Todd Van Patter Hired as Director of Operations

March 10, 2021

VMMissions is pleased to announce the hiring of Todd Van Patter as Director of Operations, beginning March 31. In this key role, Todd will lead the Support Services Team and serve on the Leadership Council. His background is in organizational design and culture: the systems and practices that lead to vibrant and effective organizations.

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VMMissions Joins Hurricane Relief Ministry in Honduras

March 9, 2021

In November 2020, Honduras and other Central American countries were devastated by two major back-to-back hurricanes, Eta and Iota. VMMissions started a Honduras Hurricane Relief Fund to participate with the Honduran effort by providing funds and supplies.

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Board and Staff Participate in Racial and Cultural Sensitivity Training

March 9, 2021

On October 24 and November 6, 2020, VMMissions board and staff members participated in a two-part training on racial and cultural sensitivity facilitated by Alicia Manning, an educator, consultant, and member of Calvary Community Church (C3) in Hampton, Va.

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VMMissions Now Hiring for Human Resources Manager

March 5, 2021

Virginia Mennonite Missions seeks a Human Resources Manager at up to 60% FTE. If full-time work is desired, additional responsibilities may be added according to applicant’s qualifications. This individual will be the primary human resources officer for VMMissions, handling employment applications, coordinating employment hire and termination events, managing payroll, and administering benefits, all with a view to undergird VMMissions’ efforts to make disciples of Jesus from many cultures (Matt. 28:19).

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Give Differently This Christmas with Alternative Christmas Gifts

December 7, 2020

Each year, VMMissions workers propose projects to meet some special or immediate need in their ministries for our Alternative Christmas Gifts program. These projects range in scope and are ideal for individuals, families, Sunday School classes, small groups or entire congregations to consider. See this year’s projects.

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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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VMMissions Joins Honduras Hurricane Relief Initiatives

December 4, 2020

After two major hurricanes only two weeks apart bore down on Honduras, VMMissions was invited to join several relief initiatives led by Honduran churches with whom we have relational links, and Manantial de Vida, a partner congregation within Virginia Mennonite Conference. A total of $22,000 is needed to respond to practical needs such as family sanitation kits, food packet distribution in isolated communities, and repairs to homes and church structures.

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#GivingTuesday Raises $4,800 for Mission

December 2, 2020

VMMissions thanks the 36 donors who contributed a total of $4,800 to this year’s #GivingTuesday campaign. This includes a matching gift of $800 from Everence. VMMissions will use these contributions to multiply disciples among neighbors near and far as we join the work that God is already doing at home and around the world.

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Celebrating God’s Faithfulness

November 18, 2020

With thankfulness for the ways that God has been faithful to the ministries and partners of VMMissions, and out of gratitude for the prayer and financial support of God’s people, VMMissions hosted an event on November 21 to express our thanks and share stories from our ministries.

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My Coins Count

My Coins Count Raises Over $11,000

November 2, 2020

VMMissions and Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) cooperated this year to channel My Coins Count funds to help some of the most vulnerable people during the global COVID-19 crisis. Gifts through My Coins Count are supporting VMMissions’ continuing response to needs arising in the communities where our workers and partners live and serve.

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