Over twenty years ago, the Hershberger family moved to Poland with the original AIM team. In a few months they are planning to move back to the United States. In this issue they reflect on the work that’s been done and who they have become over the past two decades.
Board member Matthew Mast reflects on the power of the Advent Message. Nine Hillcrest Home staff and volunteers encouraged the team in Poland, Annaliese Hershberger helped lead a music camp, and we welcomed three new volunteers serving with AIM in Poland
Board chair Shannon Lehman shares his vision for the mission in Poland. The Hershbergers and Kilmers report on their summer furloughs, nine young people are baptized at Agape Mennonite Fellowship, and volunteers Alyssa and Alex reflect on their time serving with AIM in Poland.
Lolita describes Polish Christmas traditions, Lavern recounts the impact of Jan Wierszyłowski, and Hadassah describes how music has connected her with Polish Christians.
New staff couple Jewel and Jaden Kilmer introduce themselves, board chair Matthew Mast shares highlights from his visit to Poland with Pastor Anthony Gingerich, and Lolita Hershberger reports on our biennial family conference.
Meet Wojtek and Agnieszka Wojtynska, who share what led them to Agape church and what their work is here. Also, we report on Winter Bible School and introduce our new volunteers.
GTE Director Shannon Lehman writes about using resources for maximum impact, and Lavern Hershberger describes the challenges of living in a largely homogeneous Roman Catholic society in Poland in the AIM Spring 2017 newsletter.
Catch a glimpse of Christmas in Poland with thoughts on local traditions plus year-end reflections from the new GTE director, Shannon Lehman. Also enjoy a closer look at GTE through student and teacher introductions and reports.
What is AIM? What is its long-term goal? In the editorial of this edition, Matthew Mast answers these questions and provides an overview of the work ahead.
The last few months have been full of activity at AIM in Poland, including special visits, a conference, and a GTE party. Enjoy a glimpse into these events, as well as Lavern Hershberger’s reflections on the greater purpose and impact of AIM’s work in Poland.