Jaden Hostetter

Jaden Hostetter

Serving in: Latin America & Caribbean (Ecuador)

Program name: Associated Worker

Jaden Hostetter is beginning a two-year term in Quito, Ecuador, serving as a youth ministries worker with Quito Mennonite Church and a wider Ecuadorian partnership. He is appointed as an International Ministries Intern of Mennonite Mission Network and is an associated worker of VMMissions.

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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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Mike and Risha Metzler family

Mike and Risha Metzler (Hannah, Joel, Tobias)

Serving in: USA (Virginia)

Program name: transForm (long-term)

Mike and Risha Metzler are church planters establishing a new Anabaptist congregation in Harrisonburg called Mosaic of Grace Church. This new church plant relates to Eastside Church as a sister church and is in the process of pursuing congregation in formation status with Harrisonburg District of Virginia Mennonite Conference.

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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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Vince and LaVonne Ramella

Vince and LaVonne Ramella (Sid, Bradie, Justin)

Serving in: Europe (Kosovo)

Program name: transForm (long-term)

The Ramella family serves in Istog, impacting lives primarily through a new coffee/tea shop for women, Lady Latte, and through a local gym where Vince is building relationships and opening doors to ministry.

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