Josh and Amy Carter among North American missionaries featured Week of Prayer
By Jim Burton
NAMB News Office
PORTLAND, Ore. — When Josh Carter and his family migrated 2,700 miles from East Tennessee to the Pacific Northwest, he found his people — mountain people — in Oregon. The move was out of obedience to God’s call on the family.
Carter’s preparation didn’t happen without hardship and a spiritual battle. The product of a broken home, grandparents helped in the raising of Carter and his two siblings in East Tennessee. Under the tutelage of his grandfather, who pastored an 80-member country church, Carter made a profession of faith in Christ.
In college, he became active in ministries and even started a church in East Tennessee with his wife, Amy, whom he had known since kindergarten in Kingsport. Carter was 21, a newlywed, and over his head.
“I had no idea how to lead,” he said. [Read more…]