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.
Rudi Plett began working for ICOMB (half time) on January 10. His first assignment: joining David Wiebe in India on a national church visit. We taught workshops – “pastor as shepherd” and “pastor as transformation agent” – to pastors in 3 regions. We visited many local church sites who are building new facilities – so much growth! In the Gadwal area, there is an unusually high number of disabled people. Shyam Rao, Academic Dean of the MBC Bible College, has organized a ministry. We distributed outfits to men and women on Sunday in the village of Nagardoddi.
—David Wiebe, executive director, ICOMB