As the waters recede, the extent of the devastation emerges. People forced from their homes and land by torrential rains in August in India’s Kerala State are returning home. In…
What happens when a young person leaves a sheltered Christian home to make their own way in the city? That question not only drove a film, but it reshaped a ministry. Mia follows a struggling graduate from a Child of Mine children’s home in India.
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I must have been about ten years old, sitting in one of the front pews of East Chilliwack (B.C.) Mennonite Brethren Church, probably on a Sunday evening. The young woman on the platform was reporting on her missionary trip to India. She’d worked in Hyderabad.
A reunion between a former student and his teacher at the ICOMB higher education consultation last June resulted in a teaching and encouragement trip to India for Winnipeg’s Centre for MB Studies (CMBS) director Jon Isaak. Last decade, Isaak, then professor at MBBS Fresno, facilitated a reading course for E.D. Solomon, now professor at MB Centenary Bible College, Shamshabad, India, as part of Solomon’s doctoral studies in the U.S.
God needed to do something drastic given the general Christian malaise in the state of Andhra Pradesh, one Indian leader surmised. A few months after devastating floods hit Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka, Indian MB leaders found reconciliation through the waters of footwashing.
We had been waiting for the closing ceremony to begin and I was getting impatient. Obviously, the special visitors weren’t going to come. Having previously lived in India, I should be used to delays, but still wondered, why didn’t we just go ahead and start?
The ultimate goal of a disciple is both internal – to grow into the image of Christ – and external – to make disciples of all the nations. I became a believer of Jesus Christ in 1979 by reading the Word of God. King David’s words in 2 Samuel 18:33, “If only I had died instead of you,” spoken on the death of Absalom, his rebellious son, provided illumination for me.