Testimonies

Look in the Stories and Resources section of the website and on the MWC Facebook page for stories of how God is at work in our global Anabaptist family. This page, “Testimonies,” is a place to highlight faith experiences from our churches. We would love to hear from your church about the everyday joys and challenges of living for Christ in your context. Click here to send your ideas, stories, and photos.

14 Jun 2017 - 11:22am — Terry M Smith — Renewal 2027 testimony: historical profileRenewal 2027 is a 10-year series of events to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the beginnings of the Anabaptist movement. This series highlights leaders in the movement from history to the present.What was it like for a Christian who defends the state’s... Read more...
12 Jun 2017 - 3:42pm — ICOMB — The International Community of Mennonite Brethren (ICOMB) is made up of 21 national churches in 19 countries with approximately 450,000 members. ICOMB exists to facilitate relationships and ministries to enhance the witness and discipleship of its member national churches – connecting,... Read more...
10 May 2017 - 3:55pm — ICOMB — The International Community of Mennonite Brethren (ICOMB) is made up of 21 national churches in 19 countries with approximately 450,000 members. ICOMB exists to facilitate relationships and ministries to enhance the witness and discipleship of its member national churches – connecting,... Read more...
10 May 2017 - 11:51am — Pastor Lesly Bertrand — As Hurricane Matthew bore down on Haiti in October 2016, labour pains were bearing down on Seurette, wife of pastor Jean Mario Marelin. Without the assistance of a midwife, she safely delivered her baby despite the damage the house was taking on during the birth.Pastor Bertrand, bishop of Assemblée... Read more...
17 Apr 2017 - 10:45am — ICOMB — The International Community of Mennonite Brethren (ICOMB) is made up of 21 national churches in 19 countries with approximately 450,000 members. ICOMB exists to facilitate relationships and ministries to enhance the witness and discipleship of its member national churches – connecting,... Read more...
17 Mar 2017 - 12:55pm — ICOMB — The International Community of Mennonite Brethren (ICOMB) is made up of 21 national churches in 19 countries with approximately 450,000 members. ICOMB exists to facilitate relationships and ministries to enhance the witness and discipleship of its member national churches – connecting,... Read more...
17 Mar 2017 - 11:36am — KyongJung Kim — During a visit to Anabaptist churches in Japan, MWC regional representative KyongJung Kim fellowshipped with two Mennonite Brethren families over a delicious meal of Okonomiyaki, an Osaka special. His host, Naoge, shared her story of how Jesus changed her life and used an accident to bring about... Read more...
7 Feb 2017 - 9:46am — ICOMB — The International Community of Mennonite Brethren (ICOMB) is made up of 21 national churches in 19 countries with approximately 450,000 members. ICOMB exists to facilitate relationships and ministries to enhance the witness and discipleship of its member national churches – connecting,... Read more...
6 Feb 2017 - 3:37pm — Wilhelm Unger — Celebrating the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in GermanyOver the more than 10 years I have been serving as pastor in Evangelische Freikirche Mennonitengemeinde Regensburg, the Burgweinting neighbourhood has been celebrating an ecumenical worship service during the Week of Prayer for Christian... Read more...
18 Jan 2017 - 10:15am — ICOMB — The International Community of Mennonite Brethren (ICOMB) is made up of 21 national churches in 19 countries with approximately 450,000 members. ICOMB exists to facilitate relationships and ministries to enhance the witness and discipleship of its member national churches – connecting,... Read more...
11 Jan 2017 - 1:01pm — Jantine Huisman — Almost a year ago, a step onto a plane was the first into a whole new world of not only learning many new things, but meeting a bunch of inspiring people. In February 2016, my first year as a member of the Young Anabaptists (YABs) Committee started. A little nervous, a little apprehensive, but a... Read more...
15 Dec 2016 - 12:06pm — Bishop Steven W. Mang’ana — MWC Global Church Sharing Fund helps build mission church in southern TanzaniaA church building is a space to encounter God. This encounter is one of the most basic acts of drawing the kingdom of God into the heart of a community.When we build a church building, we set a place for God. People go... Read more...
13 Dec 2016 - 10:26am — ICOMB — The International Community of Mennonite Brethren (ICOMB) is made up of 21 national churches in 19 countries with approximately 450,000 members. ICOMB exists to facilitate relationships and ministries to enhance the witness and discipleship of its member national churches – connecting,... Read more...
12 Dec 2016 - 11:33am — European Anabaptist Churches — Leaders of Mennonite national churches in Europe held their annual meeting 28–30 October 2016, in Vienna, Austria. Mennonite World Conference was represented by Chief Events Officer Liesa Unger, Europe Regional Representative Henk Stenvers, YABs committee member Jantine Huisman, and Executive... Read more...
21 Nov 2016 - 11:35am — Dora Schmidt — Robert Beutler knows all too well what it means to be persistent. After hearing of a Syrian refugee family’s arrival in his hometown of Enkenbach-Alsenborn, he made a point of contacting the family to welcome them. It was only after the third attempt, however, that Mr. Beutler finally caught... Read more...
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