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Hungary sits right in the middle of Europe and boasts beautiful architecture with magnificent, centuries-old churches. But, like much of Europe, those churches are cold and empty with less than 3% of the country professing faith in Jesus Christ as their savior. Many young people would say that they believe in God, and have been to church a few times, but most don’t know him personally, and they are thirsting for the gospel.
Josiah Venture in Hungary is in the foundational phase of establishing deep mentoring relationships with local churches as they equip their youth to be “disciples who make disciples” and thus lead to revival across the country. Our summer ministries play a key role in this mission.
Our summer internship involves first preparing the programs for multi-camps (offering English/art/sport/music workshops) or other evangelistic events, supporting training sessions that equip the local church in discipleship and evangelism, and then participating in three to four, week-long camps. The most important work our interns do is to encourage the local believers, empower them in their ministry, and also love the students who participate in these events.
This is a high-energy ministry that requires a great love for people, lots of teamwork, and a total reliance on the Lord. Be prepared to be challenged and stretched in numerous ways, to grow deeper in your relationship with the Lord, to make life-long cross-cultural friendships, and to have one of the most rewarding experiences of your life!
Dates of Service
2024 dates will be available in June, 2023
TBD (includes training, administration, in-field travel, food, lodging and airfare).
Please note that cost does not include a mandatory background check.
The support raising deadline is May 1. Once an intern has been accepted, the JV office will open an account and the intern will receive a link to access their account online. The account will be updated once per week. These donations are tax deductible and should be made payable and mailed to the JV office. Donations made payable to Josiah Venture cannot be transferred to the ministry of another organization or used for educational purposes, nor can they be returned to the donor.
International flights will be arranged through Josiah Venture after the first $500 of support is raised by the intern. A visa is not required.
Vaccinations and Insurance
Up-to-date tetanus, and COVID vaccinations are recommended, but not required for an internship in this country/program. Basic overseas health insurance coverage will be provided by Josiah Venture for all US interns.
The summer begins with a week of training in the Czech Republic. You will then be located at Josiah Venture camps throughout Eastern and Central Europe.
Cars, trains, trams, buses, walking, etc.
All donations will remain with Josiah Venture.