Africa Inter-Mennonite Mission

Classification scheme: 
XV-89 (s.c.)

Title: Africa Inter-Mennonite Mission fonds

Dates of creation: Mar 1984

Physical description: 70 pages of textual records

Administrative history:  Originally formed by two Mennonite conferences in the United States as The Congo Inland Mission, this organization became the Africa Inter-Mennonite Mission (AIMM) in 1972. Following the name change, the mission expanded into Lesotho (1973), Botswana (1975), Burkina Faso (1978) and the Transkei (1982). In 1984, the five partner groups were: Evangelical Mennonite Church, General Conference of Mennonites, Evangelical Mennonite Brethren, Evangelical Mennonite Conference of Canada and the Mennonite Brethren Church. In 2011, AIMM consisted of eight member conferences from North America, Europe and Africa.

Custodial history: Donated to the Archives at an unknown time

Scope and content: The AIMM Handbook (March 1984). The handbook describes AIMM's history, objectives, approach to mission in Africa, and logistical details of AIMM operations. 

Notes: For photographs related to AIMM search the Mennonite Archival Image Database.
Further materials related to AIMM may be found by searching the Archives.
An encyclopedia entry for AIMM may be found in GAMEO.
Original archival description created 2017 by Laureen Harder-Gissing.

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