Our ministry director, Joy Casey, has poured her life into creating and overseeing Adoption Ministry of YWAM – first domestically and then in Ethiopia.  Her heart is for women and children.  She has followed God’s lead to create a vital and growing ministry.

She has God-inspired vision…

For children to grow up in families and not in an orphanage.


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For birthmothers to be loved and supported in their decision to parent or to relinquish their child.


For women to find a way to become self-sustaining and keep their families together.


For the life-changing, life-saving gospel of Jesus Christ to go into all the world.


I might be one of a very few who know how many hours Joy puts in to keep our ministry going… and all with no salary, benefits or retirement package. 

God is using her to bless SO MANY!


Joy was recently nominated for the “She Is Noble” award – “One who works tirelessly, fearlessly, and without recognition to provide assistance, hope, or vision to those in her immediate community or around the world… one who has gone outside of their immediate circle to do noble things for others.”  Joy has most certainly done that. 

You can read Joy’s story on the She Is Noble website here as well as the stories of other noble women.

We are very proud of our fearless leader and are thrilled to see her honored in this way! 

We love you, Joy!!