The variety of banners at the 1978 Mennonite World Conference assembly in Wichita, Kan., is a representation of the diversity of people at the assembly, with 9,500 people registered from 44 counties, including Canada. The Findings Committee reported at length and stated in part: “We give thanks for those of our people in times present and past who have crossed borders of nation and culture to bring to others the good news of the kingdom. And now . . . their spiritual sons and daughters come in joyous procession to tell their stories of the kingdom, to celebrate their life in Christ and to call to renewal faithfulness those who have grown weary and faint hearted.” (Mennonite Reporter, Aug. 21, 1978, page 7.)
For more historical photos in the Mennonite Archival Image Database, see archives.mhsc.ca.