2013 Children at Risk GO! participants Courtney Mast and Mallory Beiler served at The Dow Family Children’s Home, an orphanage located in Lutein, Kenya. During Courtney’s year at the orphanage, she took many stunning photographs capturing the beauty and poignancy of life there. All photos by Courtney Mast or provided by Courtney Mast.
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Mariana is serving as a GO! participant in a rugged, mountainous country in Central Asia. There are few, if any, Christians in the small village where she lives. And amenities? No -- not many.
Focus is a weekly 3 minute radio program which airs on WDAC (94.5 fm) on Saturdays at 8:55 p.m. This program aired on Saturday, December 7, 2013.
NAIROBI, Kenya – Twelve weeks, eleven young adults, three nationalities, and one house. The participants in Eastern Mennonite Missions’ East Africa YES training come from a variety of backgrounds, but the vision for their time in Nairobi is the same: to be transformed through encounters with Jesus and to be equipped for a future of disciple-making.
"I actually thought that people who came home from the mission field were those who couldn't make it," I said to the mission leader across the table, as he sat nodding in agreement. We had just shared similar stories of God leading us to far-off places, believing that we must be the most faithful disciples on the planet because we were there, but then receiving a clear call to go BACK!
“The Word became flesh and blood, and moved into the neighborhood. We saw the glory with our own eyes, the one-of-a-kind glory, like Father, like Son, generous inside and out, true from start to finish” John 1:14 (The Message).
An EMM worker whom we’ll call Olivia lives in Southeast Asia. She recently had an amazing conversation with a friend there.
Focus is a weekly 3 minute radio program which airs on WDAC (94.5 fm) on Saturdays at 8:55 p.m. This program aired on Saturday, November 30, 2013.
EMM workers that we’ll call Maria and Alexander serve in a village in Central Asia. Maria started a ten-week Bible study for mothers and says it’s been a great privilege to be more deeply involved in the ladies’ lives.
Focus is a weekly 3 minute radio program which airs on WDAC (94.5 fm) on Saturdays at 8:55 p.m. This program aired on Saturday, November 23, 2013.
LAUREL, Md. -- At a time when many young people are pursuing an education or a career, then 20-year-old Nate Thorne was interested in experiences that might prove to be challenging and life changing. Intrigued by living in a third world country with international teammates, Nate decided to apply to be a part of an Eastern Mennonite Missions’ (EMM) YES team serving in Guinea-Bissau.