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LANCASTER, Pa. — On January 3, Eastern Mennonite Missions (EMM) flipped the switch to begin generating enough solar energy to meet half of the electrical demands of its Hub 450 property.

Published in Articles, News stories
January 7, 2022

Nathan B. Hege: life-long servant and leader

Written by Micah Brickner

LANCASTER, Pa. — Nathan B. Hege, 94, of Lititz, Pa., went to be with the Lord on December 8, 2021. Nathan was a faithful servant of the Lord who devoted his life to serving God through missions and the church. 

Published in Articles, News stories
August 24, 2021

Learning from the past to promote the future

Written by Barry Freed

EMM Support Team Coach Barry Freed is embarking on a cross-country motorcycle trip to listen to the stories of EMM short-term alumni. Barry’s goal is to raise awareness for EMM’s new short-term mission program called Advance, underscoring EMM’s long-term commitment to raising up young people to live out the gospel.

Published in Articles
June 3, 2021

Partnership three decades later

Written by Julia Tsai

The transfer of leadership is a work of God’s grace that holds its unique challenges. It was 1988 that we left for a three-year term to a place in Tanzania that the Tanzanian Mennonite Church (KMT) had invited us to serve. After completing language school, Joe was given the task of teaching Theological Education by Extension (TEE) with a local pastor and church leader, Joseph Nyakyema, who was married to Jeanette, a missionary. For two years, we worked closely together in traveling and teaching over 100 students in 12 different locations every two weeks.

Published in Articles
June 3, 2021

God is on the move

Written by Julia Tsai

The world is changing, and God is not surprised. He is on the move, shifting things and using Christians from the Global South and East to take the lead in global missions. It’s their turn, and we can partner with them.

Published in Articles
June 3, 2021

Learning how to love

Written by Julia Tsai

The Going Public internship is a ministry of Glenwood Church in Cardiff, Wales, U.K. Interns gain experience in a variety of areas alongside British and expatriate youth. Areas of service include youth or children’s work, community work, social action, teaching and facilitating, sports ministry, or creative arts. Kelly Lapp is currently participating in her second internship with Glenwood Church. Here, she gives us a glimpse into why EMM’s partnership with the Going Public internship is such a critical part of discipling young adults.

Published in Articles
June 3, 2021

What is a Partner?

Written by Julia Tsai

Part•ner (pärter′nər) n. a person who takes part in some activity in common with another or others
— Webster’s New World College Dictionary

Did you know that EMM currently has 59 partners around the world? So what do we mean when we use the word “partner?” A partner is an organization with whom we are mutually and actively engaged. EMM values, nurtures, and pursues partnerships in all our work. We partner with groups and organizations in a variety of ways. Some partnerships have written agreements; other partnerships are more informal. EMM is committed to strong collaborative relationships with all of the partners listed here. The map is comprised of partners with whom there was active collaboration in 2020. While we value other historic partnerships, they may not appear on this list due to inactivity in 2020.

Published in Articles
June 3, 2021

All Hands on Deck

Written by Julia Tsai

In his first letter to the church at Corinth, Paul reminds that body of early Christians not to be focused on who gets the credit for ministry that is happening. It’s true, he says, that “I planted.” But “Apollos watered” and, most importantly, “God gave the growth”(1 Corinthians 2:6). EMM’s desire is that the world would be full of disciples making disciples. We want to faithfully do our part in that grand mission. But we recognize that many other organizations are doing their part as well. It’s our joy and privilege to partner with like-minded believers whenever possible, more concerned with the spread of the gospel than who gets credit for it. We recognize that while we have gifts and resources to offer, we have much to learn and gain from others’ contributions and from walking this path of discipleship together.

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LANCASTER, Pa. Do we really see who’s at our door? Or do we see who we expect to see? Eastern Mennonite Missions (EMM) worker Dr. Philip Gottschalk says much of what we see when we look at the “other” — the immigrant, the refugee — depends on what we are prepared to see and what we expect to see. 

Published in Articles
April 12, 2021

2020 annual report

Written by Julia Tsai

There are countless stories to tell of all the ways that God is at work through EMM workers around the world.
Here is a brief glimpse of stories from these regions in 2020.

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Eastern Mennonite Missions

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