We returned to Canada July 18, 2011, after spending six years teaching at the International Christian School in Hong Kong. My husband Dave and I moved into a condo in downtown Winnipeg and prepared for a very different life than the one we had been leading.
Funeral services were held Sept. 23, for Elsie Cressman, a former Eastern Mennonite Missions worker in East Africa, who died Sept. 11. Cressman was known for her work among leprosy patients and her work as a midwife both in East Africa and in Canada.
Have you ever entered a church and felt invisible? It probably happens more often than we would care to acknowledge. Having a greeter ministry in your church is extremely important, and having greeters who are willing to step out of their comfort zone to strike up a conversation with strangers is invaluable.
Russian Mennonite survivors had admirable resilience
Re: “Community as counsellor,” Sept. 3, page 13.
1. What do you find most amazing about the story of the Meserete Kristos Church in Ethiopia? Does the Mennonite Church in North America have any comparable stories? What is appealing about a charismatic church?