"Mennoniting" goes back many generations. Our parents and grandparents did it--they'd travel a day's journey, spend an overnight with friends or relatives, continue the journey the next day. Much fellowship happened on those visits.
The birth of Mennonite Your Way Tours is a logical development of the past
great tradition. MYW Tours was begun by Leon and Nancy Stauffer in Lancaster, PA in 1977. Early tours, mostly by motorcoach, while travelling to exciting and popular attractions, also visited Mennonite, Brethren, Brethren in Christ, and Hutterite communities along the travel route. That practice continues today in MYW Tours, the tours crisscross North America and travel to many overseas locations, visiting with Anabaptists along the way. Lodging is in moderate rated hotels/motels, we do not lodge in homes as did past generations. However the
"relationship tradition" continues through fellowship meals, using local guides and story tellers, and worshipping with local congregations. Many who travel with us are not part of the traditional Anabaptist family, but are committed Christians who enjoy our style of travel and the fellowship which it includes.
Each year a new set of tours are planned. Leon and/or Nancy Stauffer personally escort all the
Multi-Day tours. (Click on "Feedback" to send greetings, a personal message, or question to Leon and Nancy.) Read more about the tours planned for the months ahead, ask to be on the mailing list to receive the annual tour brochure and special updated Tour Notes several times throughout the year.
Our Tour Philosophy
We attempt to keep our tours friendly and high quality. "Travel with a purpose" is still our goal. We want this travel to be a growing experience for you.
||The best will be drawn from each person as life stories are shared--a good way to pass the time as we travel.
||Learning and discovery are exciting parts of living and growing. This experience is mutual, we learn from the people and places we visit and they learn and grow from having met us.
||A sense of community develops among the tour group as we sing, play games, share meditations and minister to one another.
||Your faith will be strengthened as we meet other Christians along the way, eat at their tables, learn of their church and community.