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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 31, 2023 - August 5, 2023
$4700 (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.
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.