Founding Ottawa Office director Bill Janzen honoured with the Order of Canada
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by MCC
2w ago
Bill Janzen, right, who was recently appointed to the Order of Canada, and his wife, Marlene Janzen, left, stand with Dr. Stephanie Stobbe (centre), at an event at the Senate of Canada in May 2024. Stobbe is lead researcher and curator with heartsoffreedom.org. Photo courtesy of Stephanie Stobbe. By Leslie Ann Boctor Winnipeg, Man. Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) Canada is pleased to announce that William (Bill) Janzen, former director of MCC Canada’s Ottawa Office, has been appointed to the Order of Canada this July in recognition of his contributions to government policy, refugee reset ..read more
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July: Intercession Prayer (Part 2)
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by Ken Esau
2w ago
“For he himself is our peace, who has made the two groups one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility, by setting aside in his flesh the law with its commands and regulations. His purpose was to create in himself one new humanity out of the two, thus making peace, and in one body to reconcile both of them to God through the cross, by which he put to death their hostility. He came and preached peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near.” (Eph 2:14-17)  “Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in l ..read more
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Cam Stuart unanimously affirmed as National Director
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by CCMBC Communications
3w ago
During CCMBC’s National Assembly on June 13, 2024, delegates unanimously voted to affirm the Executive Board’s decision to appoint Cam Stuart as CCMBC’s National Director. Tim Doerkson (CCMBC Interim Moderator) led the meeting. Michael Dick (CCMBC Treasurer and National Director Search Team member) opened a time of commissioning for Stuart, praying through Colossians 1:3-13. Reg Toews (Executive Director of BCMB) and Michelle Knowles (ONMB Board Chair) prayed for blessing and wisdom and protection over Stuart as he begins his role as National Director. Stuart responded by describing the disce ..read more
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Facing the Death Penalty in North Africa
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by Multiply
3w ago
By Mark J.H. Klassen Conversion to Christianity is illegal in some countries in North Africa. If someone converts from Islam, they may face the death penalty. In recent days, the government in one country has become increasingly hostile toward the Church and toward the spread of the Gospel.  That’s why it was so disturbing for Nasser al’Qahtani, Multiply’s Regional Team Leader for North Africa and the Middle East, to receive news recently that Multiply’s partner in this country was arrested and put into police custody.  When he first heard the news, Nasser sent out an urgent prayer ..read more
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One body with many faces
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by Mennonite World Conference release
1M ago
“One body with different parts and different functions: Even though we exist in different locations and cultures, we share the same convictions central to our belief and practices,” says George Broughton, reflecting on Mennonite World Conference. He is one of several new people serving to building up the global family through MWC. William George Broughton – Carolina Pérez Cano – Saskia Horsch Regional representative: Caribbean William George Broughton – known to friends as George – has been appointed MWC regional representative for the Caribbean. He served as pastor of Temple ..read more
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In the image of God
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by Pierre Gilbert
1M ago
This article is the eighth part of a series on the Genesis creation account. Here are parts one, two, three, four, five, six and seven. The biblical creation account is home to some of the most revolutionary concepts ever to emerge in human history. These “Big Ideas,” as I like to call them, represent the formal codification of the most basic building blocks of every life-giving belief the world has ever encountered. The notion of the image of God must certainly rank as one the most remarkable of these Big Ideas. Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Ou ..read more
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An interview with Courtney Armstrong, Executive Director of Camp Evergreen (Sundre, AB)
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by Leanne Janzen
1M ago
How did God call you into ministry? I always went to camp as a kid. Between grades five and eight, my parents separated, divorced, and re-married. So during those years, I was angry. I was a lot of things. But every summer, I went to camp. At the camp that I attended, my counsellor didn’t try to give me any platitudes. She just walked alongside me and allowed me to be angry, allowed me to sort through [my feelings]. One summer at camp, as I was starting to come out of that anger, I remember saying, ‘God, I want my life to be yours. My faith is my own, it’s not my parents’ faith.’ That same c ..read more
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Fraser Valley Festival of Praise is proof that we never retire from God’s ministry
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by Holly Hannigan
1M ago
Herb Neufeld and the Festival of Praise choir. Herb Neufeld is part of a group he calls “the retired ministry leaders and spouses gathering” that brings together 60-70 retirees to share in fellowship over a devotional, a meal, and a musical performance. It sounds like a pretty nice way to enjoy retirement but the more we talk with Neufeld, the less this group sounds like they are partaking in “retirement”. Neufeld, along with John H. Redekop recently chaired the planning committee of the Fraser Valley Festival of Praise, which brought 2,000 people together over three performances to rais ..read more
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Being rooted and built up
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by Rick and Jacquie Block
1M ago
Have you ever had a mentor? Have you been a mentor to H someone? If yes, what impact did it make in your life? If no, we ask the same question — how do you think a lack of mentorship has impacted your spiritual journey? Rick and I have experienced both formal and informal mentoring as a pathway for growth and discipleship. These relationships reinforce our conviction that we need one another in the body of Christ. Mentoring has kept us humble and dependent on God and his Word; receiving wise counsel has been invaluable in deepening our relationship with Christ and discerning our own paths ..read more
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Praying for a miracle
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by Holly Hannigan
1M ago
The birth of a child is a miracle. It was a miracle the day Jesus was born and it is a miracle today with each and every child entering this world. I recently returned to work after having my first baby, but let me tell you—it felt nothing like a miracle. I had a typical pregnancy and a somewhat complicated birth, but at the end of the day my son was born, appearing healthy. In the following days we would learn that he was far from it. He couldn’t eat, slept nearly all day, and spent his waking moments writhing in pain. I won’t get into the lengthy details of those days, or the months and m ..read more
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