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

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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Cloth Face Mask Goal Exceeded

April 9, 2020

Learning of the urgent need for area poultry workers, Virginia Mennonite Missions launched a drive for cloth face masks for four area plants, with a goal of 1,500. Due to an incredible outpouring of support, we have exceeded this goal by delivering 2,075 masks! Thank you to everyone who gave of their time, talent, and resources to help those in need.

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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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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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