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January 22, 2022 12:00 pm
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.
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It's time to light the way to freedom. This is my interest. We tell the stories we talk about rest, we empower you to do something about it was once said that it not be said I was silent when the a welcome to the lantern rescue. Today we have marked fresh off of a whole lot of rescue operations in Afghanistan and so Mark and obviously we got a lot of folks are interested on what's going on. What should we know Iraq I wanted to do this show because we really can't avoid the discussion too much because of ongoing operations. And then I think a lot of misinformation and know what summer doing or not doing and also is not point whereby this on the Sears to get there. Are our people are going to be shutting down what we've been doing since the withdrawal from Afghanistan everything is a great opportunity initiative causes Christian talk not just to talk about who and in some situations, and why we decided to rescue them and move them but why we as Christians and as believers in America.
Why do we care how and why do we make this effort goes with this effort is risking his wrist for those involved and there's a financial no risk to it because there's a canteen a lot of things but I hope this show we can do that and also some unusual in the show. My task force leader there who is Afghan he is going to jump on a call with us okay and I know become difficult for folks understanding. This is a brother and love him to death and to hear from you into so I will make this coming. First, I have an account information on the show or no show, but I'm not the proponent everybody Afghanistan should come to America okay not you have made that I have going on is not enough said that from day one at that moment you before the withdrawal because we were not there were some really ugly individuals prior to the withdrawal were Artie working to rescue the tickly Christians okay. I mean they were compiling people and knowing who they were, as believers in their faith and were trying to provide them safety course within the method of the withdrawal and the failure of that and how that occurred there created a not only security issues all around humanitarian issues in our seeing you starting at this point so I was a distant from that. Just be honest with work and human trafficking were busy elsewhere else. I was somewhat trying to be okay. Great was get those people that's good. But when the media answer really hit the issue of the withdrawal I was occurring.
Obviously everybody's phone went off and really had you know anybody here. Nobody there.
You know you know how to get him inside you get along. Therefore Dragon on playing on and I was there was probably about Jack.
I think I probably saw you know 20 manifests from different plane rods being supposedly made available and then get on you of organizations who are trying to do some really extreme things and and I was your even invited a time to participate in those things, but I can still later we cut as hell back because we felt like the people that were there on the ground were not tooting a horse saying anything were actually getting things done and how do we support and probably will it become apparent that to support that and to support the demands that we needed to establish what we call is our task force is real people on the ground who can do task force let you know where that's loose somebody securely from point A to point B inside the country inside the city or bring them food or makeup plan even further. As far as moving them from one country to another and that became an option because of went over and helped create that and put that in place since then others have came far you have been such a tremendous help so much that honestly even in the past two months.
A lot of former C and agencies and organizations that were present Afghanistan to come to us and look you guys with your connection to somebody so we have been successful in moving them out of Afghanistan to nearby countries.
That's been our primary focus setting them up in apartments giving them food, getting in medical care. You know taking care of their needs. All that and that required not a big team.
The small team Carson safe houses in route requires the ability to do it legally. I will make sure you know we do it legally.
We get there pieces and get her passport. So get your paperwork. Everything that's needed and were blessed to have the relationships that we can expedite that, so also at that time I had some private dollars call up and say are you guys involved in actually do anything at it for a while.I Salado stoners into another world or some other organizations that I believe are doing really good work and they were doing good work and they still are, but they're just not well well-known, and they're not on social media units are just doing it and then as we begin to develop our task force. We use those funds to two rescue people. I had one particular family that we talked a little bit about on social media. They were in such dire moment when they know when we were contacted that their life was a wrist salamander came to their house and left a note on the door, basically a legal document saying you're facing a death penalty your families facing death telling you gotta come to court in Austin from the fact that the females in the house when I was a investigator for women's rights so you know during our controller.
Our time in Afghanistan you know it was safe for her that she would go out and investigates the rights of women and abuse situation cases right. You can imagine, that's not a favorable person to the Taliban and their perspective of this email is that she's property in us that so they actually accused her of promoting the nudity of women because Spanish is progressive and you know was fighting for women's rights both in the way they address themselves in a way to cure themselves in rights to drive a vehicle. Rights to have a job and move around freely. The sky things so they accuse her that and they were going there in a basically regular family, so we were able to move them and move them all away to another country safely. I just will forget two things. One, the children were all of them. The children were starving so many of these families because even since you know, August, September, many of these families even right now Rob have not left a safe house or apartment that therein is hiding there stealing 90 they're not coming out and so they're starting to death in the second thing you notice is once I've had a case you know that we just are finishing now is the show goes the children are in the same clothes. I noticed the pictures proof of life and getting stuff like that are in the same closet they were in September is just not washed but not they got any food and so it's also a nervous thing for needy families to move yet you imagine Romeo pack up your stuff and move in the Mexico McDonald's could be better for me there as it is here united. So we have to try to mitigate that control because there are tribal differences there are religion differences. There's a lot of things even to move there from one country that we have to come to take care of and make sure you know, even that country.
Most people know there's in overwatch here and how do we get to my job and am moving forward and that's a plan that were trying to put in place and figure out so I just can't take the joy I had this past weekend, going to a international airport and needing a family that I helped rescue with my team and this is a rare case this is this is a fight. This is only wanted to.
That came to the states, but to see those five children see that little girl in her crocheted outfit and never did America make sure they were fresh off the plane and to embrace them, talking to lend another organization is. I will say this a good crystallization step you to step it up.
Provide housing for things like that is just a miracle that we have been able to be used by God to give these people a future you know and multi-generation to give them that assistance is a blessing right because you not only have the parents you in a have the kids and why what trauma to her to be literally in fear of your life every second we should see the smiles on the schizo oh my goodness, your me and here in here we are. This airport I can I get to the airport. Amino fly there and so I can be with an immovable unit with them and because of their poor airline situation because of the snow in the in the country. Here these folks there there there stranded there stuck airport Americans, we like all man unit was a maddening stranded.
I mean, I think they were the happiest people started looking that fair condition. The heated food service provided airport you know and they thereby would be happy staying there for weeks, but they're not there now, though, are they for a week since Cavalli don't justify command has to be out of out of the light of day. As you said about people and seen the light of day right. I mean, you know it's it's unbelievable. So wow I mean you can see we got a whole lot coming forward in this episode when we come back we are going to have sonogram summits. Actually there right now still in the in the heat. In so doing a whole lot more, S faith-based organization that conducts international rest operations for people suffering from human trafficking lantern specializes in sending former US special operations law enforcement and intelligence personnel department with host nations and assist them in reading specialized units combat ongoing security, genocide, terrorism, contract is a nonprofit charity. They offer services free of charge nations. Human trafficking is thrown into the second largest criminal activity in the world reaching an estimated $50 billion in annual activity lantern rescue was developed rapidly to combat track and operates through a train international network in order to rescue women and children, sex and labor slavery and facilitate ballistic gearing up for operations right now and you can go to lantern with a large see how you can support the following program contains sensitive content including accounts of sexual abuse and suicide listen. Discretion is advised. Welcome back to lantern rescue and oh my goodness, I'm so glad you can hear what is a mark you.
You have a very very special guest we do. I'm so excited he is able and willing to join this course is the mill.
The night where he is at, but this is a hero. I like to talk about heroes in my life a lot and this is definitely one of the euros in my life because Shaheen's name also means Eagle Eagle has been working to rescue those who are in affliction, he is been doing. He and his team do amazing things and I'm so proud of infection. He and his team are. He's the one who moved the last Jewish community out of Afghanistan in the last Jewish families. He orchestrated that rescue and so proud of my Sublette have him on the phone as a brother here and Shaheen got bless you man. Thanks for joining us today. Yes. And so the reason I wanted to have you on the phone is because at first, a lot of folks were worried about our brothers and sisters in Afghanistan who were suffering but now maybe that is starting to you know a lot of Americans are forgetting and I think you know. Currently some of the issues on the ground that you could share with us and with our listeners and just expressed to them what the need is one and I will make other people's my like-minded one needs your support hello when you said you go to sleep. Romeo is not a matter of just doing something without risk.
This man's risking a lot so I know Sean you both on this heirs.
We will move some of the people that you're helping with, but as far as the continuation. Is there a sense of desperation still on the ground and stand and wait. God is. I remember when I was there just the condition that the people were in and the condition of their close they haven't have not have food in there to starving and that was months ago so I know now there is a problem of starvation. People have not left their apartment is people who are desperately needing food and so how many families sign you and I talked about is how many families do you think in our structure. Could we feed it and start now know 10 to 15,000 families 10 to 15,000 families within your you have the resources. Yes, we shared a $on that to which you have Robbie wish to have a grocery list like we have an actual list that we would put into each family session was a really rescue, but were wanting to provide that to the families that are currently in the suppression and they have no food and so I'm just believing that there is an organization or our listeners out there who could help us with this is not something that we as organizations are so you know, focused on, but I can't ignore it right by you will Bill listen how much money do you think we need to be that many families are right you are so because it is right dollars per family that will help them out that many families I know were talking about, you know, pushing $2 million-$3 million and reminisce in us out of our grasp does not outnumber God's grass and he continues to amaze me.
So I Shaheen.
As you also the communities of people that we have rescued and placed in different places. What you feel their outcome and you. I mean, I know we talked about this power listeners to hear we rescue somebody we put him in a nearby country and their their apartment for three months and got some food. What is the future outcome that you hope for them right. I guess not go on a mission and help people tell a man given them a safe year for a little bit Robbie but were in desperate need of a couple things and you were making plans for military implants, but we really need the support of our donors and we need somebody after passion about this can step up in begin a conversation with us and how we can sustain these people and how do we use any humanitarian team, I would help them get a job in figure life out in another country. So that's something that works, but there are people starving. I think this being overlooked.
Think the media viewer does talking about the actual humanitarian crisis that was created by the withdrawal so Chinese appreciate you jumping on the phone with us yeah yeah right, will God bless me and I will see you soon okay so Mark is trying to process all of this is what he's saying is 15,000 people starving right now. Those people are people. They have moved outside of of Afghanistan already, or these people are still in Afghanistan.
A lot of those are still in Afghanistan large numbers to stand under the Taliban and they can't go out. They worked for the Army they work for the government that is not free to move around in their starting and then on the flipside of that is we do have a large number and other countries that we are sustaining every month. No, but weren't in need, where we've got to help them forward.
You know, there is no way for we can just continue to think we have to figure something out and were talks about sin and military teams in those regions is organization or counting trip. Meanwhile, we know we've got operation this weekend involves 40 women in a Spanish country so that we a lot, but know God continues on to say person motives person anytime that your God brings the need in front of us. I just I just try to take it in trust you listening are like me you feel overwhelmed and where you go when you're overwhelmed the only thing I can do is one opportunity to pray and join us like here, you now know I mean is not unlike the Germans what happened and I want to do that you're aware that some people are aware of all that was really going on inside the country and so you know we've been given. This insight is what's going on inside Afghanistan and hear all these all these needs that we know that God can mean a course if it's something he puts on your heart to meet in some way shape or form. Obviously go enter rescue.org was what you can do.
However, God puts on your heart. The prayer team or social media team. They need all volunteers and all sorts of ways. But obviously funds are huge and what else is on your heart market. Listeners can do as he responded. This is unbelievable me got me. I think God is is going to find the fertile heart out there to this message, there can be some who why we care what we care about people around you know that place. Why don't we spend our money here in the states and that person is a fool they've never traveled. You know, they've never went anywhere.
To realize the condition of humanity outside of America. And I'm not saying we don't do stuff here because we do I get. I spent my morning with a agent again. Chuck agent.
This part of us know looking at a case and no compiling and working on how it will so yeah we do stuff here, but this this niche overseas is six great. We are a country with the capabilities and resources to help you God for you guys. This is the Truth Network