Facing a severe funding shortfall, Canada’s Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary is making steep cuts in order to be financially sustainable. The school, located in Langley, B.C., is cutting three staff positions out of 13, not filling two vacancies and reducing hours and salaries for other staff…
The MDS Canada Spirit of MDS Fund issued 19 new grants to churches across Canada in May and June, including three Mennonite Brethren congregations.
Clean hands and full hearts: Handwashing sparks joy while preventing COVID-19 at a Malawi food distribution
There were no known cases of COVID-19 in Malawi when Vivian Bertrand was planning how to include soap and handwashing in the next food distribution. But it didn’t take long for that to change.
Nine Mennonite Brethren congregations are among the first 21 churches that have received grants from the Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS) Canada Spirit of MDS Fund.
Given the negative economic effects of COVID-19, including funding uncertainties, travel restrictions and other factors; MCC has made strategic decisions regarding other programming to ensure that their core mission remains strong in challenging times and continues to benefit some of the world’s most vulnerable people.
Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS) Canada’s operations may be suspended until fall due to the pandemic, but the organization still wants to be active in responding to COVID-19.
April 15, 2020 This story was written in February 2020, before the COVID-19 pandemic became a worldwide threat. As of April 2020, Minear Mak is still serving in her YAMEN…
MCC is well-positioned through its ongoing water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), health and food programs to address the threats of COVID-19 for some of the world’s most vulnerable people, including people displaced from their homes.
Dear MB churches, as we continue to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic, our response is not prompted by fear or anxiety, for we know that God is in control of all things. Instead, we reach out to you today out of the responsibility for the well-being of those we serve. To that end, we recommend actions to prevent the spread of illness and curtail the strain on the medical system.
UPDATED -March 20, 2020. Given the travel restrictions and measures to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Jireh Mukawa’s summer archival internship has been postponed to a later date.…
That’s how Eleanor Kendall of Marquette, Man. describes the new free house she is getting this year from Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS). For Kendall, it’s overwhelming. “It’s the best Christmas present,” she says. “I cry every time I think of it.”
WINNIPEG, MB – It is with regret that Mennonite Central Committee Canada announces the closure of the corporate operations of Ten Thousand Villages Canada, its fair-trade social enterprise. This includes…