LMC – News Notes (April-June Shalom News)

Evangelical Garifuna Mission Joins LMC

Omar Guzman was recently called as Bishop of the Evangelical Garifuna Mission district. On June 24, 2022, the LMC Board of Bishops affirmed the EGM as a network of Garifuna congregations within LMC and as a district of LMC. Bishops gathered with joy around Omar Guzman for prayer and blessing. With approximately 1,200 members, Evangelical Garifuna Mission is now a network of LMC congregations, including 17 in the USA, eight in Honduras, and church plant initiatives in Connecticut, New Jersey, Ohio, Colorado, and Spain.

Western Maryland District – Bishop Transition

Pinto Mennonite Church hosted a special worship service on Sunday, February 12, 2023. Adalberto Santiago and Keith Blank were privileged to represent LMC as Paul T. Livengood was ordained as the new Bishop of the Western Maryland District. Paul attended his first Bishop Board meeting on February 17. Bishop Earl Yoder was honored at the February board meeting  for his years of service in the Western Maryland District.

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