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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 from European governments. Borders have been closed, schools shifted to online learning, meetings canceled and businesses asked to close... Read more

 

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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 God's Great Tapestry of Hope in Albania You know those gigantic tapestries that look like a bunch of messy threads up close but when you step back, there is actually a very beautiful and deliberate pattern that... Read more Equipping Young Leaders Dear Friends, “I don’t think we will find a solution.” My wife Connie looked back at me with a bit of surprise, since she rarely hears these words from her husband... Read more Indigenous Empowerment Dear Friends, What does indigenous empowerment mean? If you say it out loud it is quite a mouthful, but to JV these two words are familiar and foundational to everything... Read more Unexpected Endings Dear Friends, Sometimes conversations have unexpected endings. Although Poland is very religious, and most Poles consider themselves Catholic, the evangelical church... Read more