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A Volunteer’s Observations Serving with Brethren Disaster Ministries
March 23, 2015
I was invited to go with a group from Indian Creek Church of the Brethren for a week of volunteering with Brethren Disaster Ministries. That week was one of the most significant events in my life and I really fell in love with BDM.

Typhoon Haiyan recovery aided by $175,000 in disaster grants
July 8, 2014
Typhoon Haiyan cut a 1,000-mile wide gash across the lush Philippine Islands on November 9, 2013.

CDS holds seminar for project managers
July 3, 2014
Thirty-four Children's Disaster Services (CDS) project managers gathered in June for a 3-day leadership seminar at the Zigler Hospitality Center in New Windsor, Md.

The travelling wooden tray
June 17, 2014
Carolyn Pyles was surprised when she found that David Fifer put her beautiful handmade tray up for bid at the Shenandoah District Auction & Sale. Can she get it back?

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CCEPI distribution: A story from the relief effort in Nigeria (January 6, 2015)

On Dec. 10 the Center for Caring, Empowerment, and Peace Initiatives (CCEPI) team gathered food supplies at the temporary headquarters of Ekklesiyar Yan'uwa a Nigeria (EYN, the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria). Displaced families had gathered and were already registered for ease in distribution. CCEPI is one of the EYN-connected NGOs that is being funded by Brethren Disaster Ministries through its Nigeria relief appeal. Read more »


Brethren Disaster Relief Auction gives half million dollars for Nigeria relief (December 22, 2014)

After a special request for support of the Nigeria Crisis Response, the Brethren Disaster Relief Auction board has allocated $500,000 to the Church of the Brethren Emergency Disaster Fund (EDF) which is administered by Brethren Disaster Ministries. This is the auction’s largest grant ever to the EDF and the disaster relief work of the Church of the Brethren. Read more »


Brethren Disaster Ministries leader returns from trip to Nigeria, reports on EYN progress in midst of crisis (December 22, 2014)

How can we find ways to find hope in this crisis in Nigeria? The core leadership of Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN, the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria) is safely settling into temporary homes and establishing an annex or temporary headquarters for the church. In our many meetings with EYN leadership the challenge is clearly daunting, but we found time to laugh and rejoice in God. Read more »


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