Puerto Rico

JOY facilitates trips for local groups of students to experience international missions!  We have partnered several times with Camp Caribe to help get it ready to serve young people in the summer. We also help at an after school program. The island is still recovering from hurricane damage.




In the fall of 2017, tragedy struck our community when an act of violence left five small children without their parents. The children were taken in by their young uncle and his wife, who already had five small children of their own.  Our community, in partnership with J.O.Y. Ministries, committed to providing this family with proper housing. We raised over $100,000 to provide this home fully furnished and ready for the family to move in!

Camp Hope

J.O.Y. now offers a summer camp to at-risk kids in Adair county.  Camp Hope offers training in lifeskills, music and the arts, exercise, healthy eating, academic preparation, and the Christian faith.  We are grateful to Kosair Charities for helping us fund this program.


Coordinating Community Outreach

J.O.Y. has been a local drop point and a partner for numerous local and non-local mission activities, including hurricane relief efforts and the Salvation Army Angel Tree Program.


Cally's House and Ruth's House

Cally's House and Ruth's House were born from our community's wish to be able to provide temporary shelter to individuals and families in crisis in our community.  Cally's House opened in September 2019 and Ruth's House was purchased in April 2021. Both are owned and operated by J.O.Y.