Three baptized in Kemishtaj, Albania

January 3, 2011

The Adriatic Sea wind whipped our faces but the bright sun beamed upon the group of believers from the Lajmetaret e Jesus Krishtit (Heralds of Jesus Christ) church of Kemishtaj, Albania, gathered for the baptism of Lazi, Ilir, and Eva. A deserted beach-side food stand sheltered us from the wind as Allen Umble, VMM worker […]

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Blood revenge claims life of Albanian pastor

December 23, 2010

On October 8, Pastor Dritan (Tani) Prroj died in a busy plaza in the center of Shkoder. Similar to Jesus, he was executed in his early 30s for the sins of others. His crimes? Belonging to the wrong clan, refusing to stay imprisoned in his own home, continuing his public ministry although knowing he was […]

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Shining the light in Hickory

December 23, 2010

Nearly 60 years ago, evangelists from Franconia Mennonite Conference brought the light to Hickory, North Carolina. On Sunday, November 7, the Mennonite churches that grew out of that evangelistic trip celebrated their history and Virginia Conference’s 175th Anniversary. The day consisted of a homecoming celebration for Mt. View Mennonite Church—current members, past members, and family […]

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Our core values

December 23, 2010

Core values are those values we hold dear. They represent the orienting center of our lives, the priorities by which we live. They are usually expressed by how we live our lives and what occupies our attention in terms of time and money. Sometimes core values are also expressed by our words. When our core […]

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The Gospel in cultural context

December 9, 2010

With eyes riveted in wonder at the dancers and their gentle gyrations, Wiang’s heart leapt in longing.  Who are these people who can dance with such freedom and joy?  Did she care who they were?  Not really.  She simply sensed intuitively that she belonged among them. Wiang was attending a gathering of followers of Jesus.  […]

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