August 14, 2013

Celebrating Service!

August is a month for celebrating service at First Mennonite Church in Newton, KS.  On August 4, we heard an update from Amanda Entz, who is beginning her third year at LCC International University in Lithuania, a Christian university supported by Mennonite organizations throughout its history.  On August 11, we commissioned Miriam Regier as she begins a SALT term with MCC in Bosnia Herzegovina.  And on August 18, we will commission Emily Epp and Austin Regier for Radical Journey (South Africa and Paraguay respectively), April Kabagambe for MVS (Seattle), and Sheralynn Neff for an internship with MCC in Chad.  In the months to come, we’ll hear from Graham and Rachel Unruh, who led a Youth Venture group to Colombia this summer, and from Gary and Carla Histand, who taught English in China for the second consecutive summer.  Mission and service are core to FMC’s identity, both historically and currently, and so we celebrate!

     –submitted by Anita Kehr, anitak@firstmennonitenewton.org; 316-283-0273

          First Mennonite Church, Newton, KS

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