Mindy in her office

Fresh Eyes

After my first few weeks on staff with Joy El, I had a meeting with my supervisor. She asked me how things were going and what I thought of Joy El thus far. After I gave my lengthy answer, she exclaimed, “You need to write that for the blog! You need to write what Joy…

Answered Prayer

Often times we don’t understand why things work out the way they do and somethings we will never be able to figure out, but I am always thankful for the small glimpses that God gives us into how He is working. Every week when I walked with students to the school after meeting for Bible…

Life-long Friendships

“I wouldn’t be the person I am today without the friendships God gave me at camp,” Carlyn* said. “Although high school has ended, I know our friendships will last a life time.” In today’s society, finding a strong Christian community can be challenging for many teenagers. Carlyn experienced this throughout her years of middle and…

Serving with Passion and Joy

Joy El is excited to announce that Gary McCauley has joined the team as development coordinator.   Sit down to have a conversation with Gary McCauley and you will hear a diverse and familiar array of names from the past few decades of evangelical Christianity: R.C. Sproul, Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth, Charles Stanley, and more. This…

Fearless Faith

Do you know what it is to be a resilient disciple? Or how to make a resilient disciple? It has to do with building fearless faith. This has been the focus of our trainings for the past two years. During our most recent Equipping Coordinator training, we watched a podcast on “Reaching the Least and…