Celebrating 100 Years
Recognizing current and former board members at the centennial Donor and Prayer Partners Banquet.
News & Updates
By Carol Tobin How does VMMissions direct the missional energy of the church towards those who have not yet heard? With a fan whirring lazily from the ceiling, Michael and Ruthy gathered to pray with their teammates around the map of the South Asian city that was spread out on the table in front of them. After several years of learning language and culture in another city where they were the first…Read More
As told by Willard and Eva Eberly “We were swept along, praising God for opportunities!” Willard exclaimed as he reminisced about the beginnings of the work in Albania. “We didn’t program it! We connected with him and we could hardly keep up with it!” The story of Mennonite mission in Albania begins with Gesina Blaauw, a Dutch Mennonite woman who had moved to Sicily to establish a Christian bookstore with Christian Literature Crusade.…Read More
By Carol Tobin Twila Y. Brunk’s book, Together in the Lord, is an engaging account of the first twenty-five years of the Jamaican Mennonite Church. The following recounts those beginnings, as well as the expansion of VMMissions’ work into Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago. An elderly pastor and his wife from Manitoba traveled to Florida for health reasons. D.H. and Annie Loewen sensed the Lord saying that a mission station should be opened…Read More
By Aaron Kauffman “I do not believe that it is above what we could expect, if the Lord tarries, that we would have a native Mennonite Church in Sicily.” These were the words of Truman Brunk in his report to the executive committee of the mission board upon his return from a visit to Sicily in November 1950. He had gone to see for himself something that originated—not in a strategic planning meeting—but…Read More