Newton and Marlene founded JosiahJude International in September of 2016 as an answer to the call of God to meet the need of the 21st-century spiritual orphan. You probably already know that:
- Suicide is the SECOND leading cause of death for college-age youth and ages 12-18.
- More teenagers and young adults die from suicide than from cancer, heart disease, AIDS, birth defects, stroke, pneumonia, influenza, and chronic lung disease, COMBINED.
JosiahJude is an answer to the destructive hopelessness drowning a generation filled with promise. Here’s where our inspiration stems from:
I) The exemplary life of Josiah: Who brought the angel of death to a standstill, by destroying what was vile and renewing the spirit of Passover–following wholeheartedly the ways of his father David, not turning aside to the right or to the left.
II) The pointed words of Jude: The half-brother of Jesus who felt compelled to write and urge you and me to contend for the faith that was once and for all entrusted to God’s holy people.
III) The Passover Promise: How the LORD God of heaven kept a people set apart for Himself from the looming disaster decreed for a nation they called home.
VISION: To revive the spirit of David in the hearts of young men and women, that the glory of God may rise once more upon us, like the sun rising in its full strength.
MISSION: To build our lives. To build our families. And to build the kingdom of God!
OUR DREAM: JosiahJude International dreams to build ~A Home of A Most Holy Faith~ where God’s chosen people can grow in EVERY aspect of reverence, discipleship, worship and all things creativity for the sole audience of our Most Holy God.
If heaven will find reverent sons and daughters who (know) their God AND their purpose–(mended, thriving and going after their God-given potential fully unafraid) then we would have succeeded in the work to which God has called us.