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Young Adults serve the church abroad


October 16, 2009
- Deborah Froese

WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Six young adults have each made a one-year commitment to serving the church abroad with Mennonite Church Canada. Four are serving as Interns with Radical Journey, a program of Mennonite Mission Network (MMN) in partnership with Mennonite Church Canada Witness, while two others are Witness Associates with Connexus; a language institute associated with the Korea Anabaptist Center in Seoul, South Korea.

Three young adults are in Pietermaritzburg to assist with the community ministry of local church partner Breakthru Church International and Mission Network’s Phil and Christine Lindell Detweiler. They include Kyle Berg (Emmanuel MC, Winkler, Man.), Tim Wenger (River of Life Fellowship, Baden, Ont.), and Gabriella Wiebe (Ebenezer MC, Abbotsford, B.C.) Ruth Weber’s (Listowel MC, Listowel, Ont.) Radical Journey has taken her to Asunción Paraguay, where she is engaging with a variety of communities in partnership with the Mennonite Spanish conference, CONEMPAR (Conferencia Evangelica Menonita del Paraguay). Radical Journey participants will be in their respective locations until Aug. 31, 2010.

Sheri Martens (Meadow Brook Fellowship, Leamington, Ont.) and Sarah Quartel (Grant Memorial Baptist Church, Winnipeg, Man.) are teaching English at Connexus until May 31, 2010 and Sept. 31, 2010, respectively.

Radical Journey participants


Witness Associates at Connexus