Poland

Camps - Poland

Nothing is better than to see how students hear and accept the gospel and then observe how the local youth group leads them to grow in a relationship with Jesus which then do the same with their friends and close people. Using conversational English as the connection point, English Camps help unbelievers connect to the local church. Along with facilitating these camps, the Camps team also trains and develops young Polish leaders to serve as interns in these camps and in their local churches back home. Your donation will help to support our Polish interns, send Polish students to camp, and support national leaders.

Camp & Conference Center h2o

This facility is our base for evangelism and leadership training in a country of 38 million people that has less than 1% evangelical believers. Camps are the most fruitful form of outreach in Poland, and focused training can equip a new generation of leaders for the church.

Project29:11 – Emotional Healing Conferences

Many young people in Poland have experienced difficulties that have broken them beyond repair unless God rescues them. Project29:11 is dedicated to “healing the brokenness of this generation”.

Fusion Music Outreach - Poland

We want to reach youth through rock/gospel choirs based in local churches. This ministry was pioneered in the Czech Republic and will be launched in Poland at the beginning of 2015.

Fala General Fund

In Poland, Josiah Venture’s national organization is called “Fala”, which means “wave” in Polish. With over 30 staff members and a camp facility called H2O, Fala inspires and equips hundreds of young Polish leaders each year to make disciples who make disciples.

Giving to the Fala General Fund allows us to quickly direct funds to those programs within Fala that are most needed.

Plan A: Discipleship Deepend

Our Josiah Venture Poland team has committed to a special ministry focus this school year called “Plan A: Deepened Discipleship”. After our team completed a 6-month youth ministry research project about the impact of the pandemic on youth ministry, we clearly saw youth leaders and young people crying out for someone to personally lead, shepherd and invest in them. This desire for personal discipleship, combined with the needs of our team and the current challenges and ministry limitations caused by the pandemic, led us to believe God is calling us to invest even more in our disciplemaking. Each of our missionaries has specifically invited 1-2 young leaders to a year-long discipleship program in which the leader will be deeply and intentionally discipled by our missionary, and do the same with 2-3 young people as well. Using the imagery of the New Testament relationship between Paul and Timothy, we want to see the baton of faith passed on through multiplication discipleship. Each “Paul & Timothy” will focus on 4 key aspects of discipleship which we see in the Great Commission: relationship, identity, fruitfulness, and power. Five weekend discipleship training events will equip, inspire and fuel the discipleship focus throughout the year. We will also be creating special 'exposure' trips to help expand our understanding of our ministry. Our prayer is that God will use “Plan A” to expand our experience and skill in disciplemaking and will lead to lasting fruit in each of our discipleship relationships between the 22 Pauls, 27 Timothies and hundreds of youth who will be discipled throughout this year. The cost per Timothy is $1714 USD, or $45/week. We have 1026 weeks of Plan A to fund! God has already funded 200 of those weeks. Would you consider funding one or more of the remaining 826 weeks of Plan A?

Unique Opportunity for H2O

This fall we have had a rare and significant opportunity come our way. A neighbour to h2o wants to sell his property. We have water on two sides of our property so this opportunity is few and far between.

The property itself is small, but it has some very useful attributes. First, there is a building already on the property. We see incredible potential in this practical and functional space. At first we plan on using it as additional accommodation for smaller groups. In the future we could continue this use, or transform it into much needed storage and locker room (with shower) capacity for our guests who camp on our property. This property also brings us some additional parking and acquiring it would mean that we own almost all the land between our facility and the road that borders us.

We have done significant research to see how acquiring this property would impact h2o financially. We foresee an annual gain of about $19,000 once the building is fulfilling its purpose. At present we need to raise $92 000 (or $31/square foot) in order to implement our business plan. Would you consider investing in this along with us?