We met some really cool people last week at our Josiah Venture training. Hearing different people share their hearts for the young people of Central and Eastern Europe was stirring. It helped me to see that God is moving. Not that I needed convincing of that but, hearing other people share experiences and stories of how God had called them to be a missionary was really fun to listen to. It also got me really excited to see what God was going to do through each of them. It has also led me to this idea. Missionary Monday. Each Monday I will feature a different Josiah Venture missionary and share their story with you and ask you to join me in praying for them.
Shelby is a recent graduate of Vanderbilt and a musical savant. Seriously, her piano playing skills are ridiculous. I have never seen anyone move their hands that fast. Shelby first traveled to Czech in 2010 to serve at a Fusion camp with a short-term team. Before we go any further you need to understand what a Fusion camp is. It is an evangelistic camp that has a blend of teaching students music and sharing the gospel as well. The way music works as a tool to build relationships and connect people to Christ is Shelby’s passion, and in that sense, Fusion is basically a dream come true. She served as a Fusion intern in the Czech Republic the summers of 2011 and 2012, and now that she’s graduated she can’t wait to work with Fusion full-time. She will be joining the team in Ostrava, Czech Republic, in the spring of 2014 and will also be traveling internationally to help launch and establish Fusion in other JV countries.
I hope to have her come and help get a Fusion camp going in Croatia once we get over there. If you would like to contact Shelby or give to her please go here.
How to pray:
- pray for more people to join this team as it has been growing tremendously and they need more people.
- pray for the young people in Central and Eastern Europe that they would respond to the gospel
- pray that Shelby would receive 100% of her needed support so she can get over to Czech and get started.
And in case you didn't believe me about her piano skills, here you go: