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Rocky Terrain and Deep Roots - Croatia Spotlight The Mediterranean landscape of the Dalmatia region in Croatia is postcard-worthy. Each summer, tourists flock to the beaches and enjoy hiking and cliff jumping, rock climbing and off-roading. This rocky terrain may make for a perfect vacation spot, but John Hinger, JV’s team leader in the country, says it’s... Read more



Good News? Dear Friends, Good news? Sometimes it doesn’t sound like good news. On a recent trip to Prague I stopped in to see a dear friend of mine. He trusted Christ... Read more Missional Technology The world we live in is not the one our parents grew up in. Maybe this is a truth relevant in every generation, but in recent years, technology has advanced so fast there’s... Read more The Word in Flesh Dear Friends, What happens when the Word becomes flesh and lives among us? Ethan served as JV summer staff in Estonia this year for the second summer in a row. Last year... Read more Food That Satisfies As I took that next bite, I looked at the people in the room. This tiny room, that could fit more people than I thought, was filled with chatter and liveliness. People eating... Read more A Life-Changing Trip Dear Friends, Sometimes a week can change your life.Summer is harvest time for the Josiah Venture team. Young people are out of school, but parents are still working... Read more When You Aren't the One to Share the Gospel This Time That feeling of jealousy —I remember it vividly.It was 2010 and I was a Josiah Venture intern in Slovenia, serving at a summer camp for high schoolers. The night we... Read more A Day With David - A Young Josiah in Slovakia We work in Central and Eastern Europe, where the vast majority of young people don't know Jesus. Yet across the region, there are the few, the bold, the faith-filled and God-honoring... Read more Our Prayer for the Interns Almighty and Loving God,Thank you so much for providing 109 interns to work with Josiah Venture this summer. We know that the fields are ripe for the harvest and that these... Read more An Amazing Race Dear Friends,It really is an amazing race.This summer, when our 109 JV summer interns gather for training the first week of June, we don’t make it easy to get to their destination... Read more