LETHBRIDGE, ALTA.- "You are the salt of the earth" was the theme of this year's Alberta Women in Mission Enrichment Days, held on April 30 and May 1 at Lethbridge Mennonite Church. "Why did Jesus use salt in this sermon?" keynote speaker Janet Plenert, executive secretary of Mennonite Church Canada Witness,...
20 Canadian Mennonite May 31, 2010 Λ Enrichment Day Saskatchewan women’s group Λ Enrichment Day struggling with changing times Being ‘salt of the earth’ LANGHAM, SASK.—Approximately 50 women gathered at takes on deeper meaning Zoar Mennonite Church, Langham, on April 10, for the annual Saskatchewan Women in Mission Enrichment Day. Times of LETHBRIDGE, ALTA.— “You are the salt of the earth” was the personal sharing lent greater depth to the day, as Val Wiebe and theme of this year’s Alberta Women in Mission Enrichment Doreen Epp each talked about their growth in responsibility and Days, held on April 30 and May 1 at Lethbridge Mennonite service through their individual life journeys. The afternoon Church. “Why did Jesus use salt in this sermon?” keynote worship session featured Mennonite Church Canada Witness speaker Janet Plenert, executive secretary of Mennonite worker Jeanette Hanson, who has lived and worked in China Church Canada Witness, challenged the audience. Plenert with her husband Todd since 1991. Her three presentations went on to show the importance of salt both in biblical and focused on working in the midst of change. They were timely political history. In Leviticus, the people were commanded to for Saskatchewan Women in Mission because changes are hap- season their sacrifices with salt. Salt was also used as a coven- pening quickly for the group as well. Local church groups are at ant. It was an important commodity in trade, and battles were a bit of a loss because members are aging and young people have fought over it. As salt is essential to all living things, Jesus’ a different vision of being Christ in the world. Fellowship and words about being “salt of the earth” took on a deeper mean- service motifs are changing, as everything in the world is now ing. Forty women attended this year’s event. The offering of readily available to the younger generation, whereas in earlier $1,525 will be divided equally between Camp Valaqua and years women had very little social scope, but were conscious of missionary support for MC Canada Witness workers Jeff and human need and were willing to meet the practical needs with Tany Warkentin. quilts and clothes. It was decided to change Enrichment Day —By Irene Kl assen from the first Saturday of April to the last. —By Ruth Q uiring Heppner Λ Enrichment Day Λ Inspirational Day Eastern Canada women learn of the struggles of their Bolivian counterparts B.C. women learn to ‘garb’ themselves in God’s grace LEAMINGTON, ONT.—The Women
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