Stories from Asia - breaking down walls & working across divides

MCC and Manitoba Council for International Co-operation present an evening with Rebecca Burkholder and Blaine Derstine, co-Area Directors for Central Southern and Northeast Asia.

Breaking down walls; working across divides - peacebuilding undergirds all of MCC’s work, but what does that look like in real-life situations? In war torn countries such as Afghanistan and North Korea, MCC partners with communities to end hunger, provide education, access clean water, and empower families to ensure their own livelihoods. 

Burundi

"We are strong now"

Daily meal and hygiene training in Burundi supports academic progress of Hope School students

NYANGUNGU, Burundi ‒ “Sometimes life is not easy for us, but it was very hard in the past,” says Gaudence Nzotungandushe, pulling her thin kitenge wrap tightly around herself against the morning chill. She is a widow, living alone with her two daughters who attend the nearby MCC-supported Hope School in Nyangungu, Burundi.

Nzotungandushe explains the challenges her family faced before the school started its health project.

Three generations of volunteers bring a legacy of impact

Three generations of volunteers bring a legacy of impact...and a rare hockey card auction.

 

For more than 40 years, the MCC Thrift & Gift shop in Elmira has been supporting the work of Mennonite Central Committee through the generous donations of community members and their many volunteers. This important work began in 1978 in a small house on what is now Memorial Avenue in Elmira. With the support of volunteers and their families from area churches working a monthly schedule to staff the shop, the new enterprise was off and running.

Rare Hockey Card Auction

Featuring:

  • Cards from the 60's and 70's
  • 63 KSA professionally graded cards from 1966-1974
  • 25 Bobby Orr cards including 2 rookie cards
  • 3 Tony Esposito rookie cards
  • Other rookie cards include: Darryl Sittler, Glen Sather, Guy Lapointe, Bob Clarke, Don Cherry, Reg Leach, Dan Bouchard, Terry O'Reilly, Craig Patrick
  • 2 Terry Sawchuk memorial cards
  • 3 Mr. Hockey Gordie Howe cards
  • 1950's vintage toy hockey game

Tickets $5.00 each - only 175 available

Evensong Chamber Singers present Mendelssohn's Lobgesang

Evensong Chamber Singers presents Mendelssohn's Lobgesang (Hymn of Praise)

Join us Sunday, April 28th, at 3 o'clock in the afternoon at the HUB International Theatre in Chilliwack for an afternoon of Evensong. The Evensong Chamber Singers presents Mendelssohn's Lobgesang (Hymn of Praise). Evensong Chamber Singers with Orchestra and guest soloists under the direction of Hans Krueger, also featuring the Abbotsford Youth Orchestra directed by Calvin Dyck. 

Port-au-Prince, Haiti

De la semence à la vente

Dans le centre d'Haïti, le MCC collabore à la formation d’agriculteurs locaux aux pratiques agricoles durables

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haïti – Ce reportage photo explore les rouages de la culture du riz et d’autres produits, de la plantation jusqu’au marché. Le PDL (partenariat de développement local), un partenaire du MCC, travaille pour soutenir les agriculteurs locaux dans le centre d’Haïti.