CrossRoad Church Supports The Joshua Foundation
The Joshua Foundation, situated just outside Arusha in Tanzania, was established by Kiwis Alan and Lynda Stephenson about 25 years ago. With the mission of Training Leaders, Teaching Children and Transforming Communities, The Joshua Foundation seeks to train and equip leaders and the next generation in all areas of life to see community transformation take place in Tanzania.
The Joshua Foundation works in three main areas: Leadership Training, Education and Community Support.
CrossRoad Church Supports This Joshua Foundation Missionary:
Joanna, also a Kiwi, has worked with the Joshua Foundation since 2005 as part of the Education team. She has been the Principal of Joshua Teachers Training College since 2008. Joanna holds a Masters in Education and taught as a Secondary School Teacher in Auckland before going to Tanzania.
Joanna married Simon (a Ugandan) in January 2011 and he quickly became a part of The Joshua Foundation Team. Simon completed two years at Joshua Leadership and Missions College before it closed its doors. He completed a Bachelor of Christian Education through Freedom Bible College’s (USA) distance learning programme. Simon currently has responsibility for the spiritual health of the African staff and students at the Joshua Foundation base, En Gedi. This responsibility involves teaching, discipleship and one on one counselling. On the weekends he enjoys visiting local churches where our staff attend to make input in various ways. He is affectionately known as “Pastor”.
Joanna and Simon have been on the leadership team of The Joshua Foundation since 2013. Joanna has responsibility for overseeing the accounts while Simon makes input on pastoral concerns.
Joanna and Simon have two children; Josiah who is 3 and a half and Isack who was born in April 2015.
In the coming season Joanna will be working more in the role of consultant to the Teacher’s College as a Tanzanian, Archbold Mushi, takes up the role of Principal. This will allow her more time to juggle the accounts, home and children responsibilities. In response Simon will be increasing his workload and responsibilities in the area of pastoral care. The Joshua Foundation is also about to start pastor training up in Kenya and Simon will be helping with teaching and administration for this course.
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