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Istmina Mennonite Brethren Church

Pastor and Local Coordinator

Mennonite Brethren Church

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MCC provides supplies to Gaza and more - The Mennonite

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"There is definitely a temptation to grow coca, especially in rural communities," says Manuel Mosquera, pastor of the Istmina Mennonite Brethren Church and coordinator of "Food not Coca."


Colombian MBs Respond To Flood | US Mennonite Brethren

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"Service to the community is the mission of the church, it is part of our Mennonite identity" says Manuel Mosquera, a Mennonite Brethren pastor and local coordinator of the emergency aid response.

Members of the illegally armed groups are also present in Istmina, and Mosquera and his congregation are well aware that assisting those harassed by these groups could put them in the line of fire. "As long as we are alive there is hope, and there are opportunities to serve," says Mosquera.


"There is definitely a temptation to ...

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"There is definitely a temptation to grow coca, especially in rural communities," explains Manuel Mosquera, pastor of the Istmina Mennonite Brethren Church and coordinator of "Food not Coca."

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"Our vision is to improve the living standards of the participants, to help them keep farming food crops and keep them from getting involved in the production of coca," says Mosquera.
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Mosquera encourages a focus on maintaining healthy soil and a quality product.
Few are living off proceeds from the project, but Mosquera is encouraged. "Production is still not enough to enjoy the benefits," notes Mosquera, "but they are learning how to work together, how to share responsibilities."
He plans to encourage people living in towns to begin small gardens in their own yards. "It will involve more education," says Mosquera. "Even if they aren't able to earn money by selling what their gardens produce, they can save money and use it on something else."
Mosquera has many new ideas for the region.


It is part of our Mennonite ...

mcc.org [cached]

It is part of our Mennonite identity," said Manuel Mosquera, pastor of the Istmina Mennonite Brethren church and local coordinator of the emergency aid response.


Kansas MCC Mennonite Relief Sale - About MCC

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"There is definitely a temptation to grow coca, especially in rural communities," explains Manuel Mosquera, pastor of the Istmina Mennonite Brethren Church and coordinator of "Food not Coca."

"Our vision is to improve the living standards of the participants, to help them keep farming food crops and keep them from getting involved in the production of coca," says Mosquera.
...
Mosquera encourages a focus on maintaining healthy soil and a quality product.
Few are living off proceeds from the project, but Mosquera is encouraged. "Production is still not enough to enjoy the benefits," notes Mosquera, "but they are learning how to work together, how to share responsibilities."
He plans to encourage people living in towns to begin small gardens in their own yards. "It will involve more education," says Mosquera. "Even if they aren't able to earn money by selling what their gardens produce, they can save money and use it on something else."
Mosquera has many new ideas for the region.

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