July Issue 2013

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Content from the July 2013 issue.

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Bethany College Elite volleyball camp jumps into action

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Bethany College, Hepburn, Sask., set up the first of four weeks of sports camp July 8–12 with Elite Volleyball Camp.

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Cyclists ride 960 km for HIV/AIDS and flood relief

Monday, July 15, 2013

On July 14, Byron Peters began a 6-day, 960-km cycling journey from La Crete to Red Deer, Alta. His goal is to raise $50,000 for HIV/AIDS prevention work…

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CMU breaks ground for new library, learning commons, and bridge

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) president Cheryl Pauls, with MP Rod Bruinooge and City of Winnipeg councillor Paula Havixbeck, broke ground July 8 on the university’s $13.9-million expansion project. They were observed by some 100 friends and supporters from the university and the broader community.

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MDS volunteers pitch in to clean up from Alberta flood

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Mennonite Disaster Service volunteers are responding to flood damaged areas in Alberta. Triggered by torrential rain, the extensive flooding killed at least four people and displaced more than…

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“Let the little children come to me”

Monday, July 1, 2013

“Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth” (Genesis 1:28, NRSV). When God spoke these words, men and women were cringing before deities they believed took pleasure in visiting pain and suffering upon them. In contrast, the God of Israel offered what many now view as a bizarre command: “Have kids! And lots of them!”

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MEDA: thanks a million

Monday, July 1, 2013

Grandparents’ bequest inspires new generation of Nebraska family Women farmers in Ghana and international development interns will gain new opportunities to earn an income to support their families,…

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International summit listens for God

Monday, July 1, 2013

The ICOMB (International Community of Mennonite Brethren) annual summit took place near Trujillo, Peru, May 21–27 under the theme Listening to God. All 20 global Mennonite Brethren conferences…

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From the West to the Global South and back again

Monday, July 1, 2013

In March, a unique group of leaders met together in North Thailand. In the mix were 20 North American church planters and mission leaders, along with 20 church planters from the growing K*mu Mission Conference.

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Letters July 2013

Monday, July 1, 2013

Catholics need to hear gospel Re: “Pope Francis: What this new leader means for evangelicals” (Viewpoint, May), Don’t judge by appearance Re: “When prodigal children don’t return home” (Features, May), No question about Adam and Eve Re: “Were Adam and Eve real?” (Letters, May). “Did God really say…?” Re: “Were Adam and Eve real?” (Letters, May)

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Faithfulness in an unfinished miracle

Monday, July 1, 2013

Every night before bed, James and Michelle Herrle pray with their sons Sam and Ben that their daughter and sister Lydia will be healed. It’s the same prayer…

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Hundreds of volunteers serve single parents: super!

Monday, July 1, 2013

Giving a boost to single parents According to Statistics Canada, the number of single parent homes in Canada has risen by eight percent since 2006, with the number…

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Minding other people’s business

Monday, July 1, 2013

CMU students travel to Latin American to research microfinance Students from CMU’s Redekop School of Business (RSB) have just returned home from the first RSB study tour to…

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Education for Egyptians with disabilities

Monday, July 1, 2013

MCC encourages Egyptian youth with disabilities to counter stigma BENI SUEF, Egypt Bola Melad Ragheb looks like a typical Egyptian youth, with a shock of dark hair and…

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Help for recovery from busy sickness

Monday, July 1, 2013

Sacred Pauses: Spiritual Practices for Personal Renewal by: April Yamasaki
April Yamasaki’s book invites the reader to ask a series of important questions: What would it take to feel renewed every day? What if we could take time out every day to be refreshed by God?

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