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Across the beautiful country of Latvia, there are reminders of a history of being ruled by other nations. Since regaining independence in 1991, Latvians have had the opportunity to begin rebuilding a country based on freedom. However, lots of this freedom is linked to pagan roots and traditions, with very few knowing Christ as the ultimate freedom.
Josiah Venture in Latvia strives to support local churches and youth leaders with the aim of young people finding their home in the local church, resulting in a transformed society.
As a Josiah Venture intern in Latvia, you will become a part of our team and join us on our mission. You will experience what it is like to be a part of Josiah Venture Latvia, assist a local team with their needs during their summer youth ministry, and play a key role in running youth camps across Latvia.
If you want to take a step of faith and serve outside your comfort zone, this internship will be for you! You will be expected to model a living relationship with God to those around you, love both the youth and leaders, adapt and be flexible to assist the local ministry, and serve by doing what is needed for camps to happen. You will be stretched in ways where you must depend on God and that will be something that shapes you for the rest of your life.
Dates of Service
May 24, 2022- August 6, 2022
$4,770 (includes training, administration, in-field travel, food, lodging and airfare) You will also have the opportunity to raise an additional $2500 towards a stipend, which will be paid to you after the completion of the internship.
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.
COVID-19 Compliance/ Insurance
To comply with government restrictions in Europe and so interns can fulfill the ministry requirements of their internship, it is necessary for all interns to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. As a result, interns are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to departure from their home country. An up-to-date tetanus shot is also recommended. 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.
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.