Spotlight listing

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…

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…

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…

Not At The End

Dear Friends, Gabe looked to his left, and then surprised us all with his comment. “Next time I expect I will be standing in the middle and not on the end.” As you probably…

Re-Jesus: JV’s Fall Training Conference

“Whoever claims to abide in him must walk as Jesus walked.” – 1 John 2:6 It’s nothing new. As a movement, Josiah Venture has always been about Jesus. But this week, we are going back to the basics. As…

A Chance to Serve: Stojce’s Story

Stocje Nikolov grew up looking for love and happiness in the wrong places. After an attempted suicide during his mid-teens, Stojce was given a second chance at life. God led him from Macedonia to…

Serbia Then & Now

“I’ll tell you who I think God is,” Ljubisa, a young man in his late teens, said as he and missionary, Steve Brown discussed the evening program at an English camp in Serbia last summer. “Our village…

Kids that are Making a Real Difference

Dear Friends, I can still remember the anguished wails of our son Caleb the first day we dropped him off for preschool as a four-year-old. It wasn’t just being away from Mom and Dad that overloaded…

Next Gen Leaders: Edgars’ Story

Edgars Deksnis comes from a Baptist family in Latvia. When he fully committed his life to following Christ at the age of 20, God began giving Edgars leadership opportunities at church and youth group.…