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Making Marriage a Priority Life is hard on marriages, and strong marriages don’t just happen; they take hard work! This strain is pronounced even more when you’re serving as a missionary. This “calling” means that it is easy to put your own marriage on the back burner when there’s so much ministry happening. “There will always... Read more

 

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Faith That Persists Dear Friends, Why did it take seven marches around the walls of Jericho before they fell? When Juli was just five years old in the country of Albania, he used to stand in... Read more Two Years of His Faithfulness I am embarrassed to say that for the majority of my life, I have instinctively avoided hard things. I would challenge myself, but only in ways that I felt confident that I... Read more Producing or Reproducing Sometimes, a small change makes a big difference. I spent all of last week with a fantastic group of 43 new Josiah Venture missionaries. I wish you could meet them all... Read more Pray like monks In a small village on the island of Hvar in Croatia, one of the countries where JV staff serve, there is a cave below Sveti Nikola. This mountain is the highest point on the... Read more On the Front Lines The war in Ukraine is far from over. On the JV Ukraine team, three of our families are IDPs (internally displaced people) from the war zone. They had to restart their lives... Read more Christmas in Czech Getting to spend the holidays in Europe? Isn’t that the American dream? Well, for a missionary family that has lived in the Czech Republic for the last 12 years, it’s... Read more Song the Gospel Music speaks to the mind, but it reaches the soul. There are many barriers to the gospel in Central and Eastern Europe. Most people are secular, with little or no knowledge... Read more Thankful for Thirty We have been celebrating the 30-year milestone of Josiah Venture all month long with various stories, videos, and social media posts that remind us of God’s goodness and... Read more Thirty Years Dear Friends, It is never easy to step into the unknown. Some memories are so unique that they occupy their own special place in your mind. On November 9, 1993, Dan and... Read more