Iglesia Evangelica Jehova Shama (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)

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Iglesia Evangelica Hispana in Winnipeg, Manitoba began through outreach by the Northwest Mennonite Conference in 1983. It was the first Hispanic church in Winnipeg, with approximately 50 members. Rafael Barahona served as pastor from 1983 to 1988. He and his family dedicated much of their time to ministry with newcomers and immigrants. They provided them with translation assistance, becoming familiar with the city, doctor appointments, shopping, etc. Worship Services and meetings were conducted primarily in Spanish to reach out to a growing Hispanic community.

In 1988 Barahona was called to serve in another Mennonite congregation in the United States, leaving in his place Miguel Ramos as congregational leader. In 1990 the church became independent and was renamed Iglesia Evangelica Hispana Emmanuel. In 1998 the name changed to Iglesia Evangelica Jehova Shama. The congregation continues to be an active church and outreach to the community.


Author(s) Daniel Ramos
Date Published July 2015


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Ramos, Daniel. "Iglesia Evangelica Jehova Shama (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. July 2015. Web. 22 Oct 2017. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Iglesia_Evangelica_Jehova_Shama_(Winnipeg,_Manitoba,_Canada)&oldid=132075.

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Ramos, Daniel. (July 2015). Iglesia Evangelica Jehova Shama (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 22 October 2017, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Iglesia_Evangelica_Jehova_Shama_(Winnipeg,_Manitoba,_Canada)&oldid=132075.




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