June 2021 Mission Intercessor
1 (Tues.) Chile
Pray for Mike and Nancy Hostetter and their daughter Victoria as they spend time in the U.S. this summer. (Victoria will return to row with the Chile rowing team in the fall.) Pray also for Christina, who will row with the Chile rowing team this summer and then return to Temple University in the fall.
2 (Wed.) Southeast Asia
We continue to ask God to provide an executive director for a transformational business in Southeast Asia, ideally by the end of June. Pray for wisdom and effectiveness from a new advertisement on a “business as mission” website.
3 (Thurs.) U.S.
Pray for the many volunteers, youth, students, and kids that we will serve as we plan and prepare for the Kingdom Teams program this summer.
4 (Fri.) South Asia
Praise the Lord with Clara and Vince* for how God is moving in the various villages where they are ministering. Pray for God's provision for the fellowship to be able to purchase land and build a meeting place.
5 (Sat.) Hong Kong
Pray for Glenn and June Kauffman as they relate to the Hong Kong Mennonite Church as LMC international partner delegates. Pray that they would be a source of encouragement and support as the church navigates a difficult political climate.
6 (Sun.) U.S.
Please pray for God to call and equip young men and women who will staff our Kingdom Teams programs this summer in Lancaster City. Pray for young adults to join who have a heart for discipling youth and God's mission in the world.
7 (Mon.) U.S.
Ask God to raise up supporters for Binsa* for her work among the Buddhist and Hindu communities. Pray also for her as she gives leadership at a local congregation.
8 (Tues.) Germany
Pray for mission intern Peter*, as he grows in discipleship and training to minister to his own people group from the Middle East. Pray that his boldness would be a catalyst for a movement towards the gospel.
9 (Wed.) Middle East
Pray for God to minister his peace and refreshment to Michael and Laura* this summer as they spend time in the U.S. Praise the Lord for their faithfulness for the faithfulness of their supporters.
10 (Thurs.) U.S.
Please pray for the Moving in Mission Capital Campaign and for the remaining $500,000 that is needed. Praise God for the many partners who have already given generously.
11 (Fri.) Czech Republic
Pray for safety for Stacy and Vojta Prknovi as they travel back to the U.S. with their daughter this summer. Ask God to cover them with his grace as they attend a full summer of EMM training and equipping events and retreats throughout June and July.
12 (Sat.) U.S.
Pray for Kendall Martin as he continues serving with the CMRT in Lancaster, Pa this summer as well as helping with a summer Leap into Language program alongside the School District of Lancaster. Pray that he would grow as a disciple of Jesus, sharing Christ's love and hope with those he serves.
13 (Sun.) Central Asia
Pray that Maria* and her students can finish the school year well. Pray that Maria will feel God's peace during the extra stress involved in end-of-year activities. Pray for Alexander* as he connects with and mentors local business people and runs his yak meat business. Pray for the boys as they head into their school break.
14 (Mon.) U.S.
Ask God to put it on the hearts of young adults to be part of the Advance program this fall to grow in discipleship and get involved in local cross-cultural discipleship.
15 (Tues.) Thailand
Pray for Andre and Karen Provost as they continue in the work of evangelism and as they mobilize others to evangelize. Pray also as they provide pastoral training to Lai, with whom they have been partnering in evangelism. Praise the Lord for the way he is working and drawing others to himself.
16 (Wed.) South Asia
Pray for God to call a teacher for an international missions school in South Asia: to teach Bible, theology, and missions. Pray for someone with a pastoral call who will invest in the spiritual and character formation of the students.
17 (Thurs.) Central Asia
Pray for Elizabeth* as she spends some time in the U.S. this summer. Pray for meaningful connections with family, friends, and supporters. May God renew and refresh Elizabeth for continued ministry.
18 (Fri.) Netherlands
Pray for Phil and Linda Gottschalk as they wrap up their time in the Netherlands and for good transitions as they return to the US. Pray for rest, refreshment, and meaningful connections with family and friends.
19 (Sat.) U.S.
Give thanks for the many individuals who have supported the Impact Fund by remembering EMM in their will. These estate gifts are an essential source of funding for the mission of God through EMM all around the world.
20 (Sun.) Wales, U.K.
Pray for young adults with a heart for community development to be called to participate in the Going Public internship in Wales.
21 (Mon.) U.S.
Pray for our newly appointed long and short-term workers who have just begun this summer's Launch training intensive. Ask God to be moving and to give each individual greater revelation of himself and how they fit into his plan of making disciples of all nations.
22 (Tues.) Germany
Pray for additional workers to be called to a city in Germany to join in the work of church development there.
23 (Wed.) East Asia
Pray for Skylar and Mia* as they connect with their community here in the U.S. while also staying connected with friends and partners in Asia. Pray for the boys in their schooling. Pray for the family as they discern God's direction for their ministry in Asia.
24 (Thurs.) Chile
Pray for Aaron and Katarina Miller as they prepare to begin a mission internship in Chile this fall. Ask God to provide all the funds they need and to prepare their hearts for the months ahead.
25 (Fri.) Belize
Pray for unity and health for the leadership team in Dangriga. Pray for safe travels and times of refreshment for Tim and Julie, and the boys as they spend time in the U.S. this summer.
26 (Sat.) U.S.
Pray for Hub 450 and the mission of hospitality in Lancaster City. Pray for the ability to connect with Lancaster refugee and immigrant populations and for volunteers and partners to come together, create a place of community and welcome, and share Christ's love with all our neighbors.
27 (Sun.) Thailand
Pray for Steve and Bethany (Tobin) Horst and their children as they continue to settle back into their home and community in Thailand. Pray for them to have wisdom as they reconnect with their responsibilities. Pray for the church in Nam Yuen that is working to take root despite the many obstacles.
28 (Mon.) Honduras
Pray for God to call and send elementary and secondary teachers to a bilingual Christian school, Academia Los Pinares, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
29 (Tues.) North Africa
Pray for Andres and Angelica Prins as they connect with supporters that the needed funds will be raised for a September departure for North Africa. Pray for good fruit to come from the online training that Andres is providing for some EMM workers.
30 (Wed.) U.S.
Ask God to bring more young adults to be part of the Advance program this fall. Pray that the right individuals would hear about this opportunity to connect with other young adults, grow in discipleship and serve in a local community.
*Name(s) changed or last name(s) omitted for sensitivity reasons.
CHICAGO — At the largest annual Muslim gathering in North America, thousands of Muslims browsed a bustling bazaar showcasing products, businesses, and opportunities by and for Muslims. Of over 500 booths, only one represented a commitment to dialogue and friendship from the perspective of committed followers of Jesus the Messiah.
SALUNGA, Pa. — Nathanael Thorne and Joseph Manneh, friends from across the world, didn’t expect to meet again. For 10 months, their 2012–2013 Guinea-Bissau EMM YES team brought together nine missions-minded youth from West Africa and the U.S., including Thorne, from Washington, D.C., and Manneh, from The Gambia.
SALUNGA, Pa. — “There would be many reasons for staying at home. We have already given our best 25 years to overseas work. We have built a house but have rarely lived in it. Our fruit trees invite us to remain and consume their bountiful harvest. Our parents have been in the hospital several times of late. We would enjoy keeping frequent contact with our growing children in the United States.”
Those were the words of missionary James Sauder (February 4, 1935 – July 22, 2016) after 25 years of evangelism, church planting, Bible teaching, and leadership development through Eastern Mennonite Missions (EMM) in Honduras and beyond. Yet Sauder and his wife Rhoda left home again to live and serve in the Dominican Republic, extending their missionary career to 30 years with EMM.
SALUNGA, Pa. — She wrote countless lesson plans, graded hundreds of compositions, welcomed students who needed a listening ear at all hours, and poured many, many cups of tea. She had a quiet but profound influence on early leaders of Meserete Kristos Church in Ethiopia, the largest Anabaptist conference in the world today.
WILLOW STREET, Pa. — Thirty-two adults and children were commissioned as missionaries at EMM’s commissioning service on July 10, 2016, at Willow Street Mennonite Church. The workers, both new and reappointed, will be serving in 14 countries including the U.S.
WILLOW STREET, Pa. — More than 1,000 visitors enjoyed learning about the cultures, foods, and customs of countries around the world at Eastern Mennonite Missions’ Global Fair on Saturday, July 9, 2016. The grounds of the Hans Herr House and Museum were filled with exhibits hosted by EMM workers, staff, volunteers, and friends of more than 16 countries around the world. Visitors could purchase delicious food from places like Somalia, Puerto Rico, and Tajikistan. Children enjoyed creating free crafts, petting llamas, and playing a variety of international games.
MILTON, Pa. — Inviting a Muslim family to share a meal in your home: is this simple action key to helping Christians build bridges of friendship with their Muslim neighbors? After leading a group of Community Mennonite Fellowship congregants through sections of David W. Shenk’s “Approaches to Islam” video course, that’s just what Ron Geib did. And after a class filled with enthusiastic learning and discussion, about 20 other churchgoers are better prepared to take those simple, significant steps toward making Muslim friends.
Salunga, Pa. -- Haven’t renewed your passport? On a tight budget? Is the idea of foreign travel daunting with young children?
No worries. International cultures, exotic foods, and foreign languages are only a short car drive away if you live in Central Pennsylvania.
“Honestly, I laughed at the thought of going into missions,” said Becky Gant to a crowd of other YES alumni. “Me? I’m not good enough. I did everything in my power not to go into YES. Well, I lost, and I applied.”