Divine Connections: The Remarkable Story Behind May Match
The birth of May Match in 2012 was nothing short of a divine appointment that led to a financial miracle! I can vividly recall the moment like it happened yesterday.
I was sitting on a porch in Haiti when I met a wonderful couple from Atlanta, Georgia. As we engaged in a lengthy conversation, it was evident that God had orchestrated our meeting and was in the midst of our newly formed relationship!
The couple had spent years supporting and serving an orphan ministry in Zambia, Africa, and were now being called by God to expand their resources to Haiti. They arrived in Haiti laser-focused, firmly believing that they would soon find the specific organization that God wanted them to partner with. After our introduction, they felt led by God to partner with Coreluv, and so May Match was born!
Their challenge was simple yet powerful: for every dollar Coreluv raised for orphans in May, they would match it, up to $50,000!
As you can imagine, this match was a fantastic motivator for our team, and we launched a series of fundraisers that allowed us to reach out to our relationships one by one. God brought in all the necessary funds we needed to care for the orphans He entrusted to us! Not only did we raise the $50,000 that first year, but we surpassed that amount through the generosity of our donors! With God, all things are possible!
Since then, God has been faithful to bring a team together every May to contribute matching funds and keep the May Match tradition alive. Every year, we set specific goals that will help take care of the needs of our children, and God has never failed to provide.
Through each May Match over the years, we have been blessed to witness ordinary people with the resources necessary, whether small or large, come together to take care of the needs of our children! During our weekly staff meetings in Houston, we pause to give God the glory and thanks for the many miracles He has provided over the years. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever; He never fails!
As we reflect on the past 12 years, we are in awe of all that God has done through the partnership of churches, schools, businesses, and individuals of all ages. And we believe that we are just getting started!
Learn more about the latest May Match campaign at coreluv.org/maymatch
Mike and Mandy Reiszner
Founders, Coreluv International