Location: Uganda, Africa
Ministry Focus: Joy serves as Director of Missions for Pentecostal Assemblies of God Uganda. Her mandate is to further develop the denomination's missions sending—particularly as they take steps towards global missions initiatives. She sensitizes leaders about missions. She equips cross-cultural workers to go. She mobilizes churches to send. The ultimate goal is to add Ugandan workers to the global missions force making Christ known to the least reached—in Africa and beyond.
Ministry History: Joy’s ministry has always had a cross-cultural focus. She felt a call to missions shortly after she came to Christ at age 19. She first served in China, using ESL as a vehicle to share the gospel. Before beginning ministry in Uganda, she pastored a First Nations church in Canada for fifteen years. God's passion "that all may hear" continues to shape and drive her ministry. God marked her with this passion early in her ministry, as she shared the gospel with people who had never heard the name of Jesus. The impact remains fresh.
- “Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out [Ugandan] workers into his [global] harvest field" (Matt. 9:38).
- For healing of lingering health challenges after a 2017 car accident.