International Seminar on Healing
by Rhoda Keener and David B Miller

Mennonite Women and AMBS collaborate on healing seminar

For three days in the Wadsworth Room at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary (AMBS), six couples from Africa, Asia, Europe and North America met to explore and test new resources and approaches for healing ministry in their contexts.

Mennonite Women USA and AMBS collaborated to hold a Compassionate Care: Equipping Leaders for Healing Ministry seminar March 31-April 2 at AMBS in Elkhart, Indiana.

When asked what he hoped to learn from the seminar, AMBS student Patrick Obonde from Nairobi, Kenya, said, “I want to learn how to break through the social veneer, traditions and culture that keep women suffering in silence.”

Jonah Yang, a Hmong pastor from Thailand currently living in Minneapolis said, “In my culture men have power over their wives. I want to learn how to break that. We need to reinterpret Scripture.”

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