CHEPILAT, Kenya — In 2015, Eastern Mennonite Missions (EMM) gave a $250 grant to Kenyan pastor and entrepreneur, Kefa Moirore, to fund his business, Loafstar Bakery. “The amount has multiplied like the ‘loaves of bread and fish’ in the Bible,” said Moirore, allowing him to acquire a plot of land worth 1 million Kenyan shillings (about $10,000).

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In 1936, EMM started the Mennonite Theological College of Eastern Africa (MTCEA) to train young church leaders. Today, the college is run by Tanzania Mennonite Church. But in recent years, the college struggled. In 2016, enrollment had dwindled to just three students.

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April 5, 2018

The courage to hope

When the community surrounding a South Sudanese girls’ school is torn apart, the students demonstrate compassion and courage beyond their years.

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, March 31, 2018.

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In the new book “Acclimated to Africa: Cultural Competence for Westerners,” author and Eastern Mennonite Missions (EMM) worker Debbi DiGennaro provides a practical guide to help Westerners navigate the vast cultural differences between Africa and the Western world.

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November 17, 2017

Hungry hearts in Nigeria

podcastIn a region that has suffered from many terrorist attacks, hope is being found in a new translation of a book explaining the good news of Jesus.

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, November 11, 2017.

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November 9, 2017

Peace by presence

podcastAn EMM worker in a war-torn African country is learning what it means to bring peace.

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, November 4, 2017.

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March 1, 2017

2016 annual report

The annual report provides a window into the work EMM is doing in 11 regions of the world. For a more in-depth look at our vision for each region and the work taking place there, visit www.emm.org/regions. You can also stay connected with our work through news releases, feature stories, podcasts, photo galleries, and more at www.emm.org/stories. Thank you for taking the time to engage with our mission!

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February 19, 2018

2017 annual report

This annual report is an overview of EMM’s work in 2017. It provides glimpses of the major events that happened in each of the 11 regions where EMM workers are serving, introduces you to the people working in each region, and shows how EMM funds were allocated throughout the year. For a more in-depth look at EMM’s vision for each region of the world and the work taking place there, visit emm.org/regions. Stay updated on EMM’s work through news releases, feature stories, podcasts, photo galleries, and more at emm.org/stories. Thank you for taking the time to engage with EMM’s mission!

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February 27, 2019

2018 annual report

This annual report is an overview of EMM’s work in 2018. It provides glimpses of the major events that happened in each of the 12 regions where EMM workers are serving, introduces you to the people working in each region, and shows how EMM funds were allocated throughout the year. For a more in-depth look at EMM’s vision for each region of the world and the work taking place there, visit emm.org/regions. Stay updated on EMM’s work through news releases, feature stories, podcasts, photo galleries, and more at emm.org/stories. Thank you for taking the time to engage with EMM’s mission!

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podcastEvelyn Hershey has never followed a script. In 1990, as a mother of three, she went to college to get her teaching degree. And after retiring, Evelyn went to Nairobi, Kenya, for a year with EMM. There, her skills in peer mediation were unexpectedly used to break new ground.

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 1, 2016.

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