MCC photo/Kristine Heinrichs

IVEP participant, Stela Bristy Baroi from Bangladesh, is serving at the Kildonan MCC Thrift store in Winnipeg using her retail and marketing skills. 


The International Volunteer Exchange Program (IVEP) is a year-long volunteer work and cultural exchange opportunity for young, Christian adults. IVEP emphasizes peacemaking and building understanding across cultures.



Playing time: 
MCC Staffer, Kyle Rudge speaks with IVEPer Stela Bristy Baroi about her family, her first month in Winnipeg and the differences between Canada and her home country.


This fall, MCC welcomed four new IVEPers to Manitoba where they will be serving and building relationships for the next year. Every year 60 IVEP participants come from more than 25 countries around the world to volunteer in the U.S. or Canada, where they live with a local person or family. 

Pictured from left to right: Maria Elena Moshan Alvarez from Mexico, Stela Bristy Baroi from Bangladesh, Somita Tamang from Nepal and Khamhom Chingphuthon from Laos.


Threads, formerly known as Word and Deed, was established in April 2007. Is a fifteen minute radio program hosted by Kyle Rudge and featuring the work MCC is doing around the world. It is broadcast on CFAM AM 950, CHSM AM 1250, and CHRB AM 1220 at 8:45 am every fourth Sunday of the month.


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