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  • Africa Journal - Latest Edition - Africa Inter-Mennonite Mission
    Mission in Africa Africa Inter Mennonite Mission About Contact News Updates What We Do Current Projects Staff AIMM Missionary Kid Reunion Africa Journal Latest Edition Transforming Partnerships Resources The Latest AIMM Africa Journal Pages can be turned starting from the

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  • Transforming Partnerships - Africa Inter-Mennonite Mission
    project is training local residents to use a hand auger kit for drilling wells and providing potable water in villages John Martins makes an annual trip under the AIMM banner to work at Mennonite Church of Congo hospitals John works in close collaboration with Dr Gaspard Mahuma to perform surgeries encourage hospital staff and to attend to administrative challenges facing Mennonite hospitals Hope for Congo was initiated by Stan and Brad Graber to provide tools and resources to Congolese believers so they can better serve their communities Hope for Congo projects have included such things as Bibles medical equipment generators technical trade school equipment and scholarships Congo Transport to Market Bicycle Project was initiated by Chuck Regier to provide durable transport bicycles specifically designed for the rutted and sandy rural Congo roads Made from bamboo and other locally grown materials the Bicycle Project supports local craftsmen while providing a much needed method of transportation merchants and transporters The Congo Leadership Coaching Network is being initiated by Charles Buller along with a team of Congolese pastors to provide individual coaching and leadership development for Mennonite church leaders Women to Women nurtures the connections between Mennonite women from Congo and North America

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  • Resources - Africa Inter-Mennonite Mission
    Congolese Mennonite Christians collected through collaboration between Congolese Mennonites and AIMM are now available online Electronic versions of both The Jesus Tribe and its French companion volume 100 Ans de Mission Mennonite en République Démocratique du Congo can be found at www anabaptistwiki org Look for the following title NEW ADDITION Bearing Witness Martyrdom and Costly Discipleship in the Anabaptist Mennonite Tradition You will find a link to the story collections in this section Called to Mission by Mirjam Rahel Scarborough This book profiles the experiences of 23 CIM AIMM women missionaries by probing their sense of call and how that work e d itself out in practical ways on the mission field in Congo It is a fascinating window into women missionaries inner world The book is available from the AIMM office Cost 10 plus 3 shipping Home is Where God Calls Us by Dwight Short Former Merrill Lynch Investment Manager Dwight Short is author of Home is Where God Calls Us in which he has written about the missionary career of his Aunt Lodema Short At the 1958 Brussels World s Fair Lodema accompanied a group of nine Congolese Mennonite young men called The Happy Singers as they shared gospel music and broke down racial stereotypes through their many concerts and interactions across the city A couple of short years later in the immediate aftermath of Belgium s granting political independence to Congo the entire Congo Inland Mission missionary team was fleeing for the Angolan border as a violent backlash against Belgian rule broke out in various parts of the country Despite such experiences of instability and volatility many missionaries including Lodema focusing less on the insecurity of the situation and more on their call from God to serve in Congo were back in the country a short

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  • Board Members - Africa Inter-Mennonite Mission
    representing the Evangelical Mennonite Church of Burkina Faso Pastor Adolphe Kalunga Komuesa Vice Chairperson representing the Mennonite Church of Congo Pastor Gerard Mambakila Secretary representing the Mennonite Brethren Church of Congo Steve Wiebe Johnson representing Mennonite Mission Network MC USA Hippolyto Tshimanga representing Mennonite Church Canada Witness Tim Dyck representing the Evangelical Mennonite Conference Rod Hollinger Janzen Executive Coordinator representing the AIMM ICC office AIMM USA BOARD Erwin Rempel Chair

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  • Structure - Africa Inter-Mennonite Mission
    yearly generally in Africa In each country of ministry AIMM has organized a Partnership Council PC Each PC brings together different mission partners These may include national church leaders representatives of international partners committed to mission in that country and representatives of any local or expatriate mission workers sent by an AIMM partner and working in the country Decisions about mission vision strategy personnel and funds are made in each

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  • Faith Statement - Africa Inter-Mennonite Mission
    Journal Latest Edition Transforming Partnerships Resources SUMMARY FAITH STATEMENT We believe the Bible to be the Word of God and the final authority for every Christian We believe that Christian mission originates with God who is fully revealed in Jesus Christian life is possible only through a vital personal relationship with Jesus Christ empowered by the Holy Spirit and nurtured by the local church We identify with an Anabaptist understanding

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  • Brief History of AIMM - Africa Inter-Mennonite Mission
    was to invite Congolese believers to play major roles in the mission task The Congolese church grew best as Congolese believers shared Christ with their neighbors and Western missionaries played supporting roles such as training local leaders and building churches and other facilities Decades of kingdom work bore fruit With time two churches were planted The Mennonite Church of Congo headquartered in Tshikapa traces its beginning to 1912 The Evangelical Mennonite Church of Congo with headquarters in Mbuji Mayi organized as a church in 1962 Congo Inland Mission CIM consistently maintained a focus on inter Mennonite cooperation Initial participating churches in 1912 were the Central Conference of Mennonites now part of MC USA and the Defenseless Mennonite Conference now the Fellowship of Evangelical Churches The Evangelical Mennonite Brethren Church now the Fellowship of Evangelical Bible Churches joined hands with the others in 1938 the General Conference Mennonite Church now part of MC USA in 1943 The CIM name changed to Africa Inter Mennonite Mission in 1972 as mission vision broadened beyond Congo with CIM leadership In 1973 an exploratory ministry began in Lesotho Work accompanying African Initiated Churches began in Botswana in 1975 Similar work began in South Africa in

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