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Where and/or how did Renee Loux and Derek Loux meet?
After high school, he joined the Last Days Ministries in Texas. Part of his training included an internship in the Marshall Islands, where he met his wife.
Why did Renee Loux and Derek Loux break up?
On Wednesday, December 23, 2009, Loux was on his way back from a meeting in Colorado on how to help children out of human trafficking. His friend who was drving the car they were traveling in, lost control of his SUV on an icy highway in Nebraska and crashed. Derek was wearing his seatbelt but was completely reclined and was sucked out of his seat, thrown to the back of the vehicle, where his neck and back were broken. He was rushed to a hospital but later died from his injuries.
Other Relationship Information about Renee Loux and Derek Loux:
In recent years, Loux and his wife, Renee, adopted a household of children that included five girls from the Marshall Islands and three boys with special needs from Ukraine.
Loux and his wife moved to Kansas City several years ago and help IHOP launched its music ministry, the Forerunner Music Academy.
Their son, Josiah, was born with severe spina bifida and died two years later. To honor his memory, the couple created the Josiah Fund with a mission of rescuing, adopting and restoring needy and neglected children. The couple has a 45 acre plot of land that was purchased to help provide more space to adopt more children. Derek's wife Renee', is now moving ahead with their vision and is raising money to build their new home as well as an Equestrian Therapy ranch. Both Derek and Renee' sought to inspire other couples to adopt children, particularly those with special needs. There is a page on facebook dedicated to helping Renee' and her children to possibly be helped by Extreme Home Makeover. You can see their vision at josiahfund.org
Derek asked Renee to marry him after knowing her 8 days. They had a passionate love for each other and for orphans!