You will be assisting in leading evangelistic camps for high school and university-age students, cooperating with the local church and teams from North America. These camps are a vital tool in bringing the gospel to the youth in a relevant and relaxed environment.
During the first few weeks you will be involved in training, promotion and preparing for the camps and participating in a variety of youth ministry related activities. At the camps you will help teach conversational English or participate in performing arts (depending on the specific camp), build relationships with non-Christians through activities (sports and free time), and help lead evening programs consisting of music, drama, games, and testimonies.
You will experience a balance of evangelism, discipleship, and leadership training of national students and youth leaders. This is a high-energy ministry that requires a great love for students. Be prepared for a very busy and stretching schedule that will be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life!
Dates of Service
May 30, 2017- August 6, 2017
$3,200 (includes training, administration, in-field travel, food, and lodging) plus airfare ($1300-1600). 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 username and password to access their account online. Your account will be updated once a week. These donations are tax deductible and should be made payable and mailed to the JV office. Donations made payable to JV 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.
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 Latvia.
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. Regardless of the withdrawal date, the intern is responsible (through donations received or personally) for any airfare cost already incurred by JV for the internship. All these donations will remain with Josiah Venture.