JV MIT (Missionary In Training) Orientation

This past week/end, I was in Wheaton to house hunt, visit a few churches, and get to help train and prepare 14 new Missionaries In Training, four of which are heading to Slovakia. It was great to hear their stories, and see what the Lord is doing in their lives as He prepares them to… Read More »

DAR (Debrief and Reentry)

The last week of January, I participated in a Debrief and Reentry program in Colorado Springs. After being back in the states for 6 months, I was a little skeptical in going, but I am so thankful I went. I enjoyed getting into the Word to learn from Paul and Jesus, joined a great community… Read More »

Almost there

As you know I have a deep love of making disciples for Jesus, and helping support the ministry of Josiah Venture in Central and Eastern Europe. Over the holidays, I had the fortune to return to Slovakia & the Czech Republic with my mom. We were able to create new memories, show her my ministry,… Read More »

In memory…

A year ago today, The Lord took my dad to be with Him. And it gives me peace to know he is with Jesus. I miss not being able to pick up the phone to ask him a question or to talk about current events. But in his absence, God has given me comfort and… Read More »


I received a text (SMS) this evening that read, “she said yes!” from Jany. I am very happy for both him and Lenka, and look forward to watching them grow together in their faith and love in The Lord. I’ve known Jany since 2003, when I arrived and served with his youth group in Presov,… Read More »

As my momma says…

…it was a “Godcidence” rather then a coincidence that brought us together this evening. During our Christmas dinner, we met a family from Nashville, TN. I saw them taking photos of their family and asked if they’d take a photo of mom and me to remember this evening, and to capture the amazing view from… Read More »

What’s the punch line?

“There were Asians, Czechs, visiting Americans, and a musical choir soloists,…” Wait, that sounds like the beginning of a joke. And if you know me, I was and still am not one that tells jokes well. Thankfully, this was no joke. Last night we celebrated the birth of baby Jesus from many nations, personalities, and… Read More »

Merry Christmas!

From my family to yours, I want to wish you a blessed Christmas from my mother’s birthplace, Prague. This year, mom and I decided we wanted to celebrate Christmas somewhere special and different. And to create a few new memories. It will be a great time for mom to reminisce as we walk around the… Read More »

Ever have one of these moments?

There are times I doubt. And there are times I try to do things on my own. And sadly I must say, I put Christ to the side, and deny Him because of my selfishness. Surely, you’ve never done that, especially during the holidays? However, after reading about three wise men, not the ones we… Read More »

Where is true happiness?

“…This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” – Neh. 8:10b  I hope you and your loved ones had a blessed Thanksgiving! I believe we all have so much to be thankful for, and I’m grateful for your support as you continue to make… Read More »