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    Support “Unexpected Peace: In search for the common good”

    Join us on the journey!

    Thank you for your interest in the Unexpected Peace documentary. As you may know, stories of peacebuilding rarely make it to the big screen, but these stories need to be told. We invite you to join us in responding to Jesus’ invitation to be peacemakers and ministers of reconciliation.

    Please would you consider a generous gift to Unexpected Peace today? Your generosity will help to share stories to touch people’s hearts and open their minds to new ideas about forgiveness, peacemaking, and reconciliation.

    To learn more about the Unexpected Peace documentary visit unexpectedpeace.com.

    To learn more about EMM’s Christian-Muslim Relations Team visit emmpeacemakers.org.

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    Hub 450

    Note: This form is not for rental payments or payment for classes. Please see this page for rental information.

    We are a Hub of welcome for the Nations to build bridges across cultures through hospitality, learning, and creativity.

    Hub450 is also available as an event space that can be rented by the community for corporate or private functions (and at a discounted rate to new immigrants).

    Lancaster County is best known as a tourist destination for those wanting to learn about its Amish and Mennonite communities. Many do not realize that Lancaster is also home to immigrants from many nations. Lancaster was named “America’s Refugee capital”, by the BBC, as Lancaster boasts the second largest refugee population per capita than any other city in the USA.

    There are a variety of programs running at Hub450 to serve and welcome refugees and immigrants to Lancaster. To name a few: Global Women’s Village, English as a Second Language Classes, Driver’s Ed Classes, Prayer for the Nations Night, After-School Tutoring, and (coming soon) an International Cafe.

    Our core values include the following:

    • Hospitality: sharing food, friends, and relationships at the table

    • Opportunity: partnering with neighbors, community, nations

    • Presence: practicing Christ’s love for the well-being of the city and world

    • Engage: creating space for education, art, business, innovation, and faith

    We hope you will consider partnering with us in welcoming our New Neighbor to Lancaster!

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    After-school program in Albania

    You can help support an after-school program called Foleza (The Little Nest) and House of Hope Children’s Home run by the Evangelical Church of Erseke, Albania, for disadvantaged children. Funds will be used for program, daily living and staff expenses related to these 2 ministries for children who attend Foleza and/or are a member of the House of Hope family.

     

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    Belize Evangelical Mennonite Church Scholarship Fund

    Why do over 25% of children in Belize stop going to school by age 12? Because secondary school isn’t free. That’s why Miriam Eberly, who formerly served with EMM in Belize, started a scholarship fund to help students get the education they need to achieve their dreams.

    Miriam’s scholarship fund, called the Belize Evangelical Mennonite Church Scholarship Fund, provides $200 to $250 scholarships (the equivalent of 400 to 500 Belize dollars) to secondary students who attend Mennonite churches. The cost of secondary school in Belize varies widely, from around $300 per year to $3,000 (USD). When evaluating applications for the scholarship, Miriam takes financial need, Mennonite church attendance and participation, leadership potential, and educational excellence into account.

    Each student sends a letter when they apply for the scholarship. Miriam has received letters from Deaf students, students whose homes don’t have electricity, and students who hope to become doctors to serve the Belizean people one day. “My goals are to graduate and then be able to go to Bible college. One day I also hope to become a missionary in India,” wrote one student named Sally Padilla.

    After four years of running the scholarship fund almost entirely from her own savings, Miriam is beginning to hear from scholarship recipients who went on to pursue their goals. One female student was accepted to the University of Belize to study math, physics, and architecture. Another student is studying at a Bible school in Guatemala.

    For Miriam, her scholarship fund is a way to invest in the future of a country she loves. Would you like to join her?

    $15 helps a student afford transportation to school for one week
    $50 helps a student purchase a secondary school textbook
    $250 provides a student with a scholarship for a full school year

    Give toward the Belize Evangelical Mennonite Church Scholarship Fund
    $15, $50, $250, other
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    Child abuse prevention in Chile

    The beauty of the islands lying off the coast of southern Chile is tainted by darkness. Government studies indicate that as many as eight out of 10 children there are being sexually abused. Throughout Chile, EMM workers have joined with others to help prevent the abuse.

    For example, Caminando en Victoria (Walking in Victory) is an organization that holds many workshops to educate adults and children about sexual abuse prevention. Another example is a ministry center for children living in La Vega, a section of Tenglo Island. The center, called Siloe’, is a safe place where children can relax, play, learn, experience healthy ways of relating, and receive affirmation, encouragement, and love from Christian believers. Parents and adult relatives of the children are mostly absent, living below poverty level, and lacking in education and resources. Funds are needed to purchase supplies for workshops, sporting equipment, games, books, art supplies, music-related items, firewood, gas for cooking, and snacks for the children.

    $20 will provide art supplies for the children
    $50 provides swimming classes
    $200 pays for one person to attend a training seminar on the prevention of sexual abuse

    Give toward the prevention of child abuse in Chile.

    $20, $50, $200, other

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    Christian after-school program in Cambodia

    In rural Cambodia, an after-school children’s program is changing lives. Children ages seven to 14 can take part in a program that provides math tutoring, Khmer language skills (many enter the program not even knowing the basic alphabet), and Scriptural education.

    Children are introduced to the Bible — learning about Adam to Jesus in one year! Christian character values such as honesty, respect for others, and honoring one’s parents are emphasized.

    The “character teachers” are all committed local Khmer Christians who love kids. Games, skits, and play times provide fun for the children. The program is unapologetically Christian; parents know and understand their children will be learning about Jesus, singing Christian songs, and learning from God’s Scriptures. Parents or caretakers attend a parenting session.

    Every child in the program is required to attend the local schools: the program provides each with a school uniform, a book bag, school supplies, and a set of play clothes. A local compound in the village is rented for a few hours a day. Used motorcycles must be purchased so teachers can travel between villages.

    The program has just been expanded into two new villages, and parents are very eager to get their children involved. 120 new children have been signed up — more than expected!

    $115 covers the full cost of one child participating in the program

    $900 provides a teacher with a used motorcycle for traveling among villages

    Give towards the after-school program in Cambodia.

    $18, $82, $115, $800, other

     

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    Church leadership training in Vietnam

    “Leadership development and theological training for pastors continue to be pressing needs of the Vietnamese church. While some Bible schools were legally recognized since 2004, there is still a huge shortage of adequately trained leaders, pastors and teachers. There is a lot of catching up to do as a result of 30 years of near total restrictions on training. Some of those restrictions continue to this day,” says Gerry Keener, an EMM non-resident missionary who teaches in a ministry training institute started by the Vietnam Mennonite Church. “The Mennonite training institute in Vietnam provides a framework in which we can train Mennonite leaders as well as share Anabaptist-oriented curricular materials with other denominations.”

    The Vietnamese believers are energetic and dedicated to the Lord and His kingdom. Biblical and theological training are vital to provide enough leaders and teachers for the growing evangelical community and to stabilize the church.

    $50 pays for textbooks and study materials for one student for four one-week courses
    $100 pays for one student’s transportation and food for a week-long course
    $200 pays to translate the teachings of visiting teachers in the classroom

    “I have resolved to faithfully follow Christ all my life. I want to be faithful to obey the Lord’s teaching and to use His Word in edifying His household.” — Nguyen Dinh Vu, evangelist in Vietnam

    Give towards leadership training in Vietnam.

    $25, $50, $150, other

     

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    Development and growth of the Mennonite Church in West Africa

    Gifts in memory of missionary and teacher Beryl Forrester support the development and growth of the Mennonite Church in West Africa.
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    Immigrant ministry in Halle, Germany

    “The flow of refugees into Germany, already very high, is expected to increase in a way we’ve never seen before,” said an EMM worker in Halle, Germany. At Begegnungraum der Kulturen (The Meeting Place of Cultures) – an immigrant ministry through local church Soli Deo in Halle – refugees receive aid in their hour of need. Many arrive traumatized and fearful. But everyone who comes to the immigrant center is treated with dignity and respect, welcomed despite being strangers and foreigners in a new country.

    Europe is seeing an influx of refugees from politically destabilized regions in North Africa, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe. Since 2010, immigration has doubled in parts of Europe. Refugees may be Muslims, and they may be persecuted Christians. Marah is a single mother struggling to raise two children on her own. She arrived in Halle, Germany, from North Africa, with a price on her head for dishonoring her family. Fadiyah, abandoned by her husband, is from Sao Tome. Illness has added to the burden of taking care of her three teenage sons.

    At Begegnungraum der Kulturen, practical help is offered – from setting up a household in Germany to applying for government paperwork. German language courses, music lessons, and a safe place to socialize and make friends help with the immigrants’ transition to a new country. “Germany is being stretched almost beyond its limits,” said the EMM worker in Halle. “While Germany has welcomed more refugees per capita than any country in Europe, there has been a minority speaking out against the refugees who are arriving. Now is the time for the evangelical church to join together and welcome the tide of refugees in the name of Jesus.”

    Give towards immigrant ministry in Halle, Germany. Any amount will help.

    $20 helps a refugee family buy groceries
    $50 helps buy a tank of gas or pay the electric bill
    $100 helps with a month’s rent

    $20, $50, $100, other

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    Preschool in Guinea-Bissau

    Give the gift of a good start in life!

    In Guinea-Bissau, where the annual per capita income is only $1,090, mothers have few educational options for their children.

    EMM has partnered with local people in the villages of Catel, Guinea-Bissau, to start a preschool where children can get a good start on reading, writing, and arithmetic. But most importantly, the children learn that Jesus loves them and has good plans for their lives.

    Village parents pay $10 per school year in tuition (a significant expense for them), but this is not enough to cover all costs. The preschool has a current financial need of $2,000.

    Charitable gifts received will be used to outfit school rooms, make uniforms, purchase school supplies, and supplement the salaries of the the preschool teachers.

    $54.50 provides one student with a uniform, books, and supplies, and supplements teachers’ salaries
    $720 covers the cost of paint, window screens, cabinet locks, general care, and security for the preschools

    Give towards the preschool in Guinea-Bissau.

    $54.50, $720, other

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    PROMESA, a Mennonite school in Peru

    Quechua children in Peru face discrimination in local schools due to their ethnicity and their evangelical faith. The Peruvian Mennonite Church decided to establish an alternative to the local school system by founding PROMESA, which offers an academically advanced, Christian education that also frees children from experiencing discrimination at school.

    Two reasons to give to PROMESA:

    New building

    The school started in 2005 with 11 students; today, nearly 300 children, both Quechua and non-Quechua, are enrolled. Many children were being turned away due to lack of space and insufficient facilities, so the church purchased land in the mountains outside Cusco to construct a new school building. Volunteers from Engineering Ministries International (EMI) have created a three-phase construction plan. Walk through the planned campus here.

    Just over $1 million is needed for site preparation and phase one of building classrooms. With our support, many more Peruvian students can have access to a safe, high-quality, Christian education. Read stories from the Peru Trek for PROMESA which helped raise money for the school.

    Scholarships

    You can help a bright child with insufficient resources get a high-quality Christian education! It takes $1000 to sponsor one student for an entire school year, but any amount helps.

    In this short video, learn about PROMESA through the story of 15-year-old Jhon Erik — and find out ways to help this Christian school achieve its future goals.

    $50 helps PROMESA expand and reach more children
    $200 moves PROMESA closer to a larger facility
    $2,000 is a generous gift promoting education!

    Give towards PROMESA in Peru.

    $50, $200, $2,000, other

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    PROSIM in Peru

    Children living in the remote villages of the Andean mountains of Peru face a number of health challenges, including malnutrition, parasites, and anemia. Fortunately, these conditions are treatable and preventable with education and assistance.

    Born and raised in Peru, Gloria Mamani Nina is a health promoter who travels six hours by bus to reach the village of San Juan de Cotabambas. She provides the families there with the information and tools they need for better health. Gloria presents lessons on everything from a balanced diet to good dental care to the importance of hygiene.

    Gloria works as a health promoter with PROSIM, a health care cooperative started by EMM and the Peruvian Mennonite Church. Each local church — many in outlying villages and communities — has a health promoter or representative. Every month, the health promoters gather to meet with PROSIM for training, a time of prayer and worship, and a short devotional. Some of the trainings have included CPR training, anemia, medications and how to use them, and dehydration. The health promoters go back and share this vital information with their own communities or an outlying village. In the process they are seeing lives transformed, physically and spiritually! Check out PROSIM’s work.

    Give to PROSIM in Peru.

    $20 covers the travel costs for a health promoter or representative (usually as far as 6-8 hours by bus) to attend monthly meetings
    $30 provides ten elderly individuals with hygiene products and a nutritious meal
    $45 replenishes the medications and supplies in the first aid kits of the health promoters and representatives

    $20, $30, $45, other

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PROSIM in Peru

Children living in the remote villages of the Andean mountains of Peru face a number of health challenges, including malnutrition, parasites, and anemia. Fortunately, these conditions are treatable and preventable with education and assistance.

Born and raised in Peru, Gloria Mamani Nina is a health promoter who travels six hours by bus to reach the village of San Juan de Cotabambas. She provides the families there with the information and tools they need for better health. Gloria presents lessons on everything from a balanced diet to good dental care to the importance of hygiene.

Gloria works as a health promoter with PROSIM, a health care cooperative started by EMM and the Peruvian Mennonite Church. Each local church — many in outlying villages and communities — has a health promoter or representative. Every month, the health promoters gather to meet with PROSIM for training, a time of prayer and worship, and a short devotional. Some of the trainings have included CPR training, anemia, medications and how to use them, and dehydration. The health promoters go back and share this vital information with their own communities or an outlying village. In the process they are seeing lives transformed, physically and spiritually! Check out PROSIM’s work.

Give to PROSIM in Peru.

$20 covers the travel costs for a health promoter or representative (usually as far as 6-8 hours by bus) to attend monthly meetings
$30 provides ten elderly individuals with hygiene products and a nutritious meal
$45 replenishes the medications and supplies in the first aid kits of the health promoters and representatives

$20, $30, $45, other

Additional information

Region

Latin America

Location

Peru

Ministry category

Children at risk, Health and community development

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