Hi! I'm Joshua Lyons, a missionary with Youth With a Mission (YWAM) preparing to serve in the Middle East. YWAM exists to help people know God and make God known, and that is exactly what I hope to do with them in Lebanon.
In 2018 I received a clear call from the Lord to overseas missions and to Lebanon in particular, and over the past 5 years God has greatly shaped what that ministry will look like. I was greatly impacted by a year and half I spent in Dallas, Tx serving at Upperroom church and alongside groups ministering to Arab and Afghan refugees in the area. At Upperroom I learned a perspective that totally set God as the focus. As well as making prayer and worship central to every aspect of life. In the teams I was ministering alongside, I learned the importance of biblical discipleship and a priority on relationships. Both of these groups greatly impacted my walk with God and represent the two aspects I most want to take to the Middle East.
After my time in Dallas I was led by the Lord to join YWAM, as the community I will serve with, to bring the Gospel of Jesus to nations across the world! I completed a six month training program with them which consisted of three months studying the heart of God and the Bible followed by three months of sharing the gospel and ministry in Lebanon! The next step will be a three month school in Beirut, Lebanon specifically tailored to those wanting to serve overseas long term. I hope to launch from this school into full time ministry in Lebanon or elsewhere.
This is a calling that God has placed on my heart to take the Gospel where it is not known (Matt 28:19-20), raise up the Body of Christ to be a dwelling place for God (1 Peter 2:5), and to call believers back to their first love in Christ (Rev 2:4).
But I can't do this alone. I need a team of family and friends like you to co-labor in this work. Would you prayerfully consider joining me in this ministry for the Kingdom of God by supporting me in prayer or finances?