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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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…

Mennonites in Sidi, Burkina Faso

Pour français cliquez ici Unlike many of the other stories on the Bearing Witness website, this story does not yet have a determined ending. Please be in prayer for the Christians in Sidi—that the land they depend on for their livelihoods will be accessible to them, that their witness will draw others to Christ, and  Keep Reading…

Stanimir Katanic

Stanimir Katanic’s story is written by Marcia Lewandowski, who interviewed Katanic in 2014 about his experiences as a Nazarene conscientious objector in Yugoslavia. I met Stanimir Katanic as an 83-year-old man living in Ohio. In our interview, Stanimir requested to speak about the years of his imprisonment as a young man in Serbian, rather than English.  Keep Reading…

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