The Founders


Ray and Melody Schumacher

Ray and Melody Schumacher have committed their lives to helping homeless children in Tanzania. Their desire to support these children and the ability to do so has been established by

years of dedicated service in children’s ministry.On their trips to Africa Ray and Melody have witnessed over and over again the power of the Holy Spirit to deliver and set the captives free. The Lord has given Ray and Melody a great vision for the children of Tanzania to raise up leaders from among homeless children. They founded Sonshine Ministries International to minister to children left parentless by the HIV/AIDS pandemic, to bring hope to the sick the lost, the forgotten.

The Schumacher’s receive no salary from the ministry and strive to operate Sonshine with little or no administrative fees. They have personally provided much of the ministry startup funds and believe every dollar received for the children should go to the children.