Make Face Masks for Poultry Workers

April 9, 2020

Following the trail of some of our Latino church members who work in poultry plants and are getting sick, Virginia Mennonite Missions has contacted area poultry plants, some of whom are urgently asking for masks to give their poultry plant workers. So far, we’ve been asked for 1600 masks. Any number you can make will help!

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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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VMMissions Launches Coronavirus Immigrant Care Fund

March 19, 2020

Many immigrant families, Latino and otherwise, depend on their weekly check for meeting the needs of their families. Unfortunately, the present coronavirus emergency has left many families jobless or with their work hours reduced to a minimum. We invite you to help us share God’s love with our immigrant neighbors in need.

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VMMissions Response to COVID-19

March 17, 2020

We are all living with upheaval and uncertainty due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Yet as followers of Jesus, we need not give in to fear or hopelessness. With that confidence in God, Virginia Mennonite Missions is taking a number of steps to respond to the coronavirus crisis.

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Jason Showalter to Join Staff as Global Ministries Director

January 24, 2020

Virginia Mennonite Missions announces the hire of Jason Rhodes Showalter in the position of Global Ministries Director, effective Feb 3, 2020. Jason brings with him 15 years of experience as a cross-cultural worker with a sister Anabaptist agency. His roles included orientation, mentoring, and developing strategic vision with cross-cultural teams.

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Update: Year-end financial goal exceeded

January 9, 2020

VMMissions is delighted to report that we exceeded our year-end financial goal of $100,000 by almost $7,000. Thank you! We are grateful to God and to everyone who has prayed, given financially, and supported our work in many ways.

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In honor of Paul Timothy (PT) Yoder, 12th president of VMMissions

December 20, 2019

Paul Timothy Yoder, Sr., president of Virginia Mennonite Missions (VMMissions) from 1985 to 1990, died on December 16, 2019. He was 91. Paul brought to his presidency the particular perspectives of his medical background, and during his tenure, Paul envisioned VMMissions as a channel through which personnel and material resources would be released for the purpose of expanding God’s kingdom.

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Update: Albania Earthquake Relief Fund

December 5, 2019

VMMissions is delighted to report that the Albania Earthquake Relief Fund needs have been met! Thank you! Through December 31, 2019, VMMissions has received $28,712 towards the expenses of a temporary shelter in Lezhë, Albania, for 15 Roma families who lost their homes in Albania’s recent 6.4-magnitude earthquake.

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Catching the Wind of the Spirit: VMMissions Celebrates 100 Years

November 11, 2019

Hundreds gathered to celebrate the centennial year of Virginia Mennonite Missions. Leaders from partner church conferences in Italy, Jamaica, and Trinidad were featured guests at events that included a reunion brunch for present and former workers, staff, and board members, a banquet to honor financial and prayer partners, an evening worship service, and a Sunday afternoon a cappella concert.

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End of fiscal year campaign nearly reaches goal

September 26, 2019

We express a hearty THANK YOU for your generous gifts to our Mission Fund during our fiscal year end campaign! We ended the campaign on August 31 with $146,404 received of the $150,000 goal. As we walk with longtime ministries and chart new paths with Jesus, the prayers and financial support of our donors and friends makes it possible.

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