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Benefit June 21 for Mishler mission work

There will be a benefit for the Josh and Maria Mishler family, missionaries with Wycliffe Bible Translators Eurasia, from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, June 21, at the antique pavilion across from the Shipshewana Auction on SR 5. Mishler pork burgers, salads and baked goods, along with homemade ice cream, will be served. There will also be entertainment and games for all ages.

The benefit is sponsored by Eden Worship Center, Maple Grove Church, and Shore Mennonite Church. Cost is by donation.

Josh and Maria are members of Wycliffe Bible Translators and have three children, Ryan, 10, Kody, 8, and Maya, 4. Their Wycliffe duties place them in Southern Germany where Wycliffe has a support center aiding field translators of Eurasia. Joshua is the contingency director, responsible for monitoring 25 countries that include geographical areas of unrest which raise safety issues for the translators. He also offers IT support and language data management for the workers in the region.

Maria cares for three active children, aiding them in their school and after school activities, but also finds time to host a mother's group offering support to local women in the town of Kandern. In addition, she is a leader of Awana, an international evangelical non-profit organization. She is also quick to use her gift of hospitality whenever the need arises in the community.

The Mishler family has been on home assignment for a year after spending the last six years in Germany working with Wycliffe. They hope to return to Germany the end of July.

For more information, call 260-463-1297.