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Amazon Valley Indian Mission (AVIM), was established in 1955 at Araguacema, Goias, Brazil, under an independent Mennonite (Mennonite Church) board with the same name, whose founder and field director was Howard Hammer (d. 1957). In 1958 the work was taken over by the Mennonite Board of Missions and Charities, although the AVIM board continued to support the work. After 1955 the Amazon Valley Indian Mission Newsletter was published quarterly.

Author(s) Harold S Bender
Date Published 1959

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Bender, Harold S. "Amazon Valley Indian Mission." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 28 Mar 2015.

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Bender, Harold S. (1959). Amazon Valley Indian Mission. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 28 March 2015, from

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 1059. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.

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