On June 20, three months to the day after Max Villatoro’s deportation to his birth country, Honduras, hundreds of . . .
Central Plains Mennonite Conference
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Father’s Day was set to be difficult for the Villatoro family. Father and children, husband and wife were separated by thousands of miles and a 10-year ban on re-entry to the United States. Yet alongside the pain rang testimonies of hope.
An ecumenical group of church leaders in Venezuela — led by a Mennonite, Erwin Mirabal — describes its educational mission with a metaphor of the gospel of Jesus as a healthy infection.
They say they are “infecting the churches of Venezuela with a sana doctrina (healthy doctrine).”