The Joshua House Foundation

Joshua Schweiger was a little boy who was born on May 5th, 1999 and died unexpectedly on July 14th, 2000. Joshua was truly a gift from God. Because Joshua’s life exuded such love, we feel the Lord put him into this world for a purpose far greater than the 14 months we were able to enjoy his presence.

The Joshua Foundation was created in the Fall of 2000 with the specific purpose of building an interdenominational CHRISTIAN retreat house called the Joshua House. The facility was to stand for unity in the Body of Christ, a place for Christian Believers from various denominations, races, cultural and economic backgrounds to share, a place for them to use and renew and help them in their faith. The efforts to fund such a large endeavor drove the Joshua Foundation to do more than just fund raise and search for property. After much prayer and fasting the Lord led the Joshua Foundation to Isaiah 58 and beckoned us to do so much more.

Our Mission

Unite the Body of Christ and to provide financial support to Christ-centered missionary efforts building relationships with the undeserved.

To say that we enjoyed the trip would be a profound understatement

I wanted to take an opportunity to express my sincere appreciation and admiration for what The Joshua House is able to provide the people of Haiti as well as a safe refuge for American visitors. To say that we enjoyed the trip would be a profound understatement. I was incredibly moved by the entire experience and my daughter told me last night that she plans to complete high school early so that she spend her senior year at the Joshua House as a missionary…We’re a little bit away from that level of commitment, but only time will tell!

Please know that the staff at The Joshua House was incredible and that Keea was incredibly helpful and actually fit in quite well with our group of misfits. Magili’s cooking was almost too good, based on my hopes of dropping a few pounds while visiting. I may have lost 1 or 2 pounds in sweat, but the great food prevented me from reaching my goal of 6-8 pounds.

I’ve already spoken with Vila since returning and I hope to learn enough Creole to speak with Caleb as well!

Blessings, Chad
Recently traveled to Haiti

Why Haiti?

In the summer of 1977, two young ladies from Uniontown, Pennsylvania, Alice Wise and Kathy Gouker, went on a “short term mission trip” to serve at the EBAC Orphanage in Cap Haitien, Haiti.  Their short term mission trip turned into a life mission and they are still raising orphans in a loving Christ centered way at EBAC.

Videos and Gallery

Our Media page is where you will find the latest videos and a photo gallery of our latest mission trips. New photos and videos are added often.

How To Get Involved

A model for the world to see. The most dynamic and influential church in the world is not really a church at all. It is “The Church” in Pittsburgh displaying what a united Christian Body of Believers can do when used by God to heal those in need. Witness the Body perpetuating real change and transformation simply by equipping and providing support to missionaries.