Christina Hershey

Christina Hershey

Serving in: USA (Virginia)

Program name: tranSend (1-2 years)

Christina is a tranSender who will be working with Kids Club and Immanuel Mennonite Church from June 2019 – May 2020. She will participate in various Kids Clubs throughout the Valley, help with administrative tasks and share stories of Kids Club.

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Dan and Mary Hess

Serving in: Europe (Albania)

Program name: transForm (long-term)

Dan and Mary are preparing to serve in Lezhë with other VMMissions teammates, plugging back into a language and culture where they served from 2001-2005. They will be building relationships and making disciples through evangelism and leadership development.

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Brent and Alisha Justice

Brent and Alisha Justice

Serving in: Africa (Uganda)

Program name: transForm (long-term)

Brent and Alisha are serving in Bundibugyo, Uganda, with Serge, in partnership with VMMissions as Associated Workers. Brent works with grounds and facilities, and also focuses on disciplehip/mentoring young men. Alisha, a dietician, is working with a local clinic addressing severe malnutrition in the region.

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Oksana Kittrell

Oksana Kittrell

Serving in: USA (Virginia)

Program name: tranSend (1-2 years)

VMMissions has appointed Oksana as a tranSender for 2019-2020 to work with Every Nation in college ministry. Oksana will lead Bible studies and small groups at Eastern Mennonite University and will focus on identifying and mentoring leaders for campus ministry.

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Juan Jose Lagos

Juan José Lagos

Serving in: USA (North Carolina)

Program name: transForm (long-term)

Juan José and his wife Cecilia hope to partner with North Carolina districts and congregations of Virginia Mennonite Conference in order to plant a new Spanish-speaking congregation in Winston Salem, N.C.

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Lee and Peg Martin

Lee and Peg Martin

Serving in: USA ( West Virginia)

Program name: transForm (long-term)

Lee and Peg Martin are serving with Mennonite Central Committee as SWAP (Sharing with Appalachian People) location coordinators in Kimball, W.Va., a small town in McDowell County, as Associated Workers with VMMissions.

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Yugo and Grace P. (Jeremiah, Simeon)

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Yugo and Grace live and serve in a slum community, running a preschool and after school program for neighborhood kids called Rumah Harapan (House of Hope) in a large Southeast Asia city, serving with Servants to Asia’s Urban Poor, in partnership with VMMissions as Associated Workers.

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Fabrizio and Ilaria Perfetti

Fabrizio and Ilaria Perfetti (Davide, Gioia)

Serving in: Europe (Italy)

Program name: tranSend (1-2 years)

Fabrizio and Ilaria serve in pastoral roles in the Bari/Valenzano congregation planted by former VMMissions workers. Serving in a tranSend Italy assignment in partnership with the Italian Mennonite Church, their roles include preaching, evangelism and discipleship.

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North Africa

Raleigh and Opal R. (Robbie, Anna, Beth, Gem)

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Raleigh and Opal (names changed) and their children are learning languages and building relationships as part of a long-term vision to invite a people movement toward Jesus. They hope to partner with locals and other workers in agricultural development and to teach English.

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