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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…

Mission at Christmas

Christmas always causes me to reflect again on missions. As someone who has moved to another culture and learned a foreign language, I am absolutely amazed at the cross cultural implications of the…

It Can Change Their Life

Dear Friends, It can change their life. Last summer over 100 college student spent three months serving with JV, learning to reach the lost, make disciples, and…

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…

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…

Changed Dreams: Syava’s Story

Syava Garvas, a Ukrainian from Lviv, thought he had his life planned out. At 16 years old, he wanted to finish high school, attend university, and get a job that would make him rich. In a country known…

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…