year.

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The next Comedy Blast is scheduled for February 28, 2020.

The next comedic and magic event is scheduled to play at Visalia First Assembly of God, which is a 2,600 seat auditorium on February 28, 2020. Tickets can be purchased in the Events section at Hands in the Community’s website here.

For those interested in what Hands in the Community have on schedule, please click the ‘Newsletter’ menu option to sign up with an email address.

HANDS IN THE COMMUNITY REACHING OUT IN TULARE AND KINGS COUNTIES

Whether it is a fair, community outreach event, or another function, Hands in the Community with its volunteers is available to share its mission, as well as, show what they do to help people in various towns and cities in Tulare and Kings Counties.

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Volunteers in action greeting the community with what they do to help others

Above is just one of many testimonies that are found at the HNC website. At this time, hundreds of volunteer are devoting their time to foster help to those, without charge who otherwise would not have the hope of being able to pay for services. These services provided include so many domestic repairs such as painting and landscape cleanups.

HOW TO REACH HANDS IN THE COMMUNITY

Hands in the Community has a call center. From there, outreach to help others is planned and scheduled. After over ten years of service where Lester Moon who had performed services in the San Francisco city and bay area, he brought his expertise to central California. Specifically, he brought it to Visalia. After a number of meetings with city officials, he began Hands in the Community. Now, in its eleventh year, he and his team of Directors, Office Managers, and volunteers are busier than ever.

Here is how Hands in the Community can be reached: Office Phone Number: (559) 625-3822 Website: www.hnconline.org. Please scroll down at the ‘Home’ section to donate, volunteer or sponsor.

The hours of operation for this ministry is as follows in the Pacific US Time Zone: Monday-Thursday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Friday, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. Saturday-Sunday, Closed.

SUMMATION AND OPINION

This has been a compelling article to complete. Because, how many times do we go through a work-a-day world without consideration for others? I dare say, it is most often. When do we think that all things are taken care of without our help? This is a fascinating thought for all to ponder. How much do you care? When do you consider giving instead of taking? Hands in the Community is operating to give to those who really need help. Otherwise, they may not get it. Yes, viewers it is happening right here in the United States, too.

Thank you for reading and viewing. Because, somewhere in our local area, someone is going to read this and be moved to act. This is my hope. I take this time with humility to publish this for all of you. And, if there is someone (or more than one) who needs help, please take the time to contact Hands in the Community.


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There is certainly not enough of it to go around for so many.

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