58th Flag Presented in Chapel

by Charles Lucyk - Office of Marketing | May 11, 2016
Turkey Flag
The University of Valley Forge (UVF) was excited to receive the 58th flag to hang on the walls of Flower Chapel on April 5, 2016. Joshua R. '10 (whose last name has been omitted due to sensitivity issues), who graduated from UVF with a degree in intercultural studies, presented a flag from the nation of Turkey that morning via a Skype conversation. Each flag hung in the Flower Chapel brings considerable joy and excitement for the UVF community, as the flags stand as symbols of God’s faithfulness and empowerment of those alumni serving around the world.
Those who know Joshua have come to enjoy his unique personality and quick wit, but they also admire his incredible thirst for the advancement of the kingdom of God. Wherever he goes, Joshua is always bearing with him the love and the light of Jesus Christ. He is constantly encouraging and pushing others to follow the path God has set before them.
Joshua graduated from UVF in 2010 where he studied culture and learned how to carry the gospel abroad. After graduation, he became the children’s pastor at Evangel Chapel in Bridgewater, New Jersey. After ministering to children for a few years, he began itinerating to prepare for the next season of his life to proclaim the Good News among unreached peoples in Turkey. In 2015, Joshua traveled to the Middle East. 
Joshua dreamed of one day adding a flag to the university’s repertoire of countries where UVF alumni minister, and on April 5th, he got that chance. The excitement and passion Joshua has for serving abroad, as witnessed during his virtual visit to his alma mater, enabled current students to gain a glimpse into the possibilities of their own futures. UVF is one of God’s many instruments in creating laborers that will tirelessly work to further his kingdom. Joshua is one of the many examples of the many possibilities offered to UVF graduates. He has set an impressive standard that many students look to follow in order to obey God’s call on their own lives.