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.
"As of this moment, this building, the car, everything on this compound belongs to the government." These were the words of the hooded Marxist government official and his armed accomplices as they barged into the Meserete Kristos Church guest house on a Sunday evening in January, 1982.
SALUNGA, Pa. — The practice of taking a gap year between high school and college is growing in popularity, both among young people and educators.
In my freshman year of high school, when my older brother decided to take a gap year, I was quite unsure about the idea. Why would anyone decide to interrupt the normal flow of education to do something else for a year?
"A wise person changes his/her mind, but a fool never does.” This is one of many sayings that I recall from my parents. It continues to guide me and helps me better understand life. Not all mind changes indicate wisdom, but neither is wisdom indicated by refusing to be open to the Spirit, conversations with others, or personal observation.
"As Jesus passed along the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the sea — for they were fishermen. And Jesus said to them, “Follow me and I will make you fish for people.” — Mark 1:16 (NRSV)
GORKHA, Nepal — Binay Church Council, a group of Nepali Anabaptist fellowships, is reaching out to communities affected by the April and May earthquakes in Nepal with a goal of assisting 2,000 families.
LANCASTER, Pa. — Eastern Mennonite Missions worker Sean FitzGerald finds himself deeply and positively impacted by his recent service among and his ongoing relationships with Karen refugees from Burma living in Lancaster, Pa.
You don't need a passport and a visa to be "a light to the nations" (Isaiah 49:6)
What people groups have come to your county? How will you welcome them? Share Jesus with them?
CENTRAL ASIA — After leading a 10-week group study of the book Wisdom for Mothers by Denise Glenn, an Eastern Mennonite Missions (EMM) worker in Central Asia has facilitated translation of the book into the local language and is hosting Glenn and her husband for an upcoming book tour in May.
KISUMU, Kenya — Excited participants streamed into the Ahero Pastoral Care Center on April 17‒18 to launch the freshly-minted history of the Kenya Mennonite Church (KMC): Forward in Faith: A Seventy-Year Journey, 1942-2012.
NAIROBI, Kenya — The Mennonite Board in Eastern Africa Registered Trustees are launching a real estate development project, SkyView Gardens, on the property of Amani Gardens Inn (formerly the Mennonite Guest House) in Nairobi, Kenya.
MWANZA, Tanzania – Bishops in the Tanzanian and Kenyan Mennonite churches are working to meet the need for local, affordable training for village pastors.