WINNIPEG, Man. — John Ens was just 9 years old when he boarded the Dutch passenger ship Volendam in 1947 for a voyage to freedom and safety.
While access to reading material is easy to take for granted in North America, it’s not so simple for Mennonites living in remote colonies in Bolivia. In response to a growing interest in reading among Low German-speaking Mennonites, more than a dozen small libraries have appeared as an extension of the main library Mennonite Central Committee operates in the capital of Santa Cruz.
KALONDA, Democratic Republic of Congo — Behind the quiet, strong presence of Tshiela Kalonji at Kalonda Bible Institute lies a story of determination to study for Christian ministry despite many hardships.
Some say cleanliness is next to godliness, but others are finding the opposite approach might do an even better job of connecting people with God.