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Pictures from Joy

Joy Waughtal (daughter of Resurrection member Julie Jensen) continues to serve in the ELCA Youth Adult in Global Mission program in South Africa. In March Julie and Dave Jensen traveled to see Joy and brought back some pictures of the people and places where Joy is serving.

With Joy are Pastor Trevor Sibande, Executive Secretary for the Central Diocese (Asst. to the Bishop) and Amanda Thompkins, another YAGM missionary from Pennsylvania

Joy serves the ELCA's partner church ELCSA in their Central Diocese. A Diocese is similar to our Synod structure.

This is where Joy is staying while in South Africa

Here Joy is with her host family brother, Othneil "Oatie" Kasper

Joy and her mom Julie

South Africa Ministry

Joy Waughtal, a daughter of Resurrection, spending a year in South Africa as part of the ELCA Young Adults in Global Mission program (YAGM). Joy is stationed in Soweto and is working with a local AIDS ministry their, helping people who have contracted AIDS as well as their children and families.

The Diakonia AIDS Ministry (DAM) puts out a quarterly newsletter with information about their ministry. Follow the link below to an online version of the newsletter to discover more about this important ministry.

Diakonia AIDS Ministry December 2010 Newsletter