Feb 1, 2014

International Connections

Christina, Darnell, Cody and Makai
After I posted the previous entry, I began to think that I should remind you about some of MW Canada's connections with women and organizations beyond our borders.  The fourth point in our Mission Statement is ~ serve and minister across the street and around the world.  For over 62 years our women's organization has connected with and supported women in mission and ministry both at home and abroad.

Currently money from our Pennies and Prayer Legacy Fund goes to programs in Botswana (Taryn and Nathan Dirks) and the Philippines (Christina and Darnell Barkman).  We post updates from these two couples when we get them.  Check back in older posts to read these updates.  You can also follow their blogs by clicking on their names above.

Nathan and Taryn
MW Canada also works together with MW USA to publish a Bible Study Guide (BSG) for women each year. The 2013 BSG is called "Courageous Women of the Bible" and has been very popular. The 2014 BSG is in the final editing stages and will be available in late June or early July.  We'll publish a post to let you know when they are ready.  Each church will receive a complementary copy and more can always be ordered from MennoMedia and the Resource Centre.

MW USA has a ministry called Sister Care.  "Sister Care seminars provide women with tools for ongoing personal healing, recognizing and celebrating God's grace in their lives, and responding more confidently and effectively to the needs of others in their families, congregations, and communities."  The Women of Mennonite Church Eastern Canada (WMCEC) have invited them to present a seminar in Ontario this fall.  The location, date and time will be announced in the coming months.  Ruth Guengerich, co-director of MW USA has been invited to present a workshop at our Mennonite Church Canada Assembly this July at CMU in Winnipeg.  Please sign up for the Sister Care workshop and for our annual meeting when you register.  Reminders will be posted here.   

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