October 29, 2014

From Missionary Messenger magazine: More than we expected

Written by Justine Nolt

My youth group at Marion Mennonite Church is full of amazing people whom I get to see every Wednesday. But when we spent a whole week together in Reading, Pa., as an EMM K-team, we shared tears and laughter and met amazing people who will not easily be forgotten.

DET UDOM, Thailand – Prior to Lek (not his real name due to security concerns) believing in Jesus, ten of his fifteen children died. After he became a Christian, his children stopped dying. People in his village noticed!

October 29, 2014

EMM’s 100-year celebration includes meaningful lament

Written by Nita Landis

EMM’s 100-year celebration on October 17, 2014, included something not usually heard at a birthday party – a lament.

October 28, 2014

President's Pulse - Mobilizing partners for mission

Written by Nelson Okanya

“I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 1:3-6

October 23, 2014

Mahlon Hess, EMM educator and editor, dies at 97

Written by Chris Fretz

LANCASTER, Pa. – Mahlon Hess, an Eastern Mennonite Missions (EMM) worker who served over 20 years in Musoma, Tanzania, as an educator and in the U.S. as an editor, was remembered at a memorial service at Landis Homes Retirement Community in Lititz, Pa. on Sunday, October 19, 2014.

EMM celebrated 100 years with a "birthday party" on October 17, 2014.

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October 20, 2014

Blessed by a building!

podcastBuildings don’t need to define a ministry or a church but having adequate facilities are often a necessity. Hear how an outreach on a Chilean island is ministering to locals through a renovated building and how some local ministries were able to finance their buildings through EMM’s Church Investment Loan Fund.

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, October 18, 2014.<

October 20, 2014

Largest Honduran Anabaptist groups reconcile

Written by Chris Fretz

LA CEIBA, Honduras – After decades of misunderstanding and little collaboration, Amor Viviente and Iglesia Evangelica Menonita Hondureña (IEMH), the two largest Anabaptist groups in Honduras, have publicly reconciled with each other and are actively working at improving their relationship.

podcastEMM workers serve around the world – in places that cannot be identified. Yet God’s work is happening whether we know all the details or not. In South Asia, two women learn that Jesus is stronger than magic or bad dreams!

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, October 4, 2014.

September 30, 2014

I am now John

Written by John as told to Darrel

Nearly eight years ago, I was on a business trip to England and I had a dream about Jesus. He called me to follow Him and get baptized. I chalked it up to bad pizza the night before. That started a series of events that led me to reach out to Jesus.

September 25, 2014

Kenyan man’s peacemaking leads to new churches partnering in mission

Written by Amanda Miller and Chris Fretz

SOTIK, Kenya – One man has gradually transformed the warring town of Sotik, Kenya into a community of reconciliation and peace.

podcastAn ESL class in Nairobi, Kenya, with both Christian and Muslim students goes beyond religious divides and leads to friendship and respect.

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, September 20, 2014.