Damage in Beachy apartment building

Albania Earthquake Relief Fund

December 5, 2019

On November 26, a 6.4-magnitude earthquake hit Albania, causing loss of life and damage to buildings, including in the town of Lezhë, where VMMissions has a number of workers and ministries. VMMissions is establishing an Albania Earthquake Relief Fund to help provide food, lodging, clothing, medicine, counseling, and other necessities in the town of Lezhë. We invite you to join us in this effort to share God’s love with our global neighbors in need.

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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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Melba Heatwole

Melba Heatwole, longtime mission worker, dies at 85

September 11, 2019

Melba Frances Kiser Heatwole, longtime mission worker in Jamaica and later Albania, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, at her home following a stroke. She served in Jamaica for 20 years and for two years in Albania through Virginia Mennonite Missions.

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VMMissions to co-host Coaching Training event with J.R. Briggs

August 28, 2019

Studies continue to reveal that leaders who participate in coaching are more effective and exhibit long-term vitality in their personal lives. Join us for a Coaching Training event with J.R. Briggs from Kairos Partnership, co-hosted by VMMissions and Virginia Mennonite Conference, October 1-2 at Harrisonburg Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg, Va.

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Oksana Kittrell is greeted and receives a gift from Aaron Kauffman

Sowing and harvesting: VMMissions kicks off centennial celebration at special service

July 26, 2019

On Thursday, July 18, 2019, a crowd of over 450 gathered at Lindale Mennonite Church to kick off a series of events celebrating the 100-year history of Virginia Mennonite Missions (VMMissions). The evening’s theme was “cultivating good soil,” based on Jesus’ parable in Mark 4:1-9.

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Dr. Aaron Kauffman

Aaron M. Kauffman graduates with Doctor of Ministry degree

May 22, 2019

Dr. Aaron M. Kauffman, president of Virginia Mennonite Missions since 2014, graduated with a Doctor of Ministry degree from Asbury Theological Seminary on May 18, 2019. He has served as president of Virginia Mennonite Missions since 2014. His dissertation is entitled, “Thriving: Effective Strategies for the Evangelism and Discipleship of Emerging Adults,” which uncovers five key strategies of local churches that are successfully engaging young adults.

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Putt Fore Missions

Putt Fore Missions is May 23

April 24, 2019

Join Putt Fore Missions, a mini-golf tournament and meal fundraiser for VMMissions on Thursday, May 23, 5:30PM – 9:30PM. There will be two waves of the tournament, with teams of four. Not a golfer? Come just for the dinner (suggested $10 donation) and enjoy a fun, family atmosphere and support missions!

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VMMissions staff with SOE

VMMissions short-term programs now accredited

December 5, 2018

VMMissions is excited to announce that it has passed the accreditation process with Standards of Excellence in Short-term Missions (SOE) and is now a fully accredited member of SOE.

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Communion on the beach

Grants received for Thailand Anabaptist Gathering

November 30, 2018

Traveling for up to 14 hour by public bus, van and train, Anabaptist believers from Thailand and Laos gathered together in Chonburi, Thailand, for a rich time of lively worship, fellowship and interactive teaching at the 4th Thailand Anabaptist Gathering (TAG), October 8-12, 2018.

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