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 »


Children’s Disaster Services offers spring training workshops (January 26, 2018)

Children’s Disaster Services (CDS) is offering several training workshops for volunteers this spring, in a variety of locations across the country. CDS volunteers work at the invitation of the American Red Cross and FEMA to care for children and families affected by disaster. Find out more about the ministry of CDS and how to become involved at www.brethren.org/cds . Read more »


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BDM Features


Giving our best in Prattsville, NY
October 18, 2012
It's been over a year since Hurricane Irene flooded Prattsville, N.Y. BDM arrived in July 2012, and the sawdust is flying!

Moments of discovery in Prattsville, New York
August 17, 2012
“I almost think it’s fake; I almost can’t believe it,” said one Prattsville homeowner of the BDM volunteer work teams. “But I see it and it must be real.”

Incredible school kit drive
August 9, 2012
The miraculous way this CWS School Kit drive came together was the highlight of Jeanne Smith's summer.

BDM welcomes Hallie Pilcher
July 20, 2012
Hallie Pilcher, from Roanoke, Va., is "very excited" to join the BDM staff.

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