Robert and Rose Reyes have been involved in volunteer service to the poor and needy since 1999, previously involved with a local San Antonio ministry by going door-to-door, visiting families, and praying for their needs. They provided meals and groceries to these families, along with performing various work projects in the neighborhoods. Robert also went beyond the call of duty by devoting his personal time to widows and widowers, performing basic tasks, such as mowing their lawns, or minor home repairs they couldn’t do themselves because of financial, and physical limitations. Robert and Rose found great satisfaction serving in their spare time, but Robert desired to devote himself to this cause full-time.
In 2003, Robert had a life changing experience; he fell off of a ladder at home and broke his back. He was temporarily disabled, and as a result, a year later, he lost his job of 24 years. Robert and Rose saw this as God’s hand moving and directing their lives. Later, when Robert recovered, they took a huge step of faith, and Robert began serving full-time with a local ministry.
Since that time Robert has had the opportunity to help with disaster relief, after the devastations of hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Ike, in Louisiana and Texas. He has been on two missionary trips to Africa. During his first trip to Africa, while praying, he sensed a calling for Rose and him to step out in faith again and start their own ministry.
In 2011, four years later, Robert and Rose are answering this highest call to serve through their own ministry, “King’s Compassion”. They have enjoyed all aspects of serving the poor, but they have a special love for the elderly and homeless. Therefore, their focus is to serve them with prayer, good will, and a smile. Through their newly found organization they would like to become the hands and feet of “King Jesus” to those they serve, thus giving witness to “God” who loves them.
“Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely and the unwanted according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or slow to do the humble work.” - Mother Teresa