MCC responds to severe flooding in South Asia

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

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…

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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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The least likely missionary engineer

Sunday, November 16, 2014

For a person who never intended to study engineering, Jaimee Schmidt can get pretty excited about toilet design. But what the Richmond Park MB Church, Brandon, Man., member…

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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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World MB family album in full colour

Monday, March 31, 2014

The Colors of the Mennonites in Andhra Pradesh
Authors: David A. Wiebe & Paul D. Wiebe; photographs by Rufus Gurugulla
Behold the love of God written in the faces of his Indian children…

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Curry, Corduroy and the Call

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Though the eyes of a Third Culture Kid Curry, Corduroy and the Call Gwendolyn Hiebert Schroth Missionary autobiographies are abundant; what sets apart Curry, Corduroy and the Call…

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Hyderabad: How one cynic changed his mind about missions

Sunday, April 1, 2012

I must have been about ten years old, sitting in one of the front pews of East Chilliwack (B.C.) Mennonite Brethren Church, probably on a Sunday evening. The young woman on the platform was reporting on her missionary trip to India. She’d worked in Hyderabad.

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Solomon’s wisdom summons Isaak’s offerings

Sunday, April 1, 2012

A reunion between a former student and his teacher at the ICOMB higher education consultation last June resulted in a teaching and encouragement trip to India for Winnipeg’s Centre for MB Studies (CMBS) director Jon Isaak. Last decade, Isaak, then professor at MBBS Fresno, facilitated a reading course for E.D. Solomon, now professor at MB Centenary Bible College, Shamshabad, India, as part of Solomon’s doctoral studies in the U.S.

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Water devastates, heals in India

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

God needed to do something drastic given the general Christian malaise in the state of Andhra Pradesh, one Indian leader surmised. A few months after devastating floods hit Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka, Indian MB leaders found reconciliation through the waters of footwashing.

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MB anniversary celebrations begin in India

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Indian church leaders celebrated the 150th anniversary of the Mennonite Brethren on the hospital grounds at Jadcherla, Andhra Pradesh, Jan. 17, 2010, the first conference to mark the historic event.

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Transforming villages in India

Monday, February 1, 2010

We had been waiting for the closing ceremony to begin and I was getting impatient. Obviously, the special visitors weren’t going to come. Having previously lived in India, I should be used to delays, but still wondered, why didn’t we just go ahead and start?

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Indian women attend world event

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Five women from India who attended Assembly 15….

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Following Christ, inside and out

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

The ultimate goal of a disciple is both internal – to grow into the image of Christ – and external – to make disciples of all the nations. I became a believer of Jesus Christ in 1979 by reading the Word of God. King David’s words in 2 Samuel 18:33, “If only I had died instead of you,” spoken on the death of Absalom, his rebellious son, provided illumination for me.

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ICOMB plans sesquicentennial

Sunday, February 1, 2009

The International International Community of Mennonite Brethren (ICOMB) began planning its 150th anniversary celebration at its annual meeting, held in Hyderabad, India in November.

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Indian Christians flee

Thursday, January 1, 2009

News and relief agencies report some 30,000–70,000 Christians have fled their homes in Orissa, India, due to religious persecution, which erupted in August. Christian refugees are living in makeshift shelters in the jungle, in relief camps, or have fled to neighbouring states. Women have been gang-raped, pastors have been killed, and thousands have been wounded by gunfire, burning buildings, or the rigours of their flight – and almost nothing is being done.

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