Ministry partner update: ICOMB - July 2016
The International Community of Mennonite Brethren (ICOMB) is made up of 21 national churches in 19 countries with approximately 450,000 members. ICOMB exists to facilitate relationships and ministries to enhance the witness and discipleship of its member national churches – connecting, strengthening and expanding.
Fraternal visit to Platanares, Panama: 6–8 June 2016
After a somewhat rough, very wet boat ride through rain storms and ocean waves splashing into our boat, 11 delegates from the annual ICOMB summit were welcomed warmly by Hermes and Aleida Barrigon. Their home is spacious; the food was delicious; and the fellowship connected us in Christ.
Associate director for Latin America appointed:
Rudi Plett, currently the delegate from Vereinigung der Mennoniten Brüder Gemeinden Paraguays (German Mennonite Brethren church in Paraguay) and ICOMB chair, will become half-time associate director under David Wiebe. His assignment is to lead and coach the Latin America MB national churches to strengthen and connect for their greater health and capacity for mission. His other half time role is serving the missionaries in Latin America as regional team leader for MB Mission. We look forward to what God will do, since God has been working already in special ways to bring Rudi (and his wife Ruth) to this point.