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TABC and Human Trafficking

In this podcast we interview Kevin Lilly, Chairman of the TABC (Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission). Some of you may already be asking what does trafficking have to do with alcohol? Even Kevin admits he was surprised, when he took the role as Chairman, the amount of work that goes into anti-human trafficking efforts. The TABC...

Does Houston have a human trafficking problem?

Research is important to the movement to end human trafficking. Our experiences on the streets and in brothels are anecdotal, but research helps to provide credibility and insight into the fight against trafficking. We had the opportunity to interview an expert researcher on human trafficking. She has contributed so many statistics and insight to our...

The Foster Care System and Human Trafficking

In this episode, we interview Amber Knowles, Executive Director of Fostering Family. Fostering Family is a nonprofit committed to strengthening foster and kinship families through training and collaboration. Amber shares about the foster care system and the impact on human trafficking. For more information about Fostering Family go to: https://www.fostering-family.org/ Thank you for listening! If you’d...

Why don’t they just shut illicit massage businesses down?

In this episode, we talk with Joe Madison of Demand Disruption to talk about illicit massage businesses. We always get the question, “if there are so many of these brothels, who doesn’t law enforcement just shut them down?” The answer to this question varies and is complex. Joe shares his experience combatting trafficking on the...

What role does the church play in the work to end sex trafficking?

In this episode, we discuss the role of the church in combatting human trafficking.  We invited Leigh Kohler from The Freedom Church Alliance to talk about how churches can serve in this area. Leigh is a speaker, writer, teacher, and advocate. She is the Co-Founder and President of the Freedom Church Alliance. Her own personal...

The History of Elijah Rising

What does the name “Elijah Rising” mean? That’s one of the most frequently asked questions we get, and in this episode, we answer that and more! In this episode, Micah and Adam share the history of Elijah Rising. From when we started as a small prayer meeting in 2012 to now.  Thank you for listening!...

The Top 5 Miracles That Happened In 2020

In this episode of The Elijah Rising Podcast, we recap some of the highlights from 2020. No doubt this has been a tough year for everyone. Yet, God has continued to provide ways for Elijah Rising to continue our mission. Your support has enabled so many miracles to happen. We thought it would be good...

I can’t believe they asked that! Questions we get from the media.

In this episode of The Elijah Rising Podcast, Sam and David talk about interactions with the media regarding human trafficking. Human trafficking is something that continues to be sensationalized in the media, but is it painting an honest picture of what human trafficking actually looks like? We also ask the question of how can journalists...

What Matters: Politics or Policy?

In this podcast, we sat down with Jamey Caruthers, Sr. Staff Attorney at Children At Risk to talk about policies that are important to combatting sex trafficking. You will learn about the next legislative session in Texas, what bills will be presented, and how to talk to your representatives. Thank you for listening! If you’d...

What we wish we knew before opening a safe home.

This episode of the Elijah Rising Podcast features a talk on our process of opening a safe home for women recovering from commercial sexual exploitation. You will hear about the challenges we faced when we started and our vision for the future of restorative care. Thank you for listening! If you’d like to share your...
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