Juljan was 14 years old when he became a Christian In Albania. 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 …Read more
Darina is passionate about music, helping other Christians grow deeper in a relationship with God, and reaching out to young people. She has been involved in youth ministry since high school, but it became more intentional …Read more
Nadiya first came in contact with Josiah Venture in 2008 through an English camp at Christ Fellowship Church in Lviv, Ukraine. Doing these camps several years in a row opened her heart to the youth in her city. While looking …Read more
Jana has been working with children and young people in the Czech Republic for more than 25 years. She worked after the Velvet Revolution as a Scout leader, a teacher at elementary schools, and a children's pastor. Inspired …Read more
Olena was born in Ternopil, Ukraine and has lived there her whole life. As a kid, she started attending a church kids’ club and Sunday school through the invitation of a Christian elementary school teacher. Olena became …Read more
Lizzy first heard of Josiah Venture (JV) and its ministry in Central and Eastern Europe at a training conference in 2016, and she was captivated by their vision for reaching young people. That’s where she first felt called …Read more
Vlad was born in Luhansk to believing parents. He decided to follow Jesus during a church camp in 2011 and began to serve on the worship team playing electric guitar. When the war started in 2014, Vlad moved with his family …Read more
Tomáš has always had a special affection for Josiah Venture (JV), being introduced to Christ through some of JV's missionary kids as a teenager in 2010. In the summer of 2012, he attended a Christian camp in Maine, which …Read more
Jirka Jedlička, widely known as JJ, was born in South Bohemia. For 20 years, he lived in Prague but he and his family currently make their home in a city in the Czech Highlands known as Trebic (Trzebeach).
After working …Read more
Petar (from Bulgaria) felt God leading him to full-time ministry during and after a summer internship in 2013. Femke's (from the Netherlands) first trip to Bulgaria with the team from her church was in 2011. Her love for …Read more
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