MK Update

Each year the Tennessee Woman’s Missionary Union assigns Missionary Kid/ Third Culture Kids going to college in Tennessee and whose parents are currently serving through International Mission Board to an association for nurture and encouragement. TVBA’s MK for the 2020-2021 school year is Joseph Leech. Joseph is a senior at Liberty University  online and has recently moved to Brentwood, TN,  his birthday is June 27th. Please take time often throughout this year to encourage Joseph by sending notes, emails, gift cards, care packages, etc. to:

Joseph Leech 

2020 Valley Court

Brentwood, TN 37027
















October 2020  – Joseph has moved to Brentwood to finish his Senior year at Liberty University online.  Please update your contact information for Joseph as noted above. 

August 2020– Latest update from Joseph, “My summer has been going very well. It’s been really nice having my family with me on this side of the world. They are actually stuck in the US for another month or two because of issues with Covid. So if you could be praying they will be able to go back soon, because my brother is not wanting to miss any of his senior year of high school. “

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July 2020 – Latest update from Joseph, (I) “Working back at the gym now and my family was able to come to the US. They are in Jackson staying in a church house. They’ll be visiting until the end of July. So it’s great having them around.  Thank you guys for all that you do! You are such a blessing! “
 June 2020 – Happy Birthday Joseph on June 27th. 

March 2020 – We were quite concerned for this young man, with so many college campuses closing and not having his family close by to return home to.

“Thank you for checking in on me. I’m currently living in my dorm on campus. They are not shutting them down, so I won’t have to worry about finding a place to stay. The gym I work at got closed down until mid-April, at least that’s the date set for now. I’ve been working for Instacart delivering groceries to make it by. The pay is actually not bad and people are generous with tips, so I’m making it by just fine.

My parents and my younger siblings are in Malaysia still. They were planning on coming to visit this summer but their flights got canceled. So if you could be praying that they will still be able to visit. Missing my family a lot.

Thank you for always keep my family and me in mind. I really appreciate you guys and your prayers. If you guys have any prayer requests, I would be glad to be praying for you as well.”




February 2020 “Classes are going well and recovery has been quick. Pretty much back to 100%. If you guys could just be praying that I continue to stay motivated with classes and work. I’m going to be a fifth-year senior, so I have another year to go and not sure if my missionary scholarships will carry over. So if you could be praying that I will be able to get scholarships that will help me finance my last year of college that would be greatly appreciated. Thank you guys so much for the support and prayers. It’s always a blessing!”

Joseph wrote the following after sending him a back to school welcome in January 2020.
“I appreciate the prayers! I actually just had to be taken to the ER to get my appendix removed a couple of days ago, so currently recovering from that. The surgery went well and I’m healing fast, so thankful for that. I’m currently finishing up the last week of Jan term and spring break will begin after that. If you could just pray that I do well on my exams and that I continue to heal without any complications. Thank you! “