Ten years ago, I was blessed to serve on the first YES team sent to a diverse country located in South Asia. As an adventurous 18-year-old, I never assumed those five months of life-changing experiences would still be impacting me today in my role as a full-time wife and mother.
In this issue:
From the president's heart (click here to read)
A beautiful mess (click here to read)
A reflection by Dan Rice, EMM's business for transformation coach
Persecuted believers' courage inspires Thai Anabaptists
Prior to Lek* believing in Jesus, ten of his fifteen children died. After he became a Christian, his children stopped dying. People in his village noticed!
A quadruple bottom line (click here to read)
Most businesses measure only one bottom line - profit.
Business for transformation measures its impact in four ways - economically, socially, environmentally, and spiritually.
The dream business
Story of how one young man's dream to serve cross-culturally became reality
Mission effectiveness multiplied
An update on how serving through business has multiplied the work in regions around the world
MM asked Dan Rice to talk about what would be true if his wildest dreams about business for transformation came true
We want to be in control; we want to be successful. But sometimes God has other things to teach us. Through illnesses and disappointments, 5 EMM workers choose to trust God and see where He is at work.
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, January 3, 2015.
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.
"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.”