Now, after 44 years of immersion in the Anabaptist worldview and more than two dozen books, some translated into nine languages, Kraybill is retiring from teaching at Elizabethtown College.
His retirement was celebrated April 9 as former students, family and colleagues shared stories of their journey with Kraybill.
Would they help him make sure that the students of Meserete Kristos College in Debre Zeit, Ethiopia, each had an English Bible of their own?
Legesse, a member of Bethel Mennonite Church in Elora, Ont., was born and raised in Ethiopia. He and his wife, Dianne, previously served in Ethiopia with Mennonite Church Canada.