a young Josiah’s bold steps of faith

“whoever says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked.” – 1 John 2:6 One resource JV uses for discipleship training is Walk 2:6. It’s a great tool where we walk with a disciple, looking at the life of Christ in how He discipled His disciples. And, it’s… Read More »

Cinco de Mayo

Today was a great day to jet lag in Praha…visited my grandparent’s gravesite (mom’s family), hung out with this cool JV family, enjoyed Spring, and the sights. Tomorrow we train to Malenovice! Please pray for me to adapt to the time change with my CPAP machine!


Arrived safe and sound after 23 hours in beautiful Praha (Prague)! On Wednesday, I will head over to the JV Training Facility in Malenovice, where all of our JV missionaries and their families who serve cross-culturally, will come together for the annual JV Spring Conference. The theme of the conference is Family On Mission. This… Read More »


Where am I heading now with JV? I ask you for your prayers in safe travels. Find out tomorrow to see where I landed and what I’ll be doing for the next week.

Community Praise

A year ago, I asked for prayer to find & be part of a healthy community that I could grow in my relationship with the Lord! God provided this amazing group!

Birthday Blessings

“The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.” (Proverbs 16:9) And for the last 42 years He has done just that even when I stumble or fall, He picks me up! Thank you for your prayers, encouragement and investments over the years!


One of my roles is to coach our new JV missionaries on ministry partner development. We had a great time uniting these two couples heading to Bulgaria. Would you prayer for them as they raise their support?

Casting Vision

Where are we heading to today? Justin and I are visiting Aurora Christian School to cast a vision to high school students of what it means to live out Bold Faith. ‪

Objects in mirror are closer than they appear

“You also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.” – Luke 12:40 Ever dealt with three burdens or trials all in the same day, and wonder what that was all about? A few weeks ago, I got hit with three trials, that all… Read More »

JV Gibborim Retreat

We held a weekend retreat for our JV Single Men, where we empowered them to reach their potential as men. Gibborim, is a Hebrew word that also means “mightiest” – a more intense form of the word “gabar”, which means ‘mighty.” We looked at mighty men found in the bible, & focused on 5 Gibborim… Read More »