Interdependent response to Peru flooding

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Maria Justa Ipanaque (34) never imagined that she would ride in a helicopter. The small-scale farmer who lives with her husband Ezequiel Ramos Sánchez (40) and five children…

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Redeeming refugee stories

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Johann Matthies, MB Mission Europa director, told his story at the ICOMB consultation in Thailand, Mar. 7–11, 2017. I was born in the Soviet Union in an area…

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Lumeya appointed to DR Congo government position

Friday, June 9, 2017

Pray for first MB to serve at this level, says brother Maleghi Lumeya has recently been appointed Ministre des affaires foncières (minister of land [property[) of the Democratic…

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Love and Joy in the Spirit

Monday, May 1, 2017

“It’s all about love.” This was the message of PK, one of the leaders of the work among the Khmu, on the final night of The Church on…

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Mission is our prayer

Monday, May 1, 2017

As I looked upon the 230 people from at least 35 countries (and more cultures) who attended the ICOMB consultation on mission and prayer, I was excited and hopeful about what God wanted to say to us. But I also had a burden about a few things. Both elements were active in my presentation.

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What it means to be family

Thursday, September 1, 2016

A Canadian joins a Khmu service in the U.S. “Can I help you? Who are you?” The song leader interrupted the flow of the worship service to address…

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ICOMB summit 2016

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

New leader appointed to international body for strengthening the church At the crossroads of the Americas, ICOMB (International Community of Mennonite Brethren) gathered its members for teaching, decision…

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Culture Pearls

Friday, July 1, 2016

A few gems from a visit to India “You’ll be speaking at our flag raising ceremony on Republic Day,” said I.P. Asheervadam, principal of MB Centenary Bible College,…

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Faithfulness and hospitality after upheaval

Sunday, May 1, 2016

A story from Peru “Well, Dave, how brave are you? Are you going to try it?” My friend and colleague, José Arrais, leader of Associação dos Irmãos Menonitas…

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Curriculum “christening” in Congo

Monday, April 25, 2016

In March 2016, the MB church in DR Congo released a K–12 curriculum on Christian ethics from an Anabaptist perspective, launched with dedication events in Kinshasa and Kikwit….

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Singing and dancing with a water can

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Performative worship songs in Angola teach Bible truth “Why is that woman carrying a huge water can on her head?” I thought to myself. “Why are people putting…

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The gifts we didn’t know we needed

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Drawing from his travels to visit MB churches around the world, ICOMB executive director David Wiebe offers insights on faith. “Do you think you can stay together?” Seven…

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Naked Anabaptists

Thursday, October 1, 2015

“Do you like the public bath?” asked Yoshifumi Tanaka, my host in Osaka, Japan. I was visiting speaker for the 65th anniversary celebrations of Nihon Menonaito Burezaren Kyodan. “Some people are not sure about them.”

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Mennonite Brethren leaders meet

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Representatives from 21 of the 22 national Mennonite Brethren conferences from around the globe met for the International Community of Mennonite Brethren (ICOMB) annual summit held July 26–29, 2015, at Messiah College in Mechanicsburg, Pa.

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Deep and wide: manual for mission from everywhere to everywhere

Thursday, July 9, 2015

“It’s a new day in global mission,” says Victor Wiens, mission capacity building coordinator for MB Mission. “There’s a whole new pool of workers from the Global South…

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