In August 2013, our President, Joseph York, had the opportunity to travel to India to serve alongside Brother Isaac Bandi and Love in Action Fellowship (LAF). Joseph met three LAF representatives during the summer of 2013 and an invitation was given to visit the ministry. After much prayer, it was clear that The Lord was confirming the call for Joseph to travel to India.
Joseph was in India for 10 days and had the opportunity to preach more than 20 different times to crowds ranging from 50 to 3000. A strong bond was formed between LAF and Light For Asia during Joseph’s time in India and both ministries began to seek the Lord’s will for future partnership opportunities.
During a stateside visit at the end of 2013, Bro. Bandi and his son Saym visited the York family in Atlanta, GA. Bro. Bandi had the opportunity to speak to churches and small groups while in the Atlanta area. It was also during this time that plans were made for Joseph to take a second trip to India during May 2014. During this trip, Joseph was accompanied by a Pastor from his home church in the United States.
In the Fall of 2014, the LAF team sent a group of 10 to Thailand for the first time. The team was comprised of India nationals who felt that God might be calling them to serve him internationally. The trip to Thailand was an opportunity to experience serving in a cross cultural atmosphere and was extremely successful. Joseph returned to India for a third time in May of 2015. This time, his wife and two children were able to join him.