VMMissions Centennial Celebration – short video

As Virginia Mennonite Missions celebrates 100 years of making disciples in the way of Jesus, this video provides a brief look at the past and present of VMMissions, featuring interviews with current and former workers, and VMMissions President Aaron M. Kauffman.

The Miracle of Albania

The opening of Albania after the fall of communism enabled faith in Jesus to take root. This is the story of how Mennonites and other groups have responded in faith to share the Good News in that country, and how the Albanian church has grown through the miraculous workings of God. Video from 1993. Produced and directed by Richard C. Hiett.

Why Italy? Why Now? – The Green family in Italy

Shawn and Laura Green and their sons Lucas, Emmanuel, and Matteo, serve with a church planting team in Termoli, assisting with worship and discipleship, reaching out through home Bible studies, and developing relationships to expand the work into new areas.

Introducing the E3 Collective

E3 Collective is a new program of teams embarking on a short-term experience of encouraging others and learning to engage the work of the kingdom for a lifetime. 

The Horst family in Nam Yuen, Thailand

Steve and Bethany are working at evangelism and discipleship among Isaan believers in Nam Yuen, in partnership with the Life Enrichment Church. They serve in partnership with Eastern Mennonite Missions.

LaVonne Ramella introduces Lady Latte

Lady Latte provides a safe and loving space for relationship-building and conversation, borne out of a need for a social space specifically for Kosovar women. LaVonne Ramella, and her son Bradie, introduce this ministry. The Ramella family uses their strong relational skills to form friendships and carry the love of Jesus while studying the Albanian language and culture.

Jason Wagner shares about his jail chaplain ministry

A jail chaplain in the Harrisonburg/Rockingham (Virginia) Regional Jail, VMMissions worker Jason Wagner leads Christian services, offers pastoral care and coordinates visiting ministries.

Norma Teles leads singing at the Joshua Center

Norma Teles, VMMissions worker in Albania, leads the Joshua Center Girls Club in singing a praise song. The educational ministry of the Joshua Center is for children from the marginalized Roma population, whose parents often face underemployment and discrimination. Norma teaches and models the love of Jesus to these elementary age children and their parents.

Vignettes from Albania

Richard Bowman, former teacher at Lezha Academic Center, shows us around the school during finals week in 2016.

David and Rebekka: a glimpse of life as missionaries, neighbors, parents and friends

David and Rebekka Stutzman report on their first year of start-up ministry in Mannheim, Germany. Some highlights include officially launching a missional leadership network, starting a small group for women, discipling a young man struggling with addiction, and organizing several small church services. They serve in partnership with Mennonite Mission Network.

Steve and Bethany in their context

Virginia Mennonite Missions workers Steve and Bethany serve with their children in Bangkok, Thailand. This video is a brief overview of how they are ministering and learning to adapt three years into their term.

LaVonne Ramella working on Albanian language studies

Workers Vince and LaVonne Ramella and their children serve in Kosovo, where they are learning the challenging Albanian language. In this clip, Lavonne is learning various phrases and sentences with her teacher/tutor Serbeze.

Explore tranSend

Learn about the tranSend program and how you can get involved.

The story of Jessica and Caleb’s call and experiences serving at Lezha Academic Center.

tranSend alumni Stories

Experience the vision, history and impact of VMMissions’ tranSend program which celebrates 10 years in 2015.


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