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July 13, 2016

Eastern Mennonite Missions’ Global Fair brings the world to Hans Herr House

Written by  Linda Moffett
Fowzia Musse Abdullahi, representing a nonprofit called “Every Woman Counts” that helps refugee families adjust to life in America, sold homemade samboosas at the Eastern Mennonite Missions Global Fair on July 9, 2016. “I’ve been making them since four o’clock this morning!” she said. Fowzia Musse Abdullahi, representing a nonprofit called “Every Woman Counts” that helps refugee families adjust to life in America, sold homemade samboosas at the Eastern Mennonite Missions Global Fair on July 9, 2016. “I’ve been making them since four o’clock this morning!” she said. Photo by Tammy Evans.

WILLOW STREET, Pa. — More than 1,000 visitors enjoyed learning about the cultures, foods, and customs of countries around the world at Eastern Mennonite Missions’ Global Fair on Saturday, July 9, 2016. The grounds of the Hans Herr House and Museum were filled with exhibits hosted by EMM workers, staff, volunteers, and friends of more than 16 countries around the world. Visitors could purchase delicious food from places like Somalia, Puerto Rico, and Tajikistan. Children enjoyed creating free crafts, petting llamas, and playing a variety of international games.

“Global Fair is always an exciting time to share stories of what God is doing around the world and renew friendships with people we haven’t seen in a while,” said Joe Hollinger, EMM director of advancement. “It’s exciting to see so many young people interested in international missions and cultures.”