The JOYN story starts with a Ugandan orphanage and a very unusual honeymoon. Back in 1998, Mel and Dave Murray met at a small college in Arkansas. They married two years later and decided to spend their first summer as newlyweds working in an orphanage in Uganda. They knew they shared a passion to change the lives of people living in poverty. They just didn’t quite know how to do it yet. It was in Uganda that the Murrays’ dream gained clear direction. They realized that while the orphans had a home, food, and clothing, they had no future. They lacked opportunity. They lacked hope.