4/6/14

Alumni Profile: Kirk Schweitzer

Many of Regent Law's 2,500+ alumni are presently working in human rights law or are involved in agencies and organizations dedicated to rescuing the enslaved, trafficked, and oppressed. We hope you enjoy reading the following alumni profiles which represent a small portion of our many alumni literally changing the world.

Kirk Schweitzer
Class of 2013

Kirk works for Tiny Hands International (THI)—a Christian non-profit organization dedicated to empowering the church in the developing world and helping the poor overcome poverty. THI is particularly called to orphans, street children, and the victims of the sex-trafficking industry.

While at Regent, Kirk had the opportunity, with the help of the Center for Global Justice, to intern in Lira, Uganda. He worked with the Justice Centre, a branch of the local court that helps indigent clients who, due to a history of war in the area, had lost their land. Experiencing a new culture and engaging the legal processes in a developing country were invaluable experiences that helped prepare him for the work that he is doing with THI.

THI seeks to help “the least of these.” In the last year and a half, THI intercepted about 1,000 girls at the border of Nepal/India. Yet, UNICEF reports that 7,000 women and girls are trafficked out of Nepal each year. Kirk helps THI brainstorm and implement better ways to rescue these girls and deter the traffickers.

"My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me” (2 Corinthians 12:9). This verse helps him to keep close as he transitions from school and begins to follow the path the Lord lays out before him. Kirk readily admits that he has many weaknesses especially when considering that he has entered a new country, with an unfamiliar culture, a different people, various religions, and a foreign language! But Kirk emphasized, "fortunately, we have a God whose power is made perfect in my weakness."

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