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Muara Sipongi, a former mission station of the Dutch Mennonites on Sumatra, opened by the missionary Nikolai Wiebe (1862-?) on 26 September 1890, three hours distant from Pakantan. The region, which was inhabited by the Ulus, "a poor, deeply deteriorated, apathetic, insensitive, and sleepy people," suffered a terrible earthquake in 1892. With a wide participation by the native population the church was dedicated in October 1895. In 1901 Wiebe was followed by Johann Thiessen, who made Muara Sipongi a main station beside Pakantan. In 1911-1927 Peter Nachtigal worked there with untiring faithfulness. In 1927 the station was turned over to the supervision of a German missionary society and was served by native workers.

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Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon., 4 v. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. III, 173.


Author(s) Christian Neff
Richard D. Thiessen
Date Published February 2007


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Neff, Christian and Richard D. Thiessen. "Muara Sipongi (Sumatra, Indonesia)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. February 2007. Web. 30 Sep 2016. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Muara_Sipongi_(Sumatra,_Indonesia)&oldid=92968.

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Neff, Christian and Richard D. Thiessen. (February 2007). Muara Sipongi (Sumatra, Indonesia). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 30 September 2016, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Muara_Sipongi_(Sumatra,_Indonesia)&oldid=92968.




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