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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 with the release of energy. I’ve watched something similar happen when young leaders receive outstanding equipping and care. Entire churches... Read more

 

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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 Harvest Time Dear Friends, I have some dear farmer friends who grow grass seed and other crops near Salem, Oregon. Visiting them is always a treat, but I’ve learned not to stop... Read more Hidden Witnesses ... Read more Fusiondary Dear friends, Music is the international language of young people. They study with it, walk with it, follow it, and often try to find their identity through performers... Read more Nourished in Israel I never thought I would have the chance to go back to Israel. Three years ago all of the Josiah Venture singles were invited to go to Israel to study the life and teaching... Read more