Zion supports several missionaries annually in many parts of the world. Currently, we are supporting the following through prayer and financial contributions.
- Aram & Debbi DiGennaro in Kenya – Aram and Debbi and their two children, Priska (9) and Shadrach (7) have been serving EMM in Nairobi, Kenya for six years. During that time, their responsibilities have included:
- Chairing the Board of Rosslyn Academy
- Managing the Mennonite Guest House (now Amana Gardens Inn)
- Teaching at Africa International University
- Leading the EMM team in East Africa
- Resourcing the East African Mennonite churches and their outreaches
- Facilitating short-term workers, etc.
- They are currently in the U.S. to raise funds for another 3-year term. We believe Aram and Debbi are equipped to be key players in God’s continuing work in East Africa. For more information, contact Eastern Mennonite Missions, PO Box 458, Salunga, PA 17538
- Sam Rice in Haiti – Sam has been with Gospel Growers, Inc. which has been evangelizing in Haiti for 12 years. One of their ministries is child sponsorship for placement in a Christian school to receive an education and evangelized at the same time. Zion has been supporting dozens of children for many years. Other ministries are: Christian radio stations, clinics which care for the sick, and founding six new churches over the years. For more information, contact Gospel Growers, Inc., PO Box 92814, Southlake, TX 76092.
- Yoder/Frey family: Bruce, Nancy, Jeremiah and Deborah in Burkina – Pray for Bruce and Nancy as they teach and support local ministry in a variety of settings within Burkina Faso and West Africa. In Ouagadougou, they work with the Mennonite university student hostel and with the leadership of the Evangelical Mennonite Church of Burkina Faso (EEMBF). In addition, they relate to and teach at Mennonite related leadership training colleges and seminaries in Nigeria, Benin, and Ghana,
- SOUL (Social Opportunities for the Ultimate Life) – This program is a respite program held at Zion one evening a month sponsored by Peaceful Living. Peaceful Living is a faith-based, non-profit organization that provides services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities; believing that every individual has the right to belong in their community and achieve that all-important sense of participation. For more information, contact Peaceful Living, 2210 Shelly Rd., Harleysville, PA 19438
- Wednesday Night Races. Join us for a chance to enjoy a fun, outdoor activity while building community spirit. You are invited to attend six races to watch as your child gets faster and more confident. If you can’t make it to all of the races, join us for those that you can! All participants will receive a ribbon at the end of their race. This is free event.
- Vacation Bible School – This fun summer event, combines Bible teachings, crafts, music, exercise and so much more. It is a wonderful time for kids age 3 through age 12. There is no cost to this event that takes place during the last week of July.
- Table of Plenty is an outreach ministry of Zion Mennonite Church that began in October 1997. Table of Plenty volunteers prepare and serve lunch to guests at no charge, on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Over the years, the Table of Plenty has served an average of 75-100 meals a week! Now regularly serve 30 or more people each day. In addition to the weekly meals, Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner are served to anyone in need or who does not have someone with whom to share the holiday. The Thanksgiving Dinner began in 1990 and the Christmas Dinner in 1996 and have served more than 6000 meals. If you have any questions regarding the Table of Plenty please contact the church office 215-723-3592.
- The Bean Bag Food Program runs from October through the rest of the school year, providing elementary school students with a bag filled with food for every weekend. Students identified by the school as “food insecure” often struggle with their studies when they arrive at school hungry. The Bean Bags include nutritious food items for two breakfasts, lunches and snacks over the weekend. Last school year, Zion provided approximately 2,800 Bean Bags to students in three elementary schools, E.M. Crouthamel, West Broad Street and Franconia. This year the program will expand to all elementary schools in the Souderton School District. Cost for each bag is approximately $12. Please consider donating to this project to help end hunger and improve educational opportunities at our local elementary schools.