Josh & Jen Levin | Minneapolis/St. Paul
Minneapolis/St. Paul Team
Josh and Jen served with Youth With A Mission (YWAM) from 2003-2017 in Ozark, Arkansas, where they helped pioneer a YWAM campus which trains young adults in the study of scripture and the foundations of Christian living, while facilitating overseas mission trips.
Josh's heart was stirred for refugees in 2003 when he spent time teaching at the Kawthoolei Karen Baptist Bible School in the Mae La refugee camp in Tak, Thailand. He asked his students to transcribe their life stories in English and was greatly impacted by the challenges they had overcome. He still has those handwritten stories.
Jen served onboard the M/V Anastasis, flagship for Mercy Ships International from 1999-2002. Mercy Ships uses ocean-going vessels to offer medical aid and community development to impoverished peoples. During her time of ministry with them she made a commitment to give her life to serving to the poor and needy in some capacity.
In 2016 Josh, Jen, and their four children, Marin, Ava, William, and Linnea worked in Sicily with a welcome center ministry for the refugees pouring across the Mediterranean. They helped facilitate a discipleship program for Christian refugees for 3 months. The experience was life changing for them and they are excited to continue serving displaced peoples through the ministry of IAFR.
Josh & Jen Levin joined IAFR in 2017 to work with the team in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota.
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