Aaron M. Kauffman

Stronger Together

June 29, 2021

Partnership is one of our deeply held values at Virginia Mennonite Missions. First, we partner with the church in mission. This year alone, we have joined hands with 92 churches as they added their people, prayers and funds to the task of making Christ known among the nations. We can do more together than we ever can on our own.

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Aaron M. Kauffman

The Costly Call of Christ

April 23, 2021

When we heed the Lord’s call, we never know where we’ll end up. There will be sacrifice and hardship. But there will also be unspeakable joy. Like countless generations of sojourners before us, may we have the courage to say yes to God’s call.

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Aaron Kauffman

Hope That Does Not Disappoint

March 5, 2021

Where does hope come from? From optimism about the future? From careful planning to manage the unknown? From confidence in human ingenuity, wealth or strength? These can be temptations for all of us. Yet Scripture tells us that God alone is the source of our hope.

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Share the Light of Jesus

December 7, 2020

As 2020 came to a close, we invited you to help us reach our goal of raising $100,000 by December 31. Thank you for helping us reach our goal! Gifts are still coming in; as of January 4, we raised just over $101,000.

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Jason Showalter

Shaken Beyond the Walls

November 2, 2020

We’re faced with opportunities for repentance, generosity and bold witness as ambassadors of God’s reconciliation through Christ. May we be shaken by that indwelling presence beyond our walls and to new places of repentance, healing and bold witness.

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Aaron Kauffman

Love Tears Down Walls

October 29, 2020

A vital truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ: love tears down walls. And it was love that led John Perkins to tear down the wall of a formerly segregated health clinic in Mendenhall, Mississippi. As Perkins puts it, “God’s love and justice come together in the redemptive work of Jesus Christ, and we can’t be about one and not the other. They’re inextricably connected.”

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Carol Tobin

The Children Who Ask, “Who Am I?”

July 17, 2020

Third Culture Kids (TCKs) are uniquely formed and called to serve. Having grown up in Thailand, our daughters are TCKs. Their faith has been tested by deep affinity with people whose view of the world is vastly different than theirs. Yet, they are convinced of the reality and relevance of Jesus, and they are well-positioned for witness in the intercultural settings that abound in our world today.

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Confessing Our Complicity and Committing to Change

June 8, 2020

At a recent prayer time, several staff members gave voice to our collective confession for complicity in systemic injustice and racism. We share this prayer with you as a statement of our ongoing need for God’s mercy and transformation. We also commit to learning from our sisters and brothers of color in their suffering and in their strength, and to taking steps toward undoing racism in our church and in our culture.

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Aaron Kauffman

The Power of the Cross

May 4, 2020

Jesus’ sacrificial death undoes the curse of sin and makes new life possible for those who trust in him and surrender their lives in service to his kingdom. Like a seed that dies to be reborn as a fruitful new plant, death is the path to life in God’s economy.

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Steve Leaman

VMMissions Mourns the Loss of Steve Leaman

April 6, 2020

With great sadness we share the news that our dear coworker and brother, Steve Leaman, passed away suddenly on April 5. Steve had served on staff since December 2015, most recently as Director of Advancement. He was known as a hard-working and caring colleague, a lifelong learner, a devoted family man, and a faithful follower of Jesus.

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