Operation Light Shine has partnered with Lantern Rescue for our international missions. Lantern Rescue is a US-Based Organization that conducts rescue operations and law enforcement training overseas with the goal of ending human trafficking.
In 2019 Lantern Rescue established the first Counter Human Trafficking Joint Task Force in Haiti with national Jurisdiction. This Haitian task force and the many others created by Lantern around the world will now be funded by Operation Light Shine. Following weeks of intense training this team has performed over 100 raids against gangs and night club owners. The team has grown to include others not pictured and has been an integral part of the investigation into the assassination of the Haitian President, the investigation into the current kidnapping of 17 US missionaries and has conducted the rescue of hundreds of innocent children from Human Trafficking rings.
Human trafficking has grown into the second largest criminal activity in the world, reaching an estimated $150 billion dollars in annual activity. Lantern Rescue has developed rapidly to combat trafficking. Lantern operates through a trained international network in order to rescue women and children from sex and labor slavery, and facilitates faith-based holistic aftercare services.
Lantern specializes in sending former US Special Operation, Law Enforcement, Contract and Intelligence personnel to partner with host nations and assist them in creating specialized units to combat human trafficking.