Rivera fell in love with New Rochelle, NY when he first came to the US and decided to build a church called Refuge of Hope where his wife, Clara, will be a pastor later this year. A group of 40-plus people have gathered at the couple’s home in Purchase to worship for years. The couple purchased a vacant building next to the site to help at-risk kids and funding church start-ups in California, Mexico, the Dominican Republic and Florida spending an average of 500,000 or more a year in charity works. The lesson here is: Regardless of what your bank accounts are, God can use you in a big capacity. Think big!
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