A Prayer for Forgiveness
A Prayer for Forgiveness
by Jessie Hostetter

Lord, as Sister Care expands its ministry to Vietnam, they go sharing the power of Christ's love and embracing all women.

As they begin this journey, we acknowledge that our country brought huge atrocities upon the people and land of Vietnam. As American women we ask forgiveness for the pain, sorrow, loss and devastation those years impacted each of our sisters' lives. We praise God for the grace that allows us to stand together with love and acceptance.

Lord, may each sister experience your sacred spirit within her.  Help us empower each other in the ministry of your reconciling love.

Amen

 


Jessie Hostetler, Portland, Oregon, served with Mennonite Central Committee in Vietnam 1966 - 968. Jessie and her husband, Philip, attend Portland Mennonite Church. 
        
Pray for Sister Care

Please pray for Rhoda Keener and Carolyn Heggen as they travel to Vietnam to share their ministry of Sister Care. Rhoda and Carolyn were in Hanoi from  April 11-13  and will be in Ho Chi Minh City from April 18-20.
Our Summer Event

Mennonite Women USA and Dove's Nest are thrilled to announce the upcoming event Empowering Women: Claiming Healthy Personal Boundaries. This event will take place on July 26-27, 2018 at the Community Engagement Center at the University of Nebraska at Omaha in Omaha, Nebraska. This event is designed for girls ages 13-18 and adult women.

Please register by July 16!
MW USA participates in Intercultural Development Inventory

In an effort to further their intercultural capacity, Mennonite Women USA contracted with unlock Ngenuity to perform an Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) in January 2018.




Mother's Day Sale!

To celebrate Mother's Day, Mennonite Women USA is offering our centennial book, Circles of Sisterhood, for only $20! Take advantage of this deal from now until May 20 and honor the lineage of strong Anabaptist women this spring.



It's Spring Appeal Season!

Mennonite Women USA continues to bloom and grow in all seasons! We celebrated 100 years of roots with our Centennial year in 2017. Now we seek a vibrant future and imagine new ministries and connections. As supporters, you are an essential part of our current ministries and we depend on you to help us experience growth and share our mission. Please consider a gift to our organization this spring.

Call for Submissions

Our newest Timbrel column features women's congregational-based groups! Are you part of a women's group that meets for Bible study, book club, meals or service projects? We want to hear about your community! 

Please submit your stories and photos to katiem@mwusa.org
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Teresa Boshart Yoder works from our spring Timbrel theme, Faith Formation in the Digital Age. 

MW USA seeks new executive director!

MW USA is seeking a new executive director. If you are interested in applying, click the link below to read the job description. Then, send your resume and three references to Kathy Bilderback. The application period ends April 30!

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