What started as a humanitarian outreach, has grown into an army of missionaries – employing their unique gifts and resources – to reach the hearts of broken and desperate people around the world.
Alive2Love Missions was founded 15 years ago by Doug and Janet Rowland. At the time, Doug was visiting the nation of Honduras on one of his first missions trips when a category 5 hurricane demolished the country’s existing frail infrastructure. The region was flooded, homes were leveled, families were displaced; the airport sat under five feet of water and disease and death tolls were rising speedily. Doug and his team had to escape by boat to Belize just to exit the unsafe conditions of the country. During this tragic ordeal, Doug’s heart was broken for the people of Honduras- not only because of their obvious physical and economic plight, but because when he looked in the eyes of the people, he saw little or no hope. From that moment, he vowed in his heart to do something about it. Since then, Doug and his wife Janet have spear-headed this organization that has fed, clothed, educated, and restored HOPE to literally thousands upon thousands of lives throughout Central and South America. What started as a humanitarian outreach, has grown into an army of missionaries-employing their unique gifts and resources- to reach the hearts of broken and desperate people around the world. They believe that when you answer someone’s physical needs, you unlock their heart to receive hope, love, and life restored. Going forward, their dream is to duplicate the mission of Alive2Love through thousands of willing-hearted and handed missionaries who also share the same passion. Doug and Janet currently reside in Jacksonville, FL with their two children, Ragan and Nathan.