Posts Tagged ‘missions’

Paintball Tournament Against Poverty

March 20th, 2023 No comments

Have a fun day playing paintball and support sustainable solutions for impoverished families. There are also many volunteer opportunities throughout the day. Prizes for the top three teams in both advanced and non-advanced divisions. A great event for the whole family!

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Student Benefit Auction

March 13th, 2023 No comments

Our annual student benefit auction will be held on Saturday, March 25 at 9AM in the gym at Manor Church. Come and bid generously to support our students who will be serving others and making an impact! This summer, students will be serving in Washington D.C. with Praying Pelican Missions.

We are looking for a variety of items like gift certificates, baked goods, home decor, and more! If you are an individual or organization who would like to make a donation, please reach out to our Youth Ministry Director, Beau Walmer. Donations can be dropped off at the church on 3/19. Alternate times for donation drop off can be arranged if necessary. If you have any questions about the pieces you’re committing to donate, please reach out. We can only take a very limited amount of furniture donations, so if you are planning to donate furniture, please reach out to us in advance!

Kairos course with EMM

February 14th, 2023 No comments

Kairos is an interactive study of the Purpose and Plan of God for His people and His world from Genesis to Revelation.

This course guides participants to a biblical worldview and to live as a world Christian. It uses a unique combination of facilitated introductions, reading, videos, group discussions, special activities, and prayer for unreached peoples. Kairos is one of several mobilization tools produced by Simply Mobilizing, Inc., located in the Philippines.

Kairos is for all Christians at any point in their journey with God. It is not a “missions” course. It is an opportunity for all God’s people to have their worldview transformed and aligned with God’s heart for the nations. He has called us all to play a part in His mission, and there are many different roles to fill.

-Saturday, March 4| 8am-3pm, in-person
-Tuesdays, March 7, 14, & 21 | 6:30-9pm, in-person or virtual
-Saturday, March 25 | 8am-4:30pm, in-person
-Tuesday, March 28 | 6:30-9pm, in-person or virtual
-Tuesday, April 4 | 6-9:30pm, in person or virtual

All Kairos sessions are hosted at EMM’s Hub 450 at 450 N. Prince St. Lancaster Pa. A virtual option is available for evening sessions for anyone who doesn’t live in the Lancaster area, if they can be present in person for the Saturday sessions.

The registration fee of $125 covers materials, refreshments, and lunches on Saturdays. Register by February 27.

Praise & Worship Playlist

January 15th, 2023 No comments

This week we’re singing songs inspired by WJTL’s focus for 2023: “The Year To Shine!” I hope you’ve heard our daily devotional features, including the Light Reflection and Vital Step to a Radiant Faith. Check John Shirk’s blog for the latest installments. Our Praise & Worship playlist includes “Rise & Shine” by Belonging Co., “For The Sake of the World” from Brian Johnson, “Salt & Light” by Lauren Daigle, “Spotlight” from Rita Springer and a City On A Hill mini-theme.

Kristi Leigh, WJTL DJ
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Song Title Artist Album Year
Love Shine Through Tim Hughes Love Shine Through 2011
Radiate Hannah Kerr Overflow 2017
Let There Be Light Bryan & Katie Torwalt Champion 2016
Shine On Us Phillips, Craig & Dean My Utmost For His Highest
Burn for You (feat. David Brymer) Rivers & Robots Discovery 2018
Shine On Bellarive The Being Human Project…Start Listening 2009
O Church Arise (Arise, Shine) [feat. Chris Tomlin] Keith & Kristyn Getty Facing a Task Unfinished (Deluxe Edition) 2016
Glow The Digital Age Evening-Morning 2014
Light Will Shine Hillsong United Aftermath 2011
We Shine Fee Burn For You 2007
My Testimony (Live) Elevation Worship Graves into Gardens (Live) 2020
Tell All My Friends SEU Worship Single 2022
World Outside Your Window (Live) Hillsong Young & Free All Of My Best Friends 2021
Testify (feat. Dante Bowe & Naomi Raine) Maverick City Music Jubilee 2021
Driven by Love Lindy & The Circuit Riders Driven by Love (Live) 2019
Missions Flame Matt Redman Facedown 2004
Shine Like Stars (feat. Brett Younker) Passion Burn Bright – EP 2022
Rise And Shine (Live) (feat. Mitch Wong) The Belonging Co Now (Live) 2022
I Saw The Light David Crowder Band A Collision 2005
I See The Light Josh Baldwin Where The Glory Is 2022
Father Of Lights Chris Tomlin Always 2022
Sing Wherever I Go (Live) We The Kingdom Live At the Wheelhouse – EP 2019
Joy (Shining Light) Victory Fellowship Worship Band Elevator Music 2010
True In The Light Rend Collective Whosoever 2022
Best Friends (Live) Hillsong Young & Free All of My Best Friends 2020
Let It Shine All Sons & Daughters Season One 2012
For The Sake Of The World Brian Johnson For The Sake Of The World 2012
Shining Phil Wickham Cannons 2007
Old for New (Live) Hannah McClure Starlight (Live) 2017
We Are Kari Jobe Where I Find You 2011
City On A Hill (feat. Melody Noel) Influence Music REBELS (Deluxe) 2020
You Are My Salvation Martin Smith Back to the Start (Deluxe Version) 2013
Tell The World Hillsong United Look To You 2005
Shine a Light Elevation Worship Here as in Heaven 2016
Shine On Us Cory Asbury Immersed 2007
Praise The Lord (Brighter The Morning) Sean Curran 1,000 Names 2021
Take My Life (And Let It Be) Chris Tomlin WOW Hymns 2004
Instrument Matt Maher Saints and Sinners 2015
Keep Me Burning Josh Baldwin Where The Glory Is 2022
Light a Fire / Great Are You Lord (Live) David Leonard Single 2022
Spotlight (feat. Amanda Lindsey Cook) Rita Springer Light 2020
Shine Matt Redman Beautiful News 2006
Bright as the Sun Hillsong Worship Awake 2019
Salt & Light Lauren Daigle How Can It Be 2015
A City On A Hill The City Harmonic Heart 2013
Rooftops Jesus Culture Come Away 2010
Until The Whole World Hears Casting Crowns Until The Whole World Hears 2009
Everything U Do (Live) River Valley AGES Single 2022
Bloom (feat. Lindy Cofer) Mitch Wong Bloom – EP 2022
This Little Light of Mine Rend Collective Campfire II: Simplicity 2016

Unto Open House (humanitarian ministry of Cru)

June 10th, 2022 No comments

Jeff & Kelly Sammons are hosting an open house at the Unto Global Logistics Center at 1506 Quarry Rd in Mount Joy. Tentative tour times are 6:00 and 6:45.

Unto works with Cru missionaries around the world to enhance their ministry with humanitarian aid. The aid is received, packed, and then shipped from the logistics center. We are always in need of volunteers of all ages and abilities. Come see how individuals, families, and groups can get involved or how you can partner with the Sammons as they join Unto as missionary staff. Please call or text Kelly Sammons at 717-669-7902 with questions or to let us know you’re coming. We are providing a light supper.

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Relationship Building Principle-Praise Reports

May 19th, 2015 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Relationship-Building Principle comes from Acts 14:26.

This chapter of the Bible traces the missionary adventures of Paul and Barnabas as they went to different places to share the Gospel. Eventually, they went back to Antioch, which was their launching point.

As they arrived, they gathered the church together to report all that God had done through them and how He had opened the door of faith to the Gentiles. And they stayed there a long time with the disciples.

When missionaries return to their launching point, the church that supports their work, they have the opportunity to share what God is doing through their work, and the church has the opportunity to celebrate with the missionary. Praise reports from the mission field have a way of showing the church how their support is making a difference for the Gospel, and energizes the church to continue supporting the work of missions.

This can happen on a personal level between friends too, where we share how we have seen God at work, and encourage one another to keep shining the light of the Gospel by being a faithful witness for Jesus.

Sharing praise reports of how God is at work is a vital relationship-building principle to take to heart in the Year of Connection.

John Shirk

Moment Of Celebration-Praise Reports

February 26th, 2014 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Moment of Celebration reflects on a praise report from two missionaries.

Sometimes, missionaries come back to the church from where they were sent to report on what God has done through their outreach. This also happened in the Bible.

Acts 14 traces the missionary adventures of Paul and Barnabas as they went to different communities to share the hope of the Gospel. Eventually, they went back to Antioch, their launching point.

According to Acts 14:26, on arriving there, they gathered the church together and reported all that God had done through them and how he had opened the door of faith to the Gentiles. And they stayed there a long time with the disciples.

When missionaries return to share their stories, the church has the opportunity to join in on the celebration of what God is doing. Sometimes, we might wonder what kind of impact our financial gifts or prayers, or letters of encouragement to missionaries is really accomplishing. Praise reports answer those questions and encourage the church to keep supporting the work of missions.

Praise reports from missionaries are reasons to be glad in the Year of Celebration.

John Shirk


November 22nd, 2011 No comments

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See how God is at work in Catel, Guinea Bissau

June 7th, 2010 2 comments

LISA LANDIS – Gibby Mane of Catel Village, Guinea Bissau shares his testimony with Beryl Forrester. God is doing great things in West Africa through the work of Eastern Mennonite Missions.  Help us share Jesus with the good people of Gambia & Guinea Bissau.  Click here for how you can help! And thanks for doing what you can.

Can Giving a Radio Change a Person’s Life?

June 1st, 2010 No comments

JOHN SUMMERVILLE, TWR – GUEST BLOGGER.  A few years ago, while I was serving in the military, I was depressed and disgusted with my life. One day when I was on patrol duty around the barracks, I resolved to take my life with my weapon of service. Suddenly, a friend arrived to relieve me of my patrol. Seeing my depression, he held out a small radio receiver and said, “Take this receiver. I received a broadcast from abroad; somebody was speaking our language. Go take a rest and listen well to what the speaker says.”

I turned on the small receiver and a few minutes later I heard a voice read Acts 16:27-31: The jailer woke up, and when he saw the prison doors open, he drew his sword and was about to kill himself because he thought the prisoners had escaped. But Paul shouted, “Don’t harm yourself! We are all here!” The jailer called for lights, rushed in and fell trembling before Paul and Silas. He then brought them out and asked, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved—you and your household.” Through this verse, I believe I heard the voice of Jesus tell me, “Do not give yourself over to death, believe only! I am here to give you life. I will give life to you and to your family, and to your friend that is with you!”

You can change a person’s life by giving a radio.  Your gift of $75 provides a beautiful hard bound study bible, a portable radio, and 7 books that correspond with the radio programs heard over TWR.  Be a part of something big.

John Summerville is the Director of Radio Station Partnerships.
TWR broadcasts Jesus in 220 languages utilizing AM, FM, shortwave and the Internet.

Chris Strayer Talks About Food for the Poor

May 4th, 2009 No comments
I tried to take a pic... did not work real well. :)

I tried to take a pic... did not work real well. 🙂

Click HERE to listen to Chris Strayer on the Get Up and Go Show as he talks about his experience in Haiti with Food for the Poor.