VMMissions Centennial, 2019

In the late 1800s, Mennonites in the Shenandoah Valley awakened to Christ’s call to share the gospel with their neighbors in the highlands of Virginia and West Virginia. In October 1919, a mission board was formed.

Centennial celebrations in 2019 included worship, singing, storytelling, and testimonials by missionaries (current and former) who have served in the US, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Italy, Albania, Greece, Jordan, Bangladesh, Thailand and Indonesia. Leaders from the Mennonite churches in Italy, Jamaica, and Trinidad and Tobago helped commemorate the occasion.

See photos and videos about the VMMissions Centennial in 2019


From left: Margaret Keeler, Christine Poonsammy, Earlene Horst, and Deolal Ramdial ride with Eldie Suter in Suter’s Model T Ford at the Centennial celebration.
International partners from Jamaica Mennonite Church attended the Centennial celebrations.
A mass chorus of combined groups led by Nathan May sings at the finale of the 18th annual Festival of Praise, part of the centennial weekend celebration.