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September 17, 2018

Called where the people are

EMM worker Michael Clancy discovers that the needs and issues in the city of Lebanon aren’t any different than those in Philadelphia or New York City. Everyone needs the light of Christ.

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, September 21, 2018.

Published in Focus podcasts
September 4, 2018

The way (not) taken

Before Mary and I went to Vietnam, I was profoundly moved by reading Dietrich Bonhoeffer's The Cost of Discipleship. Bonhoeffer, a German theologian and pastor, hanged in a Nazi concentration camp in 1945, had written: "When Christ calls a man, He bids him come and die."

Published in Alumni stories

EMM’s Kingdom Teams and non-native English speakers have fun and learn from one another during the Leap into Language program.

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, September 1, 2018.

Published in Focus podcasts
August 10, 2018

Redefining “church”

A former EMM worker reflects on the lessons he learned about what “church” really means.

Focus is a weekly three-minute radio program which airs on WDAC (94.5 fm) on Saturdays at 8:55 p.m. This program aired on Saturday, August 11, 2018.

Published in Focus podcasts

An immigrant church in Philadelphia — an “offshoot” of work started in Vietnam more than a half-century earlier — plants an urban church on its own doorstep that reaches out to the “least of these.”

Focus is a weekly three-minute radio program which airs on WDAC (94.5 fm) on Saturdays at 8:55 p.m. This program aired on Saturday, August 4, 2018.

Published in Focus podcasts
August 6, 2018

Called to Burma

Many people have never heard of this country, or if they have, they know little about it. The government has guaranteed this cloak of secrecy over the last 60-plus years of military junta ruling by keeping much of the country closed, with severe and swift consequences for anyone they even suspect of questioning their laws or legitimacy. Secret police are located everywhere, spying on their own citizens and making those they feel may be a threat disappear, temporarily or permanently.

Published in Alumni stories

LANCASTER, Pa. — “Discipleship sessions were a big area of focus,” said Eastern Mennonite Missions (EMM) Kingdom Team Director Krista Martin when asked to highlight what is new for the program this year. The curriculum is based on EMM’s mission statement, providing instruction for Kingdom Team staff to help teach the program participants.

Published in Worker stories

WILLOW STREET, Pa. — It’s all about the international food — at least according to Luke Charles, 35, of Millersville, Pa., who has not missed Eastern Mennonite Missions’ (EMM’s) Global Fair for 19 of the event’s 23 years.

Published in Worker stories
July 12, 2018

Partners in peace

EMM’s Christian-Muslim Relations Team nurtures a worldwide network of Jesus followers who are pursuing peace and equipping other peacemakers.

Focus is a weekly three-minute radio program which airs on WDAC (94.5 fm) on Saturdays at 8:55 p.m. This program aired on Saturday, July 7, 2018.

Published in Focus podcasts

WILLOW STREET, Pa. — The sight of alpacas, the sound of bongo drums, and the scent of curry: on July 7 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Eastern Mennonite Missions’ (EMM’s) Global Fair will once again bring international flavor and culture to the Hans Herr House in Willow Street, Pa.

Published in News stories
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