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.

12 Dec 2016 - 11:33am — European Anabaptist Churches — Leaders of Mennonite national churches in Europe held their annual meeting 28–30 October 2016, in Vienna, Austria. Mennonite World Conference was represented by Chief Events Officer Liesa Unger, Europe Regional Representative Henk Stenvers, YABs committee member Jantine Huisman, and Executive... Read more...
21 Oct 2016 - 11:15am — Daniel Goldschmidt — Moved by the situation caused by the advance of Daesh at the end of 2014, 20 members of three Christian communities in the small town of Bellegarde decided to accommodate a family of refugees from Iraq. After nine months of waiting, the Mikho family with two grandmothers, two parents and three boys... Read more...
17 Nov 2015 - 11:25am — Doopsgezinde Gemeente Groningen — Meal ministry at Dutch Mennonite church welcomes addicts and homelessLife did not go as planned for Max Tauran. A patron of Doperse Dis (a three-year-old meal ministry in a northern Dutch city), he told the audience at a fundraising dinner that “[Life] simply went as it came…[including... Read more...
25 Aug 2015 - 5:29pm — Elina Ciptadi-Perkins — Economic hardship in Spain strengthens faithJudit Menéndez, MWC Global Youth Summit delegate from Spain, shared her church’s story of Walking in Receiving and Giving as her country experiences its worst economic crisis since the civil war in the 1930s.She belongs to the Comunidades Unidas... Read more...
22 Apr 2015 - 10:33am — José Arrais — When I was at the European Mennonite gathering, held in Madrid, in November 2011, I met Liesa Unger who asked me if I could be in Switzerland in May of 2012 to translate into Portuguese at an MWC event. I knew that brothers from Angola and Brazil would be there, so I was very glad to do that.When... Read more...
3 Feb 2014 - 4:42pm — Lydia Funck — Mobility and flexibility are necessary in today’s world for many young people: university in another city, intercultural encounters during travels, broadening one’s own horizons. And somewhere between all of this there is this “Mennoniteness” that shapes part of who you are.... Read more...