For over a century, CCMBC and USMB have worked together to reach the world with the good news of Jesus. We once again recommit ourselves to partnering in mission for the sake of the Kingdom. We commit to working diligently to re-establish and maintain a healthy relationship of cooperation and collaboration not only with Multiply but in many other aspects of ministry.
An MCC staff person in Ukraine, who used to work with displaced people, is now displaced herself. She talks about her experience. In the silence that lived between the…
We constantly fall short in proclaiming and living out Christ’s peace. God’s grace, however, empowers us to follow Christ as active peacemakers in a spirit of humility.
“It’s humbling to be between the people who want to give and the people who are seeing the need, who are trying to get resources into people’s hands,” she says. “But the partners, the people in Ukraine, they’re telling me they’re tired. So many people have left, and for those who remain, there is so much work yet to do.”
“One hundred years ago, we responded to crisis in Ukraine,” says MCC U.S. Executive Director Ann Graber Hershberger. “A century later, we find ourselves walking alongside the people of Ukraine in crisis once again. They are pleading for our prayer and support — and a reminder they have not been forgotten during this time.”
Because we worship the Prince of Peace and are called to be Peacemakers, we care deeply about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Because we are called to identify with Christian brothers and sisters in Ukraine, and to love our Ukrainian neighbours there, we are called to pray. And finally, because violence often escalates to draw in more nations and particularly impact the vulnerable and disadvantaged, we believe this is an urgent moment for Christians the world over to pray.
I wonder if God would judge our culture as being any better or worse than the one of Jesus’ time? I wonder if Paul would determine the church of his time to be better or worse than the church of 2022? I wonder if the plan God revealed in Christ Jesus 2000 some years ago – a gospel narrative couched in humility – has any less impact and transformative power today?