In national crisis, Venezuelans share food for body, soul

Aug 10, 2020 by and

Old bread isn’t hard. Not having bread is hard. That’s an observation Pastor María Elena Rodrí­guez forwarded to the Venezuelan Mennonite Whats­App group recently. Providing fellowship through this...

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Campaign will seek to revive peace witness

Jul 13, 2020 by and

The Peace and Justice Support Network is collaborating with Mennonite Church USA staff, area conferences and peacemakers to create a movement: Mennonites Against Militarism. The planning stages of this...

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Churches promote healthy habits to prevent virus spread

Jun 1, 2020 by , and

Mennonites in the West African nation of Burkina Faso are working to prevent the spread of COVID-19 to untouched regions of the country. As part of $20,000 in emergency aid to help global partners, Mennonite...

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Asia, Middle East director to lead Mission Network

May 4, 2020 by

The ​Mennonite Mission Network board of directors on April 21 announced the appointment of Michael J. Sherrill as executive director. An ordained educator, scholar, administrator and leader, Sherrill has...

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Hope Series expands to build community in an isolating time

May 4, 2020 by and

To reduce isolation caused by physical distancing, Mennonite Mission Network expanded its Hope Series to launch two new programs in mid-April. One of the programs, Hope Communities, consists of three virtual...

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Latin Americans aid those out of work due to virus

Apr 20, 2020 by and

​Mennonite Mission Network partners in Ecuador and Peru are transforming financial aid into the “loaves and fishes” of groceries and rent assistance for people suffering from the COVID-19 pandemic’s...

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Hispanic church’s birth reinvigorates established church

Apr 20, 2020 by and

Last summer, Naun Cerrato, a participant in Mennonite Mission Network’s Sent Network church-planting training, was primed to launch Iglesia Menonita Piedra Vida (Living Stone Mennonite Church), a new...

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MVS shifts duties to units; three close

Apr 20, 2020 by and

Mennonite Voluntary Service is shifting responsibilities to individual units as it transitions from a program model to a network model. Under the new model, units assume administrative and payroll...

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Given a chance to study, young widow perseveres

Apr 13, 2020 by , and

KALONDA, Democratic Republic of Congo — Behind the quiet, strong presence of Tshiela Kalonji at Kalonda Bible Institute lies a story of determination to study for Christian ministry despite many hardships. A...

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Service Adventure units close; MVS units make changes

Apr 6, 2020 by and

Mennonite Mission Network COVID-19 precautions have resulted in significant shifts among the organization’s five Christian Service programs, including the closure of all Service Adventure units for the...

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MMN personnel contract COVID-19 in Europe

Apr 2, 2020 by and

Three members of a Mennonite Mission Network family in France and three other MMN workers in France, Germany and Spain are recovering from COVID-19. The family members in France are Martine Audéoud, her...

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Indigenous believers in Ecuador seek Anabaptist identity

Mar 2, 2020 by and

Clever Mashiant and Sofia Gualinga, Shuar indigenous leaders in Ecuador’s Amazon region, asked mission workers Jane and Jerrell Ross Richer, “How can we become Mennonites?” The question arose after they...

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‘Hope’ gathering stresses peace with justice

Feb 17, 2020 by and

DALLAS — Hope for the Future attendees celebrated the legacy of Stanley W. Green, one of the event’s original organizers, and discussed ways to press forward for peace and justice throughout the...

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Storm destroys Congo churches

Jan 13, 2020 by and

Thirty-five buildings on the Mennonite mission station, including the oldest central Mennonite church, were destroyed when wind and torrential rain ripped through Ndjoko Punda, Democratic Republic of Congo,...

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Muslims help to build a church in Burkina Faso

Dec 30, 2019 by

BOBO-DIOULASSO, Burkina Faso — The Mennonite church in Burkina Faso has grown both physically and relationally over a decade, and the newest church is being built by Christians and Muslims working...

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I wear my heart on my sleeve

Dec 9, 2019 by and

When Alisha and I and our son, Asher, moved to Barcelona, many things didn’t make the cut in our attempt to “leave all things behind” and follow Jesus. However, Martyrs Mirror was never on the chopping...

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Turmoil in Ecuador

Oct 14, 2019 by and

Ecuador has generally been a very peaceful and politically stable nation, compared to its close neighbors, Colombia and Peru. Delicia and I have been serving the past four years with Mennonite Mission Network...

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God Speaks Potawatomi

Aug 12, 2019 by and

On Pentecost Sunday, God’s words in the Potawatomi language, “I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh, and your sons and daughters will prophesy,” anointed the day’s journey for 19 Trail of Death...

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Peace gathering builds partnerships

Jul 29, 2019 by and

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Jason Boone, Mennonite Mission Network minister for peace and justice, believes 21st-century peacemaking is not about leaders setting the agenda. Rather, it’s about people in the...

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MMN executive director announces retirement

Jul 22, 2019 by

ELKHART, Ind. — Stanley W. Green, who has served 19 years as executive director of Mennonite Mission Network, will retire at the end of July 2020. The MMN board of directors announced Green’s decision at...

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