Anabaptist World Inc. executive director appointed

Jun 8, 2020 by and

Danielle Klotz of Goshen, Ind., director of marketing and communication for Mennonite Mission Network, has been named executive director of Anabaptist World Inc., the new independent journalistic ministry...

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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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MDS boosts joint relief fund to meet need

May 18, 2020 by and

A congregational relief fund has grown to $800,000 as more than 300 U.S. Anabaptist congregations have applied for assistance to weather the financial challenges that came with the COVID-19...

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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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Storm response prepares Congolese churches for COVID-19

May 4, 2020 by and

A March medical clinic organized by Communauté Mennonite au Congo (Mennonite Church of Congo) proved to be a training ground for the looming challenge that confronts the Democratic Republic of Congo as...

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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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Church groups respond to virus outbreak

Feb 24, 2020 by and

Mennonite Church Canada reports that 10 North American English teachers serving with Mennonite Partners in China have not been able to return to their placements in China due to the coronavirus outbreak, as...

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New York peace center doubles as a church plant

Feb 17, 2020 by and

The first rule of real estate can also be the first rule of church planting. But what is coming together in New York City under the working name “Brooklyn Peace Church” is built upon more than...

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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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Issue was a new low

Feb 10, 2020 by

The Jan. 27 issue reached a new low. The same-sex marriage supported by First Mennonite Church of Champaign-Urbana, Ill., is not a “natural” step of inclusion. Quite the contrary. It is unnatural, against...

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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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Consultation offers peace-church voice on military service

Oct 14, 2019 by and

As a federal commission reviews the Selective Service System and other issues regarding the American public’s relationship with military service, Ana­baptists have given their input. A diverse collection of...

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Survivors rebuild lives

Sep 16, 2019 by , and

TSHIKAPA, Democratic Republic of Congo — Four women laughed as they filled a water trough for their pigs — ­animals that hold the promise of income. Their laughter stood in contrast to their experiences,...

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AMBS board appoints Boshart fourth president

Sep 11, 2019 by

ELKHART, Ind. — The Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary board of directors announced its appointment of David W. Boshart as the seminary’s next president Sept. 10 at an all-campus meeting. Boshart —...

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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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