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January 21, 2020

Names are significant

Names are significant in the Dinka culture in South Sudan. Nicky Hess, who served as an EMM worker from 2016 to 2019 learned that early on when she was trying to learn the names of students and people from the community.

 

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 18, 2020.

Published in Focus podcasts

SALUNGA, Pa. — Paul Timothy (P. T.) Yoder Sr. passed away at the age of 91 on December 16, 2019. Yoder and his wife, Daisy, served as missionaries with Eastern Mennonite Missions (EMM) from 1956 to 1977.

Published in News stories

In the fall of 2016, Becca Lapp Wierwille traveled to Cusco, Peru, to be a mission intern with EMM teaching English at PROMESA, a school connected with the Peruvian Mennonite Church. Becca was looking for adventure, for a chance to serve others, and to grow closer to God’s heart. 

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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, May 4, 2019.

Published in Focus podcasts
December 31, 2018

Two choirs, three languages

Brook Hostetter served with EMM from 2014–16 as an English and music teacher at the PROMESA school in Cusco, Peru. She connected a North American children's choir with a Peruvian children's choir. The result was an original song and music video, recorded and filmed in Cusco! 

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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, December 29, 2018.

Published in Focus podcasts

On Christmas Eve, nearly 2,000 people — many of whom are homeless — will be invited to a beautiful white-linen meal in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. 

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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, December 22, 2018.

Published in Focus podcasts

Kevin Ruhf served as an EMM mission intern in the Netherlands in 2012. Several years after serving with this hostel ministry, a trip to Tanzania reminded Kevin of what peace looks like.

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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, December 8, 2018.

Published in Focus podcasts
November 6, 2018

Peace is like a song

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Published in Alumni stories

The first  K’ekchi’ believers in Guatemala grew from a small little group in 1971 to a self-governing network of 130 Mennonite congregations today. Larry Lehman, one of the first pioneer workers among the K’ekchi’, says they learned much from one another.

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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 3, 2018.

Published in Focus podcasts

Before moving to Lancaster County 18 years ago, Donna Becker had little exposure to Mennonites. This summer, Donna’s understanding of Mennonite identity was expanded when she met the people of Habecker Mennonite Church in Lancaster, Pa.

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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 27, 2018.

Published in Focus podcasts
October 15, 2018

Hospitality at the border

EMM and VidaNet mission intern Brock Rohrer had an unforgettable experience of hospitality with new friends at the Honduras-Guatemala border.

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 13, 2018.

Published in Focus podcasts
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