Long-term service

Alfonso Alvarado

Alfonso Alvarado

Program name: Long-term service

Serving in: USA (Virginia)

Alfonso serves as a church planter, and is working to plant a new Hispanic church in the northeast area of Harrisonburg, Va., in partnership with Grace Mennonite Fellowship, Lacey Spring, Va.

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Campbell family

Steve and Laura Campbell (Ruth, Esther)

Program name: Long-term service

Serving in: Europe (Montenegro)

Steve and Laura and their children Ruth and Esther are in their second two-year term of service in Podgorica, Montenegro. They continue to engage in language and acculturation studies while ministering with the local congregation and discipling others through Bible studies and friendships.

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Don and Esther Clymer

Donald and Esther Clymer

Program name: Long-term service

Serving in: Europe (Switzerland)

Don teaches and leads spirituality seminars and retreats as a volunteer with the Theological Seminary in Bienenberg, Switzerland. Esther works as a home health aide.

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Seth and Theresa Crissman

Seth and Theresa Crissman (Eliana, Isaiah)

Program name: Long-term service

Serving in: USA (Virginia)

Seth and Theresa serve in the Shenandoah Valley, helping churches share the Good News with children in their local communities. They desire to expand Kids Club programs from several congregations to meet a wider need in the community.

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Asher and Lindsey Fast

Asher and Lindsey Fast

Program name: Long-term service

Serving in: Africa (Botswana)

Asher and Lindsey have been approved for a two-year ministry assignment with Mennonite Mission Network, in partnership with VMMissions, in Botswana, relating primarily to the Mother Theresa Resource Center.

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Green family

Shawn and Laura Green (Lucas, Emmanuel, Matteo)

Program name: Long-term service

Serving in: Europe (Italy)

Shawn and Laura and family serve with a church-planting team in southern Italy that works in the Molise, Abruzzo and Puglia regions. They assist with worship, reaching out to new persons through home Bible studies, and expanding the work into new areas.

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South Asia

M. and R. H.

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(South Asia)

A family of six lives among Muslims in a large city where they engage in strategic prayer and ministry of the Word, planting seeds for the mobilization of God’s kingdom in a regional crossroads. They are serving in partnership with Eastern Mennonite Missions.

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Brent and Alisha Justice

Brent and Alisha Justice

Program name: Long-term service

Serving in: Africa (Uganda)

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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Marvin Lorenzana

Marvin Lorenzana

Program name: Long-term service

Serving in: USA (United States)

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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Yugo and Grace P. (Jeremiah, Simeon)

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(Southeast Asia)

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)

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(North Africa)

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)

Program name: Long-term service

Serving in: Europe (Kosovo)

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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Mark and Sarah Schoenhals family

Mark and Sarah Schoenhals (Heidi, Hannah)

Program name: Long-term service

Serving in: Asia (Thailand)

Mark and Sarah serve in the rural northeastern part of Thailand, where they support the Life Enrichment Church and engage in Bible teaching and leadership development. They serve in partnership with Eastern Mennonite Missions.

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Dini and Klementina Shahini

Dini and Klementina Shahini

Program name: Long-term service

Serving in: Europe (Albania)

Klementina is executive director of the Lezha Academic Center , overseeing the development of the school. Dini serves as Executive Director for AMMF, and works as project manager for the school. He also serves as an elder at Guri I Themelit, the local Mennonite church.

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David and Rebekka Stutzman

David and Rebekka Stutzman (Immanuel, Liana, Nathanael)

Program name: Long-term service

Serving in: Europe (Germany)

David and Rebekka are church planters in the multicultural urban center of Mannheim and network with young adults throughout Germany who are seeking to live and serve in missional communities. They serve in partnership with the South German Mennonite Conference and Mennonite Mission Network.

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South Asia

J. and H. T.

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(South Asia)

A family of five lives in a Muslim community in South Asia, where they work with the local church in discipleship, neighborhood outreach, leadership development and resource development. They serve with Pioneers, in partnership with VMMissions as Associated Workers.

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Rafael and Solange Tartari

Rafael and Solange Tartari (Paulo, Sophia)

Program name: Long-term service

Serving in: Europe (Albania)

Rafael and Solange are congregational leaders at Guri I Themelit, the Mennonite church in Lezhë, Albania, serving in worship, preaching, women’s meetings, evangelism, and discipleship training. They serve in partnership with the Junta Menonita de Missões Internacionais (Brazil) and are Associated Workers of VMMissions.

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Norma Teles

Program name: Long-term service

Serving in: Europe (Albania)

Norma is director of the Joshua Center, a pre-school for Roma children in Lezhë, Albania. She leads a meeting for mothers of the Roma children. She leads a youth cell group and children’s ministry in the Lezhë congregation. She serves in partnership with Junta Menonita de Missões Internacionais, Brazil.

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Caitlin Tice

Caitlin Tice

Program name: Long-term service

Serving in: USA (Virginia)

Caitlin serves with with New Creation in Harrisonburg, Va., a ministry of outreach and education to raise awareness of human trafficking and the vulnerable people impacted by it. Caitlin is developing a volunteer program for New Creation and will also serve as an assistant to the Director of the ministry.

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J. & M. W.

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(Turkey and Central Asia)

A family of four serves as Associate Workers for a two-year assignment in a major city in western Asia, working with an agency that focuses on and has ministry experience in Central Asia. They bring nine years of experience to this assignment as former workers serving among Uzbeks in a neighboring Central Asian country. During […]

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Jason Wagner

Jason Wagner

Program name: Long-term service

Serving in: USA (Virginia)

Jason leads Christian services, offers pastoral care for inmates and coordinates visiting ministries. His chaplaincy work also includes advocating with churches for jail ministries and developing the needed resources for inmates, ex-offenders and their families.

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