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Hawaii, the 50th state of the United States, consists of a group of eight major islands in the central Pacific ocean with an estimated population of 1,288,198 in 2008 and an area of 10,931 square miles (28,311 km²). A Mennonite congregation began to emerge in Honolulu in 1986 under the leadership of Van Pham, a former Mennonite pastor in Vietnam, and his wife, Qui Thi Vu. The effort was supported by the Mennonite Board of Missions (Mennonite Church) and the Lancaster and Franconia Conferences; the emerging congregation was linked to the Southwest Mennonite Conference.

In 2000 there were two Mennonite Church USA congregations with a total membership of 96.

See also Urban Church

Bibliography

ARDA: The Association of Religion Data Archives. "State Membership Report - Hawaii: Denominational Groups, 2000." http://www.thearda.com/mapsReports/reports/state/15_2000.asp (accessed 1 March 2009).

Gospel Herald (10 March 1987): 172.

Wikipedia. "Hawaii." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawaii (accessed 1 March 2009).


Date Published February 2009


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