“Hey,” I called down Shippen Street to a fellow walking toward me, “Are you coming from the dry cleaners?” I was headed to a Multipliers group meeting in downtown Lancaster, Pa.

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After coming back from a YES assignment in Cusco, Peru, and serving as hostess at the Baltimore (Md.) Discipleship Center for six months, I was job searching desperately.

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SALUNGA, Pa. -- The refugee crisis seems overwhelming -- not only to individuals, but also to entire countries. But on Friday, September 11, in Salunga, Pa., a group of more than eighty people met to talk about how they can get involved locally.

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She sat across from me in the small crowded restaurant and spoke softly. “My husband and I have money. We give regularly, but people are always asking for more. When they look at us, they have dollar signs in their eyes. We are unseen. No one ever asks, 'How’s your marriage or how are your children or can I pray for you?'"

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Sometimes my patience with this community of all creatures is sorely tested.

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BAINBRIDGE, Pa. — It was standing-room only Sunday, August 16, 2015, as Goods Mennonite Church in Bainbridge, Pa., celebrated its 200-year anniversary. Pastor J. Nelson Bechtold, chosen by lot, succeeded his father as pastor 35 years ago.

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“God, what am I going to do? I trust you completely but I thought I was where you wanted me ...”

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Harrisburg, Pa.—Eastern Mennonite Missions’ staff, workers, and alumni were delighted to participate in the Mennonite World Conference happening in their own “backyard” in Harrisburg, Pa., July 21 through July 25, 2015. 

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