Communion Mennonite d'Haiti
The Communion Mennonite d'Haiti (Mennonite Communion of Haiti) was organized in 1976. Rodrigue Debrosse was the founder and superintending pastor of the six congregations, which were located in southern Haiti in the rural communities of Mussotte, Masson, Belle Rivière, Bédouze, Chaulette, and Javel. In 1987 these six congregations had a total of 500 baptized members; in 1990 there were about 400. Two primary schools, in the Mussotte and Masson communities, were a ministry of the Mennonite churches in those communities. The total enrollment varied between 500 and 700 students in the years following 1985. The Mennonite Communion of Haiti received some assistance over the years from Mennonite churches and individuals in the United States, including Sonlight Mission, an independently constituted group of Mennonites, largely from Pennsylvania and Ohio, and Mennonite Central Committee.
The Mennonite Communion of Haiti recognized, in addition to the superintending pastor, seven other pastors as church leaders. Two of these church leaders were also involved as school teachers. The Mennonite Communion of Haiti was a member of the Concile des Églises Evangéliques d'Haiti (Council Evangelical Churches of Haiti).
The Communion Mennonite d'Haiti was no longer listed by Mennonite World Conference in 2003.
Mennonite World Handbook Supplement. Strasbourg, France, and Lombard, IL: Mennonite World Conference, 1984: 78.
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Stoltzfus, Eldon. "Communion Mennonite d'Haiti." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1987. Web. 21 Nov 2017. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Communion_Mennonite_d%27Haiti&oldid=86871.
Stoltzfus, Eldon. (1987). Communion Mennonite d'Haiti. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 21 November 2017, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Communion_Mennonite_d%27Haiti&oldid=86871.
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 5, p. 172. All rights reserved.
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