A day in the life of Nancy Marshall

December 26, 2014

Nancy Marshall lives and works in Orange Walk Town Belize She shares a window into a typical day for her as she juggles pastoring the Jesus’ Deaf Church, parenting, and tutoring. 5:00 am I wish I were running, but I can’t seem to get up this early! (Please pray about this for me.) By 6:00, […]

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Orientation for tranSenders held at VMM

July 23, 2013

The morning of July 9, tranSend participants gathered in the Virginia Mennonite Missions conference room along with the VMM staff, providing a time of getting acquainted with each other. Park View Federal Credit Union brought a full breakfast for everyone to enjoy; PVFCU holds the accounts for all the workers who serve through VMM. Orientation […]

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Are we there yet? My journey to embrace the unexpected turns

March 27, 2013

Are we there yet? I remember the annual summer trip to our grandparents’ home in Maine. Even though my mother entertained us with car games, fifteen hours in a car as a child was long. My sister and I enjoyed pestering my parents with, “Are we there yet, how much farther?” every hour or so. […]

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God is good and showing the way in the midst of trials

May 3, 2012

Kristel Cajun, 14, is deaf. She likes to sign “God Is So Good” during worship at Jesus Deaf Church. It’s this song that came to my mind as I reflected on what God had done this year. Manuel Tosh, 21, (in photo at right with Nancy Marshall) has grown in confidence and faith, and now […]

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Much given, much required: a reflection on Belizean visit

February 26, 2012

Down a street in the Central American town of Orange Walk, Belize, sits a garbage can. It’s painted bright yellow with flowers and the words “Jesus said, I am the way, the truth and the life.” This is the home of Nancy Marshall, joint mission worker with VMM and EMM. She devotes her time to […]

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Seeing in the New Year in Belize among the Deaf community

February 16, 2012

On December 31, all of Orange Walk, a tiny village in northern Belize, was preparing for welcoming in the New Year. Lots of people were shopping for food and drinks. The intermittent showers made us wonder if there really would be fireworks put off at midnight. At 8 p.m., Nancy Marshall’s house became “the place […]

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Miracles of transformation among the deaf in Belize

April 8, 2011

Those who know your name will trust in you, for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you. Psalm 9:10 Miracles of transformation: This year two more young deaf people were baptized. Both are in their 20s. One has been coming to our church ever since the first time we gathered for worship in […]

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