Item description for Like a Mustard Seed: Mennonites in Paraguay by Edgar Stoesz & Alfred Neufeld...
Overview Like a Mustard Seed tells the inspiring story of the Russian, Canadian, and Mexican Mennonites who, beginning in 1927, emigrated to Paraguay and made a new homeland out of the jungle wilderness. In the succeeding decades, Mennonite communities in Paraguay have established schools, clinics, hospitals, churches, and farms. Edgar Stoesz, who for four decades has held administrative posts with Mennonite Central Committee and other organizations serving in Paraguay, recounts this inspiring story. With faith on the Lord and by the sweat of their brow, these communities of Mennonites in Paraguay have blossomed from humble beginnings, like a mustard seed.
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Studio: Herald Pr
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.9" Width: 5.9" Height: 0.8" Weight: 1.1 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 2008
Publisher Herald Press
ISBN 0836194209 ISBN13 9780836194203
Availability 0 units.
More About Edgar Stoesz & Alfred Neufeld
Edgar Stoesz has spent most of his adult life in nonprofit organizations, both as director and employee. He was a staff member of Mennonite Central Committee for 33 years, seven of those as Associate Executive Secretary. He served as President-CEO of Mennonite Indemnity for 34 years. Stoesz spent six years on the board of Habitat for Humanity International, four of those years as Chair. And while in that position, he worked closely with former President Jimmy Carter. He is currently First Vice President of Hospital Albert Schweitzer (Haiti). Presently he also chairs the board of the American Leprosy mission. In his administrative responsibilities, he has visited more than 50 countries. He has contributed articles to many publications and addressed audiences on a variety of subjects related to his service. He is the author of Doing Good Better and Common Sense for Board Members, and the editor of Meditations for Meetings, all published by Good Books."