Mennonite Church Canada is offering a Philippines learning tour from Jan. 12-22, 2023. Participants will visit the Mindanao region of the Philippines to experience firsthand how to walk and talk the way of peace. They will gain a greater appreciation for God’s wonderful work of reconciliation, hope and healing, while being challenged to see and share how God is moving in their own lives. Lakan Sumulong and Lakambini Mapayapa (Dann and Joji Pantoja), MC Canada International Witness workers, are engaged in active peace ministries in the Philippines that involve conversations with Muslims, Indigenous peoples and Christians. They, along with Norm Dyck, MC Eastern Canada’s mission minister and MC Canada International Witness liaison, will lead this tour. “This tour will challenge and change how you understand mission and the work of God in the world,” says Dyck. “As we listen, think creatively about witness and peace, and engage in cross-cultural conversation, we continue to grow in our desire to become a global church.” The tour is limited to 10 registered participants. Full vaccination for COVID-19 is required for international travel. Learn more at mennonitechurch.ca/philippineslearningtour. To make a reservation, email email@example.com.
—Mennonite Church Canada