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Young and Planting a Church

Could a small group of young people start a church? When the totalitarian government was toppled in Albania in 1989 there was not a single church in the entire country. In fact, only a handful of believers…

Re-Jesus: Now That the Conference is Over

I leaned in against the table in a room set up to be a “World Café” at Josiah Venture’s Malenovice training center, as I listened to my new friend Iveta tell me about her conference experience. “When…

Re-Jesus: Pavel’s Story

I’ve always been glad that Jesus told stories to illustrate his teaching. When he talks about seeds or birds, missing coins or lost sons, it makes more sense, even today, than if he’d used complicated…

Praying For Safety

Dear Friends, These days, I find myself praying a lot for safety. News affects you differently when danger comes close to people you know. Dear Israeli friends of ours have a son…

It’s a Relationship: Katka's Story

In 1995 Katka Vlnova was one of many young Czechs who came to an English Camp put on by Josiah Venture. Today, she serves on the Bteam, walking alongside nationals throughout JV and directing conferences…

Pray for Ukraine

Dear Friends, Josiah Venture staff serve in 13 countries, but right now the one that I think about every day is Ukraine. Sometimes I feel like we are back at the start of World War II, when Hitler annexed…

I Will Follow You

When the boat is tossed upon the waves When I wonder if You’ll keep me safe Even in the storms, I’ll follow You Even in the storms, I’ll follow You” – Jon Guerra “I…

Lessons from Maiden Square

Dear Friends, As I write this in early March, Ukraine has been at the forefront of my thoughts and prayers for many days now. This rapidly changing crisis is the most significant geopolitical event…

None of the Above

Dear Friends, Think back to your experience in high school. You may remember more about your extracurricular activities and friendships than the specific content of your classes. Perhaps you were involved…

Fighting for a Lasting Revolution

Dear Friends, As I write today, the first day of 2014, Ukrainian protesters are again filling the streets of Kiev, continuing their call for an end to corruption in government and responding to the…