MCC would like to recognize a substantial donation from the estate of Theo Janzen of Didsbury. Theo passed away Nov. 16, 2015 at the age of 89. He left his entire estate to Bergthal Mennonite Church with instructions to support causes that were dear to his heart such as MCC, Canadian Foodgrains Bank and Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS). Support for local causes would also form part of his legacy.

To date MCC has received $ 217,708 to be used to support MCC projects focused on food security, education and peacebuilding, as well as the building of a sand dam. The Canadian Foodgrains Bank has received $217,708 which, when matched four to one by the Canadian Government, becomes approximately one million dollars. MDS received $197,708 in cash to date and will be the recipients of a seacan tool shed worth approximately $20,000. One person’s selfless gift will go towards helping improve the lives of many people around the world. Thank you Theo.  And thank you Bergthal Mennonite Church.