Joe & Anna Brooks
Markus Leo and Rafael William
Joe came on his first Josiah Venture (JV) mission trip to Latvia as a high school student back in 2001. Later, he came back three more times as a JV summer intern. These summer trips had a profound effect on his faith and changed the direction of his life. Consequently, after graduating from BIOLA in 2007, he decided to move to Latvia. Once there, Joe and Anna, who was born and raised in the capital city of Riga, became friends and served together for years before getting married in 2011. God has blessed them with two wonderful boys; Markus Leo in 2015 and Rafael William in 2018. Joe is leading "SELA," the training ministry for the Latvian team, and works with teenagers in their local church in Riga. Joe desires to see many more young people encountering Jesus and becoming his faithful disciples for the rest of their lives.