November 26, 2013
A Children's Disaster Services team is responding today; Illinois and Wisconsin District Disaster Coordinator visits hard-hit town of Washington, Ill.
Brethren Disaster Ministries responds to Illinois tornado outbreak
November 19, 2013
Following an intense outbreak of thunderstorms and tornadoes that heavily impacted parts of Illinois and Indiana on Sunday, Nov. 17, Brethren Disaster Ministries (BDM) is preparing to be involved as needed in those states.
The 'God moments' I have witnessed
July 19, 2013
Rick Koch awoke to a beautiful spring day some 30 years ago, but found a tornado had hit the other side of town. He shares how this and other disaster response experiences have touched his life.
BDM a welcome presence in Schoharie, NY
June 12, 2013
An unassuming brick ranch house in the little village of Schoharie, NY has become the temporary home of BDM volunteers.
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Muslims and Christians are fleeing Maiduguri, a large city in northeastern Nigeria, looking for safer places after Boko Haram insurgents attacked the area over the weekend and the Nigerian army responded, reports EYN staff liaison Markus Gamache. In a separate report Cliff Kindy, a short-term volunteer in Nigeria with Brethren Disaster Ministries, writes about efforts of Ekklesiyar Yan'uwa a Nigeria (EYN, the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria) to serve the thousands who have fled into Maiduguri to escape continuing violent attacks of Boko Haram insurgents on other communities in northeast Nigeria. Read more »
“Since Christmas many displaced persons had returned to their homes in northeast Nigeria,” the Hills report. “They had begun holding services outside burnt and destroyed churches. But last week Boko Haram again attacked some of the same areas causing another wave of confusion and terror. Read more »
More than $500,000 has been raised for the Nigeria Crisis Fund, meeting a matching challenge issued by the Church of the Brethren Mission and Ministry Board last fall. As of Dec. 31, 2014, the Nigeria Crisis Fund had received a total of $506,100.50 in donations. Read more »