LAMB district gathers

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Weekend convention includes business, worship 

from a report by Ed Boschman

Church members and leaders from the eight churches in South Texas that comprise the Latin American Mennonite Brethren District Conference (LAMB) met Feb. 5-6 for their annual convention.

More than 35 leaders gathered Saturday to review district and local church statistics, leadership, services and events and to approve a new district budget. For the first time, the district budget includes support for the national conference, indicating a growing desire to partner with the larger USMB family.

An estimated 200 attended a district-wide rally Sunday afternoon that included worship and communion. Guest speaker Ed Boschman, USMB executive director, encouraged attendees to “tell the Jesus story” across cultural boundaries, as Philip did in Acts 8.

“It was refreshing to be with our Latin American brothers and sisters,” Boschman says. “There is a growing anticipation of what God will do among them and through them in their next chapter of ministry.” Among the things contributing to district excitement: The district is sending students to the National Youth Convention this month, and the Mission (Texas) MB Church is looking to build and expand.

The district gatherings were followed by a day of leadership training with pastors and key leaders from local churches.

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