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=== Who We Are ===
 
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The mission of GAMEO is to provide reliable information on [[Anabaptism|Anabaptist]]-related ([[Amish]], Mennonite, [[Hutterian Brethren (Hutterische Brüder)|Hutterite]], [[Brethren in Christ Church|Brethren in Christ]]) topics, including history, theology, biography, institutions and local congregations. Secular topics from an Anabaptist perspective are also included.
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GAMEO includes the full text of the print [[Mennonite Encyclopedia, The|''Mennonite Encyclopedia'']], and continues to add new content both from North America and around the world. In December 2012 there were over 15,325 articles in GAMEO. A minimal amount of non-English content is currently available within the encyclopedia, and this content will continue to grow. GAMEO works together with the editors of other Mennonite encyclopedias to make their content available in the English language. These encyclopedias include the [http://www.menonitica.org/lexikon/ Lexikon der Mennoniten] in Paraguay and the [http://www.mennlex.de/doku.php Mennonitisches Lexikon] (MennLex) in Germany.
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GAMEO includes the full text of the print [[Mennonite Encyclopedia, The|''Mennonite Encyclopedia'']], and continues to add new content both from North America and around the world. In July 2015 there were over 15,900 articles in GAMEO. A minimal amount of non-English content is currently available within the encyclopedia, and this content will continue to grow. GAMEO works together with the editors of other Mennonite encyclopedias to make their content available in the English language. These encyclopedias include the [http://www.menonitica.org/lexikon/ Lexikon der Mennoniten] in Paraguay and the [http://www.mennlex.de/doku.php Mennonitisches Lexikon] (MennLex) in Germany.
  
 
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GAMEO cooperates with the [http://www.anabaptistwiki.org/mediawiki/index.php/Main_Page Global Anabaptist Wiki]. The Global Anabaptist Wiki is an interactive community of Anabaptist-Mennonite groups from around the world. Initiated by the [http://www.goshen.edu/mhl/ Mennonite Historical Library] at [http://www.goshen.edu/ Goshen College], the site is committed to helping individual groups: 1) tell their own stories; 2) post and preserve electronic archives; and 3) become better informed about other groups in the global Anabaptist fellowship. The Global Anabaptist Wiki is a major site for primary sources related to the Anabaptist-Mennonite tradition from the 16th century to the present and in a wide variety of languages.
  
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Robert and Lois Kreider, ca. 1946.
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Robert Stanford "Bob" Kreider: Mennonite educator and denominational statesman; born 2 January 1919 in Sterling, Illinois, USA to Amos Ebersole Kreider (19 October 1889-11 February 1976) and Stella Shoemaker Kreider (17 November 1893-24 July 1977). He was the oldest of two sons. On 30 December 1945 Robert married Lois Lydia Sommer (8 February 1924-); they had six children, five of whom lived to adulthood. Robert died 27 December 2015 at his home in North Newton, Kansas, USA.

When Robert was the age of two, the family moved to Goshen, Indiana where Amos Kreider taught at Goshen College. The family later moved to Bluffton, Ohio where Amos taught at Bluffton College. In 1929, Robert was baptized in the First Mennonite Church, Bluffton. In 1935, the family again relocated to Newton, Kansas where Robert entered Bethel College and earned a BA in History.

As a conscientious objector to war, Robert was drafted into Civilian Public Service (CPS) from 1941 to 1945. His years of service included Assistant Director of the Colorado Springs CPS Camp, Secretary of Education for Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) CPS Camps, and Director of MCC's mental hospital program.

Six weeks after marrying Lois Sommer in 1945, Robert left to direct MCC's relief program in Germany. One year later, Lois joined him as a relief worker, and they served in Europe until 1949.

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The mission of GAMEO is to provide reliable information on Anabaptist-related (Amish, Mennonite, Hutterite, Brethren in Christ) topics, including history, theology, biography, institutions and local congregations. Secular topics from an Anabaptist perspective are also included.

GAMEO includes the full text of the print Mennonite Encyclopedia, and continues to add new content both from North America and around the world. In July 2015 there were over 15,900 articles in GAMEO. A minimal amount of non-English content is currently available within the encyclopedia, and this content will continue to grow. GAMEO works together with the editors of other Mennonite encyclopedias to make their content available in the English language. These encyclopedias include the Lexikon der Mennoniten in Paraguay and the Mennonitisches Lexikon (MennLex) in Germany.

Articles in GAMEO are assigned and editorially reviewed before upload; GAMEO is not a "Wiki"-style project. If you have specific corrections to articles or suggestions that should be added to the encyclopedia, please send them to GAMEO's email address at admin@gameo.org.

GAMEO cooperates with the Global Anabaptist Wiki. The Global Anabaptist Wiki is an interactive community of Anabaptist-Mennonite groups from around the world. Initiated by the Mennonite Historical Library at Goshen College, the site is committed to helping individual groups: 1) tell their own stories; 2) post and preserve electronic archives; and 3) become better informed about other groups in the global Anabaptist fellowship. The Global Anabaptist Wiki is a major site for primary sources related to the Anabaptist-Mennonite tradition from the 16th century to the present and in a wide variety of languages.

As a volunteer organization we are unable to respond to questions on Mennonite history or genealogical questions of any kind. For questions of that type, please contact a local genealogical society, or check with a Mennonite historical library or archives. For a list of Mennonite historical society or archives near you, please consult the Directory of Mennonite and Related Church Historians and Committees.

If you would like to make a donation to the ongoing development and expansion of GAMEO we'd be glad for your help! Donations should sent via Mennonite World Conference and designated for GAMEO.

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GAMEO falls under the umbrella of the Mennonite World Conference Faith and Life Commission. Members of the Management Board include: Mennonite Historical Society of Canada, Mennonite Church USA Archives, Mennonite Brethren Historical Commission, Mennonite Central Committee, Mennonite World Conference and the Institute for the Study of Global Anabaptism