For those of us whose life journey has included staying in a college or university campus dormitory, we may remember what it was like to set up “home” in a new and unfamiliar setting. For some, dorm life was lonely. For others, it was exciting and invigorating. For all of us, it was an opportunity to grow.
If you’ve ever lived in a foreign country, you know how hard it is to fit into the community. Between the language barrier, the cultural differences, and the lack of connections, it can be difficult finding your place. When you’re the outsider, you really appreciate it when people welcome you into their homes.
Sometimes you receive a gift so kind that it's the kindness, not the gift, that brings you joy for years.
In the lobby of the building where Mount Joy Mennonite Church meets, there is a rough wooden door propped up against the wall.
"Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it" (Hebrews 13:2, NRSV).
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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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A financial look at the work of EMM in 2015.