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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Estonia: Then and Now
100 young leaders.
The phrase was on Dave Cupery’s heart and mind as he and his wife, Jen, started thinking about moving to Estonia. It was 1998 at the time and clearly God had placed the specific vision of 100 Estonian leaders being trained for disciple-making ministry in Dave’s soul. He couldn’t stop dreaming about it and praying for it. On his knees, he asked God repeatedly to make it a reality within the next ten years.
But 100 Christian leaders were hard to come by in a country that was predominantly atheistic and ten years wasn’t actually that far away. In 2000, during Dave’s first survey trip to the country, it was challenge enough to find 15 young leaders willing to meet with him.
Yet Dave and Jen were committed to stepping boldly on in faith.
In January of 2002, the Cupery family moved to Estonia to begin Josiah Venture’s team there, excited about the possibilities of what God could do in the lives of young people.
Dave says it was …