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Virginia Mennonite Board of Mission (Mennonite Church) work in Trinidad began in June 1969 with a weekly Way to Life radio broadcast. This was followed by medical work with victims of Hansen's disease (leprosy). The first public worship service was held in Diego Martin on 23 June 1974. This group became the first established congregation. On 4 December 1983, a second congregation formed in Cunupia. Additional outreach occurred in Charlieville, Las Lomas no. 1, and Brother's Road. People of African, Chinese, and Indian ancestry have been joined in a common bond in Christ. There has been a strong emphasis on local leadership with Trinidadian teaching, preaching, leading worship, guiding youth groups, and involved in decision making. Membership in 1987 was 77; in 2003 it was 130; in 2009 it was 270.


Bibliography

Mennonite World Conference. "Mennonite and Brethren in Christ Churches Worldwide, 2009: Latin America & The Caribbean." 2010. Web. 28 October 2010. http://www.mwc-cmm.org/en15/files/Members 2009/Latin America & the Caribbean Summary.doc.

Mennonite World Conference. "MWC - 2003 Caribbean, Central & South America Mennonite & Brethren in Christ Churches." Web. 3 April 2006. http://www.mwc-cmm.org/Directory/carcsam.html.

Mennonite World Handbook Supplement. Strasbourg, France, and Lombard, IL: Mennonite World Conference, 1984: 103.



Author(s) Richard F Keeler
Date Published November 2010


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Keeler, Richard F. "Mennonite Church of Trinidad and Tobago." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. November 2010. Web. 19 Sep 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Mennonite_Church_of_Trinidad_and_Tobago&oldid=58614.

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Keeler, Richard F. (November 2010). Mennonite Church of Trinidad and Tobago. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 19 September 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Mennonite_Church_of_Trinidad_and_Tobago&oldid=58614.




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