Missions Beyond EMMC – Associate Missionaries

EMMC’s Associate Missionary program provides a measure of financial support for EMMC members serving with other mission agencies in parts of the world where EMMC does not have a direct ministry. Currently, over 20 units (singles, couples, families) receive in the neighborhood of $3,000 each annually through the EMMC missions budget. This support would not be possible without your continued, generous contributions.

This year we say thank-you to Chris and Elaine Hurst, long time Wycliffe Bible Translators into the Nahuatl language in Mexico. They have been Associate Missionaries for many years and now pass on the opportunity to receive some financial assistance to another missionary couple. Chris and Elaine, on behalf of the EMMC I thank-you for your faithful service and the many years dedicated to providing others with the Word of God in a written language.
And, we say WELCOME to Keith (Last name omitted), Diedrich and Nettie Friesen and Dory Richards, three new Associate Missionaries who will be receiving financial support from EMMC beginning with the 2019-2020 fiscal year.

Keith serves with Advancing Indigenous Missions (AIM) to link churches in Canada with faithful, effective church planting ministries among unreached people groups in remote parts of the world.

Diedrich and Nettie Friesen, with Multi-Nations Mission Foundation (MMF), provide music and teaching resources in the Low German language. Their music ministry, D’ Friesens, takes them to various parts of Canada and Central and South America.

Dory Richards is on staff with Inner City Youth Alive (ICYA) serving as Administrative Manager. ICYA serves the youth and communities in needy parts of Winnipeg.

You’ll read about these and the other Associate Missionaries by clicking their links, in The Recorder and other EMMC resources as they provide updates and reports of their ministries.

Thank you for your prayers and continued support for our EMMC missions efforts.
Abe Giesbrecht
Missions Director

Associate Missionaries serving around the world

The following is a listing of missionaries from EMMC churches who are already receiving financial support through your faithful participation in the EMM Conference missions budget.

Dave and Cheri Bartsch of the Aylmer EMM Church, Ont. are serving as directors of the YWAM training centre in Gold Coast Australia.

Scott and Patsy Buhler of the Niverville Community Fellowship, Man. are serving with Teach Beyond in camping and marriage seminar ministry in Brazil.

Pete and Cathy Dyck from the Aylmer EMM Church, Ont. with WEC International are serving in church leadership training in Morelia, Mexico.

Tony and Janet Ens of the Morden EMM Church, are serving in outreach ministries with Northern Canada Evangelical Mission in Whitehorse, Yukon.

Marsden and Mandy Giesbrecht from the Sutherland Church in Saskatoon, Sask. are church planting with Healing Hearts Ministries in Saskatchewan.

Travis Harms from the Altona EMM Church, Man. is serving with InterAct Ministries in Thompson, Man. with camping and a mentorship program.

Murray and Carol Honsberger of the Altona EMM Church, Man. are serving with Wycliffe Bible Translators in Papua New Guinea.

Correna Janzen of the Morden EMM Church, Man. is also in Papua New Guinea serving with Wycliffe.

Gordon and Beckie Klassen of the Nassau Street Church are serving in Winnipeg with Inner City Youth Alive as Director of Gem Lake Wilderness Camp.

Lori (and Dan) Neufeld of the Altona EMM Church, Man. mentors at-risk youth in Winnipeg with Inner City Youth Alive.

Kristen Penner of the Bergfeld Mennonite Church, Man. is on a church planting team with Avant in Slovenia.

Guillermo and Mary-Ann Reddekopp of the Aylmer EMM Church, Ont. are preparing to serve with SIM in La Paz, western Mexico in youth ministry.

Andrew and Amie Reimer of the Altona EMM and Nassau Street Church, Man. are serving as Community Minister / Director of Leadership Development in Winnipeg as part of Inner City Youth Alive.

Wes and Carol Schellenberg of the Glencross Mennonite Church, Man. are in the Avant Canada office in Winnipeg where Wes serves the Accountant.

Harv and Brenda Thiessen of the Winkler EMM Church, Man. are serving at the Operation Mobilization Canada office in Port Colborne, Ontario as an international administrator.

Bob and Karen Toews of the Bergfeld Mennonite Church, Man. are serving with Avant in Chiang Mai, Thailand as missionary staff support.

Carl and Pat Whitehead of the Nassau Street Church in Winnipeg, Man. are serving in language translation with Wycliffe in Papua New Guinea. They are currently on home assignment until July 2019.

Tami Zacharias of the Winkler EMM Church, Man. is providing Human Resources department leadership for Operation Mobilization in the Port Colborne office in Ontario.

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