As of September of 2023
We are Cory and Serena Dye.
Servants and messengers of God to preach the good news to the poor, to heal the wounds of the brokenhearted, to proclaim to those in captivity, "You are free", and to tell the prisoners, "Be free from your darkness." as laid out in Isaiah 61.
We have been blessed with five beautiful children who fill our life with joy and advenure. We all share a deep love for Jesus and our faith is at the center of everything we do. When we're not busy with our daily routines, you can often find us out in nature, hiking, and exploring the beauty of the world around us. It's in these moments of our family time that we cherish the most and have created such a tight bond amongst us.
Changing the Culture
"Changing the Culture" is a ministry born from the profound depths of Cory and Serena Dye's hearts. Their journey commenced with a heart-wrenching loss – the tragic passing of Serena's brother due to suicide. This devastating event forged an unshakeable burden within them, and as they navigated their grief, they discovered a divine purpose under the banner of "Changing the Culture."
Is was then, that Cory and Serena embarked on a resolute mission: to provide solace and spiritual guidance to those who bore the weight of pain, brokenness, and despair, ultimately leading them to a transformative encounter with Jesus Christ.
In the year 2020, an unmistakable calling beckoned Cory and Serena to undertake a profound shift: to "liquidate their possessions and embark on a mobile ministry" under the name of Changing the Culture.
On October 11, 2020, Cory, Serena, and their family embarked on an extraordinary journey of faith to "Sell everything and Go Mobile where they eventually landed in Southern California. It was there that they discovered one of the precise ministries God had destined for them – to kindle hope within the hearts of the despairing. Specifically, in the area of human trafficking.
Amidst the vibrant landscape of Southern California, an array of ministry opportunities unfurled before Cory and Serena, and they found themselves privileged to collaborate with multiple ministries throughout the Antelope Valley. One of those opportunities introduced us to a young lady who had been trafficked. It was her story that inspired them to start praying about being part of the solution.
Their time in California exposed Cory and Serena to the grim reality of human trafficking, prompting them to join forces with the Human Trafficking Coalition of the Antelope Valley. Through this collaboration, they endeavored to raise awareness about this pressing issue, standing in solidarity with local agencies and organizations to collaborate on ending human trafficking in our nation.
During our stay in California, it became clear that the Lord needed us to get away for a season to rest, reset, and wait for His relaunch into the next phase of His plan for our life. So, Cory and Serena moved to Arizona where they spent time waiting on the Lord and enjoyed their time with their children.
After a much needed time of rest, we got the call from God to move back to Illinois.
In August of 2022, Serena assumed the role of Regional Executive Director overseeing women's clinics in Northern Illinois. In this capacity, she found herself in close proximity to a growing number of women ensnared in abusive and sexually exploitative circumstances. This experience deepened her compassion, particularly for women and children caught in the web of the sexual human trafficking industry.
In the year 2023, a pivotal revelation dawned upon Cory and Serena as they purchased a property in Northern Illinois. They discerned a divine purpose for this dwelling – to establish the inaugural Restcued© safe house, accompanied by a comprehensive recovery program for women rescued from the clutches of sexual human trafficking. Remarkably, there was no existing safe house specifically tailored to survivors of human trafficking within this community.
The core mission of Restcued© is to pioneer safe houses specifically designed for survivors of human trafficking in every community, forming a cohesive network akin to an "underground railroad." This network is envisioned to serve as a beacon of hope, guiding victims and survivors toward their ultimate freedom, healing, and restoration through a relationship with Jesus Christ.
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