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7 Mar 2019 - How could I ever do justice to talking about the Holy Spirit? So often the Spirit’s work in my life has been convincingly real, but in a peculiar way it has also defied my ability to understand it, let alone express it. Read more...
6 Mar 2019 - “Uganda is ripe for evangelism and the church is growing,” says bishop Okoth Simon Onyango, national coordinator of Mennonite Church Uganda. The new Mennonite World Conference member church currently reports 553 members in 18 congregations. Accepted by the Executive Committee in 2017, Mennonite Church Uganda has more than doubled the number of congregations reported in the 2015 MWC director Read more...
4 Mar 2019 - Deacons Commission secretary and Mennonite World Conference (MWC) president-elect Henk Stenvers and a Mennonite World Conference delegation consisting of Hanna Soren and Vikal Rao (Deacons Commission), Paul Phinehas (Executive Committee, Asia representative) and Cynthia Peacock (Regional Representative, South Asia) made church visits in India in December 2018. Read more...
11 Feb 2019 - Mennonite pastor Jürg Bräker stopped at Messenger Fountain [Läuferbrunnen] in his home city of Bern, Switzerland. He wet his hands in the flowing spout, and declared, “This water turned blood-red on the day Hans Haslibacher was beheaded in 1571.” Read more...
11 Feb 2019 - I remember the moment when my family arrived at the Mennonite church in Ibagué for the first time. Two brothers received us with a big hug as if they already knew us. Being greeted as though we were part of the family made us feel comfortable. So we went again the next Sunday, and the next. Read more...
11 Jan 2019 - “In the last days it will be, God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams” (Acts 2:17). Bishop Kisare was sitting by the great tree where the first Mennonite missionaries had embarked by dhow 70 years ago. Read more...
11 Jan 2019 - The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19). That is what my church, Brethren In Christ (BICC) in Zimbabwe teaches. We cannot see the Holy Spirit with our eyes, but we see God in action through his Spirit, and the outcome is always astounding and awe-inspiring. Read more...
2 Jan 2019 - Leader: The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; All: Forgive us, Lord, for the times our actions have not been consistent with the message of Good News to the most vulnerable. Read more...
12 Dec 2018 - It was time to come together for a church community day and celebrate – but celebrate what? God’s faithfulness in the past in our long history despite the threat of decline in the present days? Our rich heritage still present in the churches today? Read more...
15 Nov 2018 - Many written testimonies of the early Anabaptist movement point toward the work of the Holy Spirit as the central driving force. The Holy Spirit goes to people who are awaiting. It was the case in Pentecost (Acts 2) while the disciples were praying; it was the case in Reformation times; and it is the case today. Read more...

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