Vessel of Light - Montana's Story
August 21st, 2020
Montana Wiggins is a 15 year-old student at Ventura High School. She is on the water polo and swim teams there. She is also already looking ahead toward making a difference in the world. She can’t rem...
Redemptive Grace - Dylan's Story
August 14th, 2020
Grace is powerful. It is something God freely extends because He loves us, not because we deserve it. God’s grace manifests itself through the gift of salvation through Jesus’ sacrifice, and grace can...
The Pursuit of Wisdom - Chris' Story
August 6th, 2020
Christopher Selvey has sought after wisdom from heaven since he first began following Jesus. It was then that he began to pray the words of Psalm 25:4-5, “Show me your ways, Lord, teach me your paths....
Ventura Missionary Welcomes the Grabendikes!
July 30th, 2020
Scott Grabendike recently joined the Ventura Missionary team as our Executive Pastor. Scott brings a wealth of very fitting experience, which when coupled with his deep and abiding faith will be a tre...
Faith in Action - Melanie's Story
July 21st, 2020
Melanie Bograd can’t even remember the first time she knew that Jesus was her Savior. She accepted that truth when she was very young. But at a Forest Home camp in the seventh grade, Melanie’s faith b...
Justice for Kids - The Holden's Story
July 14th, 2020
Jonathan and Amy Holden have responded to God's call to take on the cause of the fatherless. Amy shares their story below.Foster care was always something we wanted to do. When Jonathan and I were fir...
All-Encompassing Joy - Sharon's Story
July 2nd, 2020
Consider it pure joy…Sharon Archer is one of those people who exemplifies this encouragement from James 1:2 no matter what it is. One would never know from talking to her on any given day that she has...
Dawn's New Normal
June 25th, 2020
When Dawn Hogan walked into an Easter service at Ventura Missionary Church in April of 2017, she met the resurrected Christ, and she has never been the same. Those who knew her then attest to that fac...
The Misnomer of Self-Control - Jay's Story
June 19th, 2020
Those who know Jay Licata would be surprised to learn that before he was saved – before he decided to follow Jesus – he didn’t manage anger well. In fact, he describes his anger as explosive. He says ...
Gentle Strength - Krista's Story
June 11th, 2020
Gentleness is often confused with weakness. However, this fruit of the Holy Spirit of God is anything but weak. It involves the inner strength to temper a response, even in the midst of a stressful or...
Finding Faithfulness - Eddie's Story
June 4th, 2020
Faithfulness. It seems to be such a rare quality in today’s world. Compromise abounds, resulting in broken promises, broken commitments, and broken relationships. But amazingly, God produces the fruit...
When Goodness Trumps Everything - Greg's Story
May 29th, 2020
Have you ever had one of those days when you’re in the middle of a task and one thing after another disrupts your ability to finish? Greg Campbell is the Assistant Facilities Manager at Ventura Missio...