Josiah Johnstone grew up in Savannah, Georgia to an evangelical family. His father was a pastor for a church that the whole family would attend every sunday. He grew up wanting to eventually take over as pastor once his father retired. After graduating school, Josiah enlisted in the reserves. His father wanted him to become a youth pastor but wanted Josiah to do mission work in Vietnam.
Josiah left to Vietnam as per his father's orders. During his flight, his plane had a layover in Chernarus Intl airport. Upon landing there was a massive security presence and talks about an infection. He was detained along with many others by the local army. After weeks of being at the airport, the military had abandoned the airport. Josiah had met a few people that he felt a connection with. They all jumped on a bus heading to a ship that allegedly was heading out.
On the drive to the boat, the bus had a flat tire. Him along with others stepped out and went looking for supplies to fix it in the town. As mins passed by, Josiah heard screams coming from near the bus. He ran back and noticed people were getting attacked by people that looked sick. As people started to run away from the bus, Josiah ran for safety.
Months went by and Josiah had found a lodge that was secluded. As time went on, he felt lost and lonely. Although he still felt the presence of the lord guiding him, he just did not know where the lord wanted him to go. He had heard voices on the radio he had picked up. Not certain exactly what they were saying, he left his home of many months to seek out and find the voice on the radio. Maybe it was God calling out to Josiah, to guide him where he needed to be .