Supporting hope in Cuba

Bonnie Klassen remembers the haunting, howling wind. “It was a deep, threatening growl. I had knots in my stomach,” she says. “That wind was purely destructive.” Klassen, MCC’s…


“The church needs Christ-like leaders with godly character, skillful competence and convictional knowledge,” says Northview Community Church pastor Kyle Meeker. Toward this goal, in September, this B.C. MB…

MCC responds to devastating Mexico City earthquake

MCC is responding to the two earthquakes which ravaged Mexico, including the 7.1-magnitude quake that hit southern Mexico near Atencingo, Puebla state, causing significant damage in Mexico City…

A Cry for Home: A window on MCC’s work in Palestine and Israel

Everyone needs a home — where families are safe and secure, where their basic needs are met, where they can come and go freely, and where they can imagine…



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Historical story speaks to today

Other Side of the River: A story of love and faith under great tribulation Janice L. Dick Helping Hands Press Review by Leonard Klassen What is the subject?…

Migrant Trail walkers imitate Jesus

“Our Anabaptist history is intrinsically tied to migration, and so is our Christian story,” says Saulo Padilla, immigration education coordinator for Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) U.S. “We must…

MCC responds to severe flooding in South Asia

MCC is responding with emergency relief assistance in the wake of severe flooding and landslides across parts of Nepal, India and Bangladesh. Two weeks of incessant monsoon rains…




How to manage change

Changing course: Stories to navigate career and life transitions Shelaine Strom Reviewed by Greg Reed What is the book about? A practical guide offering strategies to those experiencing…

Life & Faith

A secret sauce for church planting?

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Colonel Sanders apparently went to the grave with his secret KFC ingredient under lock and key. The Colonel advertised that his chicken had 11 herbs and spices –…

Journeying to the next stage

Saturday, July 1, 2017

What I’ve learned about end-of-life care I lay on the pullout chair on one side of his bed; my sister on another. We wanted to be there, but…

Between two worlds

Saturday, July 1, 2017

I first met Phil on a sunny Tuesday afternoon in his private room up on the palliative care unit. He was a retired engineer in his late 70s….

Memory from MAID – July/August 2017

Saturday, July 1, 2017

space  space “If youth has something to do with the success with which a home for the elderly can be run, Donwood Manor should [prove to] be a…

Plant small?

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Is church planting only for large churches? North America is mesmerized by a mindset of bigger and better, influencing congregations to think only large churches can reproduce. In…

What’s new in aging: six 21st-century themes

Thursday, June 29, 2017

The BBC used to produce a weekly situation comedy called Waiting for God. It wasn’t about faith or theology; it was about retirement home residents awaiting the end…

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