We first attempted to enter the Nuba Mountains in 2014, but were shopped short of Sudan’s border at a place called Yida. At the time, Yida was populated by approximately 10,000 Nuban refugees.
We built relationships with the refugees there, and returned to facilitate mobile clinics and offer training for pastors in the camp. We were overjoyed at the ministry we had found in Yida, but we yearned to reach those trapped beyond the Sudanese border, sowe prayed for an opportunity to reach the un-reached.
MEET THE TEAM
FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
David is the embodiment of Answering the Call. David regards barriers, borders and obstacles as opportunities for God's power to be made known worldwide. He preaches the Gospel in underground churches in Asia, prays over rape survivors in Congo, and facilitates relief materials into the Nuba Mountains of Sudan. With David Fuller, there is no line, no point at which to stop and turn back, when God calls you to reach the ones He loves.
FOUNDER & ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR
In addition to the full-time job of keeping David in line, Joy oversees the communication and design decisions of ATC. She also co-pastors a church in Roanoke, VA with David, all while finishing her Masters of Religion in Middle Eastern Studies. Further proving she can do it all, Joy is the director of Generation of Promise, ATC's two-week discipleship program in Costa Rica. When she's not on the go, Joy is hanging out with her grandbabies or playing fetch with the only dog that could turn her into an animal-lover: Saint Basil, the sheepadoodle.
DIRECTOR OF FINANCE AND FIELD COORDINATOR
Jake never thought he would follow in his father's footsteps, but after stepping in to lead an emergency relief trip to the Nuba Mountains in the fall of 2017, he knew God was leading him into mission work. After graduating from Virginia Tech with a degree in Agricultural Science and a minor in Social Change and Leadership in 2018, Jake accepted a full-time position at ATC. Jake not only manages the financial operations at ATC, but also leads multiple trips into the fields throughout the year. When he's not managing spreadsheets, leading trips or coordinating projects, you can find Jake hanging out with his wife A.C. and his dog Whit.
The Smith Family
DIRECTORS OF REFUGIO SOLTÈ
Mere days after Jason, a Louisiana boy, and Sarah, a Honduran daughter of missionaries, were married in 2006, they were asked to go to Costa Rica to manage the construction project of Refugio Solté. With nothing tying the newlyweds down, they set off for a one-year jungle adventure, not knowing that 15 years and two boys later the adventure would still be unfolding. Together they direct the happenings of Refugio Solté, leading retreats and trainings, and seeking daily what God's plans are for His mountain.