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Kornelius Isaak was the son of [[Isaak, Jakob (1900-1981)|Jakob and Elisabeth Isaak]]. He was born 13 June 1928 in Karpovka in the [[Memrik Mennonite Settlement (Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, Ukraine)|Memrik settlement]]of the [[Ukraine|Ukraine]] and migrated with his family to [[Paraguay|Paraguay]] in 1930. He experienced a spiritual conversion in 1943 and was baptized on 1 October 1944, becoming a member of the Mennonite church (kirchliche Mennoniten/GCM) in the [[Fernheim Colony (Boquerón Department, Paraguay)|Fernheim Colony]]. He served as Sunday school teacher for several years in his home village of Blumenort. In 1949 he declared his interest in missionary work among the Indians ([[Chaco Mission (Paraguay)|Chaco mission]]) and attended the Bible school in [[Filadelfia (Fernheim Colony, Boquerón Department, Paraguay)|Filadelfia]] for two years. On 9 April 1954 he married Mary Born, who shared his vision for mission. Their mission field was the [[Chulupi Indian Mission|Chulupí station]] in [[Neuland Colony (Boquerón Department, Paraguay)|Neuland]] Colony. It was there that he felt the call to attempt contacting the Moro (Ayoreo) people in the northern [[Chaco (South America)|Chaco]]. During his first contact with them he was fatally wounded by a spear. His death was as a grain of wheat which falls into the ground and bears much fruit (John 12:24). His wife Mary was expecting their fourth child at the time of his death on 11 September 1958.
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Kornelius Isaak was the son of [[Isaak, Jakob (1900-1981)|Jakob and Elisabeth Isaak]]. He was born 13 June 1928 in Karpovka in the [[Memrik Mennonite Settlement (Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, Ukraine)|Memrik settlement ]]of the [[Ukraine|Ukraine]] and migrated with his family to [[Paraguay|Paraguay]] in 1930. He experienced a spiritual conversion in 1943 and was baptized on 1 October 1944, becoming a member of the Mennonite church (kirchliche Mennoniten/GCM) in the [[Fernheim Colony (Boquerón Department, Paraguay)|Fernheim Colony]]. He served as Sunday school teacher for several years in his home village of Blumenort. In 1949 he declared his interest in missionary work among the Indians ([[Chaco Mission (Paraguay)|Chaco mission]]) and attended the Bible school in [[Filadelfia (Fernheim Colony, Boquerón Department, Paraguay)|Filadelfia]] for two years. On 9 April 1954 he married Mary Born, who shared his vision for mission. Their mission field was the [[Chulupi Indian Mission|Chulupí station]] in [[Neuland Colony (Boquerón Department, Paraguay)|Neuland]] Colony. It was there that he felt the call to attempt contacting the Moro (Ayoreo) people in the northern [[Chaco (South America)|Chaco]]. During his first contact with them he was fatally wounded by a spear. His death was as a grain of wheat which falls into the ground and bears much fruit (John 12:24). His wife Mary was expecting their fourth child at the time of his death on 11 September 1958.
 
= Bibliography =
 
= Bibliography =
 
Graber, Christian L. <em class="gameo_bibliography">The Coming of the Moros: From Spears to Pruning Hooks. </em>Scottdale, PA, 1964.
 
Graber, Christian L. <em class="gameo_bibliography">The Coming of the Moros: From Spears to Pruning Hooks. </em>Scottdale, PA, 1964.

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Kornelius Isaak was the son of Jakob and Elisabeth Isaak. He was born 13 June 1928 in Karpovka in the Memrik settlement of the Ukraine and migrated with his family to Paraguay in 1930. He experienced a spiritual conversion in 1943 and was baptized on 1 October 1944, becoming a member of the Mennonite church (kirchliche Mennoniten/GCM) in the Fernheim Colony. He served as Sunday school teacher for several years in his home village of Blumenort. In 1949 he declared his interest in missionary work among the Indians (Chaco mission) and attended the Bible school in Filadelfia for two years. On 9 April 1954 he married Mary Born, who shared his vision for mission. Their mission field was the Chulupí station in Neuland Colony. It was there that he felt the call to attempt contacting the Moro (Ayoreo) people in the northern Chaco. During his first contact with them he was fatally wounded by a spear. His death was as a grain of wheat which falls into the ground and bears much fruit (John 12:24). His wife Mary was expecting their fourth child at the time of his death on 11 September 1958.

[edit] Bibliography

Graber, Christian L. The Coming of the Moros: From Spears to Pruning Hooks. Scottdale, PA, 1964.

Janzen, A. E. The Moro's Spear. Hillsboro, KS, 1962.


Author(s) Gerhard Ratzlaff
Date Published 1987


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Ratzlaff, Gerhard. "Isaak, Kornelius (1928-1958)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1987. Web. 19 Apr 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Isaak,_Kornelius_(1928-1958)&oldid=92120.

APA style

Ratzlaff, Gerhard. (1987). Isaak, Kornelius (1928-1958). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 19 April 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Isaak,_Kornelius_(1928-1958)&oldid=92120.




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