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9 Aug 2019 - “Impress them upon your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up” (Deuteronomy 6:7). This was a direct command to the Israelites from God to teach children God’s Word thousands of years ago, because children are important to God. God created children, loves them and, most importantly, does not want them to perish. This... Read more...
2 Aug 2019 - Children’s ministry has been the focus of this edition of the Courier in the interest of ensuring that our global church continues through the local congregations to be a place of refuge and hospitality for the girls and boys of society. Read more...
23 Jul 2019 - “Never has the world needed our message more.... Now is the time to risk everything for our belief that Jesus is the way to peace;... now is the time to live what we have spoken.” Ron Sider’s words to the Mennonite World Conference Assembly 11 gathered in Strasbourg France in 1984 famously launched Christian Peacemaker Teams, an organization that uses nonviolent direct action to confront... Read more...
12 Jul 2019 - In the town of Lumban in the province of Laguna, Rev. Eladio Mondez leads the congregation of Lacao Mennonite Bible Church. On Sunday mornings, they gather some 50 men and women, both young and old, to hear the Word of God. In the afternoon, some 40–50 children from around the neighbourhood come to learn Bible stories, to sing and dance, and to eat a healthy meal volunteers from the congregation... Read more...
5 Jul 2019 - We are Iglesia Cristiana Menonita el Perú (Mennonite church of Peru). We are a faith community located in Iquitos, a mid-sized city in the middle of the Peruvian jungle, along the banks of the Amazon River. There, in the midst of the tropical heat and humidity, we have worked for the past 10 years with boys and girls living in poverty and neglect. Read more...
19 Jun 2019 - The children are truly well catered for during these BICC Zimbabwe General Conferences. Though the ministry may face insufficient resources, children’s programs and performance during these conferences are always events to remember. Read more...
13 Jun 2019 - “Although each congregation has its own history and social and cultural background, it is common to experience the same sorts of conflicts, troubles, and situations,” says Ellul Yongha Bae, a Mennonite church leader and publisher in South Korea. Read more...
4 Jun 2019 - The Peace, Integrity and Lifeskills Clubs (PILLS) are values education-based clubs for the Brethren in Christ Church that help learners in 13 pilot junior and high schools with developing mindfulness. They have taken root and developed as an extracurricular, non-formal activity (ENA) in three provinces of Zimbabwe including Bulawayo, Matabeleland South and Matabeleland North. Read more...
16 May 2019 - “Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of heaven belongs” (Mathew 19:14). The Gospels record Jesus saying these words to those who want to remove the children from his presence. Read more...
15 May 2019 - “Is it actually necessary to think about those topics (abuse, neglect)? I mean, we are part of a Christian church!” This is a common reaction I get while educating people about the topic of “Safe Church.” Sadly, though, it is a fact that churches are not safe just because they are churches. A safe atmosphere does not create itself. It has to be worked for and actively developed. Read more...

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