Workcamp constructs church for displaced Nigerians




Participants construct a church for displaced Nigerians at the
Photo by Jay Wittmeyer

Participants construct a church for displaced Nigerians at the "Nigeria Nehemiah Workcamp."

The first of a series of workcamps to rebuild churches has been taking place in Nigeria. The series is connected with the Nigeria Crisis Response, a joint effort of the Church of the Brethren and Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN, the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria). At this workcamp, a group of nine Brethren from several different congregations have helped construct a church for displaced Nigerians.

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Among those joining the workcamp was Jay Wittmeyer, executive director of Global Mission and Service for the Church of the Brethren, who reported via Facebook: “The Nigerian Nehemiah workcamp, building a church building for families displaced from Chibok and Michika. After a worship service of welcome and praise, we leveled the floor and poured part of the foundation.”

The workcampers have served alongside Nigerian Brethren to build a new church in an area where many IDPs (Internally Displaced People) have re-settled. BEST, the Brethren Evangelical Support Trust related to EYN, has helped to sponsor the project and host.

Wittmeyer has posted a short video clip of the workcamp on his Facebook page. For information about upcoming Nigeria workcamps planned for 2017 go to www.brethren.org/nigeriacrisis/action.html .

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