May 12, 2017

Mennonite Women Tour to Tanzania in 2018

Join Mennonite women from across Canada for a 9-day intergenerational women’s tour in Tanzania in 2018.
  • Visit with Christians who are helping Tanzanian children at a school supported by a monastery and a unique community library started by a Canadian Mennonite.
  • Learn about the Maasai way of life in a traditional village.
  • Buy unique crafts at a local market and a social enterprise for people with disabilities.
  • Interact with local Mennonite congregations and/or women’s groups.
  • See elephants, lions, giraffes, monkeys, zebras and other wildlife plus a large assortment of colourful birds on two safaris. 
Tour includes opportunities to share your skills and stories with local women through “wisdom  exchanges”. You can also participate in a fundraising project that will benefit Tanzanian women. During the tour, deepen relationships with fellow travellers and foster connections with Tanzanians. Grow in your faith in Christ as you pray, worship, and reflect. Tour leader, Shirley Redekop, is the President of Mennonite Women Canada.

Women Walking Together in Faith - May 2017 - "Levelling the playing field"

     The latest of our bi-monthly articles in the Canadian Mennonite is written by our President, Shirley Redekop.  She begins her article : The saying goes, “There are two gifts we should give our children: one is roots, the other is wings.” My husband and I encouraged our children to fly and prayed we gave them roots.
     Shirley continues ..... it is our daughter Hannah who is now a long-term CPT volunteer in Colombia. She’s been there for four years now, walking with farmers who are at risk of being forcibly displaced from their land, and learning about the challenges women face in that setting.
     Earlier this year, Shirley and her husband Fred travelled to Colombia to spend some time with Hannah.  Read more about their experiences HERE.
Pictured l to r: Maria Angela Peinado; Hannah, Fred and Shirley Redekop;
 Maricela Jimenez; and Pierre Shantz. (Photo courtesy of Shirley Redekop)

Shirley and Hannah walk the Camino Real in Barichara, Colombia. 
(Photo courtesy of Shirley Redekop) 

Shirley and Hannah visit villages along the Magdalena River
in Colombia. (Photo courtesy of Shirley Redekop)

May 8, 2017


Mennonite Women Canada's annual report book for 2016 has been printed and distributed to women across Canada. If you do not have access to a printed copy you can view/download/ the pdf copy on our website by clicking on 2016 ANNUAL REPORT BOOK. If you are interested in reading previous years' annual report books from 2011 to the present please check out our archived material HERE. Please leave a comment below if you have any questions or concerns.


Tom and Christine Poovong with their two children are MC Canada Witness Workers in Khon Kaen, Thailand and continue to receive support through our International Ministry Project
They are asking for prayer ~
"Please pray for us as we continue to minister and work with the Thai Isaan people and others so that the power of the Holy Spirit will transform their lives and become fruitful in the kingdom of God and our Lord Jesus Christ here on earth."
Their December 2016 Prayer Letter is posted on our website HERE.  Connect with the Poovongs through their facebook account.



Darnell and Christina Barkman, along with their children Cody, Makai and Teyah, are Mennonite Church Canada Witness workers in the Philippines. They are current recipients of our PENNIES AND PRAYER LEGACY FUND. Their most recent newsletters from January 2017 and April 2017 are now posted on our web site under NEWSLETTERS
Christina writes: Check out our latest blog post at, where we share some exciting news :)