Gerald and I were privileged to participate in the January 2014 Learning and Fellowship Tour in Ecuador. We traveled with three other couples from Central Plains Mennonite Conference (Don & Shirley Kempf, tour leaders, from Shickley, NE; Mark Epp and Cathy Wismer from Henderson, NE; and Dennis and Carolyn Peters from Lincoln, NE) and two young men from the Colombian Mennonite Church (Santiago Marin and Miguel Basabe). Elaine Kauffman from Mountain Lake, MN joined us in Ecuador.
January 17: Arrival in Quito and overnight in Hotel Capital Inn
January 18-22: Travelled south 3.5 hours to Riobamba, where we stayed in homes of church families. The local Mennonite church gave us a welcome that included a history of the congregation and several testimonies of members. Read more...
At our meeting of the board and committees last fall, it was suggested that we ought to make exemplary sermons available to our conference online. Today, I received a great sermon from Matt Troyer-Miller, Pastor at Wood River Mennonite Church. If you've seen a pastor in our conference offer a great sermon that you think is "web-worthy" pass it on in text or video format, we'll share it for the edification of all! (We'll be sure to get permission from the pastor first, or course!). Enjoy!
What's the Problem Here? by Matt Troyer-Miller
All Central Plains congregations and members may borrow resources from the Western District Conference (WDC) Resource Library. You will be amazed at all the stuff you can borrow--books, curriculum, videos, sheet music, children's books...Check it out!!
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