“MCC Service in Vietnam, A Personal Story: From War to Forgiveness”
Pacific Northwest Mennonite Historical Society’s Annual Meeting and program will be Saturday, January 19, at Zion Mennonite Church. Guest speaker and Oregon native, Jessie Gingrich Hostetler from Portland Mennonite Church, will share her experiences as an MCC volunteer in Vietnam (1966-68) which included being caught-up in the TET offensive, a turning point in the Vietnam War. She will also talk about her ongoing family relationship with that country. For some of us this war was lived experience, for others it is distant history. Come hear Jessie’s inspiring story of God’s love and protection and the value of service, particularly during formative years. We extend a special invitation to youth groups to join us to hear history “come alive.”
Lunch at 12 noon, cost is $25/person, free program begins at 1:30.
Please RSVP to Gloria Nussbaum:
email: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel: 503-645-0616