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Reaching the Hungry

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture, Christianity, Human Service Organizations, Human Services, Humanities, International, International Development, Religion

Mission: Our purpose is to mobilize churches to put their faith into action by providing opportunities to serve alongside missionaries reaching the physically and spiritually hungry throughout the world.

Results: In 2019, we installed our 100th Water Well in Malawi, Africa. We have shared the Gospel with over 20,000 people each year!

Target demographics: share the love of Christ in Word & Deed!

Direct beneficiaries per year: thousands of people with clean drinking water and to know the love of Christ.

Geographic areas served: various poor communities in parts of the world

Programs: Providing training in farming to tribes in many countries, providing wells for potable water, sports equipment and supplies for children for the various tribes.

Community Stories

33 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been so blessed to witness the powerful ministry of Reaching the Hungry! What a joy to participate and see lives touched!

Olivia G.2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been going on trips and serving with Reaching the Hungry for more than 10 years now! I've gone with them to four different countries (Mozambique, Malawi, Nicaragua, and Mexico many times) in many different seasons of life.

I have always been impressed with the intentionally and integrity of the organization. They have demonstrated their extreme thought, prayer, and wisdom in their decisions regarding the big picture (which countries to go to, what missionaries to partner with, what the overall goal of the trips are, etc.) down to the smallest details (travel logistics, comfortable & safe lodging, planned out daily schedules, meals, etc.). RtH also works hard to operate with integrity and honesty in all their interactions with others and their behind-the-scenes operations. They place themselves in places of strong accountability with their advisory board and they intentionally model these same practices for the missionaries they support.

I would highly reccomend getting involved with Reaching the Hungry in some form. Whether that's through financial support, donations, pray support and encouragement, going on a trip, or leading a team, you will not regret the expeience and you will be moved by how it shapes your life!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love working with kids and have been to an orphanage in Tijuana, Mexico 4 times with Reaching The Hungry (RTH). In the morning we work on the facility; cleaning, painting and repairing. In the afternoon we put on a children’s program, with games, activities, lesson and crafts and just have fun with the kids.

The couple who run the orphanage work to educate the children academically, socially and spiritually. Their partnership with RTH helps them do this.

Carlos and Lisa lead RTH selflessly with compassion, experience and grace. They work with missionaries in Malawi, the Philippines and Costa Rica as well. Because of these partnerships, RTH Is able to be much more efficient and effective in meeting the needs of the local communities. When Covid allows travel to these countries I look forward to traveling with RTH to these areas as well!

Alison Sales L.

Donor

Rating: 5

Reaching the Hungry is an inspiring non-profit. Throughout the pandemic they have worked to shift gears and care for the needs of people locally and globally. They distributed pallets of hand sanitizer, provided back to school necessities for orphans in Mexico, and encouraged many other ministries to keep their heads above water. International travel restrictions might have kept them from their typical water well installations in Africa and health clinics in South America, but it did not stop them spreading kindness and humanitarian aid. Love them!

Donor

Rating: 5

Carlos and all the team at Reaching the Hungry are godly, humble servants who are doing amazing work around the globe. I love that they share Jesus through practical and meaningful help like building wells for fresh water in Malawi. Water is the life of the community. What a joy to have accessible water ... and to learn about the Jesus, the giver of life.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We met Pastor Carlos and RTH in 2007. Since then we have traveled and served in multiple countries. RTH has installed many water wells in Africa and Nicaragua. I have personally seen the difference that this makes in the outlying villages and the people within. What a family member would spend a day doing now takes minutes, gathering water. Amazing. We have come along side RTH in church services, field videos of Jesus’s story and movie with multitudes of villagers in attendance, thousands of people wanting to hear the Gospel in their own language, Audio Bibles, eyeglass ministries, Children's programs, and so many more. Such an awesome experience seeing so many come to Christ. We have financially supported RTH as well as having volunteered, and continue to do so. Pastor Carlos and his wife Lisa are amazing and responsible people. Whether it’s clothing, blankets, eyeglasses, soccer balls or finances, RTH uses its resources to their best possible means. If you have a heart for others, and you’re wanting to make a difference in the world, Pastor Carlos and RTH is definitely a ministry to be considered and supported, both by coming along side, volunteering and financially supportIng this amazing ministry. God bless RTH.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We joined a team of people led and organized by Reaching the Hungry, traveling to Africa to install water wells. The resulting gift of a water well was an amazing experience, where we worked side by side with the village to build the well. The whole process was so well thought out, planned and executed! I highly recommend joining up with any project RTH leads.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Reaching The Hungry has given me the opportunity to support an issue that is close to my heart - clean drinking water! I first started with supporting this awesome organization that imparts the love of Jesus to many areas of the world through word and deed. I decided to go on a missions trip to Malawi, Africa to install pumps for clean water in the villages. So far over 100 of these pumps have been installed, but moreover, Jesus has been presented to the villagers as the true living water that we all need!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was so proud to partner with Reaching the Hungry on a mission trip to Malawi, I went with every intention of helping others and came home with a new heart and a new love for a country I never really even knew much about. The testimonies we were able to give and the help we were able to give by building water wells, giving talking bibles out, being to bless some of the community with reading glasses, going to the orphanage, and just living in and visiting these areas with the people of these villages was amazing. It is definitely a trip I will keep In my heart forever. I cannot wait to be able to take my own children to visit and help with another Reaching the Hungry mission. The trip was so well organized and our accommodations were nice. The bonds made with the other volunteers from the US and Africa will last longer than a lifetime. GOD IS SO GOOD!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've worked with them a couple times. Their heart is truly to love mankind as Jesus loved them. They work really hard to bless people around the world. I've been to Mexico with them But their ministry reaches around the world. I wouldn't hesitate to go on a trip with them, to pray for them our to financially support them. God is truly using them and I have seen with my own two eyes, miracles The Lord has done through them.

2 Ron P.

Donor

Rating: 5

I know and support Carlos. He is leading one team after another to do the needed work all over. Installing water wells, feeding the hungry, and ministering to them at the same time. Every dollar he gets is well spent and he works unto the Lord, not himself. If you want your donations to go to do the work that God directs, please consider supporting this ministry.

1 Dave R.8

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

My name is Dave Robbs and I have worked alongside RtH in Malawi. I also have a nonprofit, Poyeho Project, and we do business training and development in Malawi. I have watched RtH as they have helped communities in Malawi through many outreaches, providing water, community development, life skills, and business assistance. They have a wholistic approach to people in helping them to develop all aspects of their lives.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

You're not going to find a guy with a bigger heart than Carlos Sales! My husband and I went on a mission trip to a Mexican orphanage with him, and we were quite touched by the work he does with feeding and providing for the children.

1 Caleb R.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have volunteered as well as donated to Reaching the Hungry. Carlos and his team does a wonderful job reaching the downtrodden with God's love.

1 Carrie R.1

Donor

Rating: 5

This is truly an organization that is ran by Christians who are using all of the proceeds for the improvement of many, many lives. I feel confident that they are giving 100% of their time and effort to those who are in need. Thank you for the opportunity to be a small part of making a difference.

2 Grace Sales B.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have partnered with Reaching the Hungry in a lot of different capacities over the years. They have provided many opportunities for me to live out my calling. I’ve been invited to go on trips to Malawi, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Mexico, and the Philippines. Through RtH I have been emboldened to step out in my faith by praying out loud for our missions team, leading a morning devotional for our team, sharing my testimony to crowds of hundreds of people, & eventually challenging me even further by asking me to organize a couple medical clinic days. Each step of faith that RtH has encouraged & provided the opportunity for me to participate in has changed the entire trajectory of my life.

I ended up living in Nicaragua for several months & then moved to the Philippines for 2 & ½ years! The good communication, organization, constant prayer, & support I experienced with RtH has not only helped prepare me but has also made my missions overseas sustainable. Now my husband and I are praying about & preparing for someday making another move overseas with the support of RtH.

The opportunities that Reaching the Hungry provides for ordinary people, at any stage/walk of life, actively challenge & deepen your faith & increase your heart to serve others!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Reaching the Hungry has impacted my life in many positive ways. Their work has expanding my view of what God is doing in His world. God loves people and uses organizations like Reaching the Hungry to help far beyond what an individual could accomplish on their own.

I have gone to Mexico, Guatemala and Malawi with RtH and have found them to be good stewards of funds and their use to empower people in countries where resources are scarce. They don't just throw money at the problem but are thoughtful in helping people develop skills to help themselves. Their generosity is an amazing example to all Christ followers.

I happily support the work of Reaching the Hungry

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered many times with Reaching The Hungry when they organized 1 day mission trips to Tijuana for orphanage and Christmas outreach visits. The team is always well-organized and helpful. I live close to the border so I meet them down in San Ysidro and we walk across the border and then catch a bus to our destination. I love Pastor Carlos and his family who often participate as well. I have always felt welcomed and included even though I don't know any other volunteers. This is a great outreach your church can get involved with and not have to do all the planning yourselves. I hope to volunteer on one of the Malawi well building missions someday. Highly recommend this non-profit!

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Donor

Rating: 5

I can tell you from personal experience having been on mission trips with Carlos he’s one amazing guy he loves God and he loves helping people.

1 Joseph M.7

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Pastor Carlos takes great care to insure people’s safety when traveling. I know that his team has the experience to provide great service to the people we get to minister to. Reaching the Hungry has various ministry opportunities for people who have a heart for people in need all around the world. My family has learned a lot from Reaching the Hungry.

1 Candace MacNutt S.

Donor

Rating: 5

Reaching the Hungry has been a great experience for myself and my company. They follow through on their plans and are thorough in their explanation of their activities and where their monies are utilized. I highly recommend this non profit. Make a difference today!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

RTH IS Great nonprofit organization. I have the privilage to work with them. They help those in need and are always willing and kind. They are very responsable and go the extra Mile for those they help. I encourage anyone who wants to be part to contact RTH. So you could experience the joy in giving and making a difference.

1 Donna Marie R.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I loved going to TJ and the orphanage with RtH, I had so much fun. It was organized but didn’t feel too strict. We all had a part to play and in my opinion I felt very useful. I recommend signing up with RtH to experience joy and show love to kids and others. I would do it again

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have had the tremendous pleasure of being connected with Reaching the Hungry for many years. The work that this ministry does is nothing short of astounding! My husband and I donate monthly, and we could not be happier to do so. It has been incredible to watch RtH’s impact in the Philippines, Africa, and Mexico. The RtH missionaries and volunteers have the biggest hearts for people. They work hard to change lives and help create beautiful, eternal legacies. Thank you, RtH for your passion and kingdom commitment!

1 Brian C.8

Donor

Rating: 5

RTH is an awesome missions and relief organization. Their heart and focus on being the hands and feet for Christ.

1 Travis G.1

Advisor

Rating: 5

My family has supported this ministry since the beginning. Carlos' heart is authentic and sincere. The desire for impacting the world through sharing the Gospel extends well beyond words and seeks to express the love of God in tangible actions that meets real needs (physical & spiritual) to people who are lost and hurting. RtH connects, encourages, advises, loves and empower missionaries throughout the world. RtH also organizes, trains, and supports missions teams to minister alongside of in-field missionaries by providing outreaches, training & education, clean water, food, clothing, medical clinics, sports equipment, etc.. all to help support the on going work of local missionaries.

1 Mark Alan W.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a fantastic ministry that does great work and uses resources wisely. I have no worries supporting RtH because I know they will do a great job and honor the Lord. God is using them in mighty ways.

1 Johnny M.2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I went on an amazing trip to Mexico with RtH and helped give out donated shoes to families and children in need. It was such a great experience, and a super organized trip. Everything went great, and the whole purpose was to glorify God !

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Donor

Rating: 5

My husband and I have been partnering with RTH Carlos and Lisa, for the past 8 years. The heart of thIs ministry is to love, bring clean water and supplies and introduce The Lord Jesus to those most in need across the world. The organization is run efficiently and honestly. Please consider supporting Carlos and Lisa RTH by going on a missions trip or through donations of goods. services And monetarily❤️ Janice & Duncan Evans

1 Lisa S.23

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have volunteered, donated and been on a few international trips with Reaching the Hungry. Their effort put into planning and attention to detail really pays off because each experience with Reaching the Hungry has been very rewarding & enjoyable. I love the Reaching the Hungry philosophy to help others in Word & Deed. And probably most importantly for me; I've seen first hand how Reaching the Hungry is resourcing, training and equipping nationals to help themselves, their families and their communities. The ministry continues even after the teams return home.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Reaching the Hungry is a great organization to serve with. I've been on several trips to Mexico and Malawi, and have seen first hand their love for God and people. They have had a huge impact on many communities, always being careful about put their resources to use in the best ways possible. If you are looking to volunteer or donate, this is a great option.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Passionate team dedicated to reaching those in need in Malawi, the Philippines, Mexico and around the world. An Excellent organization that is well run. I would be excited to participate in more trips and projects with them.

1 Kevin M.7

Donor

Rating: 5

This is a very trustworthy organization, we know Lisa and Carlos personally. They are very strong Christians and I highly recommend supporting them!