“But when it came to integrating those who had no church background, it was a complete culture clash,” McDade said.
The unchurched people didn’t know the songs. They didn’t like to sit through 30-minute sermons.
Buller and her late husband, Harold, traveled to Berlin in 1948 with Mennonite Central Committee. The newlyweds established a neighborhood community center before moving on to other MCC work in Europe. For one reason or another, they never followed up . . .
Citing Jacob wrestling with God in Genesis 32, Wieteke van der Molen told Mennonite World Conference assembly attendees July 24 that since the interests of the group will always collide with those of the individual, each person must wrestle with friction and frustration.
This choice would lead to his kidnapping.
Makhovskiy, who runs a small business copying keys and fixing shoes, is one of many committed volunteers working with the Mennonite Central Committee . . .