Stories

Church for the Needy: meeting the needs of others

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

Written by Sean Fitzgerald

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.

The generosity of friendship

One EMM worker discovers that while acts of generosity can look very different across cultures, the spirit of generosity is understood by everyone.

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 28, 2018.

Published in Focus podcasts
July 25, 2018

Kingdom Teams provide opportunities for growth

Written by Micah Brickner

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.

A drink of Living Water

EMM workers in Thailand see unexpected fruit come from a medical outreach, and on Easter Sunday, they welcome new people into the family of Jesus.

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 21, 2018.

Published in Focus podcasts

Where is God?

In a busy maternity ward in East Africa, an EMM doctor and nurse find God in both joy and pain.

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 14, 2018.

Published in Focus podcasts

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.

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
July 2, 2018

What does "church" look like?

Written by Jason Rissler

I was recently asked, "What does church planting look like?" I have been privileged to be part of two church planting efforts, one in Ohio Mennonite Conference and one in LMC: a fellowship of Anabaptist churches.

A different kind of evangelism

While some churches in Guinea-Bissau evangelize through fear, a local Mennonite church believes in a different way.

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, June 30, 2018.

Published in Focus podcasts
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