Venture International

An International Christian Relief & Development Agency

July, 2017

Help Make a Difference

Dear friends,

As many of you know, Venture International is located in Mesa, Arizona. During the summer months we experience some of the hottest temperatures in the United States. In June, the temperature topped 118 degrees and during the months of July and August we typically experience monsoons and Haboobs, like the wall of dust seen in adventure movies like "The Mummy" starring Brendan Fraser. With weather like this, you may wonder if we ever go outside. The answer is yes! Despite the weather, adults and children still venture outside for work and play.

youthSpeaking of play, summer and fall offers warmer weather and provides opportunities for children and families to enjoy outdoor camping and recreational activities. We are thankful that there are many Christian ministries that help facilitate such activities and Venture International wants to play a role in supporting those organizations.

Virtually all of our ministries have some kind of seasonal program planned or in progress. Locally, we have Casa de Vida and abroad we have three Family to Family programs, Manara Ministries in Jordan and YFC Lebanon. All of these ministries do a wonderful job serving in their communities.

As a teenager, I came to Christ thanks to a youth program and a good friend that invited me to attend. Later, as an adult, I served for nearly 20 years as a Sunday school teacher and youth group director. During this time, I was blessed with the opportunity to help nurture children from 1st grade through high school. I have wonderful memories of participating in those programs where we built relationships and learned about Jesus. I still get excited when I hear about after school programs, retreats, and summer camps! Even though I am no longer directly involved in them, I feel the Lord tugging on my heart to help support youth and family programs through our ministries and I hope you feel that way too.

Please consider a special donation to help facilitate youth and family activities. I pray that your offering, along with mine, makes a difference in building our youth and families for a brighter future. Remember, just one event can make a difference. It certainly did for me!

May the blessings of the Lord be upon you and your family,


Cherrie Dickerson, President
Venture International

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