When a Marxist coup overthrew the Ethiopian government, the growing Mennonite Church in Ethiopia was persecuted and forced underground. No one anticipated what was discovered when it came out of hiding.
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 6, 2018.
On a trip to Nigeria, an EMM and Wycliffe Bible Translators worker realizes the powerful impact a translated Bible can make.
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 30, 2017.
In 2017, the story of God’s work through EMM was filled with firsts, like when EMM workers David and Grace Shenk were asked to give away over 2,000 books about Christian-Muslim dialogue at the largest annual gathering of Muslims in North America.
It held big projects like an adventure fundraiser for the PROMESA school’s new building, where more Peruvian children will have access to high-quality, discrimination-free, Christian education.
It featured quiet but powerful moments, like when South Asia EMM workers Jack and Julia* opened their home to an injured woman who had no other support system.
And it was all supported by people like you, who selflessly gave because you believe in God’s mission of transforming the world through Jesus. In addition to many other generous gifts throughout the year, you helped raise $1,428,337 for EMM’s Impact Fund need!
2018 will be another beautiful chapter in God’s work through EMM. I hope you’ll continue being part of the story — you help make it all possible.
How can Westerners gain understanding of African culture? A new book by experienced EMM worker Debbi DiGennaro can help.
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 23, 2017.
EMM’s first adventure fundraiser meant steep climbs, beautiful views — and over $58,000 to benefit the PROMESA school!
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 2, 2017.
In 2017, 46 churches each gave over $5,000, and 28 churches each gave over $10,000.
Metzler Mennonite Church, a 290-year-old congregation in Ephrata, Pa., has made the work of EMM a long-time priority. When asked why his church gives regularly to EMM’s Impact Fund, Deacon Lee Roy Martin said:
The Metzler congregation has a long history of supporting the work of EMM. During EMM’s earlier years in Tanganikya (now Tanzania), a member of our congregation served as a missionary. Throughout the years since then, members have served with EMM at home and abroad. Interest in missions remains strong when members connect on a personal level with those serving. Our congregation provides a subscription to Missionary Messenger for each family, as another way to help keep the congregation informed and connected.
We believe in the importance of supporting the mission efforts of our conference and have included EMM on our offering schedule for many years. Our congregation continues to provide support because we trust EMM to faithfully live out Jesus’ call to go into all the world and make disciples. The mission statement of EMM aligns with the mission statement of our congregation. EMM is an extension of our congregation’s vision, enabling us to reach beyond ourselves.
By supporting EMM, we are helping to share God’s transforming love and participating in God’s mission in the world.
EMM considers its relationship with churches to be like a family, as we all work together toward the life-transforming mission of God. This means that EMM encourages and resources the missional work of local congregations — at the same time, we rely on churches to support local and global mission work. EMM is incredibly thankful for churches like Metzler Mennonite Church.
Perhaps your church is considering supporting EMM financially. Lee Roy shared some advice, as your church explores this possibility:
You should view the decision as more than a financial one. Supporting EMM is a privilege and an opportunity to participate in enlarging the kingdom of God.
If you feel that God may be asking your church to give regularly to EMM’s Impact Fund, I invite you to give here. EMM would be delighted to partner with your church, as together we work toward making disciples of Jesus locally and around the world!