Evangélica Menonita Argentina

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<p>The Argentina Mennonite Church <em>(Iglesia Evangélica Menonita Argentina, IEMA</em>) is Mission Network's primary partner in Argentina. The IEMA has multiple mission programs, some of which are involved in partnerships. </p><p>IEMA began through the arrival of workers from the former Mennonite Board of Missions in 1917. Due to the size of the country and the spread of the churches, IEMA is organized into four regions. In addition to support for IEMA in their leadership development, mission work and camp ministries, Mission Network has been involved in global mission partnerships with Argentine regional church-planting mission programs since 1998. At present one partnership involving MC USA congregations continues: <em>Visión Evangelística y Misionera de la Región Central </em>(Evangelistic Missionary Vision of the Central Region –VEMCE, formerly known as VEMZO), together with a cluster of congregations from Atlantic Coast Conference in Pennsylvania. In a different kind of partnership, the Bragado Mennonite Church together with the Central zone of IEMA supports Alfonsina and José Oyanguren in their Mennonite Team ministry in the Argentine Chaco, along with two Ohio congregations. </p><p> </p><p>The IEMA churches have developed gifts in listening to a call for mission work in their own country and developing mission programs to carry out that work. Many of the church-planting missionaries sent by Argentine mission partners in earlier years are now pastoring the churches they planted. Congregations also strive to meet needs within their communities, including education and ministries with children and youth. </p><p> </p>

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