Reinhard Hirtler was born in Austria and grew up as one of 10 children in the home of a pastor in a charismatic denomination. He went to a Bible School in the south of England.
Debi Hirtler grew up in Los Angeles, California in very poor circumstances. She joined the United States Air Force which eventually led her to England where she also went to the same Bible School as Reinhard.
They got married and started working on church planting in Austria. Eighteen years and 7 church plants later they heard God tell them to move with their two sons to North Carolina, in the United States. They were a part of Morningstar Ministries for about 8 years where Reinhard was ordained as a minister and Debi was church secretary for nearly two of those years. In 2013 they heard the Lord tell them to move to Brazil
We are working with pastors who are living in São Luís and in Natal. They are accountable to us for every penny they spend for the Brazilian Kids Kare program. They provide us with receipts of all money spent in detail. They have opened a special and separate bank account and founded a non-profit organization for the sole purpose of the work we are doing together.