Belize deaf church began after hearing God’s voice

Dec 7, 2015 by and

ORANGE WALK, Belize — More than 40 adults and children participated in the 10th anniversary celebration of Jesus’ Deaf Church Oct. 11. Nancy Marshall, a worker with Virginia Mennonite Missions and Eastern...

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Confessing the peace of Jesus in a terroristic world

Nov 19, 2015 by

Our world needs communities of witness and healing who confess that the God of the universe is fully revealed in that man on a cross who forgives and reconciles his enemies and who in his resurrection brings...

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EMM worker has lively encounters with Islam

Nov 11, 2015 by and

Teaching at European seminaries in September, David W. Shenk said conversations everywhere were about how to respond to the continent’s refugee crisis. Shenk, a member of Eastern Mennonite Missions’...

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Kenya church planters are trained to multiply

Sep 28, 2015 by and

NAIROBI, Kenya — Multiplication — one of three Eastern Mennonite Missions core values — was at the heart of a training on “simple church” concepts and disciple-making movements July 13-23. Simple...

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Garifuna’s faithful growing fast

Aug 10, 2015 by and

COROZAL, Honduras — When 30 Garifuna believers gathered for encouragement and inspiration 25 years ago, they were the only Christians from that ethnic group that Eastern Mennonite Missions workers knew...

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The biggest issue

Jul 20, 2015 by

“What’s the biggest issue your church is facing these days?” It’s a question that gets asked and answered in dozens of ways as Christians cross cultures and engage counterparts in other nations. In...

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Despite own trauma, Nepalis help others after quakes

Jun 15, 2015 by and

Binay Church Council, a group of Nepali Anabaptist fellowships, is reaching out to communities affected by the April and May earthquakes in Nepal with a goal of assisting 2,000 families. “These earthquakes...

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EMM worker finds his heart among Karen people

Jun 11, 2015 by and

LANCASTER, Pa. — Eastern Mennonite Missions worker Sean FitzGerald finds himself deeply impacted by his recent service among and ongoing relationships with Karen refugees from Myanmar, formerly Burma, living...

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Real estate project in Kenya to fund mission work

May 11, 2015 by and

NAIROBI, Kenya — A real estate development, including dozens of condominiums, is coming to the property of Amani Gardens Inn, formerly the Mennonite Guest House, in Nairobi. The Mennonite Board in Eastern...

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East Africans strengthen training for rural pastors

Apr 27, 2015 by , and

MWANZA, Tanzania — Mennonite bishops in Tanzania and Kenya are striving to meet the need for local, affordable training for village pastors. They are working with Eastern Mennonite Missions workers Joe and...

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Turning to Jesus, everything changes

Apr 27, 2015 by

George Nyaundi grew up as a traditional African in Enemesi, Kenya. He and his family knew nothing of Jesus. His tribal background was Kisii, though he lived among the Maasai. His grandfather had moved into...

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New York churches assist new immigrants

Mar 16, 2015 by and

NEW YORK — Mennonite Garifuna churches of New York City have been assisting numerous Garifuna immigrants who have arrived since June. To date, they have assisted about 140 families, helping them with food,...

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EMM workers return to West Africa after Ebola crisis

Feb 16, 2015 by and

SALUNGA, Pa. — Four and a half months after leaving West Africa because of safety concerns connected to the Ebola crisis, a team of workers from Eastern Mennonite Missions is returning to their...

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Faith shines amid Central America’s violence, poverty

Dec 8, 2014 by and

Churches in Honduras and Guatemala are growing and thriving even in challenging contexts of violence and poverty, Eastern Mennonite Missions leaders observed Sept. 20-27. At Project MAMA, a community...

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EMM sends its first U.S. YES team in a decade

Nov 24, 2014 by and

BALTIMORE — This fall Eastern Mennonite Missions sent its first U.S.-based YES team in 10 years. The team, made up of four young adults between the ages of 18 and 21, is partnering in mission with Wilkens...

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Persecuted believers’ courage inspires Thai Anabaptists

Nov 3, 2014 by and

DET UDOM, Thailand — Before Lek believed in Jesus, 10 of his 15 children died. After he became a Christian, his children stopped dying. People in his village noticed. Lek — whose real name is not given...

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‘Brother, you are forgiven’

Oct 20, 2014 by and

LA CEIBA, Honduras — After decades of misunderstanding and little collaboration, the two largest Anabaptist groups in Honduras have publicly reconciled. In August 2013, leaders from the groups — Amor...

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Kenyan births peace churches in wake of violence

Oct 13, 2014 by , and

SOTIK, Kenya — One man has transformed the warring town of Sotik into a community of reconciliation and peace. George Nyaundi, a Mennonite pastor and church planter, has worked for peace in Sotik ever since...

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EMM returns 10 from Africa

Oct 13, 2014 by and

Five Eastern Mennonite Missions workers and their families returned to the United States Sept. 4 as a safety precaution after the first confirmed case of Ebola in Senegal. Beryl Forrester was volunteering in...

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The other radical fringe

Sep 15, 2014 by

Those who spread terror in the name of religion are known as extremists, but the term is far too mild. To proudly commit brutal murders on video, as the terrorist group Islamic State has done, is not taking...

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EMM team offers Christ-centered response to terrorism

Sep 8, 2014 by and

SALUNGA, Pa. — “Are Muslims trying to take over America?” “Who are the true Muslims, the peaceful ones or the violent ones?” “How should Christians respond to jihadi Muslims?” “Isn’t force...

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Becoming good neighbors

Sep 1, 2014 by and

PORT HARCOURT, Nigeria — Fruitful relationships between Muslims and Christians are possible, even in places wracked by interfaith violence. More than 250 Bible school leaders took part in seminars on that...

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EMM Global Fair serves up a feast of cultures

Aug 4, 2014 by and

SALUNGA, Pa. — Nestled among the buildings of the oldest homestead in Lancaster County on July 12 were international flags, girls trying on chadars and the aroma of osh cooking over an open fire. The...

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Russian video seminary addresses religious pluralism

Apr 28, 2014 by and

KURSK, Russia — Trinity Video Seminary recorded a new video course taught by David Shenk, global consultant for Eastern Mennonite Missions, in March. “What Difference Does Jesus Make in a World of Many...

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