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Friends and Neighbours 2021

Written by: Julian Waldner on Saturday, December 25th, 2021


Hello friends,

Each year around this time, several Hutterite communities across Manitoba will invite their friends and neighbours to their colonies for an evening of music and fellowship. In my own community, Decker Colony, this always takes place on the 27th of December. People start to arrive around 5:00, filling the large lot in front of our colony garage with mini vans and pickup trucks. When our repurposed garage floor--now decked with chairs, carpeting, and a stage--has filled up with people, the evening st....

A prayer for the Anxious

Written by: Louie Vetter on Monday, November 22nd, 2021


O dear Heavenly Father, we come to you on bended knee with aching heart and quivering limbs to ask for your comfort. The worries and uncertainties that come with this broken world could easily overwhelm us if we did not know that you, O Father, know everything, and everything has to go through your approval.





You know the outcome of every day, and not only the outcome of every day, but also the outcome of every one of your children. You alone know the future, and in th....

Prayer for Rain

Written by: Louie Vetter on Wednesday, July 14th, 2021


Our dear Father in heaven, we come to you in this time of great dryness to ask for your blessing upon the land. Bless this parched and dry ground with rain and dew from the heavens that the earth may bring forth her fruit and thereby sustain both man and animal. We look to the heavens everyday, but the heavens seem locked. The grass and the crops shrivel more everyday, the dugouts and bodies of water dry up, the scorching sun and the hot dry winds wring out even more precious moisture from this stressed land. 


A New Years Prayer

Written by: Louie Vetter on Monday, December 30th, 2019

Heavenly Father, we come to you in prayer at the start of this New Year with bended knee and humble heart. We start by first giving you thanks for the year that just went by. We thank you for keeping watch over us and shielding us from the many misfortunes and disasters that undoubtedly swayed over our heads and homes. From fires and floods, from accidents and calamities, and from Satan himself who stalks around the House of God like a roaring lion to see whom he can trick or beguile into his dark empire with his traps and snares.

Watch Therefore. By Guest Writer Sarah M. Hofer

Written by: Louie Vetter on Sunday, August 12th, 2018

'Blessed are those servants, whom the Lord when He cometh shall find watching.' Luke 12:37

We Hutterites are now living in a golden age. Never before in our history has there been such a long period where the authorities have left us alone to live and worship as we wish. The communities we live in are safe, secure and prosperous.

Around us, the world is changing at an incredibly rapid pace. The Christian worldview that has shaped societies for over two thousand years is under fire and i....