Josh's Journey

Remedy City Church Josh Carter

This month’s children’s resources include a story about Josh Carter in Portland, Oregon, and his call to serve God. We thought you would also enjoy learning more about his journey.

Josh Carter decided to follow Christ when he was a boy. He learned about Jesus at a small, country church where his grandfather was the pastor. But this was only the beginning of his journey with God.

In college, Josh became active in different ministries. He even started a church with his wife, Amy, when he was only 21 years old. Starting the church was hard. Josh was young and didn’t know how to lead. But that was all part of his journey.

Then, a church in Tennessee called Josh to serve on the church staff. Josh worked with youth and families. He enjoyed his work.

One day while having his quiet time with God, Josh read a special verse. “My only goal is to finish the race. I want to complete the work the Lord Jesus has given me. He wants me to tell others about the good news of God’s grace.”  (Acts 20:24 NIrV1). Josh started thinking about going to a place where most people do not know Christ.

But God had to speak to Josh in many ways before he finally said yes. God spoke to Josh and Amy through His Word, through Christian friends in the church, and through prayer.

Josh and Amy began to look at the great need for Christ on the West Coast. God placed a desire in Josh and Amy’s heart to go to Oregon. And God made it happen!

Today, Josh and Amy are missionaries in Portland, Oregon. They enjoy the work God has called them to do. Josh can’t wait to see where his journey with God in Portland will lead. The journey has just begun!


1. Scripture quotations marked (NIrV) are taken from the Holy Bible, New International Reader’s Version®, NIrV® Copyright © 1995, 1996, 1998 by Biblica, Inc.™ Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved worldwide.

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