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WHEATON, Ill. — In the midst of controversy surrounding Wheaton professor Larycia Hawkins’ comments regarding Christianity and Islam, Jonathan Bornman, member of Eastern Mennonite Missions’ Christian/Muslim Relations Team, visited Wheaton, Illinois, to speak with Wheaton College students about Christianity and Islam from a peacemaking perspective on January 21, 2016.

February 12, 2016

Where worlds meet

Written by Dan Gehman

Dan Gehman, director of residential services at Immerse International, talks about how his unique study abroad program is a vehicle for missions in its own way.

January 26, 2016

A different path

Written by Jonathan Bornman

Andres Prins and I were at the tail end of a 15-day trip throughout Germany, sharing with pastors and congregations as well as meeting with imams and other Muslims.

January 18, 2016

A visit to a mosque

Written by Elizabeth and Sara Martin

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.

January 15, 2016

A family says yes

Written by Karen Baker

We are obedient to God no matter what He asks or where He takes us.

January 13, 2016

The Syrian exodus

Written by EMM news service
January 11, 2016

From the president's heart: taking risks

Written by Nelson Okanya

“'Lord, if it’s you,' Peter replied, 'tell me to come to you on the water.'

January 7, 2016

Vietnam Mennonite Church ordains 26

Written by Emily Jones and Gerry Keener

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.

January 7, 2016

The Rabbit and Dragonfly: a place for community

Written by Laurie Keener

The Rabbit and Dragonfly is a coffee shop whose very name brings to mind an unlikely friendship between two animals, a world living in community.

January 5, 2016

Casting our net

Written by Tim Groff

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.

January 4, 2016

A terrorist for tea

Written by Jewel Showalter

Eight Muslim Middle Easterners in our living room? Interested in Bible study? I fled to the kitchen. At least I could fix tea.

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.

December 15, 2015

New Human Resources director begins at Eastern Mennonite Missions

Written by Stephanie Hanna

SALUNGA, Pa. – Becky Hess began serving as Human Resources director at Eastern Mennonite Missions on December 1, 2015.

December 14, 2015

EMM workers assist with refugee relief in Germany

Written by Stephanie Hanna

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.

December 1, 2015

It’s about transformation!

Written by Lucille Zimmerman

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!

November 19, 2015

Jesus’ Deaf Church in Belize celebrates ten years

Written by Stephanie Hanna

ORANGE WALK, Belize – More than forty adults and children participated in the tenth anniversary celebration of Jesus’ Deaf Church on Sunday, October 11, 2015.

November 18, 2015

Traveling stories

Written by Linda Moffett

"No, don’t cut off all those branches! You’re crazy, you’ll kill it!”

November 16, 2015

Amazing grace

Written by Bob Phillips

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.

November 11, 2015

Streaming to Jesus

Written by Richard Showalter

George Nyaundi grew up as a traditional African in Enemasi, Kenya.

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