REACH UP REACH OUT EXISTS TO ENGAGE PEOPLE IN HOLISTICALLY CARING FOR ORPHANS AND WIDOWS IN DEVELOPING NATIONS
LOVE THE VULNERABLE
Who is God’s heart for? That’s easy. It’s for people. And we have a mandate to love all people. What is love? It’s an action. It’s doing something that communicates care and value. As Christ followers, we must demonstrate our love for others through service. At Reach Up Reach Out, we believe love is tangible. It results in lives being saved, changed and enhanced, all for the glory of God.
The greatest commandment is to love God with all our heart, soul, mind and strength. He is worthy of our all. And He is the reason we can love others... because He first loved us. Every person on the planet has a purpose and destiny that starts with knowing Whose they are. It is out of this knowledge that we are then able to serve and care for others.
EQUIP OTHERS TO DO THE SAME
James 1:27 is a powerful reminder that religion God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. At Reach Up Reach Out, we believe that we can achieve so much more together than we can alone. We commit to train and equip others to live out James 1:27. Through our Sponsorship Program and Short Term Missions trips, anyone who desires to make a difference in the life of an orphan or widow will be able to do so. From individuals, to ministries, to corporations, we plan to involve and partner with whoever has a heart to serve, give and care for those in need.
For over a decade, Alex and Shunna Jones-Moreno, Reach Up Reach Out’s Founders, have endeavored to love God and to love people. This dynamic couple has worked in full time ministry and done extensive missions work around the globe. Alex and Shunna are ordained ministers, trained in Grief Recovery and have a heart to see people encounter Jesus and live the abundant life they were purposed to live. In addition to his passion to serve the poor, Alex, our organization’s Co-Founder and President, is also gifted in the area of Pastoral Care,
having counseled hundreds of people throughout his time in full time ministry. Alex is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles with a Masters in Social Work.