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.

Ten years ago, The Joshua Foundation partnered with “New Dawn Beginnings” to help people in need on Pittsburgh’s Northside with a Thanksgiving meal. New Dawn, under their founder Rev Diana Marshal had been carrying out the effort foe ten years prior and was ready for some help. The first year we did 76 meals. The number has grown every year and in 2012 we began to carry it out in conjunction with Light of Life Ministries and they took it from there, wait until you see!