Hi! My name is Bobby Joe Mattingly. I am a 3rd grade school teacher and youth pastor at my church. I have been married for 15 years and have 4 wonderful kids, two biologic and two adopted. My wife and I truly have a desire to defend the orphan in whatever ways we can. We were introduced to Coreluv in February of last year. I attended my first mission trip to Haiti in July 2018, returned again in October 2018, and my wife went on a medical mission in November 2018. Coreluv is an unbelievable organization that God has put in our lives for a reason to join with in “defending the orphan.” I am planning on going back July 8-13, 2019 and taking my daughter, Anna Kate (9 years old), with me. We are going to the Myan orphanage with our so purpose to share and show the love Jesus to the orphans, staff and community there. We aren’t sure, as of now, what this will exactly look like, however we are open to whatever God calls us to do. This could be in teaching bible stories to the kids, doing devotionals with the staff and/or community, working at the orphanage, etc. We just don’t know specifics yet, but are so very excited to see what God has in store.
Anna Kate and I ask for you to come alongside us through this fundraiser by purchasing a shirt and wearing it to get the message out about our calling, as believers, to defend the orphan. Many don’t feel the calling to go, however feel the need and push to do something. Buying a t-shirt and sending us is a way God allows you to be apart of God’s command in Isaiah 1:17 to defend the orphan. We truly appreciate your support through this fundraiser and even more than that will value your prayers as we ask God to prepare our hearts for this trip and all those He will put in our path.
Thank you and God Bless,
Bobby Joe and Anna Kate Mattingly