Branding isn’t as hot a topic as it used to be for Western District Conference. Decades of burning a stylized “AU” on young cattle in the spring came to a close last year when the last batch of Agri-Urban livestock was fattened up and sold, with profits going to WDC and other ministries.
ELKHART, Ind. — Willi Hugo Perez was 10 years old when he lost his father. During Guatemala’s 36-year civil war, Marco Tulio Perez was accused of being a communist, tortured in front of his family and then killed by government soldiers in 1975. That turned Willi Hugo, a Catholic, into an angry youth with a shattered faith.
Partners of Mennonite Central Committee in Colombia continue to walk with people affected by more than 50 years of violence as new armed conflict emerges even after a peace accord.