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Helplessness Plus Faith

Dear Friends, In my note to you last month I shared a challenge to bring impossible prayer requests to the Lord this year.  In the light of this, I want to add another crucial thought about prayer. “Prayer…

This race truly is amazing

Dear Friends, Have you ever seen an amazing race? I did last week, as 111 summer interns finished a cross-country contest to discover who could make it in the least amount of…

Life-Changing Work

Thanks for praying – let me tell you how God is answering. In February I asked you to join us in prayer for training conferences the JV team would lead for young leaders during the months of February…

Looking at the Present Through the Lens of the Past

Dear Friends, To be honest, it is hard for me to follow world news these days. The brutality of the ISIS fighters and the devastation being experienced in Ukraine are causing so much human…

Lasting Change

Dear Friends, What brings lasting change? As a New Year begins I’ve been reflecting on change. There is a list of things I want to grow in this year, but I know that my human…

The Tunnel

Dear Friends, What does a tunnel have in common with Christmas? Radim trusted Christ at a JV English camp in Czech this summer. Last week his mom, Martina, joined him on Sunday…

Ukraine Then & Now

Josiah Venture missionaries, Ben Williams and Syava Garvas, walked down the hallway of energetic junior highers and into a classroom of 7th and 8th grade Ukrainians ready to learn some English. Okay,…

A Rescue Mission

Dear Friends, On platform #1 of the Prague main train station stands a bronze statue of a short man with two small children. I get choked up every time I see it. In 1939, shortly…

U-Turn: Vahur’s Story

In Estonia’s atheistic culture, Vahur Kobin grew up what he describes as a good Christian boy influenced by his mother and grandmother’s faith. When he rebelled and turned to partying, drugs,…

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…