Presentation at Bethel is part of First Mennonite’s annual Harvest Mission Festival
The public is invited to attend a special presentation by Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS) leaders, Wayne and Carole Stucky, at 7 p.m. on Sunday, November 19. The event will be held at Bethel Mennonite Church in Mountain Lake, located at 301 9th Street North, and is hosted by First Mennonite Church of Mountain Lake as part of its annual Harvest Mission Festival.
The Stuckys will speak on the theme of service, with particular attention to MDS work in Puerto Rico, Texas and Florida following the devastating hurricanes that hit those areas earlier this year. A free-will offering will be taken during the service.
MDS is a volunteer network of Anabaptist churches dedicated to responding to natural and human-made disasters in the United States and Canada. Its aim is to assist the most vulnerable community members, individuals and families who would not otherwise have means to recover. MDS volunteers – some 4,000 men, women youth and adults each year – provide the skills and labor needed to respond, rebuild and restore in the wake of a disaster. Besides the current hurricane response projects, MDS works in such places as Pine Ridge, South Dakota; Lake County, California and Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada.
Wayne and Carole Stucky are from Topeka, Kansas, where they serve as MDS Region 3 board chairs. MDS Region 3 covers 14 states directly west of the Mississippi River with 13 MDS units. They are worked with MDS as weekly volunteers and long-term leadership in Louisiana, Oklahoma, Colorado, Nebraska and Kansas.
The event is open to the public, and all are warmly invited to attend. For more informatioin, contact David A. Harder at (507) 956-2642, or see: mds.mennonite.net.