Mennonites are part of the Anabapstist movement, which originated in Western Europe in the 1500’s.
Historically, Anabaptists have emphasized:
- Believer’s baptism
- Simple living
- Practical service
Member-churches now span the globe. Although our beliefs and lifestyles reflect a range of cultures and traditions, we are broadly evangelical.
The Mennonite Guest House is owned and operated by Eastern Mennonite Missions, an agency of the Mennonite churches in Pennsylvania, United States. The Guest House has been managed for these past 40+ years by American Mennonite volunteers. Development work in the region is carried out by Mennonite Central Committee.
Mennonites first came to Eastern Africa as missionaries in 1934, beginning work along the shores of Lake Victoria in what is now Shirati, Tanzania. Several national churches have grown out of their work in the region, along with schools, hospitals, and development projects.
Today, Anabaptists in Swahili-speaking East Africa are concentrated along Lake Victoria, but include churches throughout most parts of Kenya and Tanzania, and a few in Uganda. The total membership is about 70,000 persons in this region. The Anabaptist church in Ethiopia, known as Meserete Kristos Church is the largest in East Africa with nearly 300,000 in attendance.
Click HERE for more information on the work of Eastern Mennonite Missions in Africa.
For more information on Mennonites and Anabaptist churches, visit Third Way Café
Phone: +254 0723-161935
PO Box 14646-00800, Nairobi, Kenya