August Issue 2013

Saturday, August 31, 2013

FEATURES Leaving a faithprint Families that go! Storing up treasure COLUMNS Editorial: The common good: a great idea Conference News: Executive board finds a sandbox Vancouver church closes, bequeaths building to…

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Despite violence, MCC work in Egypt continues

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) continues to support its church partners in Egypt with their development projects and health and educational programs, in spite of church partners being hampered by political violence.

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Syrian children carry heavy load

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

When Syrian children return to school this fall, many will carry a weight much heavier than a backpack. They will remember fleeing their homes while bombing, shelling, shooting, and raids happened around them. The loss of family members and neighbours who have died in the Syrian conflict weigh on them.

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In the presence of my enemy (gastroenteritis)

Friday, August 16, 2013

I woke up from a brief sleep Sunday night feeling nauseous and knew that my body was trying to deal with something uninvited. Soon, my stomach couldn’t handle it any longer, and I began an awful series of vomiting and diarrhea. By 3 a.m., my entire team was suffering from symptoms that were only getting worse. Something needed to be done.

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MCC projects bring assistance during Ramadan

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Ramadan was in July this year, and Muslims around the world fasted during daylight hours to mark their holy month. Two Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) projects helped to make this time a little easier for families in need of relief, displaced by the conflict in Syria.

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Balcony collapses at Camp Peniel

Monday, August 12, 2013

On July 28, a balcony collapsed at Camp Péniel in Wentworth-Nord, Que., resulting in minor injuries, including several sprains and one broken ankle, to 20 of the 58 people taking shelter on it at the time. A Montreal church was conducting an afternoon baptism at the camp when rain began, leading attendees to crowd onto the covered balcony of the lodge building.

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Mennonite Disaster Services at work in Alberta flood clean up and recovery

Monday, August 12, 2013

CALGARY “It was extremely daunting, knowing it was only one small basement on one street,” says volunteer Nancy Thiessen. “All we could do was take one milk crate…

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Bethany College slam dunks another year of sports camp

Friday, August 2, 2013

July 22–26, the gym at Bethany College, Hepburn, Sask., was filled with hard work and excitement as athletes Grades 7–to 12 came to improve their basketball skills. It was Above the Rim Basketball Camp, the final week of sport camps at the college, attended by 35 campers.

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The new generation of history

Thursday, August 1, 2013

At the annual general meeting June 7–8 in Winnipeg, the MB Historical Commission (MBHC) selected Christine Kampen and Dorothy Peters as this year’s recipients of MBHC’s research grant…

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Rice & chocolate die, Hope lives on

Thursday, August 1, 2013

To eradicate illicit crops, May 10, the Colombian government fumigated the Choco region without warning, destroying most, if not all, food crops in the region, including those of…

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EdenB: a safe place to train leaders

Thursday, August 1, 2013

WINNIPEG The legacy of the late Fred Stoesz, urban missionary with the MB conference, continues to grow. June 21, five students formed the first graduating class of EdenB,…

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Vancouver church closes, bequeaths building to new plant

Thursday, August 1, 2013

South Hill Church, a six-year-old union between two Vancouver MB congregations at 43rd Avenue and Prince Edward, is closing. Coincidentally – or providentially – it’s the same area where a new C2C church plant, Christ City, is just forming.

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Why would God send this flood?

Thursday, August 1, 2013

The devastating flood that hit my city in June raised some familiar questions among Calgarians – Christians and non-Christians alike: Why would God do this? What’s he trying…

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Executive board finds a sandbox at the beach

Thursday, August 1, 2013

The primary agenda item for CCMBC’s executive board during its June 13–15 meeting was prayer and discernment around the conference’s mission, operating principles, preferred culture, and central ministry…

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Watch the weeds grow

Thursday, August 1, 2013

The kingdom of heaven is like a dandelion seed that a gardener planted in the garden; it is the smallest of all seeds, but when it has grown it is the most prolific of all flowers, spreading to cover many lawns, so that the grasshoppers in the neighbourhood can come and rest under the leaves.

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