Frey, Josiah & Bethany

Serving the Lord with Teen Missions in Malawi


Meet the Freys


Josiah grew up in northeast Pennsylvania. From the age of six, he felt the Lord calling him to be a full-time missionary. In November of 1999, Josiah went on his first mission trip to Mexico. The house he stayed in had no running water or electricity. The only source of light was the small candles the host family had. It was a real eye opener to what life as a missionary would be like. Josiah wanted to go back on another trip to Mexico, but the Lord had other plans. Rod and Donna Frey (Josiah’s Parents) had both gone on Teen Missions teams in the early 80s and told Josiah about TMI in August of 2001. Josiah wanted to go on a team the next summer. In 2002, Josiah went on the Preteen team to Germany. It was a wonderful summer and of course, he wanted to go back the following summer. However, it would be six years before Josiah went back to the Lord’s Boot Camp.

During that time Josiah went to Romania and China on missions trips with different organizations. He also got very involved in his church, but he wanted to go back to Teen Missions. Finally, in 2008, Josiah went on the Teen Missions Siberia Team. It was on that team that God placed it on his heart to go to the Teen Missions Bible, Missionary & Work Training Centre (BMW) in Merritt Island, Florida. In 2009, he led the Ecuador Preteen Team and then came to BMW in September. During his time at BMW, Josiah served in the Personnel Office and led two teams: China 2010 and Cameroon 2011.

He began his internship in September 2011 in Canada. During his time in Canada, he served as the Promotions Coordinator. In November of 2011, Josiah went to Uganda and lead the national Uganda Boot Camp Team and worked on base operations. Josiah was then sent to Zambia to observe the Motorcycle Sunday School Mission, to equip him to serve at the Florida base in the MSSM office.

Bethany came to BMW in August 2011. She and Josiah were married on September 14, 2013. The Freys are currently coordinating the ministry in Malawi.


Prayer Requests:

Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

2 Timothy 2:15

  • That we would seek the Lord daily and have a hunger for His Word.
  • For the work in Malawi
  • That we would bring glory to Christ with everything we say and do.
  • For our family as it can be hard to have us away


  • Josiah – July 13
  • Bethany – July 25


  • September 14, 2013

Missionary News

  • Josiah & Bethany Frey Newsletter (Winter 2018) January 29, 2018 Dear Partners in Ministry, Bethany and I greet you from sunny Florida! After months of living out of boxes we are finally unpacked! It was exciting to unpack our things from Malawi and set up our new home in Florida. Minus a few things, everything made the journey back intact. We are blessed with constant running water and electricity, something we did not always have in Malawi. Leaving Malawi was not an easy decision to make. However, we knew God was calling ...
  • Josiah & Bethany Frey Newsletter (Fall 2017) October 6, 2017 Dear Friends and Family,   We are back in the USA It’s hard for us to wrap our brain around the fact we are in the USA! After years of living in Malawi, adjusting to life in the US is exciting, but challenging all at the same time. On August 29th Bethany and I boarded our Ethiopian flight to leave Malawi. It was a day full of tears as we said goodbye to the people we had worked alongside for so many years. ...
  • Josiah & Bethany Frey Newsletter (Spring 2017) May 12, 2017 Dear Partners in Ministry, Word's cannot express how thankful Bethany and I are for all of you. The last couple of months have been very hard and emotional. Living a life saying you trust God and then putting it into action can be very difficult. However, we serve the One and Only God whogives HIS perfect and mighty strength as He leads us through the storms of life. Since January, we have been monitoring my anemia. Every couple of weeks we would ...
  • Frey, Josiah & Bethany Newsletter (Winter 2017) February 6, 2017 Greetings to our Friends and Family, So much has happened in our lives since we last wrote you. As Bethany and I look back on 2016 we can truly see God’s hand of protection, faithfulness and steadfast love. Back in June, I found a great deal online for an Arabian cruise. Since we were not planning on coming back to the USA until the fall of 2017, we thought it would be a great chance to get away and have a ...
  • Frey, Josiah & Bethany Newsletter (Fall 2016) November 10, 2016 Side of Freys Dear Family, Friends and Former Team Members, Wow, it’s hard to believe it’s been three years! That’s right; Bethany and I marked three years of being married. The Lord has taken us on a very different journey than most couples. At times we love that fact, and at other times it can be a difficult fact to face for us. Last year we traveled to Europe, the Arabian Gulf and, of course, Africa. Not many couples can say ...
  • Frey, Josiah & Bethany Newsletter (Spring 2016) May 17, 2016 Dear Partners in Ministry,Bethany and I are excited to greet you from South Africa. Yes, you've read it right, we are not in Malawi, but in South Africa! However, by the time you read this, we will most likely be back in Malawi. We were asked by our head office in Florida, to spend the month of April at our base in South Africa. The staff have been going through a lot and Florida felt like Bethany and I could ...
  • Frey, Josiah & Bethany Newsletter (Winter 2016) February 24, 2016 Dear Friends and Family,Bethany and I are back in sunny Malawi! It was wonderful to spend Christmas in the USA. We had not been together as a family since 2013. It was a great time with my four siblings—drinking hot cocoa, going to see Christmas lights and laughing together just like when we were little kids. My sister Lydia had just come home from a year in South Africa and having us all under one roof was amazing. Bethany got ...
  • Frey, Josiah & Bethany Newsletter (Fall 2015) October 6, 2015 Dear Partners in Ministry,It's hard to believe Bethany and I have been married two years. It has been a busy two years filled with many ups and downs while being missionaries to Malawi. You have been on the journey with us through our mountains and valleys. Bethany and I could not be where we are without all of YOU standing with us. I know many of you have been wondering and might even want to ask, what about small Freys? ...
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