Stories
November 12, 2020

Central America Mennonite churches seek hurricane relief

Written by Micah Brickner

SALUNGA, Pa. — On November 3, category four Hurricane Eta reached the shores of Nicaragua, and continued its path, wreaking havoc on Honduras and Guatemala. Torrential rain throughout the region has caused mass flooding, landslides, and displacement.

SALUNGA, Pa. — Chester L. Wenger, 102, died on October 1, 2020, in Lititz, Pa. He and his wife Sara Jane were pioneering missionaries in Ethiopia.

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October 19, 2020

Eastern Mennonite Missions Board of Directors appoints new president

Written by EMM Communications

SALUNGA, Pa. — The Eastern Mennonite Missions (EMM) Board of Directors announces the appointment of Dr. Marvin Lorenzana as the organization’s ninth president. Lorenzana brings extensive multicultural leadership, discipleship, and mission experience to his new role as EMM president.

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ERSEKË, Albania — Eastern Mennonite Missions (EMM) and its partner Ersekë Evangelical Church (EEC) in Ersekë, Albania, are seeking supporters for projects focused on disadvantaged children. The church’s Foleza after-school program and its sister residential home program are focused on creating safe and stable environments for children to thrive. 

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October 2, 2020

“Yes” and “amen”

Written by Lea* | May 2020

Teaching online is not a great way to be present with people. Many have expressed their frustration and are struggling with losing their sense of purpose. For me, I’m mourning the loss of what felt like great momentum with some students and friends this past year.

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October 2, 2020

Some people are happy!

Written by Daryl and Jen Hoover | June 2020

February was a month full of ministry in Costa Rica but in March it came to a screeching halt. Six Vida220 teams have been quarantined in their respective countries and Vida Missions teams have canceled for the summer.

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October 2, 2020

Redeeming the time

Written by Jonathan Bornman | June 2020

With all meetings and travel canceled, and much lower interaction with people, this has been a fantastic time of progress for writing my dissertation.

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October 2, 2020

Life turned upside down

Written by Ben and Lena* | March 2020

Just like the rest of the world, our daily life was turned upside down. In the course of a week, several colleagues who were in the at-risk group hurriedly left the country before borders closed, Ben is leading the process of temporarily shutting down the business, schools shut down, and Lena is adjusting to home schooling our kids.

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October 2, 2020

Grieving together

Written by Stephen Horst and Bethany Tobin | April 2020

Gathering at a time of social distancing felt incongruous, but in Thai culture literally camping out with the family at a time of bereavement is one of the highest values. 

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October 2, 2020

Fundraising in the time of COVID-19

Written by Michael Clancy | May 2020

I must be vulnerable and say that I have had anxiety, not crippling fear, but worry for our family as we head into the last two months of our fundraising for support for our second term, years three and four as urban missionaries to the city of Lebanon, Pa.

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