20 of 52 Voices May 29th, 2014
The C3 Leaders devotion is a peer weekly reflection from business leaders related to their journey with Christ. Each weekly devotion will be written by a different author from among the C3 Leaders community, 52 unique authors to be exact.
As we go through this next year together, we pray that these words and reflections will encourage you in your relationship with Jesus Christ.
How do we learn to lead as Jesus led in the midst of our busy lives?
For Jeremy Vallerand, President of Rescue:Freedom International, it is clear that a right understanding of generosity is key. “My parents taught me the importance of living a generous and engaged life. Our home was always an open door for those in need. ” Jeremy reflects, “I can still remember when I was child, a family of 5 moved in to our home from the USSR as the iron curtain began to fall.” It was circumstances like this that taught him how a generous approach to leadership is key to making an impact.
“Regardless of what you have, you always have room to be generous,” Jeremy says. “You can always be engaged in making the world around you a better place, through personal commitment and giving back,” Which Jeremy identifies as the responsibility of followers of Jesus as we engage the surrounding community.
This value for generosity has translated naturally into Jeremy’s career. As President of Rescue:Freedom International, Jeremy works on programs across multiple continents, establishing and supporting services that prevent human trafficking and restore the lives of those rescued from slavery.
“We are all called to remember the broken, seek justice, and seek after God’s heart for the neglected and disenfranchised.” Jeremy believes this could be as simple as caring for our coworkers and employees. “Few things are more inspiring than seeing business leaders live out their calling in the day to day, in business, with hearts for the broken and oppressed.”
“If you pour yourself out for the hungry and satisfy the desire of the afflicted,
then shall your light rise in the darkness and your gloom be as the noonday.”