The Centro de Discipulado Cristiano, Misión Menonita (Center for Christian Discipleship, Mennonite Mission) began in 1969 when more than 100,000 Salvadorans were expelled from Honduras during the war between El Salvador and Honduras. Among those were two or three families who had been active in the Iglesia Evangélica Menonita of Honduras (Honduran Mennonite Church). The group met in homes in the town of Metapán in northwest El Salvador for several years until a building was constructed in 1982 with some assistance from the Eastern Mennonite Board of Missions (Mennonite Church). The church pew rapidly, numbering 110 baptized members in two congregations in 1986. Leadership was initially shared by a team of lay preachers, and that pattern continued after the ordination of Adelso Landaverde as pastor in May 1984. The congregation is active in regional Mennonite meetings and training seminars. In 2003 there were 10 congregations with 358 members.
Mennonite World Conference. "MWC - 2003 Caribbean, Central & South America Mennonite & Brethren in Christ Churches." Accessed 21 February 2006. <http://www.mwc-cmm.org/Directory/carcsam.html>.
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Flickinger, Ron. "Iglesia Evangélica Menonita de El Salvador." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1987. Web. 7 May 2015. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Iglesia_Evang%C3%A9lica_Menonita_de_El_Salvador&oldid=115202.
Flickinger, Ron. (1987). Iglesia Evangélica Menonita de El Salvador. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 7 May 2015, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Iglesia_Evang%C3%A9lica_Menonita_de_El_Salvador&oldid=115202.
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