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General Villegas Mennonite Church (Mennonite Conference), also known as Villegas Mennonite Church, is located in the city of Villegas (population of 7,000 in 1959) on the Ferro Carril Oeste (main line of the Western Rail­ road; coordinates: 35° 2′ 0″ S, 63° 1′ 0″ W), seat of the County of Villegas, in the Prov­ince of Buenos Aires, Argentina. The evangelical work in this town was started by the Christian and Missionary Alliance, but because of scarcity of workers they had practically abandoned the town. Be­cause it was near the town of América, where the Mennonites had been working, they exchanged their work established in Maza for this city in February 1941, and in the next month T. H. Brenneman and his family moved there to start the work anew. The congregation was organized in April 1942. The membership in 1957 was 16. The following pastors have served at Villegas: T. H. Brenneman 1941-45; Pedro Lanik, student pastor, 1945-46; Rogelio Perugorria, graduate of the Mennonite Bible Institute of Bragado, 1947-52; Alberto Ens 1953-54; Heriberto Palomeque 1954-55; Lawrence Brunk 1956-58; and Aladino Scorza 1959-   .

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Minutes of the Twenty-first Convention of the Argentine Mennonite Church (1947).

Shank, J. W.  et al. The Gospel Under the Southern Cross. Scottdale, Herald Press, 1943: 74 f., 195.

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Map:General Villegas, Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina


Author(s) Elvin V. Snyder
Harold S. Bender
Date Published 1959


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Snyder, Elvin V. and Harold S. Bender. "General Villegas Mennonite Church (General Villegas, Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 10 Jul 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=General_Villegas_Mennonite_Church_(General_Villegas,_Provincia_de_Buenos_Aires,_Argentina)&oldid=96771.

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Snyder, Elvin V. and Harold S. Bender. (1959). General Villegas Mennonite Church (General Villegas, Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 10 July 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=General_Villegas_Mennonite_Church_(General_Villegas,_Provincia_de_Buenos_Aires,_Argentina)&oldid=96771.




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