Focus podcasts

Eager to sing

In 2008, John and Debbie Coats started a pilot program for children which focused on character training in a rural village in southeastern Cambodia. The program included music which helped the children realize that not only can worship be very beautiful, but that they can be a part of those beautiful sounds.

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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, January 12, 2019.

Two choirs, three languages

Brook Hostetter served with EMM from 2014–16 as an English and music teacher at the PROMESA school in Cusco, Peru. She connected a North American children's choir with a Peruvian children's choir. The result was an original song and music video, recorded and filmed in Cusco! 

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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, December 29, 2018.

Dinner with the King on Christmas Eve

On Christmas Eve, nearly 2,000 people — many of whom are homeless — will be invited to a beautiful white-linen meal in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. 

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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, December 22, 2018.

Waiting for this

EMM workers Steve Horst and Mark Schoenhals, along with 20 people from Life Enrichment Church, attended a house church planting conference where they were inspired to create some ambitious goals.

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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, December 15, 2018.

A quiet prayer or a simple song

Kevin Ruhf served as an EMM mission intern in the Netherlands in 2012. Several years after serving with this hostel ministry, a trip to Tanzania reminded Kevin of what peace looks like.

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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, December 8, 2018.

Two days without cell phones

EMM staff members Jimm and Kaylene Derksen challenged high school students to go 48 hours without using their smartphones or social media.

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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, December 1, 2018.

Multiplied like loaves and fish

Kefa Moirore, a Kenyan pastor and entrepreneur multiplied a grant from EMM by 4,000 percent, helping to fund his ministry to street families.

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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, November 17, 2018.

Training the trainers

Multiplication is an important part of discipleship. Phil and Linda, through their work at Tyndale Theological Seminary, are investing in students who will then be investing in others!

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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, November 10, 2018.

Fifty years later: The K'ekchi' Mennonite Church

The first  K’ekchi’ believers in Guatemala grew from a small little group in 1971 to a self-governing network of 130 Mennonite congregations today. Larry Lehman, one of the first pioneer workers among the K’ekchi’, says they learned much from one another.

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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, November 3, 2018.

Language is not the most important thing

Before moving to Lancaster County 18 years ago, Donna Becker had little exposure to Mennonites. This summer, Donna’s understanding of Mennonite identity was expanded when she met the people of Habecker Mennonite Church in Lancaster, Pa.

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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, October 27, 2018.

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