Grace Lao

A Moment from Yesterday

October 6, 2021 | Opinion | Volume 25 Issue 21
Laureen Harder-Gissing | Mennonite Archives of Ontario
Photo: Mennonite Archives of Ontario

Women at Grace Lao Mennonite Church sing at a “ladies’ revival” in 1999. This was an important year for the congregation of about 90 people, as they also dedicated their own independent church building in Kitchener, Ont. Previously, they worshipped nearby at St. Jacobs Mennonite Church. The church grew from the efforts of refugee families sponsored by St. Jacobs Mennonite in 1980 and was nurtured by other Lao and Hmong Mennonite congregations in southern Ontario.

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Doris Moyer
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Cairn unveiled
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Photo: Mennonite Archives of Ontario

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