Testimonies

Look in the Stories and Resources section of the website and on the MWC Facebook page for stories of how God is at work in our global Anabaptist family. This page, “Testimonies,” is a place to highlight faith experiences from our churches. We would love to hear from your church about the everyday joys and challenges of living for Christ in your context. Click here to send your ideas, stories, and photos.

15 Jan 2018 - 11:09am — Karla Braun — “We have to go to school [with] Jesus,” says Erwin Cornelsen. The nearly 100-year-old retired pastor reads the Bible every day: “I’m still learning what Jesus has to teach me.”Mennonite World Conference (MWC) has always offered Cornelsen a view on the wider world. Now as a senior living Abbotsford... Read more...
15 Jan 2018 - 10:28am — Wyclif Ochieng — Recipe: Ugali“Ugali is a maize-meal bread-like food mostly eaten alongside chicken or beef stew, Kenyan kale and cabbage or sometimes eggs fried with onions and tomatoes. All you need to make it is water and flour, though some people use salt to make it tasty. It’s consumed by almost everybody in... Read more...
9 Jan 2018 - 12:26pm — David Wiebe — The International Community of Mennonite Brethren (ICOMB) is made up of 21 national churches in 19 countries with approximately 450,000 members. ICOMB exists to facilitate relationships and ministries to enhance the witness and discipleship of its member national churches – connecting,... Read more...
15 Dec 2017 - 9:21am — ICOMB — The International Community of Mennonite Brethren (ICOMB) is made up of 21 national churches in 19 countries with approximately 450,000 members. ICOMB exists to facilitate relationships and ministries to enhance the witness and discipleship of its member national churches – connecting,... Read more...
22 Nov 2017 - 12:32pm — Tesfatsion Dalellew — There are many in Africa who experience physical healing by the power of the Holy Spirit.This is a story of two different types of physical healing, at the Meserete Kristos Church in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, by Tesfatsion Dalellew.Some years ago, there was a week-long evening revival conference,... Read more...
21 Nov 2017 - 11:55am — David Wiebe — The International Community of Mennonite Brethren (ICOMB) is made up of 21 national churches in 19 countries with approximately 450,000 members. ICOMB exists to facilitate relationships and ministries to enhance the witness and discipleship of its member national churches – connecting,... Read more...
16 Nov 2017 - 3:57pm — IBICA — The International Brethren in Christ Association (IBICA) is the common network for all national conferences of the Brethren in Christ church with the aim to facilitate communication, build trust and cooperation within our global community, and to establish common and mutual understanding through... Read more...
1 Nov 2017 - 5:23pm — Barbara Nkala — Renewal 2027 testimony: Anabaptists todayRenewal 2027 is a 10-year series of events organized by Mennonite World Conference’s Faith and Life Commission to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the beginnings of the Anabaptist movement. This series highlights leaders in the movement from history to... Read more...
19 Oct 2017 - 4:35pm — ICOMB — The International Community of Mennonite Brethren (ICOMB) is made up of 21 national churches in 19 countries with approximately 450,000 members. ICOMB exists to facilitate relationships and ministries to enhance the witness and discipleship of its member national churches – connecting,... Read more...
12 Oct 2017 - 11:04am — Daniela Sánchez and Alexandra Meneses — Ana (not her real name), came to Ecuador from Medellin, Colombia, in 2016 after escaping from paramilitaries who had taken and kept her hostage for two years. She was subjected to various kinds of abuse and violence, the result of which was pregnancy. In addition, she was forced to commit a number... Read more...
12 Sep 2017 - 3:53pm — ICOMB — The International Community of Mennonite Brethren (ICOMB) is made up of 21 national churches in 19 countries with approximately 450,000 members. ICOMB exists to facilitate relationships and ministries to enhance the witness and discipleship of its member national churches – connecting,... Read more...
11 Sep 2017 - 12:27pm — Danang Kristiawan — A renewed peace church calls for renewed commitment to one another; even those who may be our enemies. Building bridges resolves disconnectedness. Without relationship and connectedness peace cannot flourish. This is essential if we want to relate with those who are of a different faith or culture.... Read more...
6 Sep 2017 - 5:42pm — Danielle Gonzales — “Our Anabaptist history is intrinsically tied to migration, and so is our Christian story,” says Saulo Padilla, immigration education coordinator for Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) U.S. “We must keep challenging the narratives that separate us, build borders and invite us to dehumanize others.”... Read more...
9 Aug 2017 - 5:40pm — ICOMB — The International Community of Mennonite Brethren (ICOMB) is made up of 21 national churches in 19 countries with approximately 450,000 members. ICOMB exists to facilitate relationships and ministries to enhance the witness and discipleship of its member national churches – connecting,... Read more...
9 Aug 2017 - 12:53pm — IBICA — The International Brethren in Christ Association (IBICA) is the common network for all national conferences of the Brethren in Christ church with the aim to facilitate communication, build trust and cooperation within our global community, and to establish common and mutual understanding through... Read more...
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