Jordan and Joci Salisbury
Jordan and Joci met in 2012 when they worked together at a Christian Bible Camp. They have continued doing camp ministry every summer since then. In 2015, they both graduated from Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, Michigan: Jordan with a degree in intercultural studies, and Joci with a social work degree. They are currently in the process of raising support to be career missionaries in the Philippines to mobilize youth and train up a generation that is theologically knowledgeable and mission minded.
Jordan is excited to return to the country of his birth. He was born and raised in the Philippines by parents during their church planting ministry. While growing up, he learned the Tagalog language as well as the Philippine culture. The Filipino people influenced him greatly. He enjoyed the hospitality and relationality of the Filipino people. Every summer during college, Jordan worked at Christian Bible camps. Soon after starting his first summer at camp, Jordan knew his passion was with youth. “I really connect to teens. I remember the faith-struggles I encountered at that age, so sharing the Gospel of Christ is a joy of mine.”
Joci studied social work as an avenue in which to do missions. Like Jordan, she loves working with teens, but she also has a heart for working with vulnerable children. She’s excited to utilize the social work skills she gained in college to join in existing ministries in the Philippines. “At the center of helping those in need is the Gospel, the truth that Christ died for all, regardless of disability or status.”