March 16, 2022
“It was a really positive time”
Chinatown Peace Church young adults serve in Princeton, B.C.
For six young adults from Chinatown Peace Church, a Mennonite Church Canada congregation in Vancouver, B.C., the February 20-25 university reading week turned into a work week as they volunteered with Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS) in Princeton, B.C. The group was led by the church’s English pastor Tim Kuepfer and his wife, Sandra.
“It was a really positive time for everyone. I think everyone enjoyed it and worked hard.”
— Tim Kuepfer, Pastor at Chinatown Peace Church
“It was a really positive time for everyone,” said Tim Kuepfer. “I think everyone enjoyed it and worked hard.”
Relationally, it was good for the group, he added. “We got to know each other in a new way.”
As for the service with MDS, “we did our little bit and we hope it makes a difference for the people in Princeton,” Kuepfer said, adding they enjoyed hearing stories from residents.
“With the church having such a bad image for many people in Canada today, we wanted to help God get a better reputation, and be a blessing for that community.”
The Chinatown Peace Church is made up of two congregations—English and Chinese—totalling about 100 people. They hope to send another group of youth to Princeton in April “so we can share the love of God with others,” Kuepfer said.