Most recent stories from EMM

Worlds apart

The differences between living in a village and a city can be stark and a bit disconcerting. But the Wert family is intentionally choosing a lifestyle in Wales that is rooted in community and service to others. 

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 29, 2018.

October 2, 2018

You are not a fixer

Written by Jaime Redcay

I have a confession to make — I LOVE to fix things. I mean I have it bad, and if you have known me for long, you know this about me, because it has become such a core piece of who I am. As soon as I hear of a need, immediately I am brainstorming and asking, "What can I do? Let's fix this!"

Close proximity: urban ministry

Cities can be crowded places filled with a wide variety of people, viewpoints, and ethnicities. But cities are efficient places to share the good news and often people are surprisingly receptive.

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.

LANCASTER, Pa. — Before moving to Lancaster County 18 years ago, Donna Becker had little exposure to Mennonites. In fact, she was not aware that she had ever met a Mennonite until she began studies with Eastern Mennonite Seminary in 2015. Becker spent most of her life in the Baltimore area, in the Lutheran and United Church of Christ traditions.

September 20, 2018

Unrelated floods devastate two regions in Asia

Written by Micah Brickner

ATTAPEU, Laos and KERALA, India — Two devastating and unrelated flooding incidents in Asia have resulted in high numbers of death and displacement. In August 2018, Eastern Mennonite Missions (EMM) sent $9,500 toward relief efforts.

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.

September 10, 2018

Hope restored by coffee?

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Ancient city, new hope

In a centuries-old North African city where any mention of the gospel is banned, an Eastern Mennonite Missions worker sees the start of a movement — beginning with one new believer.

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 8, 2018.

September 4, 2018

The way (not) taken

Written by Luke Martin

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."

Kingdom teams facilitate cross-cultural friendships

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.

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