Vision for Mission

Vision for Mission is a newsletter from Randy Friesen, General Director of MB Mission. Randy highlights recent worldwide stories and events that will help you build a vision for mission.

The first week of July I spent with 6 of our global mission leaders who represent our church planting and mission capacity building work in strategic areas of the world. Their stories of faith, life transformation and courage in adversity deeply impacted me. Nzuzi represents our mission work in Congo and carries a strong passion for justice in mission. Johann is mobilizing the European church for mission in partnership with us, and has a passion to reach post-Christian Europe.

Read more: August 2010

The global celebration of the 150th birthday of the MB movement last week in Germany was a rich experience. I attended the faith and history symposium prior to the convention and learned several things about my own family story. I learned the background on why my family moved to Terek (a new colony established in the Ukraine for MB's in the 19th century). Their Mennonite neighbors had petitioned for them to be sent to Siberia, but the local authorities decided that a new colony in the Ukraine would be a better location for this group of dissidents bent on renewal and mission regardless of the cost.

Read more: June 2010

Our resource missionaries to Panama, Einer and Girlesa Zuluaga, were recently reporting on the growth of our churches in the rainforest region of Panama. Many of these remote indigenous communities are accessed only by riverboat and are increasingly vulnerable to drug traffickers and Spanish farmers who claim their land. Many of these communities are still controlled by “shamans” and the fear of spirits.

Read more: May 2010

Several weeks ago I had the opportunity to serve and encourage a group of North Afr*can house church leaders. Their stories of life transformation and their vision for their nations were inspiring. They reflected on the price of regular police harassment and family opposition and declared that it was insignificant in comparison to knowing and serving Jesus.

Read more: April 2010

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Physical slavery is prevalent around the world; it takes many forms. Individuals and people groups are in bondage. Guest speaker, Randy Friesen has seen the amazing power of the Gospel to bring freedom to the oppressed. In our own lives, we can find ourselves enslaved – to sin and to fear. How can we be free? Knowing who we are in Christ is vital to our freedom.
January 2015 at Central Heights Church, Abbotsford, BC Play Button PLAY SERMON