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Be Still On March 12, in our annual JV Training Team meeting, I started a session with an oddball icebreaker question, ‘If you were quarantined for two weeks what would you do?’ We all laughed and of course answered with varying degrees of seriousness to silliness. But we were all confident of one thing: that wouldn’t... Read more

 

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Always Ready Dear Friends, When the opportunity comes, it is too late to get ready. This was not the first time Maia Stoitseva had received a phone call from the media. The primary focus... Read more On Mission in Crisis Dear Friends, How do you stay on mission in the midst of a crisis? Many of you gave to your Josiah Venture missionary or ministry this month, and we are very grateful... Read more From a Missionary’s Window It’s interesting being inside, at home, as spring begins to unfold outside the windows. Small buds are beginning to form on the ends of some branches, and a few trees have... Read more Coronavirus Update In recent weeks Europe has become an epicenter of the outbreak of COVID-19, with thousands becoming sick and many losing their lives. This has prompted unprecedented responses... Read more Marriage or Mission? Dear Friends, “The health of your family is central to the effectiveness of your mission.” I was a young husband and father preparing to move to Eastern Europe... Read more Long Shadows and Bright Lights Dear Friends, I’ve never seen Karl Marx so large. His massive face glowered at me as I walked through the square in Chemnitz, a German city in the former DDR. The... Read more Singing the Gospel Dear Friends, Music can open surprising doors for the gospel. Terry English is one of JV’s gifted ministry entrepreneurs. Ten years ago he developed our Fusion ministry... Read more 100 Degrees Celsius Dear Friends, When water reaches one hundred degrees Celsius, everything starts to change. Bubbles of vapor form, steam starts to rise, and a placid surface explodes... Read more Front Lines Dear Friends, Battles are won and lost by the ability to make progress on the front lines. The gospel first came to Albania during the time of the apostle Paul, and... Read more