July 13, 2016

EMM missionaries commissioned to serve in 14 countries

Written by  Linda Moffett
Mission intern Becca Lapp carries the flag of Peru as part of the commissioning service for EMM workers. Becca will serve as a teacher at PROMESA, a bilingual Christian school in Cusco, Peru. Mission intern Becca Lapp carries the flag of Peru as part of the commissioning service for EMM workers. Becca will serve as a teacher at PROMESA, a bilingual Christian school in Cusco, Peru. Photo by Tammy Evans.

WILLOW STREET, Pa. — Thirty-two adults and children were commissioned as missionaries at EMM’s commissioning service on July 10, 2016, at Willow Street Mennonite Church. The workers, both new and reappointed, will be serving in 14 countries including the U.S.

Becky Hess, EMM human resources director, was the featured speaker. “We have an opportunity today, when the world is pulling on our sleeves, to go forward and be people who will mutually partner together, who will lean into joy and remember that Christ Jesus has made us His own,” Hess said. In a world when both safety and danger are close by, “envisioning Jesus invites joy to lead us,” she said.

Eastern Mennonite Missions partners with an international network of Anabaptist-oriented churches and regional mission centers on six continents. EMM has 226 workers in global witness and service in 36 countries.