Salunga, Pa. -- Haven’t renewed your passport? On a tight budget? Is the idea of foreign travel daunting with young children?

No worries. International cultures, exotic foods, and foreign languages are only a short car drive away if you live in Central Pennsylvania.

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Church and ministry leaders from all around Central America had a dream for an international missions and discipleship training center for Central American youth. In March, they finally met together to make the vision blossom.

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, April 30, 2016.

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HEREDIA, Costa Rica – Five Central American church leaders, along with three EMM workers and the founders of the Costa Rican VidaNet discipleship network, met on March 10–11, 2016, to develop plans for an Anabaptist mission and discipleship training center that will serve all of Central America.

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MIGORI, Kenya – Jackson Okanya, 33, a farmer, businessman, and entrepreneur in rural western Kenya, has spent the past three years building a farming business through his own labor and funds. After graduating from Daystar University in Nairobi with a degree in community development in 2010, Okanya, brother of Eastern Mennonite Missions (EMM) President Nelson Okanya, spent several years working at the EMM offices in Nairobi and studying efficient agricultural methods.

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Harrisburg, Pa.—Eastern Mennonite Missions’ staff, workers, and alumni were delighted to participate in the Mennonite World Conference happening in their own “backyard” in Harrisburg, Pa., July 21 through July 25, 2015. 

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GORKHA, Nepal — Binay Church Council, a group of Nepali Anabaptist fellowships, is reaching out to communities affected by the April and May earthquakes in Nepal with a goal of assisting 2,000 families.

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March 2, 2015

A phenomenal job

Mennonite pastor and church planter George Nyaundi has worked for peace in Sotik ever since the town erupted in violence during the controversial elections in Kenya in December, 2007. Sotik was the site of intense conflict between two distinct people groups, the Kisii and the Kipsigi, and George worked tirelessly to bring leaders from both sides together.

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March 2, 2015

2014 annual report

In this issue:

PULSE
From the president's heart 

PORTFOLIO
"His purpose was for the nations to seek after God ..." -- Acts 17:27 (NLT)
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No longer trusting in magic (click here to read)
EMM workers Jack and Julia* experience God moving in Asia.  

Vision within reach (click here to read)
An update on the water filter business in Asia.

Fighting the ugly secret (click here to read)
Chilean couple, Ricardo Ibaceta and Eliana Medina, continue their puppet ministry to prevent sexual abuse. 

On our radar (click here to read)
EMM sent its first U.S.-based YES team in 10 years in 2014.

Striding forward (click here to read)
PROMESA, a bilingual Christian school in Cusco, Peru, paid off the purchase of land for expansion of the school!

Learning English, experiencing love
Summer English camp hosted by Gehman Mennonite Church. 

A sweet influence (click here to read)
An after-school program in rural Cambodia expanded into two new villages in 2014.

A Luke 14 birthday party
A birthday party morphs into a Luke 14 banquet. 

Endless possibilities 
EMM workers share about their privilege of working with several of EMM's international mission partners. 

A phenomenal job (click here to read)
Mennonite pastor and church planter George Nyaundi has worked for peace in Sotik, Kenya since December 2007.

Graduates! (click here to read)
The first graduates of the Vietnam Mennonite Church's four-year Bachelor of Theology class walked in November 2014!

Encouraging results
EMM workers Joe and Gloria Bontrager reflect on their first two years serving in Tanzania. 

Cornelius experiences (click here to read)
Over seven years of prayer, language study, developing deep relationships, and fully investing in work and life in a local community, God is transforming lives. 

 

ALTA VERAPAZ, Guatemala - After living among the K'ekchi' people of north central Guatemala for more than 20 years, Eastern Mennonite Missions (EMM) workers Galen and Phyllis Groff have said goodbye to the community they've called home.

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