When your mother is a member of the Christian/Muslim Relations Team at EMM and you have lived abroad, you might be used to stepping outside your comfort zone.
HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam – After six years of training and preparation, the Vietnam Mennonite Church (VMC) ordained 26 pastors in Ho Chi Minh City on December 5, 2015.
A crew of chilly, wet men are gathered at the prow of their crowded fishing boat in the predawn dark when an almost ghostly voice floats out to them through the fog.
MUSOMA, Tanzania -- Infertility, single parenting, poverty, the raising and teaching of children, life with an unbelieving or unfaithful husband, and maintaining faith in desperate times: a number of these issues confront many East African women daily.
SALUNGA, Pa. – Becky Hess began serving as Human Resources director at Eastern Mennonite Missions on December 1, 2015.
HALLE, Germany -- “Above all, we want the refugees to receive what they need in the name of Jesus, for His glory and fame. They need Him more than they need clean bedsheets, but we want to give them both!” say Eastern Mennonite Missions (EMM) workers in Halle.
Maybe it’s lending a “helping hand” to start a banana orchard, a fish pond, a small store, or even a mobile “restaurant” consisting of a barbeque pit strapped to the back of a motorcycle!
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).