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, so we prayed for an opportunity to reach the un-reached.
David & Joy Fuller
Childhood sweethearts, David and Joy Fuller met at church in Southwest Virginia and got married in 1983, at 22 and 19 years old respectively.
David graduated from Virginia Tech with a degree in business, and later studied theology at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Texas. Joy graduated from Texas Christian University and is currently working on her Masters of Religion in Middle Eastern Studies.
While in college, David and Joy began planting churches and ministries in various inner-cities in the United States, before settling at a local church in their hometown of Southwest Virginia. There David served as youth and missions pastor, before prayerfully leaving his position in 2002 to launch Answering the Call. Then, in 2004, David and Joy built and established the ATC retreat and ministry center, Refugio Solté, located in beautiful Costa Rica.
Today they and their sheepadoodle, Saint Basil, live in Roanoke, Virginia. David and Joy pastor a church in their local community, direct Answering the Call and travel the world to share the good news and love of Jesus.