Svyatoslav (Syava) has lived in Lviv, Ukraine his entire life. He came to know Jesus through a youth outreach program at New Life Church, which has become like a family to him. Syava has been serving in youth ministry for …Read more
Paula was born in Ventspils and has lived there her whole life. Since she was born, her mom was part of the church and Paula attended Sunday School and later, youth nights. When she was 12, through a difficult family situation, …Read more
In 2004 while in a JV nine-month internship program, Lukasz discovered his passion for middle school students and his calling to ministry. That same year he developed El Dorado, a camp and conference ministry in southern …Read more
Sara was born as a second generation Christian in her family in the small Polish town of Skoczów. Her journey with youth ministry started at the age of 16 when she began leading her church’s youth group with two other friends …Read more
Daniel and Kristýna met for the first time at Hotel Malenovice in the Czech Republic during a youth conference. A few years later, they got married in 2010. They joined cell churches (communities) and started doing Christian …Read more
Peter started full-time ministry with Training Center Kompas (Josiah Venture’s partner organization in Slovakia) in 2004. Prior to this, Peter was a physics teacher and spent his free time with his youth group. Passionate …Read more
Jany accepted Christ in 2001, after attending a youth camp at the age of 16. At that camp, God began to stir his heart to work with youth. Two years later, Jany joined his youth group’s leadership team to help organize their …Read more
Juljan was 14 years old when when he become Christian. Since his family was culturally Muslim, Juljan first found a copy of the Koran and read it cover to cover. The god described there seemed cruel and impossible to please. …Read more
Ieva was introduced to Josiah Venture while leading an English camp in her country of Latvia in 2010. She served for three summers as a national intern and saw firsthand the need for purpose and meaning in the faces of the …Read more
Lelde was 14 when she became a Christian at a youth camp, and was first introduced to Josiah Venture in her second year of high school when her local pastor encouraged her to go to a leadership training run by JV Latvia. …Read more
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Maja Kowalczuk Maja works with Project 29:11, showing young women in Poland what it means to find healing and freedom in Christ.
Petar & Femke Tatarski The Tatarskis are committed to being a family on mission to equip young believers to fulfil Christ’s Commission in Velingrad, Bulgaria.