Low German Ministry in Bolivia & Paraguay
David and Sieglinde Toews
The Toews family produces Low German Music and Low German radio broadcasting that reach people in Bolivia and all over the world. They support and educate worship leaders and partner with local churches in reaching youth and children through outreach programs and camps.
Through their songs on radio broadcasting, the Toews reach people who are a part of very closed and restrictive Mennonite communities.
Rudy, Wilma & Giovanni Toews
Rudy and Wilma have an extensive ministry in Bolivia working with the Low German Mennonites. They visit the colonies, distributing Bibles and sharing the Gospel. They do street ministry in Sant Cruz and discipleship ministry at Guia de Paz Rehab center for men and woman. The Toews also help in the local Church with singing, prayer groups, teaching Sunday school and youth leadership development. They work with the Mission board and help build houses for people that need to get out of the old colony.
Check out their new blog to keep up to date on their ministry!
Trudy Buhler started her ministry in Bolivia in the fall of 2012. She was born in Bolivia and after her conversion to Jesus Christ she was able to come to Canada to learn the English language and to improve her education.
Trudy is now working at the Mennonite Zemtrum in Santa Cruz, Boliva, working in administration and book-keeping.
Trudy is also involved in the distribution of Low German Bibles and other Christian literature. She serves in the local church with children and youth as well.
Gerhard and Susanna Fehr
The Fehr’s work among indigenous Spanish speaking churches and the old Mennonite colonies through-out the country.
He Pastors a few churches, translates Christian literature from Spanish to low German, and works with many youth. Just recently, he baptized 20 new believers.
Gerhard and Susana spend much of their time reaching out to Low German speaking people, sharing with them the Good News of Jesus.
Daniel and Heather Giesbrecht
With a Low German Speaking Ministry Focus, Daniel and Heather are preparing to become full-time missionaries in Bolivia. Their plan is to work alongside the Toews in radio ministry and Mennonite Colony outreach.
Bryan and Terry Harms
Bryan and Terry Harms are developing a ministry center in the downtown core of Caxias do Sul, Brazil, with the purpose of establishing a new outreach to unchurched in the area. Plans are to also use the center as a base for encouraging and coaching new church-planters for the mountain cities of Rio Grande do Sul, and for church planters in the Christian Associates network, and to launch in November, 2013. Bryan, born of missionary parents, and Terry, a native of Caxias do Sul, Brazil, have been involved with church-planting and the training of Brazilian leaders from 1985 to 1994, and 2007 to the present. They have two grown children, Samuel (10/1988) and Sara (9/1986), both resident in Abbotsford, BC.
Associacao Menonita Beneficiente-AMB
AMB is a Mennonite missionary organization, located in the colony Witmarsum – Palmeira, Paraná, Brazil. We aim to practice love of neighbor as Jesus himself did. As it is written in Matthew, we want to preach the gospel to the body, soul and spirit.Together with our friends want to alleviate poverty in the villages, helping people in need, so they have the ability to have a better life and greater dignity. Help us, please come to our missionary work. More information about the work of AMB, its various projects and the difference that the AMB is doing you will find on this page. Our goal is to offer help that leads to self-help.