Disaster Ministry News


CDS sends new team to respond to Hawaii volcano (June 8, 2018)

Children’s Disaster Services (CDS) has sent a new team to Hawaii to continue the response to the volcanic eruption that was begun by local volunteers Petie Brown and Randy Kawate. The American Red Cross had requested a CDS team to respond on the Big Island of Hawaii. The new team arrived at the Pahoa shelter on Wednesday, June 6. Read more »


Nigeria project aims to save records of victims of Boko Haram violence (June 7, 2018)

The Centre for Caring, Empowerment, and Peace Initiatives (CCEPI) Humanitarian Analysis project tells many stories. Dr. Rebecca S. Dali started the non-governmental organization (NGO) 29 years ago, in 1989 before Boko Haram violence began to plague northern Nigeria. She started CCEPI because she herself experienced hunger, gender-based violence, and extreme poverty growing up. Her passion for those struggling to live in northeast Nigeria led Dali to provide livelihood, trauma healing, protection monitoring, as well as basic food, clothing, and shelter, and most recently re-integration of abducted women into society. Read more »


Devastated Nigerian church denomination conducts Interfaith Peace Conference (May 30, 2018)

Devastated church denomination Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN, the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria) has organized a day-long Interfaith Peace Conference in Yola, the state capital of Adamawa State. President of the denomination, Joel S. Billi, spoke at the occasion urged participants from the major religions, Christians and Muslims, to be ambassadors of peace. Read more »


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BDM Features


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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