Colleges not Christian enough

Nov 5, 2018 by

At the time I graduated from Goshen College in 2011, I would have unequivocally urged support for Mennonite colleges, as MWR’s Oct. 22 editorial does. But no longer. We would do better refocusing resources...

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Guatemalan Pentecostals are drawn to Anabaptism

Sep 3, 2018 by and

Pastor Hugo Padilla calls himself a Menno-Pente — Mennonite and Pentecostal. A graduate of the college-level program of SEMILLA Latin American Anabaptist Seminary in Guatemala, he says Anabaptist theology...

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Seminary distributes aid after volcano erupts in Guatemala

Aug 7, 2018 by and

EL PORVENIR, Guatemala — The village of El Porvenir looked pleasant and sunny July 28. Roads, houses and buildings were washed clean by seasonal rain. But the village was empty, with access restricted by...

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Ethiopian sees how Latin Americans run a seminary

Jul 23, 2018 by and

GUATEMALA CITY — An exchange of East African and Latin American approaches to theological education took place when the president of Meserete Kristos College in Ethiopia visited SEMILLA, the Latin American...

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Opinion: SEMILLA solidarity

Jun 18, 2018 by and

As we traveled dusty roads together, Luis Flores and I had much time to talk about current events, program planning and the challenges that we faced in our work together. Flores had left his secure position as...

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Guatemalan seminary leader knows Jesus heals

Jun 12, 2017 by and

ELKHART, Ind. — Willi Hugo Perez was 10 years old when he lost his father. During Guate­mala’s 36-year civil war, Marco Tulio Perez was accused of being a communist, tortured in front of his family and...

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Latin Americans learn conflict-response skills

Apr 10, 2017 by and

A Mennonite Brethren leader from Panama described why he was taking a course at SEMILLA, the Latin American Anabaptist Seminary in Guatemala City. “Our pastor was killed because of conflict over his...

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Support SEMILLA

Jan 16, 2017 by

Thank you for the articles by Tim Huber on the witness of the Anabaptist churches in Honduras (Special Report, Jan. 2). Many of our Honduran sisters and brothers live and minister in very difficult situations....

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Anabaptism across borders

Dec 29, 2014 by and

Listening to students at SEMILLA — a multisite seminary affiliated with 10 Anabaptist conferences in Central America and Mexico — Leonor and Jerry Kennell heard story after story of personal transformation...

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Church planters make friends, follow the Spirit

Sep 29, 2014 by and

WICHITA, Kan. — Because Byron and Hilda Pellecer “followed the bubbles” of the Holy Spirit, Imelda Sama­ni­ego worships on her front lawn. On Tuesday evenings she joins a small group of adults and...

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