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Congo Missionary Messenger, the organ of the Congo Inland Mission Board, was published (1954) at its home office, 4610 S. Woodlawn Ave., Chicago, Illinois, and printed by the Economy Printing Company, Berne, Indiana. Its first issue was dated August 1929. The purpose of this 24-page, bimonthly organ was to keep the constituency informed of the progress and needs of the work in the Congo Inland Mission field in the Belgian Congo. The contents consisted mainly of letters and articles by missionaries on the field, and in 1953 3,700 copies were sent without charge to all families of the supporting constituency.

In 1972, after the name of the country changed, the periodical was known for two issues as Zaire Missionary Messenger, then became known as the AIMM Messenger, on behalf of the Africa Inter-Mennonite Mission. It published under this name through 2004, and was superseded by the Africa Journal.


Author(s) Raymond L Hartzler
Date Published 1954


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Hartzler, Raymond L. "Congo Missionary Messenger (Periodical)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1954. Web. 27 Aug 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Congo_Missionary_Messenger_(Periodical)&oldid=79859.

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Hartzler, Raymond L. (1954). Congo Missionary Messenger (Periodical). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 27 August 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Congo_Missionary_Messenger_(Periodical)&oldid=79859.




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