Anabaptist witness in the face of suffering did not end in Europe in the 16th century. Read the stories of believers from around the world who have continued to bear witness to their faith at great cost.

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Emmanuel Wayindama

The following excerpt is taken from Jim Bertsche, “That’s all you can do to me,” in The Jesus Tribe: Grace stories from Congo’s Mennonites, 1912-2012 ed. Rod Hollinger-Janzen, Nancy Myers and Jim Bertsche (Elkhart, IN: Institute of Mennonite Studies, 2012): 71-72. Co-published with the Institute for the Study of Global Anabaptism. The first warning Pastor  Keep Reading…

Adi Walujo

Adi Walujo is a pastor in GITJ (Gereja Injili di Tanah Jawa) or the Javanese Mennonite Church in Indonesia. He shared this story with the Bearing Witness Stories Project during Mennonite World Conference Assembly 2016. The following is an edited version of his interview. The churches I work with are in a rural area. Several  Keep Reading…

Anna Jansz

Written by Gerald Mast. The below text was originally presented as a sermon at First Mennonite Church of Bluffton, Ohio and published on Mast’s personal blog in January of 2015. In order to find our way into the story of Anna Jansz, we must travel from Zurich, Switzerland in 1525 to the north German city of  Keep Reading…

Paul and Suja Phinehas

In the Tamil Nadu region of India, Paul and Suja Phinehas serve as leaders of Gilgal Mission Trust, a member church of Mennonite World Conference. In August they shared with Bearing Witness some of the struggles they face as Christians in a predominantly Hindu society. Paul Phinehas’s grandfather worked as a healer in a Hindu  Keep Reading…

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