January 5, 2016

Casting our net

Written by Tim Groff

A crew of chilly, wet men are gathered at the prow of their crowded fishing boat in the predawn dark when an almost ghostly voice floats out to them through the fog.

January 4, 2016

A terrorist for tea

Written by Jewel Showalter

Eight Muslim Middle Easterners in our living room? Interested in Bible study? I fled to the kitchen. At least I could fix tea.

MUSOMA, Tanzania -- Infertility, single parenting, poverty, the raising and teaching of children, life with an unbelieving or unfaithful husband, and maintaining faith in desperate times: a number of these issues confront many East African women daily.

December 15, 2015

New Human Resources director begins at Eastern Mennonite Missions

Written by Stephanie Hanna

SALUNGA, Pa. – Becky Hess began serving as Human Resources director at Eastern Mennonite Missions on December 1, 2015.

December 14, 2015

EMM workers assist with refugee relief in Germany

Written by Stephanie Hanna

HALLE, Germany -- “Above all, we want the refugees to receive what they need in the name of Jesus, for His glory and fame. They need Him more than they need clean bedsheets, but we want to give them both!” say Eastern Mennonite Missions (EMM) workers in Halle.

December 1, 2015

It’s about transformation!

Written by Lucille Zimmerman

Maybe it’s lending a “helping hand” to start a banana orchard, a fish pond, a small store, or even a mobile “restaurant” consisting of a barbeque pit strapped to the back of a motorcycle!

November 19, 2015

Jesus’ Deaf Church in Belize celebrates ten years

Written by Stephanie Hanna

ORANGE WALK, Belize – More than forty adults and children participated in the tenth anniversary celebration of Jesus’ Deaf Church on Sunday, October 11, 2015.

November 18, 2015

Traveling stories

Written by Linda Moffett

"No, don’t cut off all those branches! You’re crazy, you’ll kill it!”

November 16, 2015

Amazing grace

Written by Bob Phillips

There is a lovely, ironic line in an old Paul Simon love song: “If something goes right … whoa, it’s likely to lose me; it’s apt to confuse me, because it’s such an unusual sight, ... I can’t get used to something so right, something so right!”

Pastor Ibrahim Samuel arrived at Sumbawanga Mennonite Church in Tanzania about a year and a half ago, full of energy and vision.

November 11, 2015

Streaming to Jesus

Written by Richard Showalter

George Nyaundi grew up as a traditional African in Enemasi, Kenya.

November 5, 2015

Experiencing multiplication

Written by Joe Garber

“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.

November 2, 2015

Multiplying financial resources for kingdom work

Written by EMM news service

A look at how EMM's Church Investment Loan Fund is multiplying financial resources for kingdom work.

November 2, 2015

From the president's heart: multiplication

Written by Nelson Okanya

“You have heard me teach things that have been confirmed by many reliable witnesses. Now teach these truths to other trustworthy people who will be able to pass them on to others” (2 Timothy 2:2, NLT).

October 29, 2015

EMM refocuses discipleship training programs

Written by EMM news service

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.

Salunga, Pa. – During three weeks of teaching in seminaries in Europe from August 31 through September 21, David W. Shenk of Eastern Mennonite Missions (EMM) said that discussions and conversations everywhere were about what the response should be “to the refugee crisis in the midst of the enormous chaos happening now.”

September 30, 2015

An open door in Nigeria

Written by Linda Moffett

Yusuf was the leader of a terrorist group in Nigeria. He not only hated Christians; he attacked and killed them. Guns weren’t even enough for Yusuf.

September 24, 2015

EMM seeks relief funds for refugees in Germany

Written by Linda Moffett

HALLE, Germany -- “The flow of refugees into Germany, already very high, is expected to increase in a way we’ve never seen before,” said an EMM worker in Halle.

September 24, 2015

Local residents learn how to help refugees

Written by Linda Moffett

SALUNGA, Pa. -- The refugee crisis seems overwhelming -- not only to individuals, but also to entire countries. But on Friday, September 11, in Salunga, Pa., a group of more than eighty people met to talk about how they can get involved locally.

September 21, 2015

Return for closure

Written by Krystal Weaver

“Chao, nos vemos en tres meses! (Goodbye, see you in three months!)”

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