You will get to work alongside local churches using English camps as an evangelistic tool to reach out to high school and University-age students! English camps are a game-changing tool in bringing the gospel to youth who would never set foot in a church and who don’t know the God who loves them unconditionally.
During the first month, you will be involved in a week of training in Czech with your teammates (as well as interns serving in 15 other countries), you will visit schools and youth groups in Hungary to advertise camp and connect with students, and you will prepare for the upcoming camps. At the camps you will be involved in teaching conversational English, leading afternoon activities like “water day” or “survival day”, and assisting in leading evening programs (consisting of music/dancing, games, teaching, testimonies, and small groups). Most importantly, you will build relationships with campers and help them process the truths they are learning about God’s love, as well as encouraging the youth leaders of the churches with whom you are serving.
This is a high-energy ministry that requires a great love for students, lots of teamwork, and a total reliance on the Lord. Be prepared to be challenged and stretched in numerous ways, to grow deeply in your relationship with the Lord, to make life-long friendships, and to have one of the most rewarding experiences of your life!
Dates of Service
The support raising deadline is May 1. Once a $100 deposit is received, 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.
Basic overseas health insurance coverage will be provided by Josiah Venture for all US interns. An up-to-date tetanus shot is recommended.
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.
The $100 deposit will be refunded (application fee is non-refundable) if the JV office is notified before March 1. If withdrawal is made on or after March 2, the deposit will not be refunded. All donations will remain with Josiah Venture.