A movement of God among the youth
of Central and Eastern Europe that finds
its home in the local church and
The world has changed, but the gospel is still the same. And God is moving in a unique way across Central and Eastern Europe as young men and women are being touched by the message of Jesus Christ. Some of this is being sparked by the dedication, sacrifice and service of a missionary team called Josiah Venture.
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Faithful Discipleship: Maruška’s Story
Maruška Kožlejová learned about Christ at a young age and became involved in ministry in her church youth group when she was only 17. She is a part of the Josiah Venture leadership team in Slovakia and is the director of one of the largest youth leader conferences in Europe. She lives in Presov where her heart for discipleship is inspiring and contagious.
Q: How did you first become involved in youth ministry?
A: I became a Christian when I was 9. I’m from a Lutheran church, which is a pretty traditional church in some ways. In 2000, I was working in my village of 700 people and when I was 17 we started a new ministry at my church. Basically, in a few months of faithfully praying and searching for people outside the church, there was a revival in our village. Every young person who could come came to the youth group and we had like 70 kids attending. I started to disciple some kids who began to lead the youth group with me.
Q: What about with Josiah Venture?
A: When …