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“Choose Joy”

View the video recording here In a keynote speech at the Mennonite Disaster Service Annual Celebration, Marcus T. Coleman, Jr., director of the Department of Homeland Security Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, spoke about what it...

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Proud to serve with MDS

I thank God for the opportunities I’ve had to serve with Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS), most recently last October in Monte Lake, B.C. What I experienced there is hard to put into words, but I will try. At that project, I had the privilege of...

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...

The Flooding Enigma

Eastern Kentucky is no stranger to floods.  I used to live there and survived some myself.  So what happened in July of 2022 that made it so much worse than anyone had ever experienced? Several things: The water rose at night. The water rose fast...

Nick Hamm surveys trees damaged by Hurricane Fiona in Glace Bay, NS.

God shows His goodness, even in times of disaster

Nick Hamm is a long-time volunteer with MDS and former Chair of the MDS Canada Ontario Unit. He played a key role in leading and organizing the response to Hurricane Fiona in Nova Scotia. Now that MDS’s work in Nova Scotia is complete this year, he...

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