Pastor Ibrahim Samuel arrived at Sumbawanga Mennonite Church in Tanzania about a year and a half ago, full of energy and vision.
Some of these Ugandan women had walked six kilometers and had slept in the church overnight in order to be there -- to receive teaching from EMM workers Joe and Gloria Bontrager.
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, October 31, 2015.
One retired EMM worker discusses three important questions with West Africans: What is God doing? How is He doing it? And how is He preparing the church to do His work? We all need to know these answers!
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, July 18, 2015.
MWANZA, Tanzania – Bishops in the Tanzanian and Kenyan Mennonite churches are working to meet the need for local, affordable training for village pastors.
When Pastor Trung presented the plans of the Vietnam Mennonite Church to open a four- year Bachelor of Theology class, EMM worker Gerry Keener exclaimed (to himself), “Impossible!”
In this issue:
From the president's heart
"His purpose was for the nations to seek after God ..." -- Acts 17:27 (NLT) (Click to view photos)
No longer trusting in magic (click here to read)
EMM workers Jack and Julia* experience God moving in Asia.
Vision within reach (click here to read)
An update on the water filter business in Asia.
Fighting the ugly secret (click here to read)
Chilean couple, Ricardo Ibaceta and Eliana Medina, continue their puppet ministry to prevent sexual abuse.
On our radar (click here to read)
EMM sent its first U.S.-based YES team in 10 years in 2014.
Striding forward (click here to read)
PROMESA, a bilingual Christian school in Cusco, Peru, paid off the purchase of land for expansion of the school!
Learning English, experiencing love
Summer English camp hosted by Gehman Mennonite Church.
A sweet influence (click here to read)
An after-school program in rural Cambodia expanded into two new villages in 2014.
A Luke 14 birthday party
A birthday party morphs into a Luke 14 banquet.
EMM workers share about their privilege of working with several of EMM's international mission partners.
A phenomenal job (click here to read)
Mennonite pastor and church planter George Nyaundi has worked for peace in Sotik, Kenya since December 2007.
Graduates! (click here to read)
The first graduates of the Vietnam Mennonite Church's four-year Bachelor of Theology class walked in November 2014!
EMM workers Joe and Gloria Bontrager reflect on their first two years serving in Tanzania.
Cornelius experiences (click here to read)
Over seven years of prayer, language study, developing deep relationships, and fully investing in work and life in a local community, God is transforming lives.
ALTA VERAPAZ, Guatemala - After living among the K'ekchi' people of north central Guatemala for more than 20 years, Eastern Mennonite Missions (EMM) workers Galen and Phyllis Groff have said goodbye to the community they've called home.
"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.”