There are many things behind the scenes that make Josiah Venture the organization that it is.
Like visits to college campuses in the United States.
Why visit colleges? So we can share the vision with college students and tell them how they can join us in reaching students in Central and Eastern Europe with the Gospel, particularly as summer interns!
Dave and I had the joy and privilege of joining Mike Sullivan, our JV recruitment and mobilization genius, on the campus of Cedarville University today!
Mike is in the middle of many weeks of travel this fall visiting Christian colleges to meet with students and tell them about opportunities for ministry with JV. He does a brilliant job of building relationships not only with students, but with staff and faculty too. We are SO thankful for him and all he does behind the scenes for us to recruit new staff.
One of our former interns, Becca, who has served six different summers in Poland, joined us as well for the day.
One of the highlights of the day was the privilege Dave had in speaking to over 3000 Cedarville students at chapel, sharing from the Bible on how to discern God's will.
If you go HERE you can watch his message.
After chapel we loved talking with students, especially ones like Rebekah who served this past summer in Czech as an intern leader. Notice her sweatshirt? It's got the JV summer camp theme on it!
Many students came after chapel to talk at the JV booth and find out more info about our summer internships. Do you know a college student who is looking for an awesome opportunity to share and live out their faith? Point them HERE for more info on our summer internship program!
We finished up the day by going into a couple different classrooms to share more in depth about our internship possibilities. I hope someone from this linguistics class will be inspired to come spend their summer sharing Christ with us in Central and Eastern Europe!
I don't know if this day would have happened without the persistence of a dear friend of ours from the Wheaton area. A Cedarville graduate, along with two of her daughters, she took it upon herself several years ago to begin asking if Dave could come and speak at a chapel to the student body. Her persistence paid off, and a very profitable day with students was the result today.
"Thank you Shelley for helping to open the door into Cedarville student's lives!"
We pray that this summer we'll see a number of Cedarville students serving with us to share the Gospel and their lives with young people in Central and Eastern Europe.