Special need for Shalom Church in Italy

December 22, 2014

The Shalom congregation in Palermo, Italy, began in the early 1990s in a part of the city that was dominated by violence. The church was named Shalom in hopes of bringing peace to that area of the city. It has grown under the capable Italian leadership of Pino Arena. Last week someone broke into the […]


Testimonies shared of suffering and deliverance

December 21, 2014

Lek’s* life has had no shortage of suffering. Prior to his believing in Jesus, ten of his fifteen children died. After he became a Christian, his children stopped dying. People in his village noticed! Lek shared the gospel in his village, where several other families became believers as well. But evangelism is illegal in his […]


Celebrating 40 years of God’s faithfulness in Trinidad

December 20, 2014

God has been in control of the Mennonite Church of Trinidad and Tobago (MCTT) from its inception. The work that began in 1974 has led to a total of five congregations: Diego Martin, Charlieville, Chaguanas, Esperanza, and Sangre Grande. MCTT celebrated its 40th anniversary in a blessed and uplifting weekend, October 16-19, with the theme, […]


Learn about Life Transformation Groups

December 1, 2014

A Life Transformation Group (LTG) is a simple way to practice being a disciple of Jesus. FORM: Each group is made up of two or three people, all of the same gender, who commit themselves to a weekly rhythm of (1) reading the Bible, (2) meeting for mutual accountability, and (3) prayerfully joining God’s work […]


Hernandez named local coordinator of IBA

December 18, 2013

Lizzette Hernandez will serve as the new coordinator of the local Spanish-language Anabaptist Biblical Institute (IBA), a program under the auspices of Mennonite Education Agency that offers diplomas in Theological Studies to Latino church leaders. Lizzette, a third-year Master of Divinity student at Eastern Mennonite Seminary, has been teaching in the IBA program for the […]


Typhoon Haiyan response and relief

November 21, 2013

We are all aware of the enormity of need emerging from the rubble in the Philippines in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan. How would God have each of us respond? Here are some pointers within the context of relationships that we have: Grace Mennonite Fellowship has for many years been closely connected with a Filipino […]


VMM welcomes intern

November 6, 2013

Lori Doll joined the Virginia Mennonite Missions staff as an intern in September while in her second year at Eastern Mennonite Seminary. From Hartville, Ohio, she spent five years in missions and service, which included a two-year term in The Gambia, in an EMM business initiative for women. She returned in 2010 to finish school […]


Virginia Mennonite Missions selects president

October 21, 2013

Aaron M. Kauffman of Harrisonburg, Va., was chosen by Virginia Mennonite Missions’ (VMM) 15-member Board of Directors as their next president at the October 18-19 meeting. Kauffman has extensive local and international mission experience serving most recently as VMM global ministries director and advancement associate since 2011. A seven-member search committee of Virginia Mennonite Conference […]


Christmas gift ideas to give joy, hope, light and health

October 30, 2012


Conference Assembly: ‘Formed by the Risen Christ’

July 2, 2012

We gather at Virginia Mennonite Conference’s annual Assembly for worship, fellowship, cooperative learning, sharing our experiences and insights, and group discernment. Delegate sessions, workshops, special events, and evening worship will fill our time together. Assembly participants will explore the theme “Formed by the Risen Christ,” which builds on the Mennonite Church USA Purposeful Plan priority […]



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