Freed serves in Youth Venture

ELKHART, Ind. (Mennonite Mission Network) ¾ Janelle Freed, of Collegeville, Pa., served in Youth Venture June 27-July 17 in Colombia. She is the daughter of Debbie and Ron Freed and attends Salford Mennonite Church.

Youth Venture offers youth between the ages of 14 and 20 the opportunity to serve for one to four weeks in July or August. While serving in the United States or internationally, assumptions about the way the world functions are challenged as participants discover and exercise their gifts. Participants see in a real way, that God’s love and concern for the world extends far beyond anything they’ve imagined and begin to explore missions as a possible lifelong commitment. Youth Venture seeks to capture the imagination and passion of youth and young adults to invest their lives in bring healing and hope to the world.

Mennonite Mission Network is the mission agency of Mennonite Church USA and envisions every congregation and all parts of the church will, together, be fully engaged in God’s mission sharing all of Christ with all creation.

More information about Youth Venture is available online at