Daniel* doesn’t have just one reason for leaving his 8-year-old daughter and parents in Honduras. He has many reasons for joining a caravan of thousands of migrants walking toward the…
It takes many steps to join two lives from Canada and Guatemala in God’s service. As Kim and Jon Pelen of Cedar Park MB Church (Ladner, B.C.) learned, those steps often include difficult, but wonderful, surprises.
What is more impressive at age 11: to deliver a TedxKids talk to an auditorium full of people, to fundraise enough money to provide more than 50 wheelchairs to disabled people in the developing world or to have travelled to Guatemala and want to go back?
MCC’s responses to the disaster have come from around the globe: 39 countries donated $14 million, Mennonite churches in neighbouring Dominican Republic immediately offered material aid, a Work and Learn team from Paraguay, Guatemala, and Costa Rica cleared rubble for six long days in July, 15 volunteer structural engineers evaluated buildings for soundness, and Californian engineer James Mwangi spent a year training Haitians to build earthquake- and hurricane-resistant houses and supervising construction of 200 homes for families of people living with a disability.