A day in the life of Nancy Marshall

December 26, 2014

Nancy Marshall lives and works in Orange Walk Town Belize She shares a window into a typical day for her as she juggles pastoring the Jesus’ Deaf Church, parenting, and tutoring. 5:00 am I wish I were running, but I can’t seem to get up this early! (Please pray about this for me.) By 6:00, […]

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Merry Christmas

December 24, 2014

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Relationships over accomplishments

December 23, 2014

Things here have been wonderful, terrible, emotional, lonely, but yet peaceful all at the same time. It is hard to explain all the emotions. Each day brings a new challenge. The handy man work or feeding the chickens isn’t the challenge. What’s challenging is to never get done what I set out to accomplish during […]

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New team in training to coordinate Quito refugee project

December 22, 2014

Work with the refugee project never ceases to be an enormously busy task with tough challenges in trying to stay on top of hundreds of complicated and difficult cases of families that continually arrive, mostly from Colombia. During the past year alone, I interviewed 333 refugee families and followed up on many of their cases […]

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Testimonies shared of suffering and deliverance

December 21, 2014

Lek’s* life has had no shortage of suffering. Prior to his believing in Jesus, ten of his fifteen children died. After he became a Christian, his children stopped dying. People in his village noticed! Lek shared the gospel in his village, where several other families became believers as well. But evangelism is illegal in his […]

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Celebrating 40 years of God’s faithfulness in Trinidad

December 20, 2014

God has been in control of the Mennonite Church of Trinidad and Tobago (MCTT) from its inception. The work that began in 1974 has led to a total of five congregations: Diego Martin, Charlieville, Chaguanas, Esperanza, and Sangre Grande. MCTT celebrated its 40th anniversary in a blessed and uplifting weekend, October 16-19, with the theme, […]

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Investing in future kingdom communities

December 19, 2014

Christmas is a time to celebrate new birth: The birth of Jesus Christ, the firstborn of the new creation, new birth in our own lives through the Spirit’s transformation, and the birth of new expressions of God’s kingdom among us. Starting faith communities is a lot like giving birth. There is discomfort and pain, as […]

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Giving ourselves away

December 1, 2014

“For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me and for the gospel will save it.” – Mark 8:35 (NIV) I recently read about a congregation in Texas that has routinely given away some of its best leaders, most committed members and significant financial resources in its […]

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