Mennonite Board of Missions Auxiliary Records, 1977-2005
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Brief Description: Records include the by-laws of the auxiliary (1988), meeting minutes and reports (1979 - 2005), and administrative records.
Held at:
Mennonite Church USA Archives
3145 Benham Ave, Ste. 1
Elkhart, IN 46517
Phone: 574-523-3080
Email: History [at] MennoniteUSA.org
Record Series Number: IV/032
Created by: Mennonite Board of Missions. Auxiliary
Volume: 0.5 Linear Feet
Acquired: 04/22/2014.
Arrangement: Flat
Biographical Note for Mennonite Board of Missions. Auxiliary :

The Mennonite Board of Missions Auxiliary was formed in 1979.  A. J. Metzler served as its first president.  The auxiliary was created in order to promote the work of the mission board and to assist office staff in administrative tasks, specifically preparing mailings and making phone calls.  Its members appear to have been former mission workers.

The auxiliary continued to serve the Mennonite Mission Network after the denominational merger in 2001.  As technology changed and large mailings were outsourced, the auxiliary was called upon less frequently to prepare mailings.  The auxiliary remained important in promoting mission work in their congregations. In 2009, the auxiliary's name changed to Friends of the Mission Network. Presidents of the auxiliary include Vicki Hoffman (1980-1981), Silas Smucker (1982-1985), John Lehman (1986-1987), John Friesen (1988-1989), Oscar Weaver (1990-1991), John Lehman (1991-1993), Ruth Bauman (1993-1995), Frank Byler (1996-1998), John Friesen (2003-2004), Jacob Flisher (2005), Glen Musselman (2006-2007), John Bohn (2008-2009), and Lawrence Greaser (2010-2012).  Presidents between 1999 and 2002 are unknown.

Access Restrictions: These materials are open for public research.
Subject Index
Mennonite Board of Missions - Administration
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with 17 U.S.C. Copyright owned by the Mennonite Church USA Archives.
Acquisition Notes: Mennonite Mission Network, Acc. 2014-029
PreferredCitation: Mennonite Board of Missions Auxiliary Records, 1977-2005.  IV-32.  Mennonite Church USA Archives - Goshen.  Goshen, Indiana.