CORNING, N.Y. (WETM) – Two hearts, one church, one mission.

Everyone everywhere is on some type of mission. And one corning couple is on a mission to change lives. Fighting against social injustice.

to the world, Raul and Wanda Rivera are just husband and wife, but they are more than that. They are two of the Salvation Army’s finest officers.

They just aren’t pastors and office administrators. They are community leaders, called by the Lord, doing what they love. Serving and loving people.

Originally born in Puerto Rico, where they were professional clowns, the Rivera’s have been the leaders of the Corning Salvation Army since 2015.

The pair oversees a variety of programs that serves over 500 people monthly.

As part of the Salvation Army’s Hispanic core, the pair were previously stationed in Geneva, New York, and Buffalo, N.Y, before coming to “Americas Crystal City”.

The Rivera’s are proud Latinos. No matter where they go, they make sure to take parts of their charismatic Latino heritage with them because love knows no language.

Every day they prove that you cannot fake love or care when you practice what you preach.

Two people. One team. One huge responsibility. Preaching his love, sharing their love, being love.

A life-changing, genuine love.