Loving our neighbors in jail

June 15, 2017

Jason Wagner, appointed to serve as chaplain at the Rockingham Regional Jail. Courtesy photo   By Jason Wagner I have seen firsthand the deep hunger for connection to God and loving fellowship that inmates have in the Rockingham Regional Jail. Since being appointed as a VMMissions worker to serve as jail chaplain, I have been […]

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Call to Prayer: Praying Together

June 15, 2017

  By Sarah Showalter “The difference between success and failure is a great team.” —Dave Kerpen “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.” —Michael Jordan “Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.” —Helen Keller “Teamwork is the secret that makes common people achieve uncommon results.” —Ifeanyi Onuoha “Sticks […]

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Teachers at Buenos Aires International Christian Academy in Argentina.

Becoming one: God’s purpose for community

June 12, 2017

Crystal Lehman (second from right) works with an international team of teachers who actively support each other to love and effectively educate the students at Buenos Aires International Christian Academy in Argentina. Photo courtesy of Crystal Lehman   By Crystal Lehman ​Missions has always played an important role in my life. I am, however, still […]

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Worker commissioning and Taste of Missions

June 8, 2017

  You are invited to celebrate the commissioning of new mission workers at the Friday evening worship service of Virginia Mennonite Conference Assembly, held at Park View Mennonite Church, 1600 College Ave, Harrisonburg, Va. (map), on Friday, July 21. Gathering music begins at 6:45 p.m.; the service begins at 7:00. The 2017 class of tranSend, […]

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Win a VMMissions t-shirt!

Visit our booth at Convention in Orlando

June 5, 2017

If you are attending Mennonite Church USA Convention in Orlando this summer, stop by the VMMissions booth in the display area of the convention center. Staff will be available to connect with you and share some stories of our work. Pick up a mission activity card, complete it, and you will be registered to win […]

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Auction 2017

Auction raises over $14k for missions

June 2, 2017

A crowd came out to support the ministries of VMMissions at the auction. Photos by Jon Trotter   The second annual Virginia Mennonite Missions Auction and fundraising dinner raised over $14,000 for workers, the agency’s Mission Fund, and Mennonite Hispanic Initiative on Saturday, May 20. Through the efforts of workers’ Ministry Support Teams and the […]

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Steve and Bethany’s Isaan friends help with evangelism efforts to share the Good News with other Isaan people over pizza at the Horst’s home in Bangkok. Photo by Steve Horst

Better together

May 31, 2017

Bethany and Steve desire to enhance their evangelism and discipleship ministry among Isaan migrant workers in Bangkok, Thailand, by again bringing a team together.   Steve and Bethany’s Isaan friends help with evangelism efforts to share the Good News with other Isaan people over pizza at the Horst’s home in Bangkok. Photo by Steve Horst […]

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Aaron Kauffman

The wisdom of teams

May 31, 2017

Have you ever tried playing baseball by yourself? Or singing four-part harmony alone? There are some things you simply can’t do without the help of others. And we believe mission is one of them. One of the guiding principles for our work at VMMissions is that team is our preferred mode of engaging in mission. […]

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Steve Campbell outside the church in Montenegro.

God’s worldwide team

May 30, 2017

Steve and Laura work with the leadership team of one of only five evangelical churches in the country of Montenegro, with a focus on discipling believers, and a vision for growth.   Vladimir Cizmanski and Steve Campbell meet to plan various activities at the church. Photo by Janet Blosser   By Steve Campbell When Laura […]

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Eve, Benjamin, and Natacha, teenaged refugees from DR Congo, helped the author distribute cookies to Sentara RMH employees working on Christmas Eve. Photo courtesy of Ben Emswiler

Loving our refugee neighbors

March 15, 2017

By Ben Emswiler It was yet another very cold night in Harrisonburg, Virginia, as we searched for a parking space outside of James Madison University’s Convocation Center where JMU was hosting Eastern Mennonite University in a cross-town men’s basketball game. I apologized to my Congolese friends in the car with me for having to park […]

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