Dear Canadian Mennonite reader:
If you’ve come to this page in consideration of giving us a gift, you are already a part of a dynamic faith community. You recognize that keeping up with a diverse group of people called Canadian Mennonites is at once a gift and a commitment.
A gift because it is the primary venue for your fellow believers to keep in touch with one another. A commitment because once you are a part of the Mennonite family you cannot escape the discipline of staying in touch—via the news, the many thoughtful opinion pieces, the photos of persons doing interesting and creative things, the range of witness and service, the evidence of God at work in our global family.
I came away from the 15th Mennonite World Conference in Asuncion, Paraguay this summer literally a changed person. Through the spirited singing, the blending into a joyful fellowship amidst the diversity of tongue, culture and nationality, this literal “splendour of Pentecost” gave me a new perspective of how interdependent we are in this changing world. Sure, we have different theological interpretations, different worship styles, but we come together around Jesus Christ, the founder and sustainer of our faith and his words of comfort and instruction for daily living.
There was a tightening of the bonds of faith that I never before experienced.
As a donor, you have been and continue to be so important in keeping this bonding strong and enduring! Your gift of $50, $100, $200 or whatever you can send, ensures we are able to continue providing our churches with subscriptions at 45 percent below cost. If you would prefer to give a fixed amount regularly, such as $10 a month, we can also set that up.
All gifts are tax-deductible. There are three ways to donate:
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All items postmarked or done by phone or online by Dec. 31, 2009 will be receipted for this year, otherwise they will be receipted for 2010. If you can, please take a moment to respond and support this ministry. Thank you!
God will richly bless,
Dick Benner, Editor and Publisher