Loren and Earlene Horst

Loren and Earlene Horst

Serving in: Latin America & Caribbean (Trinidad)

Program name: Partners in Mission (up to 1 year)

Loren and Earlene work with leadership development and congregational resourcing for a number of Mennonite churches in Trinidad, building upon longstanding relationships between the Mennonite Church of Trinidad & Tobago and Virginia Mennonite Missions.   From a Worker Profile in the Spring 2017 issue of Transforming: Assignment: Our assignment includes encouraging pastors and spouses, developing […]

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Brent and Alisha Justice

Brent and Alisha Justice

Serving in: Africa (Uganda)

Program name: Long-term service

Brent and Alisha are serving in Bundibugyo, Uganda, with Serge, in partnership with VMMissions as Associated Workers. Brent works with grounds and facilities, and also focuses on disciplehip/mentoring young men. Alisha, a dietician, is working with a local clinic addressing severe malnutrition in the region.

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Sarah K.

Serving in: USA (Virginia)

Program name: tranSend (1-2 years)

Sarah serves in her Harrisonburg, Va., neighborhood, sharing the best news in the world with children and their families from all over the world. She leads a Bible Club program for the kids and enjoys sharing life and Jesus with her diverse neighbors.

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Crystal Lehman

Serving in: Latin America & Caribbean (Argentina)

Program name: Partners in Mission (up to 1 year)

Crystal teaches third grade at Buenos Aires Christian International Academy, a multi-cultural school in Argentina. She will be connected to a local host family and the local church.

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Marvin Lorenzana

Marvin Lorenzana

Serving in: USA (United States)

Program name: Long-term service

Marvin Lorenzana mentors Hispanic leaders by nurturing leadership development, theological education and church planting within Virginia Mennonite Conference as Mennonite Hispanic Initiative (MHI) Director. He was a part-time staff member of VMMissions from 2014 to 2016. Marvin was instrumental in launching MHI in 2008 as a VMMissions approved ministry with the help of the VMMissions […]

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Francisco and Juanita Machado

Francisco and Juanita Machado

Serving in: Europe (Spain)

Program name: tranSend (1-2 years)

Appointed to serve in Spain, after a period of orientation, Francisco and Juanita will focus on church life, building relationships, and cultural learning, after which they will be church planters.

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Yugo and Grace P. (Jeremiah, Simeon)

Sensitive location

Yugo and Grace live and serve in a slum community, running a preschool and after school program for neighborhood kids called Rumah Harapan (House of Hope) in a large Southeast Asia city, serving with Servants to Asia’s Urban Poor, in partnership with VMMissions as Associated Workers.

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North Africa

Raleigh and Opal R. (Robbie, Anna, Beth)

Sensitive location

Raleigh and Opal (names changed) and their children are learning languages and building relationships as part of a long-term vision to invite a people movement toward Jesus. They hope to partner with locals and other workers in agricultural development and to teach English.

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Vince and LaVonne Ramella

Vince and LaVonne Ramella (Sid, Bradie, Justin)

Serving in: Europe (Kosovo)

Program name: Long-term service

The Ramella family is studying language, culture, and building relationships in Istog, an under-reached town, to connect members of the local Muslim community with the Good News.

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