Most recent stories from EMM

Kingdom teams facilitate cross-cultural friendships

EMM’s Kingdom Teams and non-native English speakers have fun and learn from one another during the Leap into Language program.

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 1, 2018.

Inside the cloak of secrecy

A former Eastern Mennonite Missions worker found his call to Burma during an EMM assignment among refugees in Lancaster, Pa. Now Sean FitzGerald is preparing to follow that call halfway around the 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, August 25, 2018.

 

FOZ DO IGUAÇU, Brazil — A first-ever interfaith dialogue gathering for evangelical Christians and Sunni Muslims in the Brazilian city of Foz do Iguaçu was held on July 17. The Centro Cultural Beneficente Islâmico de Foz do Iguaçu and the Eastern Mennonite Missions (EMM) Christian-Muslim Relations Team (CMRT) co-sponsored the gathering with the theme, “Peace: Connecting personal experience with Peace on Earth.”

August 22, 2018

Twenty-nine choir members see the world differently from Indonesia

Written by Micah Brickner of EMM and Audrey Livengood of MCCL

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).

Sharing Jesus … through soccer?

The Werts are EMM workers serving in Wales. They explore how engaging with Wales’ favorite sport can open doors for the gospel.

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, August 18, 2018.

Redefining “church”

A former EMM worker reflects on the lessons he learned about what “church” really means.

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, August 11, 2018.

Church for the Needy: meeting the needs of others

An immigrant church in Philadelphia — an “offshoot” of work started in Vietnam more than a half-century earlier — plants an urban church on its own doorstep that reaches out to the “least of these.”

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, August 4, 2018.

August 6, 2018

Called to Burma

Written by Sean Fitzgerald

Many people have never heard of this country, or if they have, they know little about it. The government has guaranteed this cloak of secrecy over the last 60-plus years of military junta ruling by keeping much of the country closed, with severe and swift consequences for anyone they even suspect of questioning their laws or legitimacy. Secret police are located everywhere, spying on their own citizens and making those they feel may be a threat disappear, temporarily or permanently.

The generosity of friendship

One EMM worker discovers that while acts of generosity can look very different across cultures, the spirit of generosity is understood by everyone.

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 28, 2018.

July 25, 2018

Kingdom Teams provide opportunities for growth

Written by Micah Brickner

LANCASTER, Pa. — “Discipleship sessions were a big area of focus,” said Eastern Mennonite Missions (EMM) Kingdom Team Director Krista Martin when asked to highlight what is new for the program this year. The curriculum is based on EMM’s mission statement, providing instruction for Kingdom Team staff to help teach the program participants.

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