What is The ENLARGE Fund?
RREACH serves many pastoral leaders living in difficult conditions. Not only that, these pastors uncomplainingly put their congregations’ needs before their own. We established a Pastor’s Family Care Fund to strengthen such leaders in situations of extreme poverty, social persecution and natural disaster. We temporarily ease their personal financial responsibilities in defined, specific, measurable and accountable ways.
Over the last 30 years, RREACH has financially helped pastors’ families, including widows and orphans, with immediate and/or transition relief in places such as post-earthquake Haiti, tsunami-hit Sri Lanka, war-torn Liberia, and Ebola-struck parts of Africa.
Several years ago, after my mother’s graduation to heaven and because of her evangelistic role in my salvation and encouraging role in ministry, we developed the Mother’s Care Fund as an extension of the Pastor’s Family Care Fund. Memorial gifts in Manorama Richard’s honor helped pastors’ wives and children in economically deprived situations, providing care for their physical and educational needs.
Now, after my father’s heavenly home-going, I come to you, in the name of the One whom John and Manorama Richard served with humility, integrity and simplicity, to ENLARGE the boundaries of similarly faithful servants who serve despite deprivation and disaster.