Ukrainian praises and harmonies in a Canada tour have been mixed with an unexpected counterpoint of trauma and medical crisis, occasioned by a serious ATV accident in the Alberta foothills Sept. 22. Mennonite Brethren, Alliance, Baptist and other Christian groups who hosted the Canadian tour have responded with a groundswell of prayer, financial help and kindnesses.
Kyiv Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
Ukraine has a long history of unrest. Countless men and women have fled west, seeking refuge from brutal abuse and bloodshed. In 1919, it was young Marichen, who was covered…
At 16, Henry H. Regehr saw his entire family killed before his eyes. He fled Ukraine, immigrating to Canada, where he became a pastor at Steinbach (Man.) MB Church. Despite that trauma, Regehr “chose the way of Jesus; the way of love and forgiveness,” says grandson Wes Janzen, a member of Bakerview MB Church, Abbotsford, B.C. “His example continues to inspire me.”