Blog posts

Video blog: A glimpse of life as missionaries, neighbors, parents and friends

2.28. 2017 Posted By: Mennonite Church USA

​In this video, David and Rebekka Stutzman report on their first year of start-up ministry in Mannheim, Germany. The Stutzmans and their three children (pictured above, l to r, Immanuel, Nathanael and Liana) are mission workers with Mennonite Mission Network and Virginia Mennonite Missions. Some highlights from this year include officially launching a missional leadership […]

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Teaching children the Word in Ivory Coast

10.25. 2016 Posted By: Mennonite Church USA

James R. Krabill is Mennonite Mission Network’s senior executive for Global Ministries. . In the early 1970s, James and Jeanette Krabill were invited by the Harrist Church to engage in Bible studies with young ministry candidates. Both the Krabill family and the students were profoundly shaped by this encounter. Photo: Harrist Preacher Cyprien N’Guessan, one of  James Krabill’s […]

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Five reasons we get out of bed in the morning: Eric and Kelly Frey Martin

9.29. 2016 Posted By: Mennonite Church USA

Kelly and Eric live in Goshen, Indiana.  Eric spends most of his time as the youth pastor at Silverwood Mennonite Church and as a student at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary. Kelly is a nurse on the labor and delivery floor at Goshen Hospital.  They will serve with Mennonite Mission Network in Colombia.   1. We […]

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Piecing together God’s plan

9.14. 2016 Posted By: The Mennonite

Katie Gillmore is a Kansas native currently serving with Mennonite Voluntary Service’s unit near Aibonito, Puerto Rico. She works for Academia Menonita Betania, a bilingual school founded in 1947 by two Mennonite missionary teachers. Katie spends her time at Academia Menonita Betania helping communicate the school’s unique value and aspirations. She enjoys glimpsing God’s goodness […]

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Why is it so hard to work together?

9.13. 2016 Posted By: Ben Wideman

Ben Wideman is the Campus Pastor for 3rd Way Collective, a ministry of University Mennonite Church at Penn State. He blogs regularly for The Mennonite online.  Why is it so hard to work together? During my candidating process with University Mennonite Church, I was shown a venn diagram that had three circles. The three were labeled with […]

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Our missional story: Ben Risser and Ridgeway Mennonite Church

9.7. 2016 Posted By: The Mennonite

Photo: The attendees at a Wednesday Kids Club event at Ridgeway Mennonite Church in Harrisonburg, Virginia. On this day, members of the Eastern Mennonite High School varsity soccer team volunteered at the church instead of their usual practice. Photo by Andrew Gascho.  This is my second career and Ridgeway is my first pastorate. I’ve been here […]

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True greatness

8.23. 2016 Posted By: Byron Pellecer

Byron Pellecer is Associate Conference Minister (Texas-Based) for Western District Conference.  While visiting and worshiping at a local Mennonite church in the Houston area, I was deeply moved by a young boy’s attitude and service. I’ll call him Carlitos. At first glance, while Carlitos was clearing the tables and disposing any waste inside of big […]

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