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A wall gets raised by volunteers in Crisfield, MD

Brothers in service

By Lois Wenger Brothers don’t always think or act alike.  But two Visser brothers have a good thing going.  Isaac, 17, and Ezekiel, 15, are getting some MDS experiences under their belts. Tool belts, that is. Isaac had his first stint...

Mountain miracles shine in Hurley

At first, it was an ordinary day. Yvonne Rife went to the Dollar General early in the morning to pick up a few things before the store got crowded. “I never dreamed the water would do what it did,” said Rife, a widow who lives alone deep in the...

A house a week in the hollers of Hurley

New homes are blooming like early spring flowers in the hollers of Hurley, Virginia. Built by MDS volunteers, one is already complete, with six others on the way to completion. A new home on dedication day, progress picture shown above. In fact...

The Joy of Serving

More than 1,000 Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS) volunteers, donors and partners traveled from across the U.S. and Canada for an Annual Celebration on Feb. 10-11, held at The Worship Center in Lancaster, Pa. Exploring the theme “The Joy of Serving...

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