Goshen Mennonite Church (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)

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Goshen Mennonite Church located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada is a part of the Mennonite Disciple Mission (MDM) association of congregations who worship in Swahili. Swahili is spoken in six African countries; Goshen seeks to minister to newcomers to Canada who have recently arrived from Africa.

The Mennonite Disciple Mission (MDM) was led in 2020 by Bishop Garant Sungura, a bishop in the Burundi Mennonite Church. He founded MDM in 2002. MDM Joliette, a congregation in Joliette, Québec, was also a part of the MDM association.

In 2020 Goshen was a group of approximately 30—45 adults and children. Prayer, teaching, and praise and worship were normal aspects of their life together. Pastor François Mahichi was Mennonite in Africa, though the people who have attended Goshen are not necessarily Mennonite.

Goshen Mennonite Church became a provisional member of Mennonite Church Eastern Canada in April 2020.


"A familiar place to worship: our Swahili family in Ottawa." MCEC in ministry Spring 2020. Kitchener, Ontario: Mennonite Church Eastern Canada, 2020: 18.

Additional Information

Address: Ottawa, Ontario



Denominational Affiliations: Mennonite Church Eastern Canada Conference

Mennonite Church Canada

Author(s) Samuel J Steiner
Date Published May 2020

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Steiner, Samuel J. "Goshen Mennonite Church (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. May 2020. Web. 20 Sep 2020. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Goshen_Mennonite_Church_(Ottawa,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=168049.

APA style

Steiner, Samuel J. (May 2020). Goshen Mennonite Church (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 20 September 2020, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Goshen_Mennonite_Church_(Ottawa,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=168049.

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