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The Jones Family
Billy, Joy, Rose, Esther, and William
Chamorro Traditional Dance
Bananas grown on the Island
Saipan offers a variety of Tropical Fruits
Joy and the Pacific Ocean
Saipan has beautiful Sunsets
Chamorro people gathering for a Food Festival
The beaches in Saipan are among the most beautiful in the world.
Saipan is a coral island with steep cliffs among much of its coast line.
There are only a few remaining cattle on the island.
Dad with Daughter
Most of Saipan is protected by a coral reef.
Family is very important to the Chamorro.
There is something in bloom year round in Saipan.
Each face represents hundreds who need to hear the Gospel.
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Welcome to the web home of Billy and Joy Jones. It is their hope that you will take the time to explore this site and learn how God has called their family to minister among the Chamorro people in Saipan, CNMI. The current ministry goal of the Jones family is to plant a church in Kagman,Saipan, an area where around 8,000 Chamorros live. Billy and Joy lived in Saipan in 1998 and have never been able to get the people of Saipan out of their hearts and minds. They had the opportunity to return in May of 2012 to take a survey trip and investigate if there was really a need for a Chamorro church on the island. What they found was that the Chamorro people were essentially an unreached people group, with less than 1% professing Christ as Savior. The Joneses are excited to go back with their family to serve with the backing of the North American Mission Board.
Billy hails from all over North Carolina. Joy is a native Vermonter. They met Joy's first night of college in 1994, dated for 1 1/2 years, and were engaged for another 1 1/2 years. They married June 21, 1997 at Trinity Baptist Church in Williston, VT. Elizabeth Rose was born in VT 3 years later. She is now 13 and looking forward to being in high school in Saipan! Esther and William were both born in Mt. Pleasant, SC in 2002 and 2004 respectively. The newest member of the Jones family is our attack puppy Sam!
North, South, East, and West.... The Joneses have served in many areas of the country. Billy has been a senior pastor, assistant pastor, youth pastor, intern pastor, and worship pastor. We have lived in Greenville, SC, Saipan, Whiting, VT, Essex Junction, VT, Chalybeate Springs, NC, Mt. Pleasant, SC, Manning, SC, and Santa Barbara, CA. We have been involved in all areas of ministry and received much needed experience in all of these places. We now feel God has called us to start a church from scratch and thereby fully use the talents and experiences he has given us.