Brent and Alisha Justice

Brent and Alisha Justice

Serving in: Africa (Uganda)

Program name: transForm (long-term)

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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Juan Jose Lagos

Juan José Lagos

Serving in: USA (North Carolina)

Program name: transForm (long-term)

Juan José and his wife Cecilia hope to partner with North Carolina districts and congregations of Virginia Mennonite Conference in order to plant a new Spanish-speaking congregation in Winston Salem, N.C.

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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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Lee and Peg Martin

Lee and Peg Martin

Serving in: USA ( West Virginia)

Program name: transForm (long-term)

Lee and Peg Martin are serving with Mennonite Central Committee as SWAP (Sharing with Appalachian People) location coordinators in Kimball, W.Va., a small town in McDowell County, as Associated Workers with VMMissions.

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Yugo and Grace P. (Jeremiah, Simeon)

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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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Fabrizio and Ilaria Perfetti

Fabrizio and Ilaria Perfetti (Davide)

Serving in: Europe (Italy)

Program name: tranSend (1-2 years)

Fabrizio and Ilaria serve in pastoral roles in the Bari/Valenzano congregation planted by former VMMissions workers. Serving in a tranSend Italy assignment in partnership with the Italian Mennonite Church, their roles include preaching, evangelism and discipleship.

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North Africa

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

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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: transForm (long-term)

The Ramella family serves in Istog, impacting lives primarily through a new coffee/tea shop for women, Lady Latte, and through a local gym where Vince is building relationships and opening doors to ministry.

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Anna Renfro

Anna Renfro

Serving in: Europe (Germany)

Program name: tranSend (1-2 years)

Anna will support and participate in the life of the Emmaus Gemeinschaft missional community in Mannheim, help with childcare needs of the Stutzman family, volunteer at Kinderreich, an afterschool program in Heidelberg, and participate in and support work with refugees in Ludwigshafen.

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Armando and Veronica Sanchez

Armando and Veronica Sanchez

Serving in: USA (Virginia)

Program name: transForm (long-term)

Armando and Veronica are appointed to plant a new Spanish-speaking church in the city of Waynesboro, Va. Armando will continue to pastor at Enciende una Luz while they start this new church.

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