Even though my team is hard at work on a lot of different projects right now, I’m getting excited about our upcoming fall conference. I think it’ll be the largest Fall conference JV has put on and many youth ministry leaders throughout Central and Eastern Europe will be here. Today I was asked to teach a little session extra session one evening on using social media in your local ministry. This is something I’m actually pretty passionate about and I’m excited for the opportunity to share what I know and how I think God can do amazing things through all the new media we use today. Pray for me that this would be a time to help these national pastors and leaders, and hopefully spark a fire in them for greater impact in their ministries.

Rainy Days But Family Stays (9/11/14)

I’ve been in the office every day this week and my team has it’s hands full. We’re making a training Web site, writing blogs for JosiahVenture.com, creating conference videos, and I’m trying to work through stories for another book we’re creating. All of these are happening simultaneously so our office feels a little crazy right now. Yet despite the busyness, I was happy to have Bethany and the kids out at the office for most of the day today. It rained a lot, but Bethany deck out our kid with boots and rain jackets so they enjoyed the weather together. We all had lunch together and they basically stayed around the office until I was finished this afternoon. Above is a photo of us walking back to the office from lunch and below are a few of our kids.

Rainy Days But Family Stays (9/11/14)

Rainy Days But Family Stays (9/11/14)

Bethany went to one of the grocery stores near the office because we don’t have one in our town (the JV office is 30 minutes from where we live). Apparently they found some Cars themed noodles and Titus got really excited so Bethany grabbed a box. Titus actually brought me the box (photo below) to my desk tonight and said “Dad, take a photo of it.” From the look of the box, I think it’s an Italian import. I checked Google Translate and the box says, “Pasta with tomato and spinach.” It’s no Kraft macaroni and cheese, but I guess we’ll give it a whirl.

Rainy Days But Family Stays (9/11/14)