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Baking GenerationsThrough the Generations initiative, MCC is touching the lives of millions by caring for people living with HIV/AIDS, supporting children orphaned by the disease, teaching prevention and addressing the poverty and injustices that perpetuate the spread of the disease.  Donations to Generations assist MCC partners in the following four program areas: 

MCC's Generations Program supports 57 HIV/AIDS projects in 26 countries across the world. This page features photos and stories from many of them. Check out the interactive map to learn more.  

Photo: Baking for a Better Life: Q'anil, a MCC partner situated
in Nebaj, Guatemala, offers youth a chance to learn new
skills and
 a new opportunity to better their lives.

MCC Alberta's CD Fundraiser Initiative

In 2002, Kim Thiessen was asked by someone in her church to make a CD of lullabies for a new granddaughter.  In short order, Kim's home church, Foothills Mennonite Church in Calgary, had raised money to cover recording costs and she was off to Winnipeg to record a CD with Darryl Neustaedter Barg. It was to be a fundraiser for Mennonite Central Committee's program that supports those affected by HIV/AIDS... Four CDs, close to 40,000 units sold, and approaching $750,000 raised, this musical project with humble beginnings continues.

CD Cover

MCC Alberta is thrilled to announce the release of Kim Thiessen & Darryl Neustaedter Barg's new CD, "Even in the Smallest Places". The album was partly recorded with MCC Partners in El Salvador and Guatemala. These partners are working in places of violence and conflict, but are using music to reclaim peace in their communities. The songs on the CD speak to despair and sadness but also to the hope and faith that can be found, always and "Even in the Smallest Places"

CD release celebrations will take place this October and November 2013 in Manitoba, Saskatchewan & Alberta. Issues of HIV/AIDS are still a focus, but the realization that issues of migration and peacemaking are crucial in the fight against the disease, are coming into focus with this work.

Read Kim & Darryl's CD Project Blog

Kim and Darryl are available to travel and sing. All proceeds of their voluntary work continue to support MCC's work with HIV/AIDS and peacemaking around the world.  Please use the contact page for further info and booking.

Visit to find out more about the first 4 CDs by Kim THiessen & Darryl Neustaedter-Barg. 


Preview Music from the Fifth CD by Kim Thiessen and Daryl Neustaedter-Barg! 

With Kindness - Written by Brian Mclaren (

Brian D. McLaren is an author, speaker, activist, and public theologian. A former college English teacher and pastor, he is an ecumenical global networker among innovative Christian leaders.  Brian graciously gave permission for Kim and Darryl, and the choirs from Guatemala and El Salvador, to record his song "With Kindness" and to include it on the 5th cd at no cost. 

Thank you, Brian!


Estoy Como Nunca

CD Relase Events & Dates:


  • October 27 - Grace Mennonite Church, Brandon, 7 pm, 951 10 St  Brandon, MB
  • October 28 - Morden Mennonite Church, 7 pm 363 Gilmour St  Morden
  • October 29 - Ten Thousand Villages, Plaza Drive, 12 pm  134 Plaza Drive, Winnipeg
  • October 29 - CMU, The Great Hall, 7 pm 500 Shaftesbury Blvd, Winnipeg
  • October 30 - Sam's Place, Winnipeg, 12:30 pm  159 Henderson Hwy  Winnipeg
  • October 30 - Steinbach Mennonite Bretheren Church, 7 pm  345 Loewen Blvd  Steinbach
  • October 31 - Morweena Christian School, 2 pm 
  • October 31 - Riverton Chapel, Riverton, 7 pm  220 Riverton Ave.  Riverton, MB


  • November 2 - MCC Saskatchewan AGM, Massey Place Community Church,  930 Northumberland Ave, Saskatoon
  • November 3 - Zoar Mennonite Church, Waldheim, morning service  4009 2nd Ave E  Waldheim
  • November 3 - Massey Place Community Church, Saskatoon, 7 pm  930 Northumberland Ave, Saskatoon
  • November 4 - Bethany College, Chapel, 11:15 am,  Hepburn
  • November 4 - Bethany Manor, Saskatoon, 2-4 pm,  110 La Ronge Rd  Saskatoon
  • November 5 - Rosthern Junior College, Chapel 10:15 am, 410 6th Ave  Rosthern


  • November 22 - CD release at Foothills Mennonite Church, 7 pm  2115 Urbana Rd NW  Calgary
  • November 23 - CD release at Bergthal Mennonite Church, Didsbury, 7 pm  

Purchase a CD & Find out more ways to give

MCC Alberta Staff Contact

Kim Thiessen

MCC Alberta Office
Toll Free 1-888-622-6337