Stories

Nuts and bolts

Short-term EMM workers serving in Nairobi, Kenya, learn that their valuable experience of once owning a hardware store has impacted their ministry in a very unique way.

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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, February 23, 2019.

Published in Focus podcasts
February 21, 2019

The nuts and bolts of opening doors in Nairobi

Written by Joyce Maxwell

NAIROBI, Kenya — A little more than a decade and a half ago, Bud and Shari Yordy owned and ran a hardware store in central Illinois. Responding to an urging they felt came from God, they started to actively seek out volunteer opportunities.

February 18, 2019

Authors to “forge” peace at Lancaster church

Written by Andrew Mashas, Eastern Mennonite Missions, and Brook Musselman, Atlantic Coast Conference of Mennonite Church USA

LANCASTER, Pa. Authors Shane Claiborne and Michael Martin will forge guns into garden tools as they release their new book “Beating Guns: Hope for People Who Are Weary of Violence.” On the first day of their book release tour, March 9, at 6 p.m., Claiborne and Martin will be at Neffsville Mennonite Church in Lancaster.

First days in a new place

Have you ever thought about how overwhelming moving to a new place can be? Perhaps, you’ve experienced it a few times in your life. Experience the first couple of days of mission intern Victoria Derosier, serving in Wales, U.K.

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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, February 16, 2019.

Published in Focus podcasts
February 12, 2019

My first Garifuna song

Written by Tim Groff

It’s no surprise that learning a new language is difficult. But add to that task the challenge of trying to learn an endangered language with no official written component that is spoken by only an estimated 200,000 people worldwide — and it seems overwhelming! Where to begin? EMM worker Tim Groff begins by singing.

Published in Articles, Worker stories

Newly credentialed pastors

During the last week of December, more than 200 joyous attendees filled the Catel Mennonite Church in Guinea-Bissau. The meetinghouse resonated with jubilant singing, inspiring messages, and a special celebration. What was this special celebration? Mennonite Church West Africa, or MCWA, credentialed its first pastors and was gathering for an annual conference.

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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, February 9, 2019.

Published in Focus podcasts
February 8, 2019

Off the page and into hearts

Written by Glenna Sollenberger

Ethnomusicology is the study of musical styles and their respective cultures around the world. As an ethnomusicologist, EMM worker Glenna Sollenberger is passionate about helping every culture understand the Scriptures in ways that are meaningful to them. Glenna invites you to explore mission work through music among five different people groups.

Published in Articles, Worker stories

Created to create

On November 30, 2018, Tyndale Theological Seminary in Badhoevedorp, Netherlands hosted the event: “A dialogue comparing the divine and the human in Islam and Christianity.” Exploring a unique aspect of Christian theology, EMM worker Jonathan Bornman highlighted the concept of “Imago Dei” — the belief that humanity is created in the image of God.

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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, February 2, 2019.

Published in Focus podcasts
January 30, 2019

EMM Board of Directors appoints Gerry Keener as eighth president

Written by EMM Communications

SALUNGA, Pa. The Board of Directors of Eastern Mennonite Missions (EMM) announces the appointment of Gerald “Gerry” H. Keener as the president of the organization.

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