Monday, March 5, 2018

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Strengthening faith and soccer skills

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Strengthening faith and soccer skills

When Sigifredo Godoy talks about living out his faith, he's talking sweat and strategy – the commitment, knowledge and skills that shaped him as a professional soccer player. That's what he's now passing on to young men from some of the most violent areas of his home city, Cali, Colombia. Read more about Godoy's soccer school and how it's impacting the young men who attend.

Rolando Flores delivers boxes of canned chicken to Pastor Walter Montañés of Vega Baja Mennonite Church.

The hands and feet of Christ

Rolando Flores, Puerto Rico program coordinator for MCC's East Coast region, states, "We have a saying that goes, 'Hope is the last thing we lose.'" Thanks to the thousands of people who volunteer with MCC meat canning every year, people in Puerto Rico will continue to hope. Find out how MCC is responding to Hurricane Maria with canned meat in Puerto Rico.

Thien Phuoc Quang Tran volunteers at MCC's United Nations office.

The way of the open palm  

Thien Phuoc Quang Tran is serving in MCC's United Nations office through the International Volunteer Exchange Program and Mennonite World Conference. Read his reflections on a Vietnamese philosophy and how it ties in with his experience working at the UN.


Get involved: prisoner care kits

On Martin Luther King, Jr. day, over 250 Philadelphia-area supporters stepped forward to show their thirst for peace and justice in a place that often seems devoid of hope—U.S. prisons. Read more about how this group packed over 560 prisoner care kits and find out how you can get involved in packing kits.


MCC is offering three webinars this spring for church leaders who want to learn more about how to address sexualized violence within the congregation and how to encourage healthy sexuality and healthy masculinity among members. The webinars will be led by church leaders and others with expertise in the topics. Check out the details here. 

Prayer for peace in North Korea

Please join us in praying for peace in Northeast Asia, where disunity and injustice combine with threats of nuclear war.  Watch this video and other peace prayer videos here.