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Paraguay

Just a quarter-of-a-century old, the Evangelical Methodist Community of Paraguay has over 2,000 members served by fewer than five elders. Training and development of indigenous leaders trained in Methodist theology is in the beginning stages.

Though Methodists began mission work in Paraguay in 1888, the Evangelical Methodist Community of Paraguay is just over a quarter of a century old.

The church supports a daycare in Asunción and two schools in poor neighborhoods, and relationships with the Theological Seminary and the New Horizon Methodist School in Lambaré. The Methodist Community in Paraguay reaches out in mission with indigenous Qom people living in the northern region of the country. A market space, provided by Global Ministries, gives indigenous artisans a place to market and sell their hand-made goods.

Global Ministries has provided a large house as a market for the sale of handicrafts made by the Indians. There are two Advance projects in relationship with the Theological Seminary and the New Horizon Methodist School. A missionary placement was established in the Mary Jo Phillips Daycare.

The Evangelical Methodist Community of Paraguay has partnerships with Mission Society, Latin American Missionaries, the Korean Methodist Church of New Jersey and Korea, and the Methodist Church of Brazil.


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