Amazing Race #2


Koshice. Slovakia.

It seems we spent more than a week here. It was one of the most eventful days. As a team, we had a lot of tasks to do: to learn a Slovakian worship song, to find a particular church and spend some time praying about the country we will serve in this summer, crossing the street, in which we could only use small pieces of cardboard to step on, remembering flags of countries where JV serves, and for sure FOOD CHALLENGE.

Now, after a long, long day, we are on the way to the High Tatry in a nice train, while resting.



Yesterday afternoon we went hiking! The High Tatry are very similar to the Carpathian Mountains in Ukraine and this hike was a beautiful reminder of home for me. The evening was more spiritual we were collecting Bible-verses at the different stations and were tested by Rachel for some information about Josiah Venture: the vision statement, mission statement, core values etc.

As I serve Josiah Venture this summer with you, my dear partners, I want to share some of my experience, because I totally agree with JV’s vision and mission.


A movement of God among the youth of Central and Eastern Europe that finds its home in the local church and transforms society.


To equip young leaders to fulfill Christ’s commission through the local church.


Bold faith
Dynamic community
God-honoring excellence
Deep integrity
Indigenous empowerment

You can read more about it here:

We spent one more day in a small town in Slovakia. Then, after finding plenty of princesses in the park, we took a bus to Malenovice, Czech Republic. Tomorrow, Intern Training starts and there we will have a wider view of the ministry we will be a part of. I cannot wait for it.

Lastly, our team did not win the Amazing Race. Team Estonia did it for us 🙂 Anyway, our team spent a great time together working on relationships and getting to know one another better, taking care of other members of our team, and enjoying time in a group. That is a thing I LOVE about our team; we are ready to encourage each other and to be flexible.