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.

6 Aug 2018 - 11:05am — Peter Sensenig — Kenya, over the last several years, has been a flashpoint for Christian-Muslim conflict in East Africa, with the militant group al-Shabab’s lethal attacks in Nairobi, Garissa, and elsewhere. With each incident of terror the tension increases.But Kenyan Mennonites are finding hope in small incidents... Read more...
19 Jul 2018 - 4:00pm — Safari Mutabesha — I come from a people called the Banyamulenge. We are cattle herders and live in the high mountains of Eastern Congo overlooking Lake Tanganyika.Over the years, my people have been forced from one area to another in search of green pastures for our livestock. When the Belgians ruled this part of... Read more...
18 Jul 2018 - 4:12pm — Karla Braun — “My members are rapists, kidnappers, murders and fraudsters – all washed by the blood of Jesus our Lord,” says pastor Ignacio Chamorro Ramírez.Chamorro is director of an integrated transformation program and pastor of La Libertad (“freedom”) church in Paraguay’s overcrowded Tacumbú national... Read more...
12 Jul 2018 - 10:58am — Karla Braun — The Bible tells stories of leadership transition: Moses walked with Joshua and prepared him to lead the Israelites; stories in the books of Kings tell of less wise approaches to the end of ministry.Healthy leadership transition is as necessary today as ever. There are several necessary elements:... Read more...
9 Jul 2018 - 3:52pm — 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...
9 Jul 2018 - 12:21pm — IBICA — The International Brethren in Christ Association (IBICA) is the common network for all national conferences of the Brethren in Christ church with the aim to facilitate communication, build trust and cooperation within our global community, and to establish common and mutual understanding through... Read more...
18 Jun 2018 - 1:25pm — 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...
18 Jun 2018 - 11:41am — Juan David Morales Sánchez — A local church in Colombia lives out peaceWhy won’t a country forgive? Why are there people who seem to prefer war? These are questions that disturb the soul and invite us to look for answers, not in the cold streets of the city, but the forgotten countryside, in the small towns of Colombia... Read more...
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 — 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...
23 Apr 2018 - 6:26am — 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...
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...
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