News Statement

Statement regarding the arrest of James Arbaugh

December 1, 2017

On November 21, the Daily News-Record reported that James Arbaugh, a self-described “tentmaking missionary” in Haiti, was recently arrested for confessing to have sexually abused multiple minors in Haiti. VMMissions strongly condemns the abuse Mr. Arbaugh has confessed and is alleged to have committed.

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Small Church, Big Impact to address small/rural church challenges

January 8, 2016

The Cultivate resourcing program of VMMissions’ USA Ministries, together with Virginia Mennonite Conference, is offering a workshop called Small Church Big Impact to address the unique challenges for small and/or rural VMC congregations (100 active members or less). This workshop will be Saturday, April 16, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, at Shady Oak Fellowship […]

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Thank you! Year end goal exceeded

January 2, 2016

Due to your generous responses and the gifts of supporters who matched with $15,500, we have exceeded our goal of $60,000 with a total of $66,442 in our first-ever matching gift campaign! Thank you for investing in hope with gifts to our Mission Fund. The peace of Christ to you in this New Year!

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VMMissions welcomes two new staff members

December 10, 2015

Virginia Mennonite Missions is pleased to welcome Steve Leaman and Melanie Sherer as new staff members. On December 2, 2015, Steve Leaman began employment with Virginia Mennonite Missions as Director of Public Relations. In this 60% role, he will lead the Advancement Team in the work of communications, public relations, and fundraising. Steve will also […]

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Give Alternative Christmas Gifts this year!

October 30, 2015

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‘Windward: exploring your missional call’ event

October 8, 2015

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My Coins Count raises $24,500

October 5, 2015

My Coins Count, a program of Mennonite Central Committee and Virginia Mennonite Missions, raised a preliminary total of $24,530.37 at the 2015 Virginia Mennonite Relief Sale. The total will likely rise as additional matching funds are added. Proceeds of My Coins Count, formerly known as Penny Power, will be divided equally between the two agencies […]

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A snapshot of Kids Club with Seth and Theresa Crissman

July 21, 2015

Katie waited on her porch, waiting to get picked up for Kids Club, like every Monday evening. Kids Club is her favorite part of the week. She was among the first to come when Kids Club started in May. Leaders from Early Church and Immanuel Mennonite Church met with Seth and Theresa Crissman to listen, […]

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New Creation opening shop to combat sex trafficking

July 20, 2015

The New Creation team at a “pop-up” shop selling items at the ONE Justice Conference in Richmond this past May. Courtesy photo I grew up with the idea that to be a missionary meant going overseas to a poverty-stricken land where no one had ever heard of Jesus. I watched missionaries leave my church to […]

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Living the incarnation

July 17, 2015

In the heart of the South Asian Muslim world, James and Ann (not their real names) work with a small business and with the local church in discipleship, neighborhood outreach, and developing leadership and resources. Girls from the South Asian country where James and Ann serve display traditional dress. Photo by authors Ann enjoys spending […]

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