VMMissions Announces Two Staff Promotions

June 12, 2020

VMMissions is pleased to announce the promotions of Abe Hartzler to Associate Director of Advancement, beginning June 15, and Tom Yoder to Ministry Coach, with a particular focus on the Balkans, starting September 1. Both are current VMMissions staff members who have felt called to take on new or expanded roles.

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Offices Open by Appointment Only During Phase 2

June 8, 2020

Thank you for your understanding in the closing of our offices due to COVID-19 these past several weeks. In view of the Governor’s recently announced guidelines for Phase 2 of Virginia’s reopening plan, effective Monday, June 8 we will be allowing visitors inside our offices by appointment only.

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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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CARES Act Giving Options

June 1, 2020

Learn about changes in charitable giving options in light of the passage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

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Carol Tobin

Coronavirus Sparks Responses of Compassion and Creativity at VMMissions

June 1, 2020

The last three months of the coronavirus pandemic have introduced unimagined challenges and tragedy to the entire world community. At the same time, this adversity has unearthed deep wells of adaptability, creativity and compassion. This is certainly the story at VMMissions.

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MWC Global Church Sharing Fund Responds to Pandemic Needs

May 18, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is exposing preexisting systemic inequalities that benefit some and disadvantage others. In response, Mennonite World Conference has invited Anabaptist mission and service partners to coordinate their financial response to COVID-19 hardships experienced by member churches around the world.

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News+Events

May 1, 2020

Latino Ministries hosts Training for Trainers event on March 14
Cloth face mask drive launched for poultry workers
Coronavirus Immigrant Care Fund makes impact

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Keep Your Distance 5K Results

April 28, 2020

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Keep Your Distance 5K! Over six days, walkers and runners from around the world came together (virtually) and completed 232.5 miles while showing their support for VMMissions.

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In Honor of Lloyd Weaver, VMMissions’ Longest-Serving President, 1966-1979

April 19, 2020

Lloyd Weaver Jr., ninth president of Virginia Mennonite Missions, died on April 7, 2020, at age 96. Recognized as a man of integrity by those with whom he served: humble, strong, encouraging, committed and full of good humor, he was enthusiastic about missions and especially enjoyed visiting the missionaries on location.

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Ken Horst hired as Interim Development Associate

April 15, 2020

Virginia Mennonite Missions announces the hire of Ken Horst as Interim Development Associate, effective Monday, April 20th. A familiar face at VMMissions, Ken served with the agency for over 30 years as both a mission worker and member of staff, most recently as Development Associate for four years before he retired in 2018.

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