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Kids Alive announces its new President!

Corbey Dukes assumes the role of President, Kids Alive International

Effective August 1, Corbey Dukes, former Country Director of Kids Alive Guatemala, assumed the role of President of Kids Alive International. Corbey has served with Kids Alive for 11 years, leading in the rescue, redemption, and restoration of victims of exploitation and sexual violence in Guatemala.

Corbey brings to this leadership role a passion for vulnerable children and for empowering God’s people in ministry. Please keep Corbey and Janie in your prayers as they make this transition!

“However, I consider my life worth nothing to me;
my only aim is to finish the race and
complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—
the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace.”

Acts 20:24 (NIV)

Full announcement can be found here!

REDEEM

redeem (v.) to regain possession of something valuable, at a price; the act of saving or being saved from sin, error, or evil

Many of our children, once rescued, start down the path of redeeming the years, the hopes, and the dreams that have been stolen by sin and despair. This is almost always a long road requiring time, patience, and faithfulness… but our God works to redeem the darkness and emptiness of a child’s past and “win back” the joyful possibilities that once seemed lost forever.

But the ultimate goal is the redemption that brings a personal knowledge of the Savior and an abundant life in Him.

Part of the above definition of “redeem” is “at a price.” The price is often high for our kids, their families, and our dedicated staff who work with them through harrowing memories and extremely sensitive details. But the heart and soul of a child are a “pearl of great price,” even when redemption comes at a high cost.

“‘Do not be afraid…do not fear, for I myself will help you,’ declares the Lord, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel.”
Isaiah 41:14 (NIV)

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