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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“I Am Third” book release
Today we are releasing a book called I Am Third that was written by Josiah Venture third culture kids. This book is a compilation of their stories, written in their own words. It was not merely an educational endeavor. We undertook this project to help our JVKids become more aware of the factors that are shaping them in order to see Jesus in their own stories.
I will never forget a lunch meeting we had years ago, with an influential American pastor who came to teach at our annual spring conference. He was asking Mel and I about our responsibilities within JV and about our dreams for what God would do here in Central and Eastern Europe. In the midst of our heart-to-heart about ministry, he abruptly asked us how many children we had.
As we answered, it was as if I watched a light bulb illuminate over his head.
“You know,” he said thoughtfully, “your children will be far more effective missionaries than you could ever dream of being.”
At first, it almost seemed …