Stories

United by grace for 40 years

“Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to your name give glory, for the sake of your steadfast love and your faithfulness.” Psalm 115:1 Église Évangélique Mennonite du Burkina Faso (evangelical Mennonite church of Burkina Faso) In the spirit of this... more/más/suite

Ministry partner update: ICOMB – February 2020

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... more/más/suite

Our God is a restorer

Mass migration is a concern for many countries today: it is part of both the history and the present of Anabaptist-Mennonites. We have been both those who are migrating and those who are welcoming neighbours to a new home. At Justice on the Journey... more/más/suite

Foreigners on a pilgrimage

Mass migration is a concern for many countries today: it is part of both the history and the present of Anabaptist-Mennonites. We have been both those who are migrating and those who are welcoming neighbours to a new home. At Justice on the Journey... more/más/suite

A woman who walks alongside the displaced persons of the Kasai region

From mid-2016 to mid-2017 the region of the Kasai was devastated by an armed conflict. Rebel militias gathered around a traditional chief, Kamuina Nsapu, to fight against the central government. They attacked posts where security forces were located... more/más/suite

Grey does not have to stay grey

Mass migration is a concern for many countries today: it is part of both the history and the present of Anabaptist-Mennonites. We have been both those who are migrating and those who are welcoming neighbours to a new home. At Justice on the Journey... more/más/suite

Responding to displaced people

Mass migration is a concern for many countries today: it is part of both the history and the present of Anabaptist-Mennonites. We have been both those who are migrating and those who are welcoming neighbours to a new home. At Justice on the Journey... more/más/suite

“I should wait for his will”

Renewal 2027 testimony: Anabaptists today Renewal 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... more/más/suite

Ministry partner update: ICOMB – January 2020

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... more/más/suite

Opening our arms and hearts to migrants

Mass migration is a concern for many countries today: it is part of both the history and the present of Anabaptist-Mennonites. We have been both those who are migrating and those who are welcoming neighbours to a new home. At Justice on the Journey... more/más/suite

Ministry partner update: ICOMB – December 2019

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... more/más/suite

Aufruf zum Gebet – Wechselndes Bittgebet

Leiter: Auf Gott ruhen unser Heil und unsere Herrlichkeit. Er ist unsere Zuflucht und unser starker Fels. Gemeinde: Bei Gott kann unsere Seele Ruhe finden, von ihm kommt unsere Hoffnung. Er ist unser Fels und unsere Rettung. Leiter: Ihr Menschen,... more/más/suite

A requirement to love and be obedient

Those of us who have seen migration up close know that is an issue that concerns the people of God. Those who migrate – leaving their security and comfort behind – expose themselves to adversity and an uncertain future. Some who migrate do so... more/más/suite

“One another’s keepers”

“ Isisu somhambi asinganani, singangophondo lwempunzi. Literally: the stomach of a traveller is as tiny as the horn of a buck.” Volunteer MWC Regional Representative for Southern Africa Barbara Nkala learned generosity from childhood. Her mother “... more/más/suite

Everything is under the authority of Christ

Renewal 2027 testimony: Anabaptists today Renewal 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... more/más/suite

Children dream in peace

Since beginning in Europe, the Anabaptist movement has had a migrant identity. The theological foundations that gave it life intersect with today’s migrant reality, presenting challenges for the missional, pastoral and social justice work of our... more/más/suite

Will we take up the call?

As a Canadian, I’m generally pleased to identify with my country. I’m also aware that my family lines moved to this country from Ukraine 100–150 years ago. However, they weren’t Ukrainian – they moved from Prussia, and before that from the... more/más/suite

Ministry partner update: ICOMB – November 2019

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... more/más/suite

Fireweed

This poem of hope was written originally for Easter Sunday 2019. It signifies hope in Jesus as reflected in Creation. Up from the ash, where once fire raged leaving scorched black earth, rise magenta-topped stems, lithe and delicate, bowing in the... more/más/suite

Sharing what we need, not what we deserve

“They deserve their suffering”, a person said about migrants arriving in the country during a local church meeting in Colombia. The person continued: “These people bring it upon themselves, fleeing from the policies of their government that they... more/más/suite