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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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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LGBT advocates pursue acceptance at Kansas City

Jul 8, 2015 by and

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Organizations advocating for inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people within Mennonite Church USA were allowed a presence within the denomination’s convention for the...

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In a reversal of Babel, languages no barrier to building church in Congo

May 11, 2015 by and

A global village came together in February to raise the rafters of a new building that will house Kanzala Mennonite Church in Tshikapa, Congo. Three years ago, high wind and torrential rain destroyed the...

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In Benin, economic empowerment born out of tragedy

Jan 19, 2015 by and

COTONOU, Benin — It took the death of a child to create a community bank that brings more abundant life to many people in Benin. In the early years of the partnership of Mennonite Board of Missions, a...

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Opinion: For children of God on the edge, a space to celebrate

Jan 5, 2015 by

QUITO, Ecuador — In my work with refugees, I’ve realized that sometimes simply creating spaces for people is a powerful way to change the human experience. These are spaces where people feel a sense of...

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MVS to close almost half its units

Dec 8, 2014 by

Due to a declining number of participants, Mennonite Voluntary Service is closing about half of its units. Starting in August, MVS will offer 11 community service options. To provide more meaningful service...

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Anabaptists: peaceful force for racial justice?

Oct 27, 2014 by and

HAMPTON, Va. — Participants in “Hope for the Future” gatherings are inspiring congregations to address diversity in their communities. “Hope for the Future” began in 2011 in response to the rapid...

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Initiative develops culture of discipleship

Jun 23, 2014 by , and

HARRISONBURG, Va. — Mennonite Mission Network leaders are considering the next steps to promote disciple-making within racial-ethnic congregations of Mennonite Church USA. After a year of working in a pilot...

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Burkina Faso churches grow with many Easter baptisms

May 26, 2014 by , and

Baptisms have swelled the Evangelical Mennonite Church of Burkina Faso by more than 12 percent. Siaka Traoré, president of the Mennonite Church of Burkina Faso, was surprised and pleased by the large number...

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French Connections

May 26, 2014 by and

Hilaire Louis Jean came home from the Democratic Republic of Congo admiring the Mennonites he met there. “I feel that the African Mennonites are more Mennonite than people in Mennonite churches in the...

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VBS passion inspires, shapes young leaders in Bolivia

Apr 2, 2014 by and

Nearly 30 neighborhood children gathered for a week in December — a summer month in Bolivia — at Josué Roman Cavero’s home, where he and his mother organized a vacation Bible school. In addition to the...

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Nigeria’s next chapter

Mar 24, 2014 by and

IKOT ADA IDEM, Nigeria — A burning passion to become active in the global Anabaptist community fuels Victor UmoAbasi, national president of Mennonite Church Nigeria, and his...

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At ‘Big House’ in Benin, no one’s called an orphan

Mar 17, 2014 by

ALLADA, Benin — Despite the presence of more than 200 children within the walls of a spacious compound, the ochre-colored-brick buildings and lush greenery exude peace and harmony. It lives up to the name...

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Video translated into sign language

Feb 19, 2014 by and

HARRISONBURG, Va. and ELKHART, Ind. — Five Core Media, a video production firm in Goshen, Ind., has produced an American Sign Language version of Who Are the Mennonites?, a DVD/video produced by a...

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New Bible institute building empowers community education

Jan 6, 2014 by and

After seven years of offering classes in churches, the Toba-Qom Bible Institute in Castelli, Argentina, will soon have its own space. Supported by Mennonite Mission Network, the institute offers leadership...

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