abounding in the Work

“Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain” – 1 Cor. 15:58 

This verse reminded me how important each of you are, in how much you are apart of my ministry with Josiah Venture! It’s an honor to call you my brothers & sisters, laboring together in the work of the Lord, to make sure we are training, sending out, & caring for our JV staff.

I am thankful He has called us to build His Kingdom together in Central & Eastern Europe. And, I welcome you to join me in this month’s JV adventures, knowing that what we will do, is for Him, & for His glory!

JV Canada Board Meeting (Feb. 3)
The JV Canadian Board will host their meeting on this day.

Will you pray for these men as they make wise decisions towards our JV Canadian operations, & the desire to become more fruitful in Central & Eastern Europe by introducing Canadian churches, staff & interns to join this movement?

Heading to the Great Canyon State (Feb. 4 – 8)
This coming week, I’ll fly to Arizona, to meet up with our JV leadership to map out a new project with JV. This project will focus on the structures & processes we have in place as it relates to sending out & caring for our JV Missionaries who are training the 1% to, together, reach the 99% who need a personal relationship with Jesus.

Will you pray for safe travels, & wisdom to gather all the information I need to know to serve well in this new project?

JV MIT Orientation (Feb. 10 – 12)
We will have two married couples participate in our JV Orientation where we will prepare, train, & eventually send them, to the Czech Republic & Bulgaria, respectfully, to become fruitful missionaries!

Pray for their travels, time with us, & for their support raising.

Bteam Retreat (Feb. 13-15)
After the orientation, our team located in Wheaton, will come together for a weekend retreat to pray, plan & prepare for what is in store for us this year in serving our JV Family from the States.

Will you pray for wisdom, discernment & unity?

JV National Orientation (Feb. 17 – 20)
After the retreat, I will fly over to the Czech Republic to train our 16 new JV National Missionaries on how to raise support in their country & within North America.

Will you pray for safe travels, good health, strength, & a protective heart, mind & soul as I serve & train them?

The JV Gibborim Men’s Retreat (Feb. 20 – 23)
After the orientation, 10 of us will depart for the mountains where we will host our JV Single Men’s Retreat. During the weekend, we will talk about what will empower each of us to reach our full potential as men.

Will you pray that as we gather together, we will grow stronger & mightier in His Word? And, for wisdom on how I should care for these men?

As you can tell, this is going to be a busy month serving together! Thank you for your continued prayers, encouragement & investments!

– Mike