VMMissions Now Hiring Director of Support Services

September 23, 2020

Virginia Mennonite Missions seeks a Director of Support Services at 60% FTE. This individual will give oversight to the support services of VMMissions including finance and investment management, human resources, risk management, insurance and legal compliance, and facilities, all with a view to undergird VMMissions’ efforts to make disciples of Jesus from many cultures (Matt. 28:19).

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VMMissions Workers to Lead Prayer as Mission Seminar

October 7, 2020

You are invited! This seminar will help you engage prayer in a way that is worshipful and faith-filled, carrying the understanding that prayer is the foremost tool given to us by which to engage in God’s mission and see God’s purposes unfold in our lives and in our world.

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Bike Shenandoah Riders Pedal in Memory of Steve Leaman

September 29, 2020

On a crisp, sunny September morning, the largest number of riders in Bike Shenandoah’s 22-year history rode in memory of Steve Leaman, a beloved former principal, educator, and VMMissions staff member. The 133 total riders chose among four rides between 5 and 62 miles to raise money for six non-profit organizations.

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Motorcycles Go the Distance for Missions

September 28, 2020

On September 11-12, a group of 24 motorcycle riders covered a total of 419 miles in support of the ministries of VMMissions. Despite ominous skies, the first group left Harrisonburg early Friday morning, and met up with another pack of riders at Powhatan Mennonite Church. VMMissions workers Tyler and Kendra Yoder met them to share about their church planting work in nearby Richmond.

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Steve Leaman

VMMissions Announces Stephen R. Leaman Memorial Endowment for Missions

September 8, 2020

VMMissions is honored to announce to the public the Stephen R. Leaman Memorial Endowment for Missions, which will benefit three areas of ministry. To finalize the endowment, VMMissions is seeking a total of $25,000, of which $20,435 has already been committed. Would you be willing to help us reach our goal?

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Worker Profile: Dan and Mary Hess

July 21, 2020

We serve in the city of Lezhë and the town of Milot, Albania. Our focus is building relationships to lead many to Jesus. We are involved in children’s ministry, discipling new believers and training emerging leaders. Having served in Albania from 2001 to 2005, we feel blessed to have the privilege of living in Albania once again.

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Call to Prayer: Cherishing What God Speaks

July 21, 2020

We are in the process of moving into a new home. I realized that in our 14 years of our marriage, we have moved 14 times, not to mention all the transitions each time we came back to the States for home ministry assignments! I wondered sorrowfully how that reality has impacted our children. Then God brought me comfort by reminding me that we have not only survived all of this transition, but have been able to thrive.

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Prepared in Cusco for Service in Virginia

July 21, 2020

My identity and understanding of the world and the gospel are forever changed by the opportunity I had to grow up as a TCK in Cusco, Peru. I remember an empowering conversation with my mother before leaving for Peru, where I was given a say in this decision to move. Making this choice at age seven deepened the degree to which I took on the role of “missionary.”

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A World United Under God’s Love

July 21, 2020

God’s love and grace have shaped my identity as his child. I have had the blessing of serving on a few mission trips and have also assisted in after-school tutoring. I realize now that the fire to serve others was sparked as others invested in me and my community. I strive to see others as God sees us—as one body of Christ, as being equal.

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Back Home

July 17, 2020

A poem by Anna (not her real name), a TCK who grew up in Central and West Asia.

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