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About Pure Joy Ministries

Pure Joy Ministries is a faith-based organization founded in 2009 by Randall Cummings and Linda Abid-Cummings.  Randall went home to be with the Lord in 2011.  We miss him tremendously. 


We have three board members who generously volunteer their time to assist in maintaining the vision of planting ministries of compassion, mercy, and justice.


How Can You Help?


Listed below are numerous ways in which you can assist Pure Joy Ministries:


  • Construction Teams

  • Landscaping

  • Donate Supplies

  • Volunteer at Pure Joy Variety Store

  • Financial Support

  • Fundraising

  • Prayer


If God lays on your heart to assist in any of these areas, please call us at (209)      293-H0PE (4073) or email

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My father-in-law's name is Joy Cummings, and he truly brought JOY to all.  Joy and his wife, Louise, devoted their life to serving the Lord.  Joy served as a Pastor for 26 years, and then he and his lovely wife were called to be National Evangelists for the Evangelical Free Church of America.  Calvin B. Hansen wrote a biography of his life entitled "Pure Joy".  Joy went home to be with the Lord in 2005.  Pure Joy Ministries is a tribute to his name and his never ending dedication to truly serving others.

Our Community

Pure Joy Ministries is in West Point, CA, which is located in Calaveras County and has a population of 674. 


According to local tradition, the camp took its name from the legend that Kit Carson, while guiding John C. Frémont’s second expedition in search of a pass through the Sierras, reached this spot in February of 1844 but could go no further. Traveling down the south side of the Mokelumne River canyon, he found the river at flood stage, impassable, and was forced to turn back. As this was the farthest point west he had reached, the legend claims he named the spot West Point

Our Volunteers
House of Hope Shonna Preza;  Jack & Teresa Copeland;  Linda Abid-Cummings


Pure Joy Hall:  Shonna Preza; Pamela Blair; Linda Abid-Cummings


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