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Guanacastillo Mennonite Fellowship is located in Masay, [[Nicaragua]]. The church originated outreach efforts by leaders from the Mennonite Christian Fellowship in Costa Rica to plant a congregation in Nicaragua. Gerald Yoder, Allan Miller and Eli Hershberger were among those who made exploratory trips into Nicaragua.  
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Guanacastillo Mennonite Fellowship is located in Masaya, [[Nicaragua]]. The church originated outreach efforts by leaders from the [[Mennonite Christian Fellowship]] in [[Costa Rica]] to plant a congregation in Nicaragua. Gerald Yoder, Allan Miller and Eli Hershberger were among those who made exploratory trips into Nicaragua. On one trip destined for another location they were delayed in Masaya and stayed overnight. They experienced a welcome to the community, and turned their focus for outreach to the Masaya area.
  
In 2018 the church had 19 members and was a member of the [[Mennonite Christian Fellowship]]. The ministerial team included Bishop Jacob William Byler and Minister Daniel Stoltzfus.
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In 1995 the mission leaders purchased a property in Guanacastillo, 10 km north of Masaya. The Myron Diller family arrived in 1996 to provide lay pastoral leadership. Ivan Petre came and served as the first pastor in 1997.
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A Christian Aid Ministries warehouse is located near Managua, about 30 minutes away. There has been some involvement with that work.
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In 2018 the church had 19 members and was a member of the [[Mennonite Christian Fellowship]]. The ministerial team included Bishop Jacob William Byler (not local) and Minister Daniel Stoltzfus.
 
= Bibliography =
 
= Bibliography =
 
''Mennonite Church Directory'' (2014): 88; (2018): 98.
 
''Mennonite Church Directory'' (2014): 88; (2018): 98.
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Miller, Allan A., compiler. ''The origin of the Fellowship churches.'' Gap Mills, West Virginia: Yoder's Select Books, 2004: 55-57.
 
= Additional Information =
 
= Additional Information =
 
'''Denominational Affiliation''':
 
'''Denominational Affiliation''':
  
 
[[Mennonite Christian Fellowship]]
 
[[Mennonite Christian Fellowship]]
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== Ordained Pastors at Guanacastillo Mennonite Fellowship ==
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{| class="wikitable"
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|-
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! Name !! Years<br/>of Service
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| Ivan Petre || 1997-2001
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| Paul Yoder || 1998-1999
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|-
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| Nathaniel Graber || 2000-2002<br />2004-2008
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|-
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| John Byers || 2002-2003
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|-
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| Jason Yoder || 2004?-2008?
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|-
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| Philip Kauffman || 2009?-2011?
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|-
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| Calvin Yoder || 2009?-2015
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| Marcus Sommers || 2012?-2013?
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|-
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| Michael Byers || 2014-2016
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| Daniel Stoltzfus || 2016-present
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|}
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[[Category:Churches]]
 
[[Category:Churches]]
 
[[Category:Mennonite Christian Fellowship Congregations]]
 
[[Category:Mennonite Christian Fellowship Congregations]]
 
[[Category:Nicaragua Congregations]]
 
[[Category:Nicaragua Congregations]]

Latest revision as of 19:20, 5 November 2018

Guanacastillo Mennonite Fellowship is located in Masaya, Nicaragua. The church originated outreach efforts by leaders from the Mennonite Christian Fellowship in Costa Rica to plant a congregation in Nicaragua. Gerald Yoder, Allan Miller and Eli Hershberger were among those who made exploratory trips into Nicaragua. On one trip destined for another location they were delayed in Masaya and stayed overnight. They experienced a welcome to the community, and turned their focus for outreach to the Masaya area.

In 1995 the mission leaders purchased a property in Guanacastillo, 10 km north of Masaya. The Myron Diller family arrived in 1996 to provide lay pastoral leadership. Ivan Petre came and served as the first pastor in 1997.

A Christian Aid Ministries warehouse is located near Managua, about 30 minutes away. There has been some involvement with that work.

In 2018 the church had 19 members and was a member of the Mennonite Christian Fellowship. The ministerial team included Bishop Jacob William Byler (not local) and Minister Daniel Stoltzfus.

Bibliography

Mennonite Church Directory (2014): 88; (2018): 98.

Miller, Allan A., compiler. The origin of the Fellowship churches. Gap Mills, West Virginia: Yoder's Select Books, 2004: 55-57.

Additional Information

Denominational Affiliation:

Mennonite Christian Fellowship

Ordained Pastors at Guanacastillo Mennonite Fellowship

Name Years
of Service
Ivan Petre 1997-2001
Paul Yoder 1998-1999
Nathaniel Graber 2000-2002
2004-2008
John Byers 2002-2003
Jason Yoder 2004?-2008?
Philip Kauffman 2009?-2011?
Calvin Yoder 2009?-2015
Marcus Sommers 2012?-2013?
Michael Byers 2014-2016
Daniel Stoltzfus 2016-present


Author(s) Richard D. Thiessen
Sam Steiner
Date Published April 2018


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Thiessen, Richard D. and Sam Steiner. "Guanacastillo Mennonite Fellowship (Masaya, Nicaragua)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. April 2018. Web. 20 Nov 2018. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Guanacastillo_Mennonite_Fellowship_(Masaya,_Nicaragua)&oldid=162364.

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Thiessen, Richard D. and Sam Steiner. (April 2018). Guanacastillo Mennonite Fellowship (Masaya, Nicaragua). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 20 November 2018, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Guanacastillo_Mennonite_Fellowship_(Masaya,_Nicaragua)&oldid=162364.




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