MCC nurses in Haiti help malnourished children

Oct 15, 2018 by and

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — On the steep, rocky path to Degrave, pieces of old asphalt, collected from a road demolition project many years ago, act as makeshift cobblestones. Like the road to Degrave, families...

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Bipolar research studies Mennonite genetics

Oct 8, 2018 by and

HARRISONBURG, Va. — “The Mennonite game” — tracing the genealogy of a new acquaintance to find a common ancestor — might be a fun pastime for people with Mennonite backgrounds, but such a relatively...

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A hospital without running water? It’s no longer a problem

Nov 15, 2016 by

SHIRATI, Tanzania — For years, leaking pipes and an erratic power grid stood in the way of a steady water supply for Shirati Hospital. Located a little more than one mile from Lake Victoria, the largest lake...

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Washington Witness: Reaching both mother and child

Nov 7, 2016 by

Victor Ncube is a 3-month-old baby at Isaiah’s Baby Home in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, which provides basic services for abandoned or orphaned children. At any given time, up to 20 children at the home receive free...

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Generosity’s benefits

Jun 6, 2016 by

Once in a while, when I can’t sleep at night, I channel surf. Occasionally, I find a channel with a preacher promising that if I just send some money, I’ll get more money in return. I’ve been warned...

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The prayer of faith shall save the one who is sick

Jun 3, 2015 by

James 5:14-15 has always been a difficult text for me: James 5:14-15a NIV Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord....

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Community will save the world

Feb 11, 2015 by

I once read a blog post by a Unitarian pastor who said she believed community would save the world. I think she may be right. In fact, I think this is just another way of saying what Jesus said: that the...

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MEDA uses mobile phones to fight malaria in Tanzania

Jun 9, 2014 by

WATERLOO, Ont. — Mennonite Economic Development Associates is working with a partner in Tanzania to combat malaria with mobile phone vouchers. Since 2011, the Tanzania National Voucher Scheme has used text...

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