February 2019

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February 2019

MWC celebrates legacy of two leaders

Mennonite World Conference lost two leaders currently serving in official roles. Pascal Kulungu, member of the newly formed Global Anabaptist Peace Network steering committee, died 16 January 2019 after a short illness. Manjula Roul, member of the Faith and Life Commission since 2015 and General Council member, died 27 January 2019 of a heart attack.

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Agents of hope: Andean Anabaptist solidarity

For the first time in more than a decade, Anabaptist church leaders from Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela gathered together, 9–12 November 2018, in La Cumbre, Valle, Colombia. They studied the Bible, sang in community, and listened to each other around the theme “The Church as an Agent of Hope in the Socio-Political Context of Latin America.”

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On climate: the global church needs to CHANGE

“Climate change”: these two words often generate anxiety concerning the future of not only humanity, but the entire planet.

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The Lord came near

I was born as the third daughter at a Buddhist Zen temple in 1934. My father trained at Eiheiji Temple, the headquarters of the Sotoshu a sect of Zen. He always instructed his children to strive after virtue and be an example to others.

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Peace by piece: a ministry of sewing

“The church must do its job, offering people charity and spiritual teaching, so that a person may be transformed,” says Safari Mutabesha Bahati.

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Aid to displaced people makes a difference

Strengthened by emergency food, 700 families displaced by violence in the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo) are preparing to plant crops and to raise pigs to support themselves.

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Prayers of gratitude and intercession

February 2019: As YAMENers continue to serve the Lord, pray for them, that they would always remember that the fear of the Lord is foundation of true knowledge. Pray for spiritual wisdom, and guidance on their journey, and that the seeds they have planted would produce good fruit. May the Lord empower them with inner strength through Holy Spirit. — submitted by Molula Motuba, YAMEN participant from Lesotho, serving in Cambodia. Read more.


February 2019: Praise God that the election in DR Congo took place after one week’s delay. Pray for a peaceful, just and fair transfer of power. The people are also suffering from an outbreak of Ebola, and a food shortage; pray that the new government would have the resources and wisdom to respond well. Pray for MWC member churches Communauté des Églises Frères Mennonites au Congo, Communauté Évangélique Mennonite, Communauté Mennonite au Congo as they seek to be faithful worshippers of Jesus in their hearts and their actions.

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