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A Risky Step of Faith leads to Answered Prayer

By Aaron E. Ziebarth, Executive Director Recently I was meeting with some of the regional leaders for Released Time.  Mim Hake,  Joy El’s Equipping Coordinator in York County  shared how she stepped out in faith.  The end result, Released Time happened for many children because of her risk! I was so moved by the story…

Miss Patti’s Legacy

By Stephanie Ziebarth, Barnabas Mentor Coordinator On Sunday morning there was a knock on my Disciples Lodge room door. I opened the door to find Nate Marshall, director of Joy El Generation’s 4.12 Leadership Training Program. “I just wanted to make sure you heard that Miss Patti has passed on to heaven,” he informed me…

Prepared for College?

By Aaron E. Ziebarth, Executive Director Recently my wife Stephanie and I took our 18-year-old daughter to college. We left our quaint Pennsylvania community for a 3,000-student campus in a neighboring state. There, we participated in two days of parent and student orientation, where I found myself thinking over and over again, “Abigail is prepared…

You Are Being Sent Home

By Aaron E. Ziebarth, Executive Director Joy El Camps and Retreats Devon* was a middle school camper. It was obvious that he was troubled. He wasn’t fitting in with the other boys in his cabin group. As the week went on he began to call them names and pick on them; a cloud of tension…