Spring Break 2017

I welcomed two of my Slovak friends who are studying in the states, and took them to the beach for spring break. Pray for these guys as they finish their final two months of classes. (photo – l2r: Marek, Filip and me.)

Gibborim Single Men’s Retreat

From there, I retreated to the sea with our single men as we thought about how we can forge our lives, as one forges a sword, during our JV Gibborim Single Men’s Retreat. Pray for these men as they have returned and preparing for their summer ministries. (Photo – l2r: David R., me, Josh P.,… Read More »

Meet the Creator of Lego.Sam

This is Sam, a JV missionary kid, age 8, who loves anything Legos, and Star Wars. He enjoys cheeseburgers and vanilla shakes at Portillos, playing golf, camping, and climbing. And, sometimes playing Xbox and with his three younger sisters. His favorite bible story is Samuel (for real, and not because of his name). His desire… Read More »

Follow Lego.Sam

Lego Sam given to me by my friend Sam. He will be joining me on my adventures this year and will be featured in future Instagram posts with #TheAdventuresofLegoSam

Recruitment Resource Summit

I went to our offices in the Czech Republic to hold a recruitment summit where a few of us gathered data, brainstormed, and created new resources for JV. Even Lego Sam joined us. (Visit here to learn more about Lego Sam.) 

New Missionaries in Training

We welcomed and trained 9 new missionaries to JV. They are going to serve in Czech, Latvia, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Ukraine. Pray for them as they raise their support!  (Photo – l2r: Somervells – UA, Jessica – CZ, Elyse – PL, Morneaus – SLO, Shelby – LV, Carolyn – SK, & Claire – CZ)

Ministry Blessings

As we welcome Spring, I am thankful for your partnership, and want to share how the last few weeks have been a huge blessing to me. With all of the travels, I am blessed to have community everywhere I go. Kind of reminds me of Paul when he travelled and had encouragement along the way.

Are we decreasing?

When was the last time we humbled ourselves for someone else to be lifted up? I was reminded of this after doing a study on Jonathan, Saul’s eldest son, and John the Baptist. Jonathan was a prince who was a strong, courageous, trusted, loyal soldier and warrior. One who trusted the Lord by bold-blind faith,… Read More »

Repeated Lessons

How many times do we have to hear or experience something until we finally get it?! Do we not remember? Do we not understand? I was reminded of this when I compared the two feeding stories of the 5,000 & 4,000 found in the bible. I’ve taken them as two stories, but began to question… Read More »

2016 Reflections | new location

Thank you for your support this year with my ministry with Josiah Venture! As I reflect on your partnership in 2016, God did some amazing things that we need to stop, thank & praise Him! Modern technology & Josiah Venture have allowed me to move back to the South to serve our JV team, virtually…. Read More »