1233_4946487656237_1210938609_nJoe grew up in the Philadelphia area in a single parent home of nominal roman catholic faith. Joe’s interest in overseas mission’s began when he was in and out of treatment for clinical depression, he came to know the incredible freedom, and power of the gospel, and the love of his Father in heaven.

Moving from special education to college prep courses to graduate high school he knew the only reason he had made it that far was by the grace of coming to know God.   While in high school he went on summer missions to Queens, NY, North Philadelphia and in a large south Asian neighborhood in west London.  After high school in 2001 he went for 10 months to Nairobi, Kenya to serve with a local church to start a youth and young adults group, and it was confirmed.

The thing that Jesus has called him to do with his life is to make disciples, by training up young men for the ministry.  He was ordained as a minster of the gospel at a small racially mixed bible church in the neighborhood he lived in 2006.

Joe has a B.Sc. in Bible with an emphasis in Discipleship Counseling at Cairn University, and a Master of Arts in Theological Studies at Columbia International University.  From 2008-2012 he was an associate pastor at liberti church east.

Kristy grew up in South Jersey with her parents and three sisters.  She came to know the Lord personally at age 5, and was drawn into missions on her first short term trip to Oaxaca, Mexico and has had the privelage to return about a dozen times.  Kristy studied Bible at Word of Life.   She spends her days with their young ones and she works at a co-op that empowers and disciples sex workers to be restored at “More than sparrows.”  You can even buy for yourself some of their beautiful creations at the sparrows studio website.

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Owen was born in NJ in April of 2007.  He has a lot of interest in learning everything!  He is into playing with legos, reading his Bible, and watching movies with popcorn.

Aiden was born in PA in November 2008.  His personality is truly starting to come out.  He loves being outside and all kinds of art like his Mama.  His favorite toys are his dinosaur and anything he can get his hands on at the moment..

Sophia, the newest member of the family is our little bundle of joy.  She loves attention, and her Mommy has a great time dressing her up in anything pink!  Her favorite word is “tutu” (the frilly dress), she loves ponies and barbies, and she is growing up bilingual. (She understands English and Kinyarwanda.)

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