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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.

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."

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General secretary, mission and service executive visit with Brethren in Nigeria (April 15, 2014)

Church of the Brethren general secretary Stanley J. Noffsinger has visited Nigeria for the Majalisa or annual meeting of Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN--the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria), with Global Mission and Service executive Jay Wittmeyer. Noffsinger wrote this e-mail report April 14 from the capital city of Abuja on the last day of the trip. Read more »


Children’s Disaster Services responds to Washington mudslide  (April 7, 2014)

Children’s Disaster Services (CDS) deployed seven volunteers in response to the catastrophic mudslide in Snohomish County, Wash. CDS is a program of Brethren Disaster Ministries. The CDS team served in Darrington, a community near the slide location. The response ended Sunday, April 6, having made a total of 83 child contacts, according to CDS associate director Kathy Fry-Miller. Read more »


Brethren Disaster Ministries directs grant aid to Nigerian Brethren affected by violence (March 11, 2014)

Brethren Disaster Ministries is directing $25,000 from the church’s Emergency Disaster Fund (EDF) to aid Ekklesiyar Yan'uwa a Nigeria (EYN--the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria) during a time of escalating violence in northeastern Nigeria. The money will be contributed through EYN’s Compassion Fund. Read more »


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