Most recent stories from EMM
November 6, 2018

Peace is like a song

Written by Kevin Ruhf

"Would you like to join us for a Bible discussion? There's free food ..."

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.

LANCASTER, Pa. — Five hundred fifty Lancaster Mennonite High School (LM) students were challenged to go 48 hours without using their smartphones or social media. Smartphone addiction is becoming an increasing concern for 21st-century society, especially for adolescents.

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.

Christian-Muslim dialogue in the “land of the waterfalls”

Foz do Iguaçu, a Brazilian city known as the “land of the waterfalls” has a growing Muslim population. This summer, Brazilian evangelicals in this city explored new ways of relating to their Muslim neighbors with some members of EMM’s Christian-Muslim Relations Team.

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 20, 2018.

Hospitality at the border

EMM and VidaNet mission intern Brock Rohrer had an unforgettable experience of hospitality with new friends at the Honduras-Guatemala border.

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 13, 2018.

Three languages of peace

The Chamber Choir of the Mennonite Children’s Choir of Lancaster made new friends in Indonesia with singing, smiles, and taking pictures.

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 6, 2018.

October 4, 2018

Kenyan pastor multiplies grant by 4,000 percent

Written by Micah Brickner

CHEPILAT, Kenya — In 2015, Eastern Mennonite Missions (EMM) gave a $250 grant to Kenyan pastor and entrepreneur, Kefa Moirore, to fund his business, Loafstar Bakery. “The amount has multiplied like the ‘loaves of bread and fish’ in the Bible,” said Moirore, allowing him to acquire a plot of land worth 1 million Kenyan shillings (about $10,000).

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!"

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