Cassie and I are calling room 405 in the Asia House at the MCC headquarters in Akron, Pennsylvania our home for the next two weeks. Our room is decorated with much Asian flair including a mirror made from banana leaves and furniture crafted from bamboo.
We are here making sure that all of our preparations are in order for international work. We are also gaining a less esoteric and more succinct vision of MCC. We thought this would be helpful:
MCC is a worldwide ministry of Anabaptist churches, sharing God's love and compassion for all in the name of Christ by responding to basic human needs and working for peace and justice. MCC envisions communities worldwide in right relationship with God, one another and creation.
So far it has been a joy meeting and making new friends from Canada, the United States and abroad. Of special note has been the opportunity to meet David Mercado. David is from Nicaragua and we will be working with him while we are there. It has been fun to meet him, talk with him about Nicaragua and bounce some Spanish phrases his way.