Cristiana Anabautista Menonita de Ecuador (ICAME)

 Partner overview



Iglesia Cristiana Anabautista Menonita de Ecuador (ICAME) a new conference formed by congregations planted by the Ecuador Partnership.This conference of churches in Ecuador is organized by a church council that shares leadership responsibilities. International Partnership Associate María Helena López serves as co-coordinator of ICAME together with Patricia Miranda of the Quito congregation.</br> Visit this partner's <a href="" target="_blank"> website</a>.<p>In 2015 a new conference, Iglesia Cristiana Anabautista Menonita de Ecuador (ICAME)--formed by the church and planted through the partnership--received its legal status.</p> <p>Quito Mennonite Church began in 2001 through the calling that César Moya and Patricia Urueña experienced as they lived in Quito and worked through the Ecuador Partnership (Central Plains Mennonite Conference, Iglesia Cristiana Menonita de Colombia and Mennonite Mission Network).</p> <p>A program for Colombian refugees began in 2002 with the arrival of Colombian families that were forcefully displaced by violence. In 2009, Mennonite Central Committee, from their Colombia office, began to contribute significant support for the refugee ministry. Some refugees become an integral part of the congregation during the time they are in Quito.</p> <p>In 2003, the congregation began a peace education program with neighborhood children. The project carries out peace education and nonviolence workshops once a month for boys and girls of the sector who are between 5 and 12 years old. The work has expanded to include a program called "Mennonite Services" to accompany schoolchildren in the development of their academic abilities through tutoring, English, library, and Internet services.</p> <p>With some members of the Quito congregation living in neighborhoods a distance from the church, in 2013, church services began in Jardines del Inca and in Calderón, forming two new church plants.</p> <p>Visits to Riobamba four hours from Quito and the ministry of personnel from the United States and Colombia led to the formation of a new church that began services in 2009. In 2014 this congregation decided not to join the newly formed ICAME with the Quito churches.</p>

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