April 12, 2021

A conversation with EMM's new president

Written by Micah Brickner

In early January 2021, outgoing president Gerry Keener sat down with Marvin Lorenzana to talk about this transition. Here’s a look at some of that conversation.

Published in Articles
April 12, 2021

Meet Dr. Marvin Lorenzana

Written by Micah Brickner

In October 2020, the EMM Board of Directors announced Dr. Marvin Lorenzana’s appointment as the ninth president of Eastern Mennonite Missions. We’re grateful for Marvin and the extensive leadership he’ll bring to EMM.

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NZÉRÉKORÉ, Guinea — Eastern Mennonite Missions (EMM) is saddened to share the death of volunteer worker Beryl Forrester. While teaching and resourcing a young church plant in Nzérékoré, Guinea, Forrester experienced a brief illness and passed away on Tuesday, March 2, at the age of 80.

December 21, 2020

Welcome neighbor

Written by Michael Booth

God is taking EMM in a new direction. EMM is venturing forth into the city — to an ideal location on North Prince Street. Lancaster City is a beautiful place that I have come to appreciate. I am so grateful our God has called me into Lancaster, and I’m encouraged that God has called EMM too.

Published in Articles, Local stories
December 14, 2020

Same country: new village and hope-filled ministry

Written by Betsy Stewart



Albania is not new for EMM worker Sonya Harnish. Although Sonya’s current term began in 2017, her initial exposure to Albania was in 1997 when she was part of a YES team in the country. Sonya would then go on to serve there as a long-term worker from 2000 to 2009. 

Published in Articles, Worker stories
December 7, 2020

Missionary Messenger changes, yet stays the same

Written by Linda Moffett

Our renovated offices are not the only change happening at EMM. The Missionary Messenger (MM) magazine is also being “refurbished!”

Published in Articles
November 30, 2020

God is in each place

Written by Amaris Allan

When we first decided to serve with EMM, we didn’t expect to spend time in two very different contexts in the course of our three-year term. We started out in a town setting in Zanzibar, Tanzania, where we spent almost two years. 

Published in Articles, Worker stories
November 23, 2020

From the editor

Written by Linda Moffett

Going right instead of left. Taking an unexpected path. Saying “yes” instead of “no.” Small steps, small decisions can often result in life-changing events.

Published in Articles
November 16, 2020

A journey begins with a single step

Written by Linda Moffett

A journey begins with a single step … and EMM’s journey culminates in a new location in downtown Lancaster! But the journey is not ending; it is only beginning.

Published in Articles, Local stories
November 12, 2020

Central America Mennonite churches seek hurricane relief

Written by Micah Brickner

SALUNGA, Pa. — On November 3, category four Hurricane Eta reached the shores of Nicaragua, and continued its path, wreaking havoc on Honduras and Guatemala. Torrential rain throughout the region has caused mass flooding, landslides, and displacement.

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