ATTAPEU, Laos and KERALA, India — Two devastating and unrelated flooding incidents in Asia have resulted in high numbers of death and displacement. In August 2018, Eastern Mennonite Missions (EMM) sent $9,500 toward relief efforts.
Before Mary and I went to Vietnam, I was profoundly moved by reading Dietrich Bonhoeffer's The Cost of Discipleship. Bonhoeffer, a German theologian and pastor, hanged in a Nazi concentration camp in 1945, had written: "When Christ calls a man, He bids him come and die."
SEMARANG, Indonesia — A trip to Indonesia changed the way that 29 students see the world. From June 26 to July 14, the Chamber Choir of the Mennonite Children’s Choir of Lancaster (MCCL) participated in a GO! Summer mission assignment with Eastern Mennonite Missions (EMM).
EMM workers in Thailand see unexpected fruit come from a medical outreach, and on Easter Sunday, they welcome new people into the family of Jesus.
Focus is a weekly three-minute radio program which airs on WDAC (94.5 fm) on Saturdays at 8:55 p.m. This program aired on Saturday, July 21, 2018.
Small rules of social etiquette make a big difference for an EMM worker in a closed country in Asia!
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 18, 2017.
South Asia workers bandage an injured woman, develop a friendship, and learn more about their calling in a broken world.
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, January 14, 2017.
SALUNGA, Pa. — Assemblies of God churches in Bangladesh have a profound commitment to peacemaking. Five Bangladeshi church districts welcomed Eastern Mennonite Missions (EMM) Global Consultant David W. Shenk, a widely recognized interfaith specialist, to visit, teach, and encourage their congregations to become even more deeply rooted in Jesus’ way of peace. From Aug. 29–Sept. 10, 2016, Assemblies of God church members across Bangladesh were encouraged to continue breaking down barriers between people by building bridges of dialogue and friendship.
EMM workers never know where God is going to call them next! Right now, He may be leading South Asia worker Clara* to a place no Jesus follower has gone before.
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, September 3, 2016.
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My friend married at a young age, maybe just 16. Now a mother of two teenagers, she works as domestic help in four homes in addition to caring for her own. At times she exudes captivating joy. At other times, I see in her eyes the hardness of life. The weariness it brings. The longing for more.