Motorcycles on the road for missions

November 5, 2013

Motorcycle for Missions 2013, a new two-day cycling event that planners hope will become an annual fundraiser for Virginia Mennonite Missions, left Powhatan June 24, stopped in Roanoke for the night, and arrived at Virginia Mennonite Conference Assembly in Harrisonburg on June 25. Participants were welcomed to fanfare and recognized in the evening’s worship service […]


Position openings

October 23, 2013


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 […]


Signs of Life team visits Maranatha School for the Deaf

September 30, 2013

Eight members of Signs of Life Fellowship (SLF) visited Maranatha School for the Deaf (MSD) and the Deaf Bible Church in Top Hill, Jamaica, June 14-26. A congregation in formation in the Southern District of Virginia Mennonite Conference, Signs of Life conducts worship and teaching in American Sign Language (ASL). All eight members of our […]


Park View’s blitz packs more than 1,500 kits

September 27, 2013

Peyton Erb (left) works in the assembly line putting MCC school kits together. A lot of congregations put school kits together for distribution by Mennonite Central Committee (MCC). But how many produce more than 1,500? That was a recent experience on Sunday, August 18, when nearly a hundred assembly-line volunteers packed a total of 1,562 […]


Learning through ‘faith’

September 25, 2013

Having just recently passed the one-year “anniversary” of our arrival here in Montenegro it feels like a good time to reflect on our journey so far. We have been present at celebrations of birthdays, baptisms, and holidays as well as being privileged to share in the grief of a passing church member. Steve has faithfully […]


Start here

September 24, 2013

I like the tagline of Hesston College in Kansas, “Start Here, Go Everywhere.” I wish I’d thought of it. It makes a bold statement about Christian college education as a launching point from which people go virtually anywhere in the world. It implies that a college can broaden horizons, deepen perspectives and add to the […]



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