The first Mennonites in Puerto Rico arrived from North America in 1943, conscientious objectors and volunteers who established hospitals, schools, and agricultural and economic development projects. Later Mennonites came to plant churches. Gradually, through contacts and outreach, a Mennonite Puerto Rican culture emerged. Island-born individuals moved into active roles within Mennonite institutions and churches. This collection of stories by persons who participated in this process brings to life a fascinating mosaic of this history.