Blog - Karla Braun

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.

17 Jul 2019 - 4:03pm — Karla Braun — Renewal 2027 testimony: Anabaptists todayRenewal 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...
11 Apr 2019 - 11:33am — Karla Braun — A Sunday school assignment in the 1940s to exchange letters with a missionary began a Canadian woman’s a lifelong investment in prayer for India.A Sunday school teacher at Elmira Mennonite Church assigned teenaged Erla Buehler to write to Lena Graber, a registered nurse from Iowa, USA, who was... Read more...
5 Sep 2018 - 12:10pm — Karla Braun — 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.“With the grace of God, I escaped many deaths throughout... 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...
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...
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