PORT HARCOURT, Nigeria – More than 250 Bible school leaders met for “life-changing” seminars on building relationships with Muslims during the Africa Association of Bible Schools (AABS) annual two-day conference in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, in July. Jonathan Bornman and David Shenk of Eastern Mennonite Mission’s Christian/Muslim Relations Team led the seminars.

August 12, 2014

2014 K-teams

2014 Summer Kingdom Teams (K-teams) served in the city and the countryside! Here’s a peek at how they served the Lord and had fun while doing it!

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August 7, 2014

What really matters

Written by Tom Eshleman

Recently some friends from my 1991-92 YES team sent me back in time via Facebook by posting albums from our five-month Jamaica outreach. Old photos flooded me with memories and emotions, some filled with warmth and nostalgia; others mixed with pain and frustration as I encountered what felt like a different lifetime. I recalled my other EMM experience co-leading a 1995 Mexico STAT team and was reminded anew how much God used these experiences to shape and form me for what I'm doing today.

REINHOLDS, Pa. – Members of Gehman Mennonite Church and 15 Chinese youth began new friendships through an English camp, cross-cultural activities, and home stays provided by Gehman and other local congregations July 20-August 2.

August 4, 2014

God is love!

podcastSimon, a young man living in Southeast Asia, had never heard that God is love. From attending an English class to seeing a vision of Jesus, Simon’s life is changing!

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, August 2, 2014.

July 31, 2014

Thai man transformed from alcoholic to entrepreneur

Written by Chris Fretz

KHONG CHIAM, Thailand – Boonrit Chananin, a former alcoholic who completed a small business training offered by Eastern Mennonite Missions (EMM) and the Life Enrichment Church (LEC) of Thailand, is now growing a banana orchard and raising ducks.

podcastIt can be tempting to only report the good things that are happening on the mission field and not the frustrations. But serving the Lord isn’t easy … and sometimes biting ants are involved!

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, July 26, 2014.

July 24, 2014

2014 Global Fair

Local history and international cultures converge at Global Fair.

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July 17, 2014

EMM commissioned 39 adults and 34 children

Written by Linda Moffett

LANCASTER, Pa. -- Eastern Mennonite Missions commissioned 39 adult workers and 34 children at Mellinger Mennonite Church on July 13, 2014. Sixteen new missionaries and 23 reappointing workers will go to 16 different countries, including five locations that have limited access to the gospel. 

July 17, 2014

Immigrants and EMM workers present a feast of cultures

Written by Linda Moffett

SALUNGA, Pa. – Nestled among historic barns, outbuildings, and the oldest homestead in Lancaster County were international flags, girls trying on chadars, and the aroma of osh cooking over an open fire. Not what one might expect to see at a historic site in Pennsylvania. But on Saturday, July 12, the Hans Herr House and Museum in Willow Street, Pa., doubled as the site for Eastern Mennonite Missions’(EMM) annual Global Fair.

podcastIs it possible to succeed in business following godly principles? Yes! The first bottle of Albael fresh milk hit the shelves in Albania on May 29, 2014!

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, July 12, 2014.