Waterloo, ON, October 13, 2020. On his deathbed in 2014, David Riesen asked his daughter Ingrid to organize an event to remember Mennonites’ historic migration from Russia to Canada beginning…
“I don’t want one of God’s children begging a Coke,” my hostess told me as she gave me some Zimbabwean dollars. My husband and I were visiting in her home in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. Though it happened more than 20 years ago, that small act of generosity still touches me.
About 10 years ago, The Metropolitan Bible Church, Ottawa, was healthy and growing, so they decided to start a congregation on a nearby campus. “How hard can this be?” asked pastor Tim Auld and his leadership team.
“I didn’t expect to meet God at [an annual general] meeting,” said worship leader Matt Unruh at the 84th annual convention of the Ontario Conference of MB Churches (ONMB). Some 130 people worshipped and listened to inspiring stories at Waterloo Mennonite Brethren (Ont.) Church Feb. 21. Guests and partners joined the 95 delegates from 21 of 27 member churches in the Ontario Conference who returned Saturday to make decisions.