Blessed with three decades of experience interacting with Muslims and the ability to communicate in five languages, Andres serves globally as a consultant for churches and leaders, especially in the area of teaching/training Christians how to build life-giving relationships with Muslims through dialogue, witness, peacemaking, and hospitality. He is a member of EMM's Christian-Muslim Relations Team.
Michael serves in Lebanon, Pa., with his wife, Deborah, and their two children. Michael has experienced the life-transforming power of the gospel in his personal life, and he desires to extend the hope of Christ to others by reaching out to the forgotten members of society, including people in his city who are returning from incarceration or rehabilitation from substance abuse. He understands the obstacles to reconnecting with society and building meaningful relationships. It is his deepest desire to come alongside men, supporting his community through social relationships and mentoring, and also by networking among ministries and city services.
Marty and Glenna are associated workers, primarily with Wycliffe Bible Translators at the International Linguistics Center in Dallas, Texas. Marty works in information technology, including computer repair. Glenna is a library cataloger at the Dallas International University (formerly Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics). She is also involved in ethnomusicology and world arts.
Michael and Nancy serve in Chile as regional representatives for South America. Their mission includes mentoring businessmen and businesswomen who are seeking to conduct their businesses in Christ-like ways, as well as guiding local Chileans in the ministry of planting and leading house churches. They also partner with Christian Chileans who are working to raise awareness of the childhood sexual abuse crisis in Chile, while discussing ways to prevent it and respond to those affected by it. Mike and Nancy are involved in a variety of dynamic friendships and discipling relationships in which they seek to help people discover God’s purpose for their lives as they grow in relationship with Jesus.
Ted and Julie, with their six children, serve alongside the K'ekchi' Mennonite Church in Guatemala. Ted assists in developing sustainable coffee farming and agriculture to help K'ekchi' farmers increase sales and achieve fairer prices. He also facilitates small business trainings. Together, the Smoker family builds relationships and hosts visitors to the region.
Daryl and Jen serve in Costa Rica with their four children, supporting the local discipleship network VidaNet. Daryl assists with organizing finances and administrative responsibilities for VidaNet. The programs of VidaNet provide long- and short-term discipleship and leadership training for young people from Central and North America. Jen serves as hospitality coordinator for VidaNet, planning and preparing for individuals and groups who stay at Casa VidaNet. Jen also serves as a counselor for El Nido, VidaNet's crisis pregnancy center which provides support and resources for mothers and children in crisis.
Austin serves with VidaNet, a discipleship training ministry based in Costa Rica. He leads VidaNet's community outreach programs, and also plans and leads the short-term teams that come through the ministry while traveling to different parts of Central America. Austin builds and strengthens relationships with VidaNet's partner churches.
An EMM worker in Thailand helps a young girl escape abuse.
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 19, 2018.
The Garifuna Mennonite Church prepares to take the gospel to Garifuna communities 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, May 12, 2018.