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Jonathan Dueck: A sort of homecoming

For Dr. Jonathan Dueck (CMBC '97), Canadian Mennonite University is a dream come true.

While studying at Canadian Mennonite Bible College in the early ‘90s, Dueck and one of his fellow students wrote a series of posts on the Wittenberg Door, an on-campus forum for student discussion.

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In Cambodia, Jaymie Friesen coordinated a therapeutic photography course for women exiting the sex trade.

Jaymie Friesen: Abuse prevention and response from Cambodia to Canada

Many young people wonder what sort of education and work to pursue after high school. For Jaymie Friesen, inspiration struck more than 12,000 kilometres away from home.

A native of Steinbach, MB, Friesen (CMU ’16) spent eight months in Cambodia in 2009, working in a rehabilitation centre for women wanting to leave the sex trade.

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Working with Christian Peacemaker Teams a profound experience for alumni

Lisa Martens (CMBC ‘00) recalls what it was like being in Iraq when U.S. forces invaded the country in 2003. She remembers speaking with a man whose house was cracked because his neighbour’s home had been bombed.

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Joanne Epp: Writing to find home

When talking about what she enjoys about writing poetry, Joanne Epp (CMBC ’86) mentions Canadian painter David Milne, who once said, “The thing that makes a picture is the thing that makes dynamite – compression.”

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Phil Campbell-Enns: Singing a new song

When he isn’t working as the associate pastor at Bethel Mennonite Church in Winnipeg, Phil Campbell-Enns (CMBC ’89) has two fascinating hobbies: building guitars and writing songs.

If it weren’t for his time as a student at Canadian Mennonite Bible College, it’s quite possible he wouldn’t have these interests. It’s at CMBC, after all, that he first picked up the guitar.

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