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OUR MISSION

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

OUR STORY

13

COUNTRIES REACHED ACROSS FOUR CONTINENTS

100+

MISSION TRIPS HOSTED BY REACHING THE HUNGRY

2,252

PEOPLE HAVE JOINED US ON OUR MISSION TRIPS

OUR TEAM

Pastor Carlos Sales

Pastor Carlos Sales

CEO & FOUNDER

30+ Years in Ministry

Nathan Giles

Nathan Giles

RTH COMMUNICATIONS

5+ Years in Ministry

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Lisa Sales

DONOR RELATIONS

30+ Years in Ministry

Chris Wieser

Chris Wieser

ADMINISTRATOR

7+ Years in Ministry

Pastor Tamara Landes

Pastor Tamara Landes

CHILDREN'S MINISTRY DIRECTOR

30+ Years in Ministry

OUR BOARD

OUR MISSIONARY PARTNERS

The Arista family on the beach in Costa Rica

The Arista Family

Serving in San Isidro, Costa Rica

Greetings! I'm Pastor Christopher and this is my wife Rachel. God has blessed us with 4 children born here in Costa Rica: Jaime, Jesse, Luna, and Rosy. Together, we are...

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The Wick family on the beach in The Philippines

The Wick Tribe

Serving in Davao City, Philippines

Hi there! My name is Alwood Wick. My wife Rosie and I have been based in Davao City, Philippines since 2014. We have been Reaching The Hungry’s mission partners in the...

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Nicole van Elteren holding a Malawian orphan baby at her orphanage in Lilongwe, Malawi (Africa)

Nicole van Elteren

Serving in Lilongwe, Malawi (Africa)

Hello! I'm Nicole — Reaching The Hungry's missionary partner in Lilongwe, Malawi. I was born & raised in the Netherlands. What started as a small project turned into...

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Malawi team in Lilongwe (Africa)

Our Malawi Staff

Serving in Lilongwe, Malawi (Africa)

Greetings! We have an incredible ministry team serving here in Lilongwe that is led by Reaching The Hungry's Malawi Staff: Alfred, Joshua, and McDonnex...

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Atikonda "Charlie" Chale

Serving in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Hi! My name is Charlie and I am Reaching The Hungry's missionary partner in Chiang Mai, Thailand. During my time here, I've had the honor & joy of...

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OUR MINISTRY PROJECTS

Malawian villagers cheers as their village chief pumps water into bucket from newly installed water well

WATER WELLS

We've installed over 100 water wells in Malawi. Millions of women & children walk miles each day, multiple times, to collect buckets of water for their families. And every day, children die from drinking unsafe water and waterborne diseases. It's only $2,000 to save an ENTIRE village with clean drinking water. YOU can save lives.

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Mission trip team members hosting eyeglass clinic in Malawian village

EYEGLASS CLINICS

We host eyeglass clinics during our mission trips to Malawi & The Philippines and during our outreaches in Mexico. When recipients of our reading glasses walk away after being prayed over by our team, the smiles we see are BIG.

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Mission trip team member playing basketball with kid at orphanage

SPORTS MINISTRY

We host sports outreaches for children & families during our mission trips to Mexico, Costa Rica, and The Philippines. We also provide sports equipment to our missionary partners for them to build up their sports ministry and continue offering it to their local communities. 

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Malawian village watching the Jesus Film

JESUS FILM OUTREACHES

After we install a water well for a village, we invite the entire village to a special screening of the Jesus Film. Hundreds accept Christ at our Jesus Film outreaches. Click to view the gallery and you'll see one picture of Village Chief Mulenga in his chair attending our outreach who, after watching the Jesus Film, accepted Christ — at the age of 92!

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Mission trip team member Pastor Tamara leading a class on Children's Ministry at Pastor Chris Arista's church in Costa Rica

BIBLES & DISCIPLESHIP

​We teach classes on Discipleship, Shepherd Leadership, and Children's Ministry to local church staff & Bible Study Group leaders in Malawi, Costa Rica, and the Philippines. We also provide study materials, translated guidebooks and Bibles.

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Diego standing in front of a cross inside a newly set up ministry space that is an extension of missionary partner Pastor Christopher Arista's church in Costa Rica.

CHURCH PLANTING

We work with our missionary partners around the world to plant churches, satellite churches, home churches, parsonages, and ministry headquarters — all of which branch out into their local communities to reach more people for Christ. Support a pastor and the start of a new church today!

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Pastor Carlos Sales & Pastor Alwood Wick gifting audio scripture to a resident of Davao City, Philippines

AUDIO SCRIPTURES

We gift "Talking Bibles" to villages, churches, and pastors in Malawi so that they can hear the Word of God translated in their first language and listen together in Bible Study Groups. We also distribute them in impoverished neighborhoods in the Philippines where recipients may not have a hard copy of the Bible.

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Outreach mission trip team members in Mexico

MEDICAL & DENTAL CLINICS

We host medical & dental clinics in underserved communities during our outreaches in Mexico & Malawi. Visitors are served & prayed over by our team. For many, its their first encounter with God & His love for them.

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OUR MINISTRY

WHO WE ARE

Here at Reaching the Hungry, we recognize that 80% of missionaries burnout and don’t finish their term.

 

That’s why we provide support, resources, and relationships to missionaries – connecting them with churches who care about them and their efforts for God’s kingdom.

WHAT WE DO

We offer unique opportunities for individuals and churches to experience an international mission trip of a lifetime.

 

Through established partnerships, we help connect you with missionaries in the field so you’re able to serve and learn alongside them, and experience firsthand all the ways that God is moving.

WHY WE DO IT

The heartbeat of why we do what we do can be found in Colossians 3:17, which says:

 

“And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”

HOW WE DO IT

There are 3 ways that we aim to bring our mission to life and reach the spiritually hungry:

 

  • We Equip: We begin by providing strategies and capital, helping missionaries become efficient and self-sustaining as they follow God’s calling to the mission field.

 

  • We Empower: We then provide tactical tools and training, enabling missionaries to operate fruitful ministries that bring about life-changing transformation.

 

  • We Encourage: We believe that encouragement is a lifelong opportunity – providing spiritual and emotional support to ensure that missionaries remain ready to serve others. Through purposeful prayer, we encourage them both in seasons of hardship and seasons of hope. One of the best ways to encourage a missionary is to bring someone like you to their mission field - so you can see them in action and pour into those that they pour into year round. 

STATEMENT OF FAITH

These core beliefs make up the foundation upon which all our ministry activities are based:

  • We believe the Bible to be the infallible Word of God, that it is His holy and inspired Word, and that it is of supreme and final authority.

  • We believe in one true God, eternally existing in three persons— Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

  • We believe Jesus Christ was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He led a sinless life, took on Himself all our sins, died and rose again, and is seated at the right hand of the Father as our mediator and advocate.

  • We believe that all men everywhere are lost and face the judgment of God, and need to repent and turn to God so that their sins may be forgiven. The sacrifice of Jesus Christ and His resurrection provide the only grounds for salvation for those who have faith and believe in Him.

  • We believe in the resurrection of the body and that Christ shall come again in glory to judge the living and the dead. 

HOW YOU CAN HELP

We recognize that we need YOU to help us in our journey of making a difference in reaching the spiritually hungry. There are 3 ways you can join our efforts:

 

Give Today: When you give a financial gift, you help make an everlasting impact on our missionaries and those God has called them to reach.

 

Go Soon: When you go, you demonstrate God's love while working alongside missionaries, serving in ways that only you can serve.

Pray Always: When you pray, you bring our missionaries and those they serve before God’s throne. 

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