Willis Horst talks about the new book, Mission without Conquest
Ryan Miller
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Over the centuries, the Christian church has looked for effective ways to spread the gospel throughout the world while being faithful to the style of presence that Jesus lived and taught.

For more than 55 years, the missionary presence of the workers of the Mennonite team in the Argentine Chaco has been involved in the search for practices neither paternalistic nor colonial. Given the horrors committed in the name of Christ during the historic conquest of the Americas, mission among indigenous peoples requires such sensitivity.

This alternative style of mission is best summarized as walking as Jesus walked—with others who are seeking the life of Christ, prioritizing the integrity of groups and individuals, and with weakness and vulnerability instead of attitudes of superiority.

“Mission without Conquest,” by Willis Horst, Ute Mueller-Eckhardt and Frank Paul—three former long-term members of the Mennonite team in the Chaco, which is supported by Mennonite Mission Network—is for everyone who seeks effective and faithful models of mission.
 
The book contains a historical account of the faith journey of the Toba-Qom people in the Argentine Chaco since the early years of their conversion to the path of Jesus. It describes the development of an indigenous church, strengthened by accompaniment, which has self-managed their own faith communities. And the book recounts the mission experiences of one of the couples who served with the Mennonite team—Mueller-Eckhardt and Paul.
 
The volume has been printed in Spanish by Argentine publisher Ediciones Kairós. A German translation will be printed in Germany, the home of Mueller-Eckhardt and Paul. The Spanish version may be purchased through Ediciones Kairos at ventas@kairos.org.ar. Some copies are available through Mennonite Publishing Network at www.mpn.org.
 
A grant from the Schowalter Foundation and donations from Mennonite Mission Network supported the creation of the book.
 
To watch Horst’s Spanish-language presentation of the themes of the book, go online to www.youtube.com/user/Kairosvideos.

For general information, contact:
Equipo Menonita
Colón 2060
3500 Resistencia, Chaco
Argentina

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A través de los siglos la iglesia de Jesucristo va buscando cómo llevar adelante la tarea de hacer conocer el evangelio en todo el mundo: maneras eficaces que a la vez sean fieles al estilo de presencia que vivía y enseñaba Jesús.
 
Hace más de 55 años, la presencia misional de las obreras y los obreros del Equipo Menonita en el Chaco argentino se volcó a la búsqueda prácticas no paternalistas ni colonizadoras. Ante los horrores cometidos en el nombre de Cristo durante la histórica conquista de América, la misión entre pueblos indígenas exige tal sensibilidad.
 
Este estilo alternativo de misión se resume en un caminar al lado de otras y otros que también están buscando la Vida, priorizando la integralidad de los pueblos y las personas, sin pretensiones de superioridad sino con debilidad y vulnerabilidad, como anduvo Jesús.
 
“Misión sin Conquista,” escrito por Willis Horst, Ute Mueller-Eckhardt y Frank Paul–que fueron misioneros patrocinados por la Red Menonita de Misión del equipo Menonita en el Chaco—es  para todos y todas quienes buscan modelos alternativos de misión. El libro contiene un relato histórico del camino de fe del pueblo Toba-Qom en el Chaco argentino desde los años de su conversión al camino de Jesús, describe el desarrollo de una iglesia autóctona que se fortaleció por el acompañamiento en pos de la autogestión de las comunidades receptoras del evangelio y cuenta la experiencia vivencial de uno de los matrimonios del Equipo Menonita—Mueller-Eckhardt y Paul.
 
El libro fue impreso por la editora argentina Ediciones Kairós. Se publicará una versión en alemán, de dónde provienen Mueller-Eckhardt y Paul. Puede adquirir el libro a través de Ediciones Kairós escribiendo a ventas@kairos.org.ar. Algunos ejemplares están disponibles en www.mpn.org de la Agencia Menonita de Publicación.
 
La obra fue subvencionada por la Fundación Schowalter y por donaciones de la Red Menonita de Misión.
 
Para ver una presentación sobre los temas del libro de Horst, visite http://www.youtube.com/user/Kairosvideos.
 
Haga su pedido a:
Equipo Menonita
Colón 2060
3500 Resistencia, Chaco
Argentina
 
 
 
 

 

 

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