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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...
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...
6 Sep 2017 - 5:42pm — Danielle Gonzales — “Our Anabaptist history is intrinsically tied to migration, and so is our Christian story,” says Saulo Padilla, immigration education coordinator for Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) U.S. “We must keep challenging the narratives that separate us, build borders and invite us to dehumanize others.”... Read more...
9 Aug 2017 - 5:40pm — 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 Aug 2017 - 12:53pm — 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...
8 Aug 2017 - 11:51am — Danielle Gonzales — Recipe: Mole Coloradito Enchiladas As a Mexican-American, one of the most comforting things about living in Colombia was how similar my Mexican culture is to Colombian culture. My Colombian host family was very interested to learn more when I told them my family is from Mexico. My host... Read more...
19 Jul 2017 - 11:40am — KyongJung Kim — Renewal 2027 testimony: Anabaptists todayRenewal 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. In this installment, KyongJung Kim, MWC regional... Read more...
22 Aug 2016 - 3:22pm — Rut Atarama — “There is no path, Pilgrim. The path is made by walking.” This lovely phrase by the poet Antonio Machado epitomizes my life journey, particularly the two years I sojourned in Colombia.Each person’s identity is marked by their family and social contexts, and other histories. To... Read more...
19 Aug 2016 - 5:28pm — 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 Aug 2016 - 8:01pm — Jonathan Bornman — Over the past three years, my family has enjoyed friendship with an extended family from Iraq who came to the USA as refugees and asylum seekers. We have enjoyed meals together in our homes, picnics, hiking trips, choir concerts and church services.When terrible events happen in the news, we lament... Read more...
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