Patricia Gyang, a mother of three, is deaf. Living in Nigeria, where the unemployment rate, according to economywatch.com, ranges from 30 to 50 percent, she is fortunate to have her own business baking pastries, meat pies, and custom made cakes for all occasions.
This year’s recession didn’t seem to dampen the spirit of giving at the 40th MCC Festival Auction and Relief Sale. The annual event drew thousands of people to the Abbotsford (B.C.) TRADEX to eat, shop, visit, play, listen, bid, and give, raising more than $650,000 for MCC’s Food for All projects around the world.
Back in March, the MB Herald addressed the theme of our Aboriginal neighbours. We surveyed the landscape of Mennonite Brethren and Aboriginal ministry, and were challenged in articles by pastors Norman Meade and Rob Kroeker to consider how much we really care about the Native people of our country.
Books profiled are: The Blue Sweater: Bridging the Gap between Rich and Poor in an Interconnected World, Author: Jacqueline Novogratz; My Business, My Mission: Fighting Poverty Through Partnerships, Authors: Doug Seebeck and Timothy Stoner
A remarkable story has unfolded in recent years to revive the memory of one of the founders of the Mennonite Brethren Church.
Since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, militarism and the polarization of the world into “good guys” and “bad guys” has been up. The current war in Afghanistan has made this immediate for Canadians. In such a world, what should characterize Christians?
“In a time of scarce resources,” said Serge LeClerc, “concentrate on saving your youth!” The warning to a closed meeting of B.C. Fraser Valley leaders came from a former Ontario gang leader and drug kingpin, now a Christian and a Saskatchewan MLA.