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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.

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...
15 Aug 2016 - 12:19pm — Jaime Prieto — The annual Central America, Mexico and Caribbean Anabaptist Consultation (CAMCA) took place 5–9 July 2016 in the Escuela de Capacitación Adventista Salvadoreña, San Juan Opico, La Libertad, El Salvador. Fifty-nine participants came from México, Puerto Rico, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador,... Read more...
25 Jul 2016 - 10:25am — 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...
13 Nov 2015 - 3:49pm — Kevin Guenther Trautwein — Friendship Groups and ActivitiesThere were so many great things about the Mennonite World Conference [Assembly, PA 2015]. This was my first time going, and I really appreciated the worship sessions, especially the diversity. (I had no idea what Japanese worship was like!) But perhaps the most... Read more...
25 Aug 2015 - 5:29pm — Elina Ciptadi-Perkins — Economic hardship in Spain strengthens faithJudit Menéndez, MWC Global Youth Summit delegate from Spain, shared her church’s story of Walking in Receiving and Giving as her country experiences its worst economic crisis since the civil war in the 1930s.She belongs to the Comunidades Unidas... Read more...
22 Apr 2015 - 10:33am — José Arrais — When I was at the European Mennonite gathering, held in Madrid, in November 2011, I met Liesa Unger who asked me if I could be in Switzerland in May of 2012 to translate into Portuguese at an MWC event. I knew that brothers from Angola and Brazil would be there, so I was very glad to do that.When... Read more...
13 Jun 2014 - 11:27am — Rut Arsari — My name is Rut Arsari Christy and I am from Indonesia. In my home country, I attend a Mennonite church called GITJ Kelet, part of the Mennonite World Conference member church Gereja Injili di Tanah Jawa. The influence of the Dutch’s culture and religion are quite strong, because Indonesia was... Read more...
11 Jun 2014 - 1:27pm — Valleyview Mennonite Church — Our brothers and sisters of Valleyview Mennonite Church in London, Ontario, Canada created a PowerPoint presentation of the MWC Shared Convictions for an observance of World Fellowship Sunday January 2014.See a PDF of the Shared Convictions Presentation here. How has your congregation shared... Read more...
11 Jun 2014 - 11:14am — College Community Church Mennonite Brethren — Our brothers and sisters of College Community Church Mennonite Brethren, in Clovis, California, USA have found a creative way to use the MWC Shared Convictions in their congregation on the Sundays following Easter 2014.Pastor Bill Braun, adapted the Shared Convictions, along with other resources,... Read more...
6 May 2014 - 1:37pm — Leonor de Méndez — On 18 January 2014 our sister Leonor Méndez rested in the peace of the Lord. This Latin American leader of Guatemala served on the Mennonite World Conference Executive Committee during the 1990s. In the following piece she left us some experiences of her time with Mennonite World Conference. It is... Read more...
3 Feb 2014 - 4:42pm — Lydia Funck — Mobility and flexibility are necessary in today’s world for many young people: university in another city, intercultural encounters during travels, broadening one’s own horizons. And somewhere between all of this there is this “Mennoniteness” that shapes part of who you are.... Read more...
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