a fresh outlook

For some, it’s still fresh on our minds that we just celebrated the birth of Jesus. And I hope you had a great time with your family and friends. But, if we look 30+ years ahead, that little boy will become a man, and do what He came to do on Earth; to draw us… Read More »

will you accept?

Can we sit for a while like Mary, and ponder what happened when heaven and earth collided, the shepherds fell in terror, the locals wondered, and her baby boy was born? (Luke 2:8-20) An angel, with a multitude of the heavenly host, came down to earth, to share a world changing event, the birth of Jesus…. Read More »

make known to God

“…but in everything by prayer & supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.” – Phil. 4:6b Dear God, Thank you for allowing our team to visit over 20 campuses during our JV Fall Recruitment tour to share about your ministry with Josiah Venture to over 3800 university students, thus far! Thank you… Read More »

will you?

What was your life like as an 18-year old?

 At the end of this summer, an Estonian youth leader shared about an 18-year old, senior in high school named, Ragnar. He became a believer in Christ last year, & after his parents found out, they kicked him out of the house.
Ragnar lives in Estonia, one… Read More »

A simple reminder to take a time out & remember!

It was 1973 when this US Navy airplane was forced to crash on the beach when it ran out of fuel. The entire crew survived. Not knowing all the details of what happened, I can only speculate that it was pilot error, which could have been prevented, if he had taken a time out. Over… Read More »

Summer Reconstruction

Getting to serve alongside an exceptional, hard-working Estonian national team, with 8 summer interns, and 56 Americans, made this an unforgettable summer! Living in Estonia’s capital city, Tallinn, much reconstruction was taken place within their city transit infrastructure. I rode on the tram tracks one week, while the next week, I watched them being pulled… Read More »

Which Challenge do you serve in?

We just finished our last training where part of it, we teach the teams the process of disciple making modeled in the way Christ challenged His disciples from unbelief to a spiritual maturity: 1. Expose – come & see (John 1:35-42) 2. Evangelize – repent & believe (Mark 1:15) 3. Build – follow me (John… Read More »

Seen. Known. Loved.

We all crave these things, but where, or in whom do we? This summer, Josiah Venture is serving alongside 130 Central & Eastern European churches reaching the youth in their communities. These youth all long to be seen, fully known & loved, but seek attention in the wrong places. Our camp theme is Seen, where… Read More »

The Why?

“Choosing to be learners is what helps us most to understand different perspectives. The “what” helps us understand what is expected. The “how” helps us understand the culturally appropriate approach, but it is the “why” that helps us understand the culture itself. It is the “why” question that unmasks the deep cultural value behind the… Read More »

The Power of God

Those who love their life in this world will lose it. Those who care nothing for their life in this world will keep it for eternity. – John 12:25 Here in Estonia, during communism, they thought by putting the denominations together under one church, they would fight and dissolve. Same idea was crafted by the… Read More »