The Stoltzfus family has been involved in missions for many years. Laura (Pastor Stan’s daughter) in 1993 at the age of 20 joined a Youth With A Mission team that started a work in Ukraine. She spent 10 years serving before she met Joey. She helped to start one of the first christian based preschools in Ukraine, speaks Russian without a accent and has been integrated by the KGB. She has some stories. Joey worked with Youth With A Mission in Denver, CO and met Laura through his sister, June. Joey and Laura married in 2001 a couple of weeks after 9/11. Joey and Laura served in many different leadership positions in Ukraine until 2009 when they felt the Lord redirect them to disaster relief work. They are currently working with Hope Force International based in Brentwood, TN. Hope Force’s mission is to alleviate the suffering caused by disasters and chronic human need through mobilizing the global Christian community into compassionate action.