Vince Ramella and gym mates, Kosovo

What is church?

December 2, 2016

(From left) Granit, Bledor, Bek, Valdet and author Vince at the fitness center. Vince is holding his training schedule. Photo courtesy of author  Living in an under-reached nation, with no church in their community, Vince and LaVonne Ramella and their children seek to embody the gospel in their daily lives as a picture of church […]

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Aaron Kauffman

Setting sail with Jesus

December 1, 2016

We live in an age when it’s popular to be spiritual but not religious. Many view the church with indifference or even suspicion, though they may still admire Jesus. So we at VMMissions know we are going against the grain when we say church is the primary instrument for God’s mission. Why make that claim? […]

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Stutzman family

Mission and the church in a post-Christian context

November 21, 2016

The front entrance to the Protestant church the Stutzmans relate to, with a crane in the background. Photo courtesy of author  In Mannheim, Germany, Dave and Rebekka and their three children serve in a context where churches have experienced decline, but opportunities for mission abound. By Dave Stutzman One of the things that interested me […]

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Thai Anabaptists gather for encouragement on the journey

November 15, 2016

Some of the participants at the Third Thai Anabaptist Gathering. Photo by J*  By Carol Tobin, VMMissions Asia Regional Director Det Udom, Thailand – A simple open air pavilion at the Life Enrichment Church Center in a far corner of Northeast Thailand (Isaan) served as the location for Thai Anabaptist Gathering, from September 27 to […]

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Donor and Prayer Partners Appreciation Banquet

October 31, 2016

  Thank you! As a small token of our gratitude for the ways in which you have prayed earnestly and given generously to the work that God is doing through Virginia Mennonite Missions, we invite you to honor us with your presence at an evening of food, music and stories of our work in the […]

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christian-muslim-relations-team

EMM Christian/Muslim Relations Team to present at public forum

October 11, 2016

  David and Grace Shenk, Andres Prins and Sheryl Martin, members of the EMM Christian/Muslim Relations Team, will present at a public forum at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 27, in Martin Chapel (Eastern Mennonite Seminary) (map). The goal of the forum is learning how to be better equipped to know, love, and share Jesus […]

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Festival of Praise

Festival of Praise to benefit VMMissions on November 6, 4:00 pm

October 6, 2016

  The Festival of Praise is an annual praise-filled concert of men’s a cappella singing groups and combined chorus directed by Jared Stutzman. This year, the Festival celebrates 15 years of song and raising money for Virginia Mennonite Missions. Join us on November 6, 2016 at 4:00 pm at Eastern Mennonite School, 801 Parkwood Drive, […]

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Dr. Scot McKnight

Kingdom Vision as a Way of Life with Dr. Scot McKnight

September 13, 2016

  Dr. Scot McKnight, author of The Kingdom Conspiracy, will speak in a series of events in Harrisonburg, September 28-29, 2016. Hosted by a partnership of agencies (Eastern Mennonite University, Eastern Mennonite Seminary, Park View Mennonite Church, Virginia Mennonite Conference and Virginia Mennonite Missions) and co-sponsored by Eastern Mennonite University’s Augsburger Lectureship, Dr. McKnight will […]

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A tidal wave is coming!

A tidal wave is coming!

September 1, 2016

Story by Megan* James and Megan* live in a guesthouse for Muslim pilgrims, immediately adjacent to a shrine which is packed from morning until night with devotees and seekers from all over the region. They see a ‘tidal wave’ movement to faith in Jesus coming in their country and region, built upon God’s promises to […]

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Finding life inside

Finding life inside

August 19, 2016

Story by Opal*   In the North African context where Raleigh and Opal* and their two children serve among Muslims seeking to overcome their debt to God, they are finding open doors.   We live near a gated community, of sorts. The first time we walked past its medieval-type turrets, sun-baked stucco walls, and arched […]

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