ORANGE WALK, Belize – More than forty adults and children participated in the tenth anniversary celebration of Jesus’ Deaf Church on Sunday, October 11, 2015.
There is a lovely, ironic line in an old Paul Simon love song: “If something goes right … whoa, it’s likely to lose me; it’s apt to confuse me, because it’s such an unusual sight, ... I can’t get used to something so right, something so right!”
Pastor Ibrahim Samuel arrived at Sumbawanga Mennonite Church in Tanzania about a year and a half ago, full of energy and vision.
“You have heard me teach things that have been confirmed by many reliable witnesses. Now teach these truths to other trustworthy people who will be able to pass them on to others” (2 Timothy 2:2, NLT).
Salunga, Pa. – During three weeks of teaching in seminaries in Europe from August 31 through September 21, David W. Shenk of Eastern Mennonite Missions (EMM) said that discussions and conversations everywhere were about what the response should be “to the refugee crisis in the midst of the enormous chaos happening now.”
HALLE, Germany -- “The flow of refugees into Germany, already very high, is expected to increase in a way we’ve never seen before,” said an EMM worker in Halle.
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.
LEOLA, Pa. – Friends and family gathered to commission fourteen short-term mission workers at Eastern Mennonite Missions’ Fall worker commissioning on Sunday, September 13, 2015, at Groffdale Mennonite Church.
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?'"
NAIROBI, Kenya -- Multiplication: it’s one of Eastern Mennonite Missions’ (EMM) three core values. It was also at the heart of a training on “simple church” concepts and “disciple making movements” on July 13-23, 2015, at YWAM’s Athi River base in Nairobi, Kenya.
Well-being. One of EMM’s core values. What is it? Where does it come from? Is a person’s sense of well-being determined by a situation, personality, outlook on life, or level of physical, emotional, or spiritual health?