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Like Jesus, 'Juan' Driver encouraged women in ministryRemembering John Driverhttps://www.mennonitemission.net/blog/4685/Like-Jesus-Juan-Driver-encouraged-women-in-ministry-Like Jesus, 'Juan' Driver encouraged women in ministryBy Olga Piedrasanta
While celebrating Lord’s supper, Ukrainian church leader identifies with people’s painUkrainehttps://www.mennonitemission.net/blog/4679/While-celebrating-Lord’s-supper-Ukrainian-church-leader-identifies-with-people’s-painWhile celebrating Lord’s supper, Ukrainian church leader identifies with people’s painBy Oleksandr Geychenko
Prayer amid a new reality of warUkrainehttps://www.mennonitemission.net/blog/4677/Prayer-amid-a-new-reality-of-warPrayer amid a new reality of warBy Mary Raber
Ghanaian church leader says women will carry church to “next level”Women's History Monthhttps://www.mennonitemission.net/blog/4674/Ghanaian-church-leader-says-women-will-carry-church-to-next-levelGhanaian church leader says women will carry church to “next level”By Edward Dartey
Vacation Bible school in Brazil a blessing to both students and teachersBrazilhttps://www.mennonitemission.net/blog/4670/Vacation-Bible-school-in-Brazil-a-blessing-to-both-students-and-teachersVacation Bible school in Brazil a blessing to both students and teachersBy Travis Duerksen
Valentine cookies are a sweet reminder to pray for peaceKoreahttps://www.mennonitemission.net/blog/4669/Valentine-cookies-are-reminder-to-pray-for-peaceValentine cookies are a sweet reminder to pray for peaceBy Travis Duerksen

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Service is a new adventure at 61 degrees northhttps://www.mennonitemission.net/blog/4654/Service-is-a-new-adventure-at-61-degrees-northService is a new adventure at 61 degrees northBy Sam Setiawan<p><em>Sam Setiawan is a participant with the 2021-2022 Anchorage Service Adventure unit. To learn more about Service Adventure, a program of Mennonite Mission Network, </em><a href="/Serve/Service%20Adventure"><em>click here</em></a><em>.</em><br><em> </em><br>When I arrived at my Service Adventure assignment with <a href="https://www.habitatanchorage.org/">Habitat for Humanity Anchorage</a>, I entered a new world. Alaska is unlike anything I have ever experienced.  <br>The weather is the most noticeable difference. I do not think I have ever been this cold and had this much fun. I'm also enjoying meeting interesting people. Hearing their stories about snow machining and school has shown me how different, yet similar, people are. This is the first time I have worked in any meaningful way with people who are significantly older than me for an extended period of time. The world looks different from 61 degrees north. </p><p>The construction manager at Habitat for Humanity has worked as a contractor for 30+years. As a contractor, the goal is to get the job done as fast as possible, but when working for Habitat, it is also important to make sure the volunteers have a good time and a good understanding of everything they are doing. Making that shift can be tricky. </p><p>Dropping temperatures have brought out stories about the worst weather conditions that people have had to work in. The worst conditions I have heard about was a day when the temperature reached negative 100 degrees F. There is little you can do in that sort of weather because everything freezes, becomes brittle, then breaks. </p><p>Working with retired folks is great. There is a group of retired men, mostly engineers who worked for oil companies, who work the paper side of construction. These are the men who draw up the plans for what we are building. Many of them have worked on the North Slope, right at the northern-most edge of Alaska. There is so much about the oil industry that most people do not know. What I have heard has been fascinating. Besides being well-versed in oil production, they also have years and years of life experience. The stories I have heard could fill a book. </p><p>I believe that people who are older are unfathomably important to those who want to live a good life. If you want to build a house, instead of buying some lumber and randomly putting pieces together, you go to someone who knows how to build a house and learn from them. The same goes for life, but it takes a lifetime to build the experience. And at that point, all the information you have gathered is much less helpful than when you were young. Listening to stories from the elders in a community will teach you much at very little cost to yourself. </p><p>Meeting these people has been the most fascinating part of living in Alaska. Alaska is also the most beautiful state I have been in, and the people in the unit house are good folk and fun to hang out with. I look forward to the future, as the year stretches out before me.<br></p>
Understanding the world through the lens of Mississippihttps://www.mennonitemission.net/blog/4653/Understanding-the-world-through-the-lens-of-MississippiUnderstanding the world through the lens of MississippiBy Roger Neufeld Smith <p></p><p><em>Cynthia and Roger Neufeld Smith were the unit leaders at the </em><a href="/Serve/units/service%20adventure/Jackson"><em>Jackson, Mississippi, Service Adventure unit</em></a><em> from 2018-2020. This blog was originally published through </em><a href="https://www.opendoor.us/"><em>Open Door Mennonite Church</em></a><em>, in Jackson, a partner of Mission Network and the host congregation of the Jackson Service Adventure unit and </em><a href="/news/4574/The-Youth-Venture-Civil-Rights-tour-in-photos"><em>Youth Venture</em></a><em> and </em><a href="/blog/4147/A-week-with-the-Mississippi-service-learning-tour-in-photos"><em>Civil Rights Learning Tour groups</em></a><em>. </em><em> </em><em> </em></p><p>When Cynthia and I moved into the Mennonite Mission Network Service Adventure unit house in Jackson, Mississippi, in 2018, I noticed a card posted on our refrigerator door, left behind by the previous Service Adventure participants. It was a quote from Mississippi native William Faulkner: "To understand the world, you must first understand a place like Mississippi."</p><p>In our time at Open Door Mennonite Church, we came to understand not only more about our world through our experience in Mississippi but also more about God and the people God has called to be an Anabaptist witness in Mississippi.</p><p>Open Door Mennonite Church is a small but extraordinary group of amazing individuals, whom God has called together to be a witness for peace and racial reconciliation in Jackson. Open Door Mennonite brings together African Americans from Jackson, Mississippi, and Omaha, Nebraska; Choctaw people from the Nanih Waiya area of eastern Mississippi; Conservative Mennonites from Florida, Iowa and Ontario, Canada; and a former Marine from northern Mississippi, via Raleigh, North Carolina, all of whom are seeking to be witnesses to God's peace. The fact that such a diverse group of people can worship together is, in itself, a miracle and a witness to God's reconciling love. </p><p>The Open Door community introduced Cynthia and me to the potential and paradoxes of the Deep South. We learned more about the history of the unbelievable cruelties of slavery, Reconstruction and Jim Crow, as well as how those wounds continue to fester. We learned that the task of racial reconciliation did not end with the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 60s. Deep disparities and divisions continued under the radar of the national news. But the Open Door community continued to foster understanding among people of different races and socio-economic conditions by quietly working in the local neighborhoods, through various helping professions in the community, and as advocates for more just social policies. At the same time, Open Door congregants love the positive aspects of Southern history and culture, the natural beauty of Mississippi, and the extraordinary musical, literary, and culinary accomplishments of Mississippians.  </p><p>Open Door has spent years wrestling with the issues of racial and political divisions that have reemerged at the forefront of our national consciousness in recent years, and offer their wisdom to other Christian communities that too often reflect our national political divisions. Open Door continues to be a church with a vision for multi-cultural worship. Their commitment to service is evident in their taking on the major responsibility of sponsoring a Service Adventure unit. And their vision continues to expand through plans to start the <a href="https://www.opendoor.us/category/the-peace-and-justice-center/">Peace and Justice Center of the Deep South</a> and with them hosting various community groups in their building, once they are able — with the help of friends from near and far — to complete building renovations.</p><p>Open Door is inspiring by its very existence and nature. Its members have invested deeply in 'understanding Mississippi' and, as a result, have understanding and wisdom to share with the world. </p><p><em>Mennonite Mission Network is excited to support the Peace and Justice Center of the Deep South. </em><a href="/donate"><em>Click here</em></a><em> to help Mission Network continue to support local urban initiatives through Anabaptist witness. </em><a href="/about/staff/Ann%20Jacobs"><em>Contact Ann Jacobs</em></a><em> for more information about this and other partnerships.</em></p>
A big tree has fallen in South Africa, nation mournshttps://www.mennonitemission.net/blog/4647/A-big-tree-has-fallen-in-South-Africa-nation-mournsA big tree has fallen in South Africa, nation mournsBy Reuben Mgodeli<p><em>Reuben Mgodeli, director of the </em><a href="/partners/Mennonite%20Bible%20School"><em>Mennonite Bible School</em></a><em> in South Africa, wrote a tribute to Archbishop Desmond Tutu, South African Anglican theologian and church leader. Tutu, who achieved global recognition for his work as an anti-apartheid and human rights activist, died Dec. 26, 2021. </em></p><p>A big tree has fallen! South Africa mourns as a nation. Archbishop Desmond Mpilo Tutu was a great man who lived and preached love, acceptance, equality, forgiveness, peace and reconciliation. The loss of "The Arch," as he was fondly known, is immeasurable. <br></p><p>Tutu died on Dec. 26, 2021, in Cape Town, South Africa, at the age of 90, after battling prostate cancer. He was buried Jan. 1, at St. George's Cathedral in Cape Town.<br></p><p>For nearly 30 years, Tutu was the face of the struggle against apartheid, filling the vacuum left by political leaders who had been banished, imprisoned or exiled. He was a formidable man with a rich history. As an anti-apartheid activist, he won the Nobel Peace Prize and used his powerful voice to promote reconciliation in post-apartheid South Africa.<br></p><p>"If you want peace, you don't talk to your friends," Tutu said. "You talk to your enemies."<br></p><p>It is with great reverence that I lift up the people in South Africa and the world in prayer, as we mourn the loss of our beloved brother, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, whose voice was the voice of love, acceptance and peace in a turbulent world. Let us remember and embody the lessons of spiritual oneness taught by our brother. May the knowledge of his life and heart encourage us all to be strong, good, kind and loving.<br></p>
The roots of colonization are buried deephttps://www.mennonitemission.net/blog/4648/The-roots-of-colonization-are-buried-deepThe roots of colonization are buried deepBy Karen Spicher<p><em>Jae Young Lee and Karen Spicher are Mennonite Mission Network mission associates in Namyangju, South Korea. Spicher serves as the communications coordinator for the Northeast Asia Regional Peace Building Institute (NARPI). Jae Young directs the Korea Peacebuilding Institute (KOPI) and provides leadership to NARPI. Lee, Spicher and their four children work and live in community with other families at Peace Building in Namyangju. For more information on their ministry, </em><a href="/workers/Asia/South%20Korea/Jae%20Young%20Lee%20and%20Karen%20Spicher"><em>click here</em></a><em>.</em></p><p>I was born in Phoenix, Arizona, in 1979. When I was young, our family occasionally visited the Navajo Nation, and Mom and Dad helped with Vacation Bible School. I knew that the Navajo were a people with a beautiful culture, but I didn't know their history, or why they were living on a "reservation," or why they had to drive so far to get drinking water.</p><p>When I was 10 years old, our family moved to Central Pennsylvania, near where my parents were raised. I felt a strong connection to the land — especially on the farm where my mother grew up — and thought of it as our family's land. I learned in church that everything is God's, but still, I felt that God had given us this land to live on.</p><p>In elementary school, starting in fourth grade, I read stories written by European men who settled in the Americas — stories about "discovery" and the many difficulties that the early settlers faced. I learned about several different groups of Native Americans in descriptions written by White historians. </p><p>In university, I read perspectives from those who suffered because of colonization, genocide and slavery, in Howard Zinn's book <em>A People's History of the United States</em>. I knew deep down that these were important truths for me to know, but I didn't reflect deeply on how history shapes our current reality.</p><p>While still in university, I traveled to Guatemala for a semester of cross-cultural studies and witnessed the suffering of an Indigenous people whose land had been taken and who were forced to move to high mountain land, where farming is difficult. We also learned about the genocide of Indigenous people during the Guatemalan Civil War. I didn't make a strong connection between the history of displacement and genocide and the land where I grew up.</p><p>After university, I moved to south Texas, where I learned to love a new culture. I participated in antiracism training and started to understand the importance of following leadership and guidance from local people. I also failed at this many times. Through my connections with <a href="https://mcc.org/">Mennonite Central Committee (MCC)</a>, I learned about the <a href="https://mcc.org/learn/more/return-earth#:~:text=The%20Return%20to%20the%20Earth%20project%20supports%20Indigenous%2cat%20museums%20or%20for%20scientific%20research%20during%20colonization.">"Return to the Earth" project</a> (a program by Indigenous Americans that buries unidentified ancestral remains), as well as MCC's efforts for education about <a href="/blog/4296/Despite-Manifest-Destiny-Indigenous-cultures-have-survived">settler</a> <a href="/blog/4629/Mission-wary-to-Missionary-Mistakes-were-made">colonialism</a>.</p><p>In 2007, I moved to Korea. I fell in love, got married and became an alien in a land far from home. I came to love <a href="/blog/3910/Community-A-place-of-belonging,-sharing-and-love">our community here</a>. When I started learning more about the history of Korea and the <a href="/blog/4504/Lamentation-for-the-Halmoni">time of Japanese colonization</a>, from 1910-1945, there was a moment that I was suddenly overcome with "what if" questions. </p><p><em>What if the Japanese Imperial Government was still in power in Korea?</em></p><p><em>What if Korean people all spoke Japanese now and couldn't remember the Korean language? </em></p><p><em>What if Korean culture was erased and looked down upon? </em></p><p><em>What if Korean people were forced to live on small reservations on the Korean peninsula?</em></p><p><em>What if Korean people became marginalized on their own land?</em></p><p>These questions were detestable and unimaginable; as they came to me, I felt my eyes opening in a new way. I could finally see the evil of colonization. It felt like healing from spiritual blindness.</p><p>I now realize that I live in a broken relationship with the people who first inhabited the land that is now called the Americas. Three ways that I commit to seek reconciliation with Indigenous sisters and brothers are: to repent for the sins of our nation, to listen with an open heart to Indigenous voices, and to teach our children truthfully about the past and present.</p><p>When we pull weeds from the garden, we try to get the roots, too. Colonization is a deep, ugly root of injustice in the U.S. and all over the world — one that we must not ignore. Anabaptist followers of Jesus around the world are working for peace and justice in many different areas. Whatever work for peace and justice you are called to do, I pray that you will also seek ways to uproot colonization.<br></p>
Photographs through the lenses of Toba Qom womenhttps://www.mennonitemission.net/blog/4643/Photographs-through-the-lenses-of-Toba-Qom-womenPhotographs through the lenses of Toba Qom womenBy Linda Shelly<p>Emilia Oyanguren, daughter of mission workers <a href="/workers/Latin%20America/Argentina/José%20Oyanguren%20and%20Maria%20Alfonsina%20Finger">José Oyanguren and Alfonsina Finger</a>, grew up in the town of Castelli, in the Argentine Chaco, among Toba Qom people. Emilia developed a strong interest in photography and moved to Córdoba to study at <a href="https://lametro.edu.ar/">La Metro Escuela de Diseño y Comunicación Audiovisual (School of Design and Audiovisual Communication)</a>. Her final project before graduating in July 2021 took her back to Castelli, where she spent a couple of months with the women of the <a href="https://www.facebook.com/qom.lashepialpi">Qom Lashepi Alpi</a> weaving cooperative. She sat with them, listening and learning about their lives. </p><p>She reviewed historic photos and saw that many portrayed the Indigenous people and culture in ways that were used to impose submission. Emilia wrote in her thesis, "In the gatherings, I kept my camera in my backpack, and I took a couple of photographs with my cell phone in an unobtrusive way. I felt the weight of lifting the camera in front of a face, a person, a story and taking photos. Questions began to arise when I saw that the story I wanted to tell was not mine to tell. How do I achieve a faithful representation of the Toba Qom communities if I am not Toba Qom? How do I show, with photography, who the other person is? How can I approach, through photography, recording the gaze that the other woman has on herself?"</p><p>Rather than focusing on taking the photos, Emilia first facilitated a photography workshop with the women. She wrote that she did this, "with the aim of providing visual resources, so that they themselves can insert their own view of their community into the established patterns and to encourage reflection on their own history and customs, leading to the extension of their culture." The Toba Qom women expressed their visual language and creativity both in photos of nature and in portraits of one another.<br></p><h4><img src="https://assets.mennonites.org/PublishingImages/2021/IMG_20210128_191340926_HDR.jpg?RenditionID=5" alt="" style="margin:5px;" />T<span style="font-size:0.95rem;background-color:transparent;font-style:inherit;">oba Qom women in the photography workshop went outdoors to take photos of nature, illustrating their links with the land where they live, their knowledge of the flora and fauna of the Chaco countryside, the medicinal plants and foods, and the raw materials needed for their artisan work. Photo by Emilia Oyanguren.</span><br></h4><p><span style="font-size:1.4rem;background-color:transparent;color:inherit;font-style:inherit;"></span><span style="font-size:1.4rem;background-color:transparent;color:inherit;font-style:inherit;">The women used visual language and creativity to express themselves and their culture in photos like this one, with a hand reaching out to touch </span><em style="font-size:1.4rem;background-color:transparent;color:inherit;">pasto de laguna</em><span style="font-size:1.4rem;background-color:transparent;color:inherit;font-style:inherit;"> (lagoon grass). </span></p><p><span style="font-size:1.4rem;background-color:transparent;color:inherit;font-style:inherit;"><img src="https://assets.mennonites.org/PublishingImages/2021/Screen%20Shot%202021-11-02%20at%2011.50.46%20AM%20%282%29.jpg?RenditionID=5" alt="" style="margin:5px;" /></span><span style="color:#7695a3;font-family:cartogothic_std, sans-serif;font-size:0.95rem;font-weight:bold;background-color:transparent;font-style:inherit;">Photo by one of the Toba Qom women in the photography workshop. </span><span style="font-size:1.4rem;background-color:transparent;color:inherit;font-style:inherit;"><br></span></p><p><span style="font-size:1.4rem;background-color:transparent;color:inherit;font-style:inherit;">They also took portraits of one another, affirming the dignity of each woman. Being part of a collective culture, the Toba Qom put all their photos together, without identifying who took which photo.</span></p><p>As Emilia deepened relationships dating back to her childhood, she began taking a few photos to illustrate the cultural practice of weaving baskets. Toba Qom women traditionally weave during the morning and afternoon, and then, after several weeks of production, they walk with their baskets from house to house and offer their work for sale. To expand their markets and strengthen their economy, the women, with the support of the <a href="https://www.federacionjum.org.ar/proyecto-qom-lashepi-alpi/">Junta Unida de Misión (JUM, United Missions Council)</a>, started a cooperative, <a href="https://www.facebook.com/qom.lashepialpi">Qom Lashepi Alpi</a>. Emilia shared the following photos, honoring the work of the Qom Lashepi Alpi members.   </p><h4><img src="https://assets.mennonites.org/PublishingImages/2021/DSC_0145.jpg?RenditionID=5" alt="" style="background-color:transparent;color:inherit;font-size:1.4rem;font-style:inherit;margin:5px;" />Dionisia Rodriguez selects the palm leaves that she will use in her artisan work. She harvests the leaves by hand, rolling them until they break off. Photo by Emilia Oyanguren.</h4><h4><img src="https://assets.mennonites.org/PublishingImages/2021/DSC_0235.jpg?RenditionID=5" alt="" style="margin:5px;" />María Adolfo sits on her patio, weaving a basket by hand. She spends each afternoon outside weaving until the sunlight is gone. Photo by Emilia Oyanguren.<br></h4><h4><img src="https://assets.mennonites.org/PublishingImages/2021/DSC_0095.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;" />Urbana Guaipo begins to weave a breadbasket in the meeting place in which women from the Qom Lashepi Alpi cooperative gather and work together, preserving an important cultural practice, while improving their own economic well-being. Photo by Emilia Oyanguren. <br></h4><p>Emilia summarized, "This photography project was developed collectively, as Indigenous women interacted with me and I with them. The exchange of knowledge opened the way to bring together different views and cultures, with the intention of learning from one another, thus producing a relationship on equal terms. At the same time, this photographic series does not end here but rather continues in its course of interaction."<br></p>
Mission-wary to Missionary: Witness as with-nesshttps://www.mennonitemission.net/blog/4639/Mission-wary-to-Missionary-Witness-as-with-nessMission-wary to Missionary: Witness as with-nessBy Travis Duerksen<p>NEWTON, Kansas (Mennonite Mission Network) — Even before becoming the executive director of Mennonite Mission Network, Mike Sherrill had plenty of practice explaining how the agency "does" mission.</p><p>Sherrill and his wife, Teresa, first became connected with Mennonite Board of Missions, a predecessor agency of Mission Network, in 2000 as mission workers in Japan. Sherrill continued as a mission worker in Japan until 2017, when he became the director of Asia and Middle East for Mission Network. In August 2020, he began his role as the executive director.</p><p>In this excerpt from the third episode of the podcast "MissionWary?," Sherrill explains that, for decades, Mission Network has understood witness to others to be manifested as "with-ness."<br></p><div class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rte-embedcode ms-rte-embedil ms-rtestate-notify"><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Ep_2BC4abvo?start=726" title="YouTube video player" frameborder="0"></iframe> </div><p>"Mission Network has really been in pursuit of a different approach to mission work," he said. "[It's] not so much that we bring something to offer that they need, rather, that we are pilgrims on a journey. And we're here to learn, also, and discover God's love together. [Asking,] 'What can we do together?' is a very different kind of approach that leads to mutual appreciation and mutual discovery of God's activity in the world."  <br></p><div class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rte-embedcode ms-rte-embedil ms-rtestate-notify"><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Ep_2BC4abvo?start=1065" title="YouTube video player" frameborder="0"></iframe> </div><p>"If anyone says, 'Oh, the era is mission is over,' don't believe them," he said. "It's just beginning. This is a very exciting time to be involved in international ministry, international mission work, and that includes being here, in North America, also, to serve our church. The purpose of the church is to bear witness to God's love for the world. And that's right at the center of why we exist. Mennonite Mission Network exists to empower and equip the church." </p><p>"MissionWary?" is available on <a href="https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/missionwary/id1554921309">Apple Podcasts</a>, <a href="https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9taXNzaW9ud2FyeS5saWJzeW4uY29tL3Jzcw==">Google Podcasts</a>, <a href="https://open.spotify.com/show/7xEYJBwOWq1T78LHkstApt?si=x8rc2-c-RqieYESHO0INkA">Spotify</a>, <a href="https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL93LFx-9e_yhfqhnAhYXjWjqZxyj6odRY">YouTube</a> and anywhere else you listen to podcasts. New episodes are now available! Learn about the complex bond between service and mission, where the call to mission comes from and how stories of mission become the history of mission. To view the complete episode list, <a href="/podcasts/missionwary/">click here.</a><br></p>

 

 

God laughshttps://www.mennonitemission.net/blog/4696/God-laughsGod laughsBy Josh Garber
Like Jesus, 'Juan' Driver encouraged women in ministryhttps://www.mennonitemission.net/blog/4685/Like-Jesus-Juan-Driver-encouraged-women-in-ministry-Like Jesus, 'Juan' Driver encouraged women in ministryBy Olga PiedrasantaGP0|#2a27b1dc-8def-4ad2-909d-1fe815e70829;L0|#02a27b1dc-8def-4ad2-909d-1fe815e70829|Guatemala;GTSet|#f1c3ac69-6cd4-4109-8ba8-137477ba8a7d;GPP|#e2a61412-b024-41d7-adeb-1c4e0b790c03;GPP|#62ebb633-b401-4243-a537-1a85230e4ebf
While celebrating Lord’s supper, Ukrainian church leader identifies with people’s painhttps://www.mennonitemission.net/blog/4679/While-celebrating-Lord’s-supper-Ukrainian-church-leader-identifies-with-people’s-painWhile celebrating Lord’s supper, Ukrainian church leader identifies with people’s painBy Oleksandr GeychenkoGP0|#31ea5fc9-e960-4669-943f-a7a484a3ac1e;L0|#031ea5fc9-e960-4669-943f-a7a484a3ac1e|Ukraine;GTSet|#f1c3ac69-6cd4-4109-8ba8-137477ba8a7d;GPP|#e1c6021e-2f25-46dc-91a1-be34789acdf9;GPP|#62ebb633-b401-4243-a537-1a85230e4ebf
Prayer amid a new reality of warhttps://www.mennonitemission.net/blog/4677/Prayer-amid-a-new-reality-of-warPrayer amid a new reality of warBy Mary RaberGP0|#31ea5fc9-e960-4669-943f-a7a484a3ac1e;L0|#031ea5fc9-e960-4669-943f-a7a484a3ac1e|Ukraine;GTSet|#f1c3ac69-6cd4-4109-8ba8-137477ba8a7d;GPP|#e1c6021e-2f25-46dc-91a1-be34789acdf9;GPP|#62ebb633-b401-4243-a537-1a85230e4ebf
Ghanaian church leader says women will carry church to “next level”https://www.mennonitemission.net/blog/4674/Ghanaian-church-leader-says-women-will-carry-church-to-next-levelGhanaian church leader says women will carry church to “next level”By Edward DarteyGP0|#94dd45c1-9c16-47e9-a805-c9f21d72c576;L0|#094dd45c1-9c16-47e9-a805-c9f21d72c576|Ghana;GTSet|#f1c3ac69-6cd4-4109-8ba8-137477ba8a7d;GPP|#4d0e08ea-d1a0-4141-9eba-431183992152;GPP|#62ebb633-b401-4243-a537-1a85230e4ebf
Vacation Bible school in Brazil a blessing to both students and teachershttps://www.mennonitemission.net/blog/4670/Vacation-Bible-school-in-Brazil-a-blessing-to-both-students-and-teachersVacation Bible school in Brazil a blessing to both students and teachersBy Travis DuerksenGP0|#84378ed7-79d7-4ede-a5fe-187bfc68dbc3;L0|#084378ed7-79d7-4ede-a5fe-187bfc68dbc3|Brazil;GTSet|#f1c3ac69-6cd4-4109-8ba8-137477ba8a7d;GPP|#e2a61412-b024-41d7-adeb-1c4e0b790c03;GPP|#62ebb633-b401-4243-a537-1a85230e4ebf
Valentine cookies are a sweet reminder to pray for peacehttps://www.mennonitemission.net/blog/4669/Valentine-cookies-are-reminder-to-pray-for-peaceValentine cookies are a sweet reminder to pray for peaceBy Travis DuerksenGP0|#de0bcb41-532f-4b24-95cc-3e0bd9bf2e97;L0|#0de0bcb41-532f-4b24-95cc-3e0bd9bf2e97|South Korea;GTSet|#f1c3ac69-6cd4-4109-8ba8-137477ba8a7d;GPP|#af610d13-4793-4c57-8b8c-d4ea261d7a85;GPP|#62ebb633-b401-4243-a537-1a85230e4ebf
Internationally known peacemaker launched vocation with Mennonite Mission Networkhttps://www.mennonitemission.net/blog/4665/Internationally-known-peacemaker-launched-vocation-with-Mennonite-Mission-NetworkInternationally known peacemaker launched vocation with Mennonite Mission NetworkBy Tim Huber
Some reflections on Martin Luther King Jr.https://www.mennonitemission.net/blog/4663/Some-reflections-on-Martin-Luther-King-JrSome reflections on Martin Luther King Jr.By Ann Jacobs
A Guatemalan mountainside was exactly where I needed to behttps://www.mennonitemission.net/blog/4660/A-Guatemalan-mountainside-was-exactly-where-I-needed-to-beA Guatemalan mountainside was exactly where I needed to beBy Sara KennelGP0|#2a27b1dc-8def-4ad2-909d-1fe815e70829;L0|#02a27b1dc-8def-4ad2-909d-1fe815e70829|Guatemala;GTSet|#f1c3ac69-6cd4-4109-8ba8-137477ba8a7d;GPP|#e2a61412-b024-41d7-adeb-1c4e0b790c03;GPP|#62ebb633-b401-4243-a537-1a85230e4ebf