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 Nov 2018 - 11:03am — Oscar Suárez — For more than 20 years, gangs clashed in Chamelecón neighbourhood in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. The main street served as an invisible border, marking off the territory of the two dominant gangs. Even for people who weren’t in gangs, it was dangerous to cross the street. This neighbourhood is... Read more...
21 Aug 2018 - 10:37am — 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 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...
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...
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...
16 Nov 2017 - 3:57pm — 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...
12 Oct 2017 - 11:04am — Daniela Sánchez and Alexandra Meneses — Ana (not her real name), came to Ecuador from Medellin, Colombia, in 2016 after escaping from paramilitaries who had taken and kept her hostage for two years. She was subjected to various kinds of abuse and violence, the result of which was pregnancy. In addition, she was forced to commit a number... 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
9 Nov 2015 - 11:46am — J. Nelson Kraybill — A retired school teacher and prison inmates are unlikely pen pals who have exchanged thousands of letters in Curitiba over the past decade.It began when a man in prison responded to a short piece 76-year-old Dona Maria Martins published in a devotional magazine in 2006. She replied to the letter... Read more...