Melissa Collins: Leaving behind a legacy

It is with deep sorrow that we at Joy El have been grieving the tragic death of Melissa Skye Collins over the past few weeks.  At age 17, just days away from graduating from high school and on the day she was to graduate from our 4.12 Leadership Training Program, her body was found.  She…

Nothing like God showing up at staff training!

By Aaron E. Ziebarth, Executive Director We have just finished an amazing time of staff and 4.12 training – One hundred and fifteen high school and college students have been digging into God’s Word together, participating in seminars and preparing to see God use them lead children to Jesus!  I am extremely thankful for the…

What every kid needs and finds at Camp Joy El

By Aaron E. Ziebarth, Executive Director http://www.joyelcamps.org/content/power-camp Time with old and new friends In your cabin or day camp group, you will enjoy the games, chapel, go-karts and pool with old and new friends. You will laugh together. You will sing songs and eat meals. New memories are made. This is good for your mind,…

Did You Ever Sit and Talk with Reba Miller?

By Aaron E. Ziebarth, Executive Director Remembering Reba Miller (1921-2015) Reba Miller was a part of Joy El Ministries from 1944 to 1967.  She served as the “Bible Lady” until 1965 when it became illegal to have religious instruction inside public schools.  At that time, not wanting children to miss out on hearing about God, Reba…