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The Bukiroba Mennonite Church (Mennonite Church), located six miles (10 km) east of Musoma, Tanzania, is the central station of the Mennonite Mission, serving several small tribes. Work was begun there on 4 December 1935 by the Clinton Fersters and the Elam Stauffers. The 1953 membership stood at 62 members. John Leatherman had the pastoral oversight of this church during its early years. The work was under the Eastern (Lancaster) Mennonite Board of Missions and Charities.


Map:Bukiroba (Tanzania)

Author(s) Elam W Stauffer
Date Published 1953

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Stauffer, Elam W. "Bukiroba Mennonite Church (Mara Region, Tanzania)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1953. Web. 29 May 2016.,_Tanzania)&oldid=91279.

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Stauffer, Elam W. (1953). Bukiroba Mennonite Church (Mara Region, Tanzania). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 29 May 2016, from,_Tanzania)&oldid=91279.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, p. 466. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.

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