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.

12 Jun 2018 - 1:13pm — Eileen Holfer — My name is Eileen. I am 22 years-old and live in Switzerland. When I was asked if I could share a short testimony on the theme “Called to be free…faith across boundaries,” I immediately remembered this experience.A little more than two years ago, I had the opportunity to travel to Cape Town, South... Read more...
6 Jun 2018 - 11:31am — Ashisha Lal — As an Indian living in Canada on MCC’s International Volunteer Exchange Program, I have made dal (lentil soup) a number of times. When I made it for the first time, I was little nervous, but it was requested again for different groups of people and every time quantity increased.First, I cooked dal... Read more...
15 May 2018 - 1:35pm — David Wiebe — 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...
23 Apr 2018 - 6:26am — David Wiebe — 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...
9 Apr 2018 - 11:01am — Ayub Omondi Awich — When I was 12 years old, I was charged with the duty of secretary to our parish youths office. From that time on, I served the church, locally, nationally and internationally.My engagement with Mennonite World Conference (MWC) has shaped who I have become as a church leader, husband and father, so... Read more...
5 Apr 2018 - 10:15am — Natalia Vaca — Recipe: Huevos pericos (Colombian scrambled eggs)Although I’m not good at cooking, I organized a typical Colombian breakfast to share with my host family. Guided by recipes my parents sent from Colombia, I discovered that things made with love are delicious.My host family loved this simple meal of... Read more...
14 Mar 2018 - 10:21am — Barbara Nkala — Renewal 2027 testimony: historical profileRenewal 2027 is a 10-year series of events organized by Mennonite World Conference’s Faith and Life Commission to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the beginnings of the Anabaptist movement. This series highlights leaders in the movement from history to... Read more...
8 Mar 2018 - 3:29pm — David Wiebe — 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 Feb 2018 - 12:41pm — David Wiebe — 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...
15 Jan 2018 - 11:09am — Karla Braun — “We have to go to school [with] Jesus,” says Erwin Cornelsen. The nearly 100-year-old retired pastor reads the Bible every day: “I’m still learning what Jesus has to teach me.”Mennonite World Conference (MWC) has always offered Cornelsen a view on the wider world. Now as a senior living Abbotsford... Read more...
15 Jan 2018 - 10:28am — Wyclif Ochieng — Recipe: Ugali“Ugali is a maize-meal bread-like food mostly eaten alongside chicken or beef stew, Kenyan kale and cabbage or sometimes eggs fried with onions and tomatoes. All you need to make it is water and flour, though some people use salt to make it tasty. It’s consumed by almost everybody in... Read more...
9 Jan 2018 - 12:26pm — David Wiebe — 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...
15 Dec 2017 - 9:21am — 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...
22 Nov 2017 - 12:32pm — Tesfatsion Dalellew — There are many in Africa who experience physical healing by the power of the Holy Spirit.This is a story of two different types of physical healing, at the Meserete Kristos Church in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, by Tesfatsion Dalellew.Some years ago, there was a week-long evening revival conference,... Read more...
21 Nov 2017 - 11:55am — David Wiebe — 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...
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