Stories

Letter from President Gerry Keener

Over the past fews weeks, I expect all of us have been following the developments of the COVID-19 outbreak 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, March 21, 2020.

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Reflections from an evening walk

After a full day of engaging in her role as a teacher, Shirah Burns often likes to take a walk on the track of a nearby school. On this one particular night, there were a lot of people on the track. It was a beautiful night to exercise and as Shirah looked around she began to observe the people near her.

 

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, March 14, 2020.

Published in Focus podcasts
March 19, 2020

Letter from President Gerry Keener

Written by Gerry Keener

We are living in the midst of an uncertain time. Likely, you have been following the developments of the COVID-19 outbreak around the world. EMM staff and I have been closely monitoring the situation and praying for all who are being affected by the disease. Our Leadership Team has also taken a number of steps to ensure the well-being of our global workers and domestic staff.

Published in Articles
March 13, 2020

A new kind of mission in the familiar state of Alabama

Written by Micah Brickner

PHENIX CITY, Ala. — This summer, Eastern Mennonite Missions (EMM) Kingdom Teams will venture into a new region in Phenix City, Ala. However, Alabama is not new to EMM, having operated ministries in this state since the 1940s when it began sending evangelists. 

Published in Articles
March 13, 2020

Support for global workers during COVID-19 outbreak

Written by Micah Brickner

SALUNGA, Pa. — Eastern Mennonite Missions (EMM) is monitoring the coronavirus epidemic and actively praying for all being impacted. 

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SALUNGA, Pa. “Donald Jacobs was a visionary leader. To fit into a culture, one must have love. Don had love in his heart,” said Bishop Nelson Kisare.

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Great love and obedience

After almost four decades of walking with Christ, EMM Mission Team Director Lorri Bentch has learned that the cost of disobedience is always greater than the cost of obedience. Twenty-five years ago, she said “yes” to following her husband to Hungary to serve with EMM just one month after they were married.

 

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, March 7, 2020.

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A lifelong process

As a new follower of Jesus Christ in her early 20s, Nancy Hostetter was drawn to missionaries when they visited her church. A short-term mission trip led to a discipleship training program which led to meeting her husband of 30 years, Michael. As their family grew, they chose to plant themselves in Puerto Montt, Chile.

 

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, February 29, 2020.

Published in Focus podcasts
February 27, 2020

Stepping out

Written by Amy Herr

Ever since I can remember, I have struggled with believing in the lie that my voice doesn’t matter.

Published in Articles, Worker stories

Do they all worship the same God?

Do Christians, Jews, and Muslims worship the same God? This is a perennial question that has led to much division in Christian theological circles. It’s also a question that EMM global David Shenk was invited to write about in a book called “Do Christians, Jews, and Muslims worship the same God?: Four views.”

 

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, February 22, 2020.

Published in Focus podcasts
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