The Dickensons have been missionaries in East Africa since 2009 (Anna) and 2011 (Josh). Anna taught at Rwenzori Mission School in Bundibugyo, Uganda, for two and a half years before teaching at Rift Valley Academy in Kenya for a year. Josh began working as an engineer in Bundibugyo in 2011 with Serge with a focus on using clean water projects as a vehicle for sharing the Gospel. Josh and Anna met in Bundibugyo in 2011, were engaged in 2012, and married in 2013.
Anna grew up in Salisbury, N.C., and attended college at High Point University. She graduated with a B.A. in Middle Grade Education with a concentration on math and sciences. Anna has a heart and vision for mentoring young, culturally marginalized women through Gospel discipleship. Her vision includes equipping these young women with practical job skills and opportunities in the marketplace.
Josh grew up in Jacksonville, Fla., and attended the University of Florida. Josh has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and a Masters and Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering. Josh has a heart and vision for serving the poor through development of water supply infrastructure, water quality monitoring and treatment, technical education and system management, and community public health education.
God’s heart for the poor has inspired Josh and Anna to live and minister to the Babwisi, Bakongo, and Bwamba tribes in Bundibugyo. They envision a life of walking alongside these diverse friends and serving God there through preaching, healing, and equipping.