Saturday, April 24, 2010

The Honourable Dr Jake Epp

Speaker at Canadian Mennonite University Spring banquet:
Churches have been building centres of higher education for centuries. Funding challenges have always been there, and will continue to be an increasing challenge. Health care is costing the Ontario government 46% of the budget. And growing. Educational funding will decrease. Christian universities are being targeted because of their Christian mission statements. That's why we need fundraising banquets.

On a tour to China, Jake found out that the government taxes the farmer 90% of their income. Will that happen here?
The Chinese official Lydia spoke to, had been trained in East Germany and attended a church where he learned how to be saved (selig werden). That's why we need CMU with its Anabaptist Christian emphasis. It impacts the world for good in untold ways.

Dinner was followed by the Spring Concert.

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