October 21, 2020

The story of MDS Canada this year is patience and waiting. That was also the Jim Brown of 70 Mile House in B.C. His journey of getting home again was one of delay after delay. His patience was stretched! His hopes were raised and disappointed several times as he patiently waited three years to come home. This summer MDS was finally able to help him do that at a special COVID-19 project where volunteers followed pandemic safety guidelines and protocols. (Read more about that project at the link below.)

As we patiently look and wait to restore hope through repairing and rebuilding, we are reminded of that comforting truth that this is all God’s work and happens in God’s time. 
Director of Canadian Operations
Mennonite Disaster Service
MDS has several volunteer projects open this fall and winter.
Please visit the Volunteer section of our website for opportunities to request to serve as a weekly volunteer and to find volunteer opportunities near you.
Homes built by MDS withstand Hurricane Laura

"There's no reason our house should still be standing. Our insurance adjuster was blown away by the construction. We will be moving back"

MDS builds first house in Canada during pandemic

The project not only met the goal of providing the homeowner with a new house, but it “gave a good witness to the community. We wanted them to know we wanted to work safely, and that we wanted to keep them safe."

Save the Date!
(formerly All-Unit Meeting)

Join us online February 6, 2021 as we celebrate the work of MDS volunteers, donors and staff.

Be inspired by stories of hope related to our theme
Unexpected Opportunities, Unexpected Blessings.

Join as as we celebrate and look back on year unlike any other.
Remembering MDS Response in Puerto Rico
In 2017, MDS responded to help disaster survivors in Puerto Rico. Volunteers rebuilt and repaired damaged homes as well as a church and a school.

Thank you for your support!
MDS has started some projects this fall and we are accepting volunteer requests for winter. Your continued support helps with recruiting volunteers, moving equipment, setting up accommodations, replenishing supplies, and many other things needed to get going.
MDS Binational Office
583 Airport Road,
Lititz, PA 17543 USA

T: (717) 735-3536
T (toll free): 1-800-241-8111
F: (717) 735-0809

MDS Canada Office
200-600 Shaftesbury Blvd
Winnipeg, MB Canada R3P 2J1

T: (204) 261-1274
T (toll free): 1-866-261-1274
F: (204) 261-1279