Conference young adults serving with Mennonite Missions

ELKHART, Ind. (Mennonite Mission Network) – Emma Nafziger, of Pottstown, Pa., began a one year service term with the Service Adventure program in August 2012. Nafziger will be living in community with other young adults in a unit house in Raleigh, NC.

A 2010 graduate of Christopher Dock Mennonite High School (Lansdale, Pa.), Nafziger is the daughter of Robin and Dean Nafziger and a member of Vincent Mennonite Church in Spring City, Pa..

In this program of Mennonite Mission Network, young adults, ages 17-20, live in a household community, with a leader, for 10 months in cities and towns across the United States. Since 1989, Service Adventure participants have served in medical clinics, tutored children, worked with senior citizens, assisted in building homes, and helped meet additional needs across North America. They’ve become part of new communities; experienced and learned from different people and cultures; and grown in their faith.

Joseph BatesJoe Bates, of Red Hill, Pa., began a one year service term with the Radical Journey program in August 2012. Bates will be serving with a team in England.

A 2011 graduate of Christopher Dock Mennonite High School, Bates is the son of Randee Bates and attends Perkiomenville (Pa.) Mennonite Church.

Radical Journey is a Mennonite Mission Network program for young adults that emphasizes faith formation, service and cross-cultural learning.  Participants spend 10 days in orientation, 10 months in an international service location and another month in re-orientation with their home congregations.

Mennonite Mission Network is the mission agency of Mennonite Church USA and exists to lead, mobilize and equip the church to participate in holistic witness to Jesus Christ in a broken world. Mission Network envisions every congregation and all parts of the world being fully engaged in mission.