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May
21
2022
Mark joins Robby in the studio to introduce U.S. ally and Afghanistan hero, Shaheem, who has been instrumental in extracting and rescuing the persecuted and oppressed in that nation, as they face threats of starvation and murder. A warning: this program contains sensitive content. Listener discretion is advised. Call the National Human Trafficking Hotline (NHTH) at 1-888-373-7888.
May
14
2022
Mark and TC join Robby to talk about their recent work in a Caribbean country, which included training their task force, both physically and spiritually, and participating in one of their biggest operations yet, culminating in the arrest of government officials and the rescue of 160 victims. They also share what it's like to go under cover. A warning: this program contains sensitive content. Listener discretion is advised. Call the National Human Trafficking Hotline (NHTH) at 1-888-373-7888.
May
7
2022
Robby is joined by Mark and Ren to discuss the work Lantern is doing across several regions, including the Asia-Pacific. They discuss a few specific cases, training initiatives, and their victim witness advocacy program. A warning: this program contains sensitive content. Listener discretion is advised. Call the National Human Trafficking Hotline (NHTH) at 1-888-373-7888.
Apr
30
2022
Mark and Robby are joined by Annie, a friend and partner of Lantern Rescue, who is on the ground in Ukraine running a shelter and warehouse for refugees. She shares the heart of workers and volunteers, the power of Christ, and gives insight into the current situation. A warning: this program contains sensitive content. Listener discretion is advised. Call the National Human Trafficking Hotline (NHTH) at 1-888-373-7888.
Mar
26
2022
  The Lantern Rescue team is at the National Religious Broadcasters Convention. Mark and Robby sit down with former elite special operations soldier and Founder and CEO of Operation Light Shine (OLS), Matt Murphy, who shares his testimony, the inspiration behind OLS, and the work the organization does through the Intercept Task Force. A warning: this program contains sensitive content. Listener discretion is advised. Call the National Human Trafficking Hotline (NHTH) at 1-888-373-7888.  
Mar
19
2022
The Lantern Rescue team is at the National Religious Broadcasters Convention. Whitney, a Lantern volunteer, and Robby, catch up with anti-abortion activist and former Planned Parenthood clinic director, Abby Johnson, to talk about her testimony, the link between human trafficking and the abortion industry, and her new book, "Fierce Mercy." A warning: this program contains sensitive content. Listener discretion is advised. Call the National Human Trafficking Hotline (NHTH) at 1-888-373-7888.
Mar
12
2022
Mark and Austin join Robby at the National Religious Broadcasters Convention to talk about the current situation in Ukraine, Lantern's involvement in moving refugees out of the country and into safe locations, and a call to Christians to focus on the needs of the people of Ukraine rather than conspiracy theories. A warning for listeners: this episode contains sensitive content, including accounts of violence. Discretion is advised. Call the National Human Trafficking Hotline (NHTH) at 1-888-373-7888.
Feb
12
2022
Mark and Ren join Robby to talk about a recent case out of West Africa, involving organ trafficking and voodoo, and how citizens are waking up to the evil of human trafficking and ritual sacrifice. They also share ongoing prayer requests. A warning for listeners: this episode contains sensitive content, including accounts of violence. Discretion is advised. Call the National Human Trafficking Hotline (NHTH) at 1-888-373-7888.
Jan
29
2022
Mark and Ren share case reports from one of their foreign operating teams in Africa and explain why quick justice isn't necessarily a good thing. Call the National Human Trafficking Hotline (NHTH) at 1-888-373-7888.
Jan
22
2022
What has really been going on in Afghanistan after the American withdrawal? Lantern Rescue has been operating in the country in the months following, and Mark shares some of the harrowing realities of life under Taliban control. He is joined by phone by Shaheen, an Afghan on the ground, who has been working with his team to get people supplies and to safety. Call the National Human Trafficking Hotline (NHTH) at 1-888-373-7888.
Dec
11
2021
Ren and Mark join Robby to talk about anti-trafficking law in the United States and how you can recognize, identify, and report potential trafficking situations. Call the National Human Trafficking Hotline (NHTH) at 1-888-373-7888. For a more in-depth look at anti-trafficking law, read 8 USC Ch. 77: PEONAGE, SLAVERY, AND TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS.
Nov
20
2021
While chaos reigns in Haiti, God remains sovereign over all, so Mark, TC, and Alan are joined by Sean of the Hands and Feet Project and Walter, a Haitian missionary, to create a powerful prayer team for the people of Haiti.
Nov
13
2021
Mark and Ren share two recent trafficking survivor stories and discuss the instability and dangers complicating their work in Haiti, as well as their work in combating child kidnappings in two West African countries, who are observing a month of child sacrifice.
Oct
30
2021
Haley, a sex trafficking survivor, returns for a second week in a row to courageously share more of her story of abuse, discuss the aftermath and healing process, and more on her providential friendship with Lantern volunteer Casey, which has helped her to cultivate a budding relationship with Jesus Christ. Haley is joined by Casey, Mark, and Ren. A warning for listeners: this episode contains sensitive content, including accounts of sexual abuse and suicide. Discretion is advised.
Oct
23
2021
Haley, a sex trafficking survivor, courageously shares her story of abuse, which lasted the majority of her childhood, and gives an account of her providential friendship with Lantern volunteer Casey, which has helped her to cultivate a budding relationship with Jesus Christ. Haley is joined by Casey, Mark, and Ren. A warning for listeners: this episode contains sensitive content, including accounts of sexual abuse and suicide. Discretion is advised.
Oct
16
2021
The Holy Spirit has led the team into a few encounters recently in both the Far East and the Caribbean, and Mark joins Robby to talk about the miraculous nature of several of those incidents. A warning for listeners: this episode contains sensitive content, including accounts of sexual abuse and suicide. Listener discretion is advised.
Oct
9
2021
The team has been up to a lot over the last few weeks, and Mark and TC are back to share. From Haiti, to West Africa, to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, and to South America, the Lantern members have been everywhere working on investigations, police training, child pornography laws, and continuing to rescue in the midst of it all.
Aug
21
2021
Ren is joined again by two volunteers, Gabby and Whitney, to discuss the difference between sexual assault and sex trafficking, the power and necessity of sharing survivor testimonies, and what community members can do to combat the bystander effect.
Aug
14
2021
Ren and two volunteers, Gabby and Whitney, give a breakdown of what happened at the recent Lantern Rescue charity event in Florida, share a few stories, and lay out some grooming red flags for families to be on the lookout for.
Aug
7
2021
The team gives more Africa updates and discusses the consequences of disrupting criminal activity - including retaliation from those same criminals - and how they address them.
Jul
24
2021
The team talks total number of rescues in 2021, current political instability in Haiti, and is joined by Clint and Lily of Ballistic Advantage and Jason of American Keystone Tactics to discuss an upcoming fundraising event for Lantern Rescue in Florida.
Jul
3
2021
The Lantern team is overseas in West Africa, and they introduce one of their partners, Sarah, who is doing incredible and important work for women who've escaped (or want to escape) human trafficking.
Jun
12
2021
The Lantern Team discusses the recent recovery of a 13-year-old girl and the swift arrest of a trafficker by one of their teams in Africa. They also discuss TC's upcoming opportunity in Ethiopia.
May
29
2021
Robby is with the Lantern Team at their Virginia retreat for another week, along with their families, finding out exactly what it takes to do the job, what it's like to be the family back on the home front, and what they are looking for in new recruits. To volunteer, visit lanternrescue.org, and to start the operator application process, visit counterhumantraffickingjointtaskforce.com.
May
22
2021
Robby is with the Lantern Team at their Virginia retreat, along with their families, getting perspectives from spouses and children alike, as well as learning what this retreat time means to them.
May
1
2021
The Lantern Rescue Team is with guest-host Stu Epperson, Jr., discussing the ways human traffickers learn to adapt in order to carry out their crimes without detection.
Apr
24
2021
The Lantern Team is back from their most recent mission in West Africa - and they're giving us updates on being home, sharing stories, and getting into what happened during this operation - including how God showed up in every circumstance.
Apr
10
2021
The team is getting prepared to leave for their next operation in West Africa, and they share the realities of training, getting your household in order, prayer, and what it's like to part ways with family and friends, not knowing if you'll make it back.
Apr
3
2021
Mark & Ren introduce two Lantern Rescue volunteers, Casey & Gabriel, who handle Lantern's social media and run an Instagram blog called, "Village of Light," that is dedicated to spreading awareness about human trafficking.
Mar
20
2021
More updates come from overseas, as the Lantern team fills listeners in on extreme violence against law-enforcement occurring in a certain country where they work and had been preparing to travel to to train. They also describe the courage of local police forces who aid in anti-trafficking efforts.
Feb
27
2021
The Lantern Rescue team discusses what they've been up to in West Africa, a few select victim cases, and what they look for in potential volunteers.
Feb
20
2021
The Lantern Team discusses prayer needs, what training in West Africa looks like compared to other regions, and how covid-19 has added a new element of adventure to their missions.
Feb
9
2021
The Lantern Rescue team has been working tirelessly in overseas operations, and now they're finally BACK to share how God has been at work! They're at the 2021 Men's Summit at First Christian Church in Kernersville, NC, talking about their most recent mission in West Africa and how God has been moving through their rescue operations and fundraising efforts.
Nov
21
2020
Ren introduces listeners to her friend Shauna, a Project Manager at Exelon, who now takes small actions to combat human trafficking after learning about modern-day slavery through Lantern's work. Ren, Alan, and his wife Tammy, also share some ideas for how listeners can get involved through everyday means.
Nov
7
2020
Mark & Ren introduce listeners to AC of Express Missions International, who talks about his anti-human trafficking work and his relationship with the Lantern Team.
Oct
31
2020
The Lantern Team answers some of listeners' most burning questions about their operations, aftercare of victims, and how they control themselves when faced with unspeakable evil.
Oct
17
2020
Overseas once again, the Lantern Team comes to listeners from a new country! Joined by new teammate Austin, they talk building relationships with foreign government officials who are working on the other side of the aisle, fighting human trafficking in their own countries. And how together, through Christ, they make a difference.
Oct
10
2020
Friction with perpetrators isn't the only thing the Lantern Team has to handle during missions. Friction with foreign teams, with government officials, and even with victims themselves are all things that must be overcome. They're back in country, and the team breaks down where and why the friction exists and shares some spiritual insights.
Oct
3
2020
The Lantern Team comes to listeners from out-of-country, sharing how the rest of their mission on Caribbean "Island A" panned out ... training, a third-world traffic jam, rising tensions, the nightclub environment, rescues, building relationships, prayer, and how they saw God moving through it all.
Sep
26
2020
The Lantern Team comes to listeners from out-of-country, giving a brief overview of their mission on Caribbean "Island A" ... training, a third-world traffic jam, rising tensions, the nightclub environment, rescues, building relationships, prayer, and how they saw God moving through it all.
Sep
12
2020
Drugs. Trauma. Isolation. Threats. Manipulation of the mind... human traffickers use it all to maintain control of their victims and keep them from pursuing, or even dreaming of freedom. The team breaks down these methods and recalls several harrowing rescue stories.
Sep
5
2020
We are reminded by the team on this Labor Day weekend how blessed the United States is to celebrate such a day. Labor slavery remains a reality for so many, and so we consider our responsibility as Christ followers to those who are oppressed - and we remember to celebrate Labor Day, but do so with hearts full of praise and thanksgiving.
Aug
31
2020
Training foreign teams to be the rescuers when the Lantern Team is gone ... Mark, Ren, and Alan take a deep dive into the foreign training process, how they conquer the language barrier, and taking opportunities while overseas to share the love of Christ
Aug
22
2020
Mark and Sean, of the Hands and Feet project, talk aftercare of victims and sharing the Gospel with those who have been victimized.
Aug
15
2020
The Lantern Rescue team shares harrowing stories of trafficking within families, the corruption of what should have been safe places for children, and what we can do to recognize and address signs of trafficking and abuse in everyday life.  
Aug
8
2020
Mark, Ren, and TC sit down to discuss one of the darker aspects of their work: the operations which don't end in a rescue. They discuss the heartache, the frustration, and the sleepless nights this reality burdens them with. They share how these instances fuel their determination and how they rely on God through it all.
Aug
1
2020
John David, head of the Pride of Aslan organization, discusses how he got involved in anti-trafficking, his joint efforts with the Lantern Rescue team, and the work his organization is involved in.
Jul
25
2020
Mark and Wren discuss how they each became interested in the fight against human trafficking, the formation of Lantern Rescue, and the story behind the team's name.
Jul
18
2020
The Lantern Rescue team shares the particulars of an island extraction and all that goes into such an operation - from the raid, to the justice process, to the aftercare of victims.
Jul
11
2020
The Lantern Rescue team talks with Sabine of the Association Fanm Kore Fanm, an association of women supporting women. Sabine discusses the work the group does in Haiti and her time partnering with the Lantern Rescue team.
Jun
27
2020
The three Lantern Rescue wives discuss life at home, their own efforts in the battle against human trafficking, and living with their loved ones on the front lines.
Jun
23
2020
TC and his wife, Lynn, discuss family life, their joint mission of working against human trafficking, and TC's time in law enforcement.
Jun
23
2020
The Lantern Rescue team discusses rescue missions in Pakistan, the realities of modern day slavery, and the joy they've witnessed, despite their circumstances, in those who've endured a lifetime of oppression.
Jun
20
2020
The Lantern Rescue team discusses rescue missions in Pakistan, the realities of modern day slavery, and the joy they've witnessed, despite their circumstances, in those who've endured a lifetime of oppression.
Jun
13
2020
Mark and his wife, Jamie, discuss their relationship, how Christ led Mark to join the battle against human trafficking, and how Lantern Rescue establishes strong relationships in foreign nations.
Jun
6
2020
TC and his wife, Lynn, discuss family life, their joint mission of working against human trafficking, and TC's time in law enforcement.
Jun
6
2020
TC and his wife, Lynn, discuss family life, their joint mission of working against human trafficking, and TC's time in law enforcement.
May
30
2020
Alan and his wife, Tammy, discuss their faith journeys, what led Alan to Lantern Rescue, and how they encourage one another in Christ.
May
23
2020
Wren and her close friend, Tori, discuss the Marine Corps, their friendship, and how Tori watches over the team from back home.
May
16
2020
Lantern Rescue spouses discuss family life and what it's like to have their loved ones on the front line of the battle against human trafficking.
May
15
2020
May
2
2020
The team discusses ways to prevent trafficking in your hometown, as well as ways to pray for both victims and perpetrators.
Apr
27
2020
Mark and The Team from Lantern Rescue give us an update on operation during the Covid 19 shutdown and warning signs you can help with.