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Scandal in Bolivian Mennonite Community

The Old Order Amish have struggled to establish settlements outside of the USA and Canada.  The Old Order Mennonites, however, have been much more successful in getting settlements going south of the border.  Mexico has a large Mennonite presence and even further south Brazil and Bolivia both have sizable settlements.   Recently the remote Bolivian Mennonite enclaves have been rocked by rape charges.  I'm not sure what to make the of the situation, but an article in the UK Guardian gives some interesting insight into the community as a whole.   Click here to read.

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This goes along with some of the whispers one has heard thru the years but did not want to believe.

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This is one of the sadest cases I have ever heard of , whether Mennonite or not. I will certainly be praying for all of them.

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Yes, Suzanne, it is a sad case...The settlement is so remote, so insular, that it is hard to pull out all the info but, if true, yes, it is a quite a blot on the Bolivian Mennonite settlement...

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our community here in west union, ohio is getting together tonight and have a prayer meeting for all of the families involved in this very bad injustice on them.

                              nancy and jacob banister and family