A letter similar to this one was recently given to all EMC Administrative missionaries (Mexico, Bolivia, Paraguay) who, in turn, have sent it to a list of their supporters whom they have invited to be on their Home Team. (This is the letter used by Dallas and Tara Wiebe, who serve in Guadalajara, Mexico.) We share this letter to inform you on how Home Teams will assist EMC missionaries as they serve with EMC Missions in their country of service.
Would you have interest in being on a Home Team? Please consider this opportunity to consider becoming part of a missionary’s home team.
Ken Zacharias, Director of Global Outreach Continue reading A Look at Missionary Home Teams
by Gordon Skopnik
UGANDA – Queen is an outstanding and very capable community leader in one of the refugee camps of northern Uganda. Tall and slender, she has a presence and confidence that matches her name. Continue reading Queen, a ‘Hands Up’ Mentality, and a Holistic Gospel
By John Janzen
WINNIPEG – I am kind of the new guy at Inner City Youth Alive. After six years at Siloam Mission and a decade in Japan previous to that, I have finally landed in the place I’ve been hearing about since I first came to Winnipeg from our little farm in Killarney.
Continue reading ‘Love in Action is a Harsh and Dreadful Thing’
by Ken Zacharias, Director of Global Outreach
Benny and Ester Fehr and their four children left for Bolivia in late January to begin ministry with EMC Missions. They arrived safely.
They have been assigned to lead the radio ministry for the MEM in the San Jose/Hacienda Verde area. A secondary assignment is to work alongside the youth in the Hacienda Verde church. The Fehrs are members in the Mount Salem Community Church (EMC) near Alymer, Ont., where they have served in the Pastor of Care position.
by Terry M. Smith
Without the Western Gospel Mission movement, the EMC would not be as welcoming as it is today. It was one of the most significant periods in EMC church history (1946-1961). Continue reading The WGM, Latin America, and the Orient
by Brad Brandt
I think the EMC has a rich history and a solid present reality that we need to talk about. In terms of diversity, we have members who speak Spanish, Mandarin, or Tagalog as well as English, Low German or High German. Numerous EMC churches work with Indigenous people on neighbouring reserves. We have churches that range from being quite conservative in practice and worship to those who would be less conservative and more contemporary in worship. We have a conference that works together in relative unity within that diversity of culture and language. Continue reading Why I’m Glad to be an EMCer
By Lois Thiessen
Does your job define you every moment of your life? Are you on duty when you’re shopping, on stage as you eat your supper, on trial for your kids’ behaviour, moving from world to world, ever wondering who you are now? Continue reading Lois Thiessen: Who Am I Now? A Real Missionary Question of Identity