Category Archives: global

In the Eye of the Storm

Over the first week of August, a tropical storm (and at a time, Hurricane Earl) wreaked havoc across Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Central America, and Mexico, deeply impacting the Mexican state of Pueblo where Monte Maria Church has several church plants. In 1988, Franconia Conference sent Pastor Bob Stevenson to Mexico for church planting and evangelism. Bob … Continue reading In the Eye of the Storm

Going to the Margins with a Missional Lens

From February 25 to March 1, 2016, I had the privilege of visiting Mexico for the first time in four years. The occasion, the Annual Red de Iglesias Misioneras Internacionales (RIMI) Leaders Conference. Translated into English, RIMI means the International Network of Missionary Churches. This network was founded by Kirk and Marilyn Hanger, of New … Continue reading Going to the Margins with a Missional Lens

Loving Our Muslim Neighbors

by Esther Good Following the terrorist attacks in Paris, France in November, and in San Bernardino, California in December, many have struggled with the question of how we should relate to our Muslim neighbors. Tensions have remained high, exacerbated by the election season, and the answer to this question has reared its head in the … Continue reading Loving Our Muslim Neighbors

Reflections on Lois Gunden from a Mennonite Jew

by Barbie Fischer There has been a buzz around the past few weeks as news came that Lois Gunden, the first woman to teach a Sunday School Class at Plains Mennonite Church and one of their first elders, was to be honored as Righteous Among the Nations at the Israeli Embassy in Washington, D.C. on … Continue reading Reflections on Lois Gunden from a Mennonite Jew