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Bimonthly prayer unites across language and location

Despite a two-day headache and recovery from a COVID-19 infection, Madhur Lakra logged on at 19:30 local time to pray. He not only participated in but led a Hindi prayer room for MWC’s bimonthly online prayer hour in July. After a large group... more/más/suite

“We are with you”

Like the chambers of a heart, the four MWC commissions serve the global community of Anabaptist-related churches, in the areas of Deacons, Faith and Life, Peace, Mission. Commissions prepare materials for consideration by the General Council, give... more/más/suite

MWC continues pastoral response to COVID-19

In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, stories poured in from MWC member churches about job loss and hunger in their congregations and communities due to shut downs. Mennonite World Conference began collecting funds to respond to pandemic-... more/más/suite

COVID-19 global response fund helps churches

“I have seen entire families in the garbage dumps looking to quench their hunger. I have also watched with sadness as they return the elderly from the hospitals because there are no possibilities to attend them, nor medicines to supply them,” said... more/más/suite

MWC COVID-19 response fund reaches remote Indonesian island

For people in Sumba Island, the COVID-19 pandemic may not be their top worry. Thanks to their remote location, less than two dozen infections have been confirmed on the island as of 4 August 2020. However, the community is devastated by the economic... more/más/suite

COVID-19 global response fund helps churches

“The church’s response is unique in that we provide accompaniment rather than just distribute rations. This means walking together to feed not only the body but also the soul in these desperate times in which many have lost sight of the meaning of... more/más/suite

कोविड-19 वैश्विक सहायता कोष के माध्यम से कलीसियाओं की सहायता

“यह हम में पाए जाने वाले मसीह के प्रेम को उन पर प्रगट करेगा; कि हम उनकी चिन्ता करते हैं और उन का ध्यान रखते हैं, यह उनके चेहरों पर मुस्कान भी लाएगा,” यह बात बिशप डॉ. बिजोय कुमार राउल, सभापति, ब्रदरन इन ख्राइस्ट चर्च, कटक, ओडिसा, भारत ने कहा।... more/más/suite

शरीर में दूर परन्तु प्रार्थना में साथ साथ

“There is lockdown and physical distancing, but even so, we can meet in prayer. From different countries, we can come together and pray together in this way. As we are united in prayer, we trust God will hear our prayers and intervene.” Hanna Soren... more/más/suite

MWC Global Church Sharing Fund responds to pandemic needs

Instead of being a great leveler, the COVID-19 pandemic is exposing pre-existing systemic inequalities that benefit some and disadvantage others. How can the Anabaptist family respond? Mennonite World Conference has invited Anabaptist mission and... more/más/suite

यीशु मसीहः हमारी आशा

Like the chambers of a heart, the four MWC commissions serve the global community of Anabaptist-related churches, in the areas of deacons, faith and life, peace, mission. Commissions prepare materials for consideration by the General Council, give... more/más/suite

Solidarity with a Mennonite church at a crossroad

From 1–8 December 2019, a joint delegation from Mennonite World Conference’s Peace Commission and Deacons Commission visited three Mennonite churches in Hong Kong, other denominations and also some educational institutions to offer solidarity and to... more/más/suite

MWC walks with family through hard times

Earthquake. Famine. Flooding. The headlines catch attention, and people respond with prayers and donations to emergency appeals. A few days later, the reporting stops and the event fades from memory. But for those directly affected, it is only the... more/más/suite

Generous love amid war in Democratic Republic of Congo

Loving the generous people of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is not difficult, but evil happening in the rural Kasaï region of that lush country is hard to comprehend. In December 2017, survivors of civil war there told a delegation from the... more/más/suite

Deacons: servants in the Father’s house

Like the chambers of a heart, the four MWC commissions serve the global community of Anabaptist-related churches, in the areas of deacons, faith and life, peace, mission. Commissions prepare materials for consideration by the General Council, give... more/más/suite

MWC provides care after the storm

Bogotá, Colombia – A 15th birthday celebration at their church, Casa de Oración, drew Ignacio and Liliana’s family out of their house in Manta, Ecuador, earlier than usual on 16 April, 2016, just before an earthquake struck. The 7.8 Richter scale... more/más/suite

Your light is needed

Like the chambers of a heart, the four MWC commissions serve the global community of Anabaptist-related churches, in the areas of deacons, faith and life, peace, mission. Commissions prepare materials for consideration by the General Council, give... more/más/suite

Commissions advance MWC mission in rare face-to-face meetings

Schoorl, Netherlands – From 19-24 March, leaders and members of the four Mennonite World Conference Commissions met together for a time of face-to-face discussion, reflection, worship and strategic planning to advance the mission of MWC. It was only... more/más/suite