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 »

JV Orientations

This past month we equipped 4 JV Missionaries in Training & 19 JV Nationals on the JV core values, history, HR items, support raising, etc. For our JV Nationals, it is a significant challenge for them to raise support. Many of their church cultures & countries are not accustomed to supporting missionaries & could very… Read More »

Health Update

This past month, I was diagnosed with sleep apnea. From a scale of 1 to 10, I am at a 3. Soon, I’ll be equipped with a CPAP & welcome your prayers as I learn how to wear & use this machine.

creative Ways to Give

Creative ways to give towards my ministry this year If you have not given in awhile, or have been thinking about giving towards my ministry this year, here are a few creative ways to give: Give Through United Way  If your company offers a United Way Campaign, you can designate your monthly, or one-time gift towards… Read More »

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… Read More »

who gives?

…us air to breath? …snowflakes to enjoy? …us love? One word: God.

 Why does He give? He gives because He loves. He gives because He created us to love Him, & to love others. He gives for His Glory – to remember Him who created us, who fell at the Fall, who picked us back… Read More »

new year’s prayer request

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare & not for evil, to give you a future & a hope. – Isa. 29:11   I hope you had a blessed Christmas, & anticipating a Great New Year! As we prepare for 2015, would you take a moment to stop… Read More »

I wonder as I wander

“I wonder as I wander out under the sky How Jesus the Savior did come for to die For poor on’ry people like you & like I, I wonder as I wander out under the sky” This is the time of year we come together to celebrate the birth of a baby boy. But more… Read More »

myth #4

Myth Busters Conclusion We’ve come to the end of debunking some of the misperceptions of the needs & challenges missionaries face with the final myth. And, I want to thank my JV friends who’ve contributed with their words of encouragement in how I’m blessed to serve them! Myth #4 Because I now live in the… Read More »