“Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world.” –James 1:27
10 years ago, Coreluv founders Mike and Mandy Reiszner heard God ask them two questions: Do you know the name of an orphan? And if I called you to defend them, would you?
In response, they got on a plane and took their first ever mission trip to Haiti. It was there that they said YES to Jesus and His call to Defend the Orphan.
Since then, thousands have come alongside Coreluv to Defend the Orphan by learning their names, going on trips, giving generously, and being a voice. You have purchased “My Shirt Feeds Orphans” shirts, filled “I Can Bring Change” cans, ran in Defend the Orphan 5K runs, attended Coreluv benefit concerts and galas, and used what’s in your hand to raise awareness and money for life-changing impact around the world.
These past ten years, we’ve seen God do amazing things:
- In Haiti, we built a children’s village in Myan providing care for nearly 70 children, a children’s village in Maissade providing care for nearly 40 children, a K-9th grade school serving the community, a medical center, and a water well.
- In India, we are feeding over 400 children every day through three feeding centers, as well as providing hygiene kits, blankets, and teaching Bible classes.
- Around the world, we employ over 150 staff members, many of whom are widows who are now able to provide for their families.
And we believe this is just the beginning!
This year, we are celebrating all God has done by testifying of the miracles we’ve seen through the years, and hosting a celebration event later this year (details to come). Join us as we remember what God has done — far beyond what we ever imagined!
“Now to him who is able to do above and beyond all that we ask or think according to the power that works in us” –Ephesians 3:20
As we look to the next ten years, we believe we’re just getting started. We are driven by the reality that there are millions more orphaned children in desperate need. Our dream is to go all over the world, rescuing children and providing their basic needs.
Join us on this journey as we celebrate all that God has done, and look to the future for all that He will do in the next 10 years!
Source: Coreluv Blog