This year, EMM is saying goodbye to its long-running and beloved YES program. As YES ends to make way for new short-term missions and discipleship structures, EMM looks back on the whole story of YES.
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, May 14, 2016.
Download a digital edition of the May/June Missionary Messenger issue here.
35 years of YES in graphics
1980 to 1990: Experiments and foundations
1991 to 2000: Pioneering
2001 to 2009: Transitions
2010 to 2015: Transitions
Discipleship training centers
For some: "YES means no" meant yes!
The day after YES
Of course I said yes
They said YES!
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“Hey,” I called down Shippen Street to a fellow walking toward me, “Are you coming from the dry cleaners?” I was headed to a Multipliers group meeting in downtown Lancaster, Pa.
SALUNGA, Pa. – “Missions isn’t just a calling for some and not for others, or a calling on part of my life but not other parts.
After coming back from a YES assignment in Cusco, Peru, and serving as hostess at the Baltimore (Md.) Discipleship Center for six months, I was job searching desperately.
One rainy evening in Achao, the members of EMM’s Chile YES team found themselves grumpy and just wanting to go to bed. But Anna, Eliot, Gabi, Gretchen, and Hadassah had to prepare for guests instead. A new friend and a friend of hers were coming to visit.
Me: I really feel called to be a missionary in Europe.
Mom: That's so far away! Couldn't you be a missionary somewhere closer? How about Pennsylvania?
SALUNGA, Pa. – Angie Breneman began serving as Discipleship Trainer at Eastern Mennonite Missions on March 2, 2015. Breneman will work at equipping congregations in discipleship and mission, with a special focus on youth and young adults. She will also coordinate pre-field orientation, training, and post-field de-briefing for short-term workers.
"For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven." -- Ecclesiastes 3:1
I am not the same person I was when, as a nineteen-year-old, I went into YES. I remember the hot summer training in Baltimore, language study in Antigua, and outreach in Guatemala City.