Old bread isn’t hard. Not having bread is hard. That’s an observation Pastor María Elena Rodríguez forwarded to the Venezuelan Mennonite WhatsApp group recently. Providing fellowship through this online group and serving the hungry are two of the ways Venezuelan Mennonites are sharing food for body and soul during the COVID-19 pandemic.
MWC’s COVID-19 task force has approved 21 relief proposals from Anabaptist churches in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Food and sanitation materials are part of all the proposals.
Mennonites in the West African nation of Burkina Faso are working to prevent the spread of COVID-19 to untouched regions of the country.
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — Leaders of the Amor Viviente (Living Love) and Centro Cristiano Internacional churches met Nov. 14 in an act of reconciliation and mutual forgiveness.
The Mennonite Brethren church in Uruguay is growing in a big way, and its transformation is an expression of increasing cooperation between MBs in Latin America.
As we traveled dusty roads together, Luis Flores and I had much time to talk about current events, program planning and the challenges that we faced in our work together. Flores had left his secure position as a public-school teacher and regional coordinator for a nongovernmental organization in Choluteca to be the Honduran Mennonite director for Mennonite service work in the refugee camps along the Honduran/El Salvadoran border during the Salvadoran civil war in the early 1980s.
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.