meet Sofie!

After camp, I will stay an extra week to work, visit with our staff, and attend Jany (John) Figura’s wedding. You may recall, he participated in our very first English camp back in 2003, accepted the Lord, was in my small group, and got involved in the local church ministry. He’s the older brother to Martin,… Read More »

stop and pray

Josiah Venture is currently in camp mode where we have 135 interns actively serving this summer. And by August, we will have done 110 camps in 13 countries. And, one of those camps will be next week. One week from today, this group from Celebration Church, my sending church, and I will be in Slovakia… Read More »


Now that I am home, I am recharging and meditating on some great biblical teaching on how to train for Godliness. This past Sunday’s teaching was on 1st Tim 4:4-16. In short, “Godliness is a devotion to God that results in a life that is pleasing to Him, with our believes affecting our behavior, directed towards Jesus; the… Read More »

Training Conference

After the mountains, we went to Czechia for our annual JV Spring Conference where our theme was “Milk and Honey – not getting lost on our way to the promised land.” It was great teaching, and time to reconnect with our missionaries. During that time, I did two training seminars – How to Raise Support… Read More »

Time in the Mountains

After the weekend, I spent a few days with seven of our JV Single men in the Slovak Mountains. We had two beautiful days of hiking, ate great food, and an awesome time reconnecting. It was another thankful moment to see how the Lord created these men for good works and how they are living out their… Read More »

Slovak Recap

“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” – Eph. 2:10 After leaving Scotland, I spend a few days in Slovakia, and had the privilege to speak to my former youth group about us being God’s workmanship. As I watched and… Read More »

Slovakia – Czechia Bound

Tomorrow, I head to Slovakia to visit my former youth group and share from Ephesians 2:1-10 on Saturday. The Lord has been reminding me, sharing with me, and preparing me for this talk that I seek your prayers as I present the truth to the group. After Sunday, I will spend a few days in the… Read More »

Scotland Update

It’s been a great month volunteering with our organization by helping our wee team here start a JV UK branch where our brothers and sisters in the UK can become part of the movement of God among the youth of Central and Eastern Europe that finds its home in the local church and transforms society. I’ve… Read More »


“Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ.’  – Col. 1:28 Beannachdan à Glaschu na h-Alba! Greetings from Glasgow, Scotland! Where the weather always changes from dry to wet to dry, and the people are the friendliest and most helpful. During my time, God… Read More »

March travel Madness

The day after I return from Israel, I will fly to my moms to help her pack up and move. Over the last three years, God has been working on her heart, and preparing her for a new adventure, after my father’s passing. I am very proud of her, and so encouraged to see her… Read More »