Disaster Ministry News


Just by our being there: Reflections on a workcamp in Nigeria (February 8, 2018)

One of the older Nigerian workcampers came up to me in our second week in Michika and said, “You are an inspiration. If you can leave your comfortable lives to come here and work with us, then I too can come out of my home to work on my church.” Read more »


Church of the Brethren and EYN volunteers intermingle in Nigeria church rebuilding (February 8, 2018)

In continued work together to rebuild the devastated church denomination in Nigeria, members of Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria) and the Church of the Brethren in the US converged at the tumble-down church building of EYN’s LCC No. 1, Michika congregation in Adamawa State. This is the place where EYN president Joel Billi pastored until Sept. 7, 2014, when the church was attacked, and some members were killed. Assistant pastor Yahaya Ahmadu was shot to death and the entire church structure including the pastorium, offices, schools, library, stores, church building, and property, was set ablaze by the Islamist Jihadists known as Boko Haram. Read more »


EDF gives grants to Brethren Disaster Ministries projects (January 26, 2018)

Brethren Disaster Ministries has directed grants from the Church of the Brethren’s Emergency Disaster Fund (EDF) to the Disaster Recovery Support Initiative and the task of developing new project sites following the 2017 hurricane and fire season. In addition, a grant has been given to assist families displaced by violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Read more »


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BDM Features


Messages of thanks from Holton, Ind.
June 11, 2013
"Our yards were clean, but our homes were still gone," said a couple from Holton, Ind. Then "the Brethren came into our lives."

BDM offers advice on how to help tornado survivors
May 23, 2013
In the wake of the Moore, Okla. tornado, Brethren Disaster Ministries suggests practical ways to help.

BDM aids village in South Sudan
March 22, 2013
The remote South Sudan village of Lafon suffered a destructive fire on January 25. Brethren Disaster Ministries has provided a grant to help the village recover.

Volunteers work through winter in Upstate New York
March 15, 2013
Many dedicated souls have been braving blustery winter weather in Binghamton and Prattsville, New York, the sites of two ongoing Brethren Disaster Ministries recovery projects.

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