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.

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...
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...
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...
8 Aug 2017 - 11:51am — Danielle Gonzales — Recipe: Mole Coloradito Enchiladas As a Mexican-American, one of the most comforting things about living in Colombia was how similar my Mexican culture is to Colombian culture. My Colombian host family was very interested to learn more when I told them my family is from Mexico. My host... Read more...
10 May 2017 - 11:51am — Pastor Lesly Bertrand — As Hurricane Matthew bore down on Haiti in October 2016, labour pains were bearing down on Seurette, wife of pastor Jean Mario Marelin. Without the assistance of a midwife, she safely delivered her baby despite the damage the house was taking on during the birth.Pastor Bertrand, bishop of Assemblée... Read more...
22 Aug 2016 - 3:22pm — Rut Atarama — “There is no path, Pilgrim. The path is made by walking.” This lovely phrase by the poet Antonio Machado epitomizes my life journey, particularly the two years I sojourned in Colombia.Each person’s identity is marked by their family and social contexts, and other histories. To... Read more...
15 Aug 2016 - 12:19pm — Jaime Prieto — The annual Central America, Mexico and Caribbean Anabaptist Consultation (CAMCA) took place 5–9 July 2016 in the Escuela de Capacitación Adventista Salvadoreña, San Juan Opico, La Libertad, El Salvador. Fifty-nine participants came from México, Puerto Rico, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador,... Read more...
25 Jul 2016 - 10:25am — 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 Nov 2015 - 11:46am — J. Nelson Kraybill — A retired school teacher and prison inmates are unlikely pen pals who have exchanged thousands of letters in Curitiba over the past decade.It began when a man in prison responded to a short piece 76-year-old Dona Maria Martins published in a devotional magazine in 2006. She replied to the letter... Read more...
13 Jun 2014 - 11:27am — Rut Arsari — My name is Rut Arsari Christy and I am from Indonesia. In my home country, I attend a Mennonite church called GITJ Kelet, part of the Mennonite World Conference member church Gereja Injili di Tanah Jawa. The influence of the Dutch’s culture and religion are quite strong, because Indonesia was... Read more...
6 May 2014 - 1:37pm — Leonor de Méndez — On 18 January 2014 our sister Leonor Méndez rested in the peace of the Lord. This Latin American leader of Guatemala served on the Mennonite World Conference Executive Committee during the 1990s. In the following piece she left us some experiences of her time with Mennonite World Conference. It is... Read more...
23 Aug 2013 - 12:37pm — Luis Ma. Alman Bornes — I have been the coordinator of the Argentine Chapter of the Latin American Youth Inter-Religious Network of Religions for Peace for four years (position that I will be retiring from at the end of the year).Our community (Iglesia Anabautista Menonita de Buenos Aires) is part of the above... Read more...