North Way Christian Community Church in Pittsburgh, PA

Joseph and Elizabeth’s Story

Joseph is the director of University of Nations, a Youth With A Mission (YWAM) training center in Lonavala, India. The center focuses on raising up indigenous Asian and Indian leaders who are capable of reaching their own people in culturally relevant ways. On the U of N campus, students can study the entire Bible inductively, learn to hear God’s voice, train in the performing arts, and be discipled daily within the community. How exciting to see Asians going all over the world to share the Good News! They can go to places such as the Middle East with far more ease and less suspicion than Westerners. Together with their five children, Elizabeth and Joseph spend a lot of time on the campus teaching and spending time with the young people that make up the student and staff body. In addition to her teaching duties, Elizabeth home-schools their children.

About India

India is rapidly emerging as a world power in business and technology. Growth provides much hope for progress, but this newfound prosperity must spread to every echelon of society for India to see true change. Poverty is perpetuated by a ruthless caste system, with hundreds of millions plummeting into the throes of destitution, disease, and abuse. Among these are millions of orphaned children, who are vulnerable to the vices of bonded labor and human trafficking. India is one of the world’s most culturally and linguistically diverse nations, so it is paramount that the Gospel is shared through indigenous expressions of faith.

Ways to Pray 1. Open doors for the Gospel to be shared in a culturally relevant way and ready hearts to receive Jesus as Savior. 2. Indigenous leaders to pioneer discipleship programs. 3. For the students at U of N and their future ministries.

India Facts Population: 1,342,512,706 Capital: New Delhi Primary Religion: Hinduism Language: Hindi