October Issue 2014

Friday, October 31, 2014

Contents of the MB Herald October issue 2015

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Hands across the globe: Paraguay

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Vereinigung der Mennoniten Brüder Gemeinden Paraguays & Convención Evangélica de Iglesias Paraguayas Hermanos Menonitas (The German and Spanish Mennonite Brethren conferences of Paraguay) Congregations: 30 & 65  …

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A former Communist lives for God

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Florence Mo Han Aw translated into English by Patrick May I grew up in the underground Communist Youth League of China and later became a member of the Communist party in…

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Destiny’s Hands

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Destiny’s Hands
Author: Violet Nesdoly
Orenburg Settlement, USSR, 1926. My Mennonite grandmother Agatha had prepared smoked sausages and zwieback for her family’s journey to Canada….

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ICOMB awards scholarship

Monday, October 27, 2014

Through the Global Scholarship Fund, the International Community of Mennonite Brethren (ICOMB) is helping the global MB family foster a heart for mission to the world, from the world.

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B.C. churches put spotlight on Indian orphans

Friday, October 24, 2014

What happens when a young person leaves a sheltered Christian home to make their own way in the city? That question not only drove a film, but it reshaped a ministry. Mia follows a struggling graduate from a Child of Mine children’s home in India.

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Westwood congregation a-twitter with interactive sermons

Monday, October 20, 2014

Mark Wessner likes to try new things. About three years ago, the active social media user and pastor asked his congregation to live tweet feedback (as he was preaching) on a sermon series. Another Sunday, he asked the congregation to submit questions (using whatever media people liked) about faith, the Bible, anything to do with their Christian walk. He and his pastoral team at the Prince George church were so encouraged by responses to those experiments that they now pursue the two-way connection idea on a regular basis.

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Letter-writing campaign launched

Thursday, October 16, 2014

World Food Day is October 16. What’s a good way to mark it? One way is by being part of Canadian Foodgrains Bank’s Harvest of Letters.

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

ETEM-IBVIE was busy this summer preparing for a school year with three times the number of students as three years ago, and celebrating a city decision that allows greater flexibility in the use of the large multi-suite building on Mount Royal.

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Christians and Muslims gather for dialogue, fellowship and food

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Clerical collars and hijabs, men and women, black and white – the diversity in the crowd of more than 200 was clearly visible. Just as obvious, however, was the palpable presence of God as the crowd listened intently to both Christian and Muslim speakers share about the importance of faith to both private and corporate life today.

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Worship where it is due

Friday, October 10, 2014

Title: Resonate: Enjoying God’s Gift of Music
Author: Mark Beuving
The local classical radio station is currently running a commercial in which the symphony conductor is asked what it’s like to conduct. His response is a question…

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Church and school lean in

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

This is not the end of Bethany College, Hepburn, Sask., but the beginning of new roads for the 87-year-old Bible training institute. That message was clearly expressed by 32 stakeholders, staff and faculty who gathered for a discernment summit on the college’s future Oct. 4, 2014, at Forest Grove Community Church, Saskatoon.

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Ukrainian musicians in crisis

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Ukrainian praises and harmonies in a Canada tour have been mixed with an unexpected counterpoint of trauma and medical crisis, occasioned by a serious ATV accident in the Alberta foothills Sept. 22. Mennonite Brethren, Alliance, Baptist and other Christian groups who hosted the Canadian tour have responded with a groundswell of prayer, financial help and kindnesses.

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Ground broken for B.C. Mennonite museum

Monday, October 6, 2014

With ground officially broken Sept. 4, 2014, Mennonites in the Fraser Valley will soon have a permanent place to tell their story. Construction has begun on a Mennonite Heritage Museum and Agricultural Education Centre on the south end of Clearbrook Road in Abbotsford, B.C., just off Highway 1.

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The Apprentice

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

A veterinarian from Scotland senses God’s call to ministry. Where does he start? Tim Proudlove began with education, moving to Vancouver to take an MDiv at Regent College. But in addition to studying, he wanted practical experience. He found it at Willingdon Church.

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