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Jackie Nickel shares her experience of an MCC learning tour in Zimbabwe at the 2019 Grow Hope Harvest Celebration at Silverwinds Colony in Sperling, Manitoba on August 25, 2019.


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MCC Staffer, Kyle Rudge, speaks with Jackie Nickel about her experience on a MCC program tour in Zimbabwe.


Jackie Nickel, a local Manitoban farmer and teacher, shares her encounters with MCC partners and programs after her educational tour of Zimbabwe. Highlights from her tour include Grow Hope and education programs. Grant Dyck joins us to explain the significance of Grow Hope.

Grow Hope matches urban donors with rural farmers in order to grow crops that are sold and donated to improve food security around the world. The proceeds from that crop are donated to MCC and then matched up to four times through a partnership with the Government of Canada through Canadian Foodgrains Bank. Grow Hope is also on Facebook, click here to join the conversation


Threads, formerly known as Word and Deed, was established in April 2007. It is a 15-minute radio program hosted by Kyle Rudge featuring the work of MCC in Manitoba and around the world. Threads broadcasts on CFAM AM 950, CHSM AM 1250 and CHRB AM 1220 at 8:45 am every fourth Sunday of the month. Visit to hear more podcasts from MCC Manitoba.

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