For episode 138, we welcomed Matthew Murphy to the show! Matthew Murphy was a Green Beret in the US Army, Special Forces Sniper, Special Operations Terminal Attack Controller, Communications Specialist, Foreign Weapons Expert, Unconventional Warfare Expert, and speaks Arabic in the Levantine and Modern Standard dialects. He is a veteran of wars in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan and has lived and worked all over Europe and the Middle East since the age of 23.
Matthew is also the Founder and President of Operation Light Shine, a non-profit charity headquartered in Nashville, TN, whose mission is to combat human trafficking and child exploitation. He is a native of Memphis, TN and current resident of Nashville, TN. He has two daughters who inspire him to live a life of service to his country and community. Matthew’s family has been affected by Human Trafficking with the loss of his sister Sarah. In November 2019, Sarah was murdered by people involved in an organization that sex traffics and deals drugs. Missing for almost two months, her body was discovered in a river by hunters on Christmas Eve 2019. Since Sarah’s death, Matt has refocused his efforts to shine a light on yet another evil in the world, the sexual exploitation and trafficking of children.
In our discussion we covered the importance of having a strong family dynamic at home, the importance of monitoring what our kids are doing on social media, why he started Operation Light Shine, the never-ending work that goes into combating human trafficking, transitioning into the civilian world from the military, why some of these human trafficking stories are labeled as "conspiracies", and so much more!
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