​Bekah York served in Bogotá, Colombia with Iglesia Cristiana Menonita de Colombia (IMCOL, Columbia Mennonite Church) for four-and-a-half years. Photo by David Fisher Fast. 

Tuesday, July 2, 2024

For the past four-and-a-half years, Bekah York served in Bogotá, Colombia with Iglesia Cristiana Menonita de Colombia (IMCOL, Columbia Mennonite Church). Her ministry with Mennonite Mission Network is ending, but her time in Colombia would not have been possible without prayer and financial support from Mission Network supporters.

To her supporters, York wrote:

As I conclude my time with Mennonite Mission Network, I want to express my gratitude for the support you all have provided. Your generosity has been instrumental in making possible the time spent accompanying the Colombian Mennonite Church (IMCOL). Through my time with IMCOL, I have gained a profound understanding of faith-based peacebuilding and the crucial role that various religious communities play in fostering peace and reconciliation. The efforts of many communities in Colombia are indeed commendable, and I hold deep respect for their dedication and work.

If you are interested in continuing to support faith-based peacebuilding, there are many ways that you can do so. Walking alongside Colombian communities has opened my eyes to the various networks working for peace, and the collective efforts of faith-based organizations worldwide truly inspire me. I deeply admire and believe the unwavering commitment to peacebuilding is worthy of recognition and support. Thank you, once again, for your support and for showing your desire to join in God's reconciling work around the world.

If you would like to support God's reconciling work, we invite you to support Mission Network workers in other countries. Below, we highlight two couples who are seeking more prayer and financial support.


Matthew and Toni Krabill

Matthew and Toni Krabill have recently transitioned their ministry to Ghana and are in need of renewed support. Matthew serves at The Sanneh Institute, an academic organization that supports religious scholars, leaders and academic institutions in working for the transformation of African society. Matthew works on projects engaging in Christian-Muslim relations and peacebuilding in West Africa. Both Matthew and Toni support the Center for Justice and Peace, an academic program offering an online Master's in Conflict Transformation in French-speaking Africa and Europe. This program equips pastors, missionaries, and lay leaders for Christian peacebuilding and active transformation in their contexts.

 

Ben and Laurel Woodward-Breckbill

Ben and Laurel Woodward-Breckbill (and their two children, Ludo and Auden) plan to begin serving with the Paris (France) Mennonite Center in August 2024 and need financial support to start their work. The Paris Mennonite Center interfaces between congregations and the world, partnering with local Mennonite churches for support and resourcing, while also engaging with the broader Christian, interreligious, and secular world in France and the rest of Europe. The center's purpose is to promote Anabaptist-Christian history, thought, and practice, including conflict resolution and intercultural relations. An Anabaptist witness in an urban multicultural context, the Paris Mennonite Center offers hospitality, meeting space, and a library to support ecumenical and interreligious dialogue.

 

Give where most needed

Mission Network supports programs, personnel, and partnerships across the street and around the globe. We go where we are asked, building relationships and participating in God's work in the lives of people throughout the world.

If you're unsure which ministries to support, you can give where most needed at MennoniteMission.net/Donate.

Congregations that are interested in supporting a ministry can contact Elizabeth Eby, Ministry Support Team Coordinator at ElizabethE@MMNWorld.net.

Thank you for your continued support of workers like Bekah York! Your unyielding prayer and financial assistance makes ministries like hers possible. Thank you for joining us as we continue to partner in God's reconciling work.

 

 

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