Dave & Marlana Young

Since his very first missions trip as a teenager, Dave couldn’t escape the calling on his life. Most everything he did professionally would prepare him for his role with Global Ventures as the International Coordination Director. He even attended college for documentary film with the intention of using his skills to share his experiences with others.

In a similar way Marlana couldn’t shake God’s plan for her life to minister the Gospel and train others to do the same! After 14 years as a missionary to Latin America, she joined Global Ventures in January of 2015 as a full-time missionary. Their passion is to spread the love of God to the farthest corners of the earth, and to enable others to be a part of this global impact, transforming the world with the Gospel. In November 2018, they welcomed their first child, Bryson into the world.

2020 Ministry Plans

Dave serves Global Ventures as the International Coordination Director and Marlana is the Director of the Mission Trips Department and they raise support to work on projects all over the world. Together they are planning to help prepare and facilitate trips on four Global Ventures team trips in 2020: Peru, Ecuador, Albania and Thailand. This goal covers some monthly expenses; all travel costs, setup trip expenses, and mission trip expenses for the year.

Day-to-day work at Global Ventures consists of managing the International Coordination Department which is the logistical arm of the organization consisting of planning humanitarian projects, corresponding with contacts, conducting set-up trips, and further developing pastoral and community relations around the world.

In ministry since 2001 in over 25 nations

2020 Fundraising Goal: $48,000

(This includes monthly financial support, mission trip expenses, and projects and a new church plant)

2020 Projects: Peru, Ecuador, Albania and Thailand


Please consider joining with Dave and Marlana as a partner, both financially and in prayer, as they continue to venture out, bringing the Hope of the Gospel to those in need!

Global Ventures is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization, and all donations are tax deductible. Your giving will go directly towards ministry costs.