Eastern Mennonite Missions


Christ’s transforming love compels us to       
cross cultures       
engage the world       
and make disciples of Jesus

EMM trains, sends, and supports workers in pioneer witness, ministry to children at risk, health and community development, leadership training, Muslim ministry, refugee relief, and more. It all started in 1894 when a group of 12 young people met in a farmhouse east of Lancaster City with a goal of reaching their neighbors for Christ through Sunday schools and service projects. In 1914, this group became the organization we now call Eastern Mennonite Missions. In 1934, our first international workers began serving in Tanganyika (now Tanzania). In the decades since then, we’ve witnessed an explosion of growth and missionary-sending among our partner church networks in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Amid new and changing dynamics, EMM continues to send personnel around the world with the transforming message of the gospel as well as catalyzing mission engagement among churches on the east coast of the United States.

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