North Way Christian Community Church in Pittsburgh, PA

Justice & Joy

{section}Justice & Joy’s Story{/section} Justice and Joy advocate for displaced people groups, and serve them in the areas of immigration law, leadership development, language acquisition, and connection to resources that meet practical needs. They are building deep and authentic relationships in which they love unconditionally and serve practically as a demonstration of the love of Jesus. In the midst of these relationships, they’re purposeful about sharing stories of Jesus that reveal who He is and how He is able to work in the midst of these families’ trauma and struggles.  

About Displaced People Groups

68.5 million individuals have been forcibly displaced worldwide as a result of persecution, conflict, violence or human rights violations. We are now witnessing the highest levels of displacement on record. Two-thirds of refugees come from just five countries: Syria, Afghanistan, South Sudan, Myanmar and Somalia. {aside}{/aside} {aside}Ways to Pray 1. For open doors and deepening relationships with the displaced people groups in our area. 2. For open hearts and thriving families as they discover His purpose for their lives in this new place that is now home. {/aside} {aside}Displaced People Groups Facts Number of refugees who have settled in the US since 1975: 3 million Number of people globally who are either an asylum-seeker, internally displaced or a refugee: 1 in 110{/aside}

Heather

{section}Heather’s Story{/section} Heather Brown is the Director of Mobilization for TeachBeyond.  Heather began serving with TeachBeyond in 2010 after graduating from Grove City College, and taught elementary and middle school students at Black Forest Academy in southwestern Germany for five years.  Since returning to the States in 2015, Heather has been based in Pittsburgh working in mobilization, which includes regional recruiting, mentoring applicants, and leading the mobilization team.  Heather loves having a front-row seat to God calling people into global missions and is praying for more workers for the harvest (Luke 10:2)!  

About TeachBeyond

TeachBeyond is a mission organization focused on educational ministry around the world. God is transforming the world through education! TeachBeyond is focused on providing Gospel-centered education to impact individuals, communities, and whole societies. Click here for a video about TeachBeyond! {aside}{/aside} {aside}Ways to Pray 1. Safety and energy in traveling. 2. Wisdom, courage, and creativity to lead the mobilization team well. {/aside} {aside}TeachBeyond Facts Serving over 50 countries Over 600 members Approximately 1,000 volunteers{/aside}