Global Mission and Service offers more Nigeria workcamps




A workcamp in Nigeria builds a church
Photo by Donna Parcell

A workcamp in Nigeria builds a church

More Nigeria workcamp opportunities have been announced by the Global Mission and Service office of the Church of the Brethren. American Brethren and others who are interested in joining in a workcamp with members of Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN, the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria) are invited to consider one of two workcamps to be held in April and August.

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A workcamp on April 13-30 will serve at the Chinka Brethren Schools in Nigeria. The location for a workcamp tentatively scheduled for Aug. 17-Sept. 3 has not yet been decided. Participants will need to raise about $2,500 to cover the costs of transportation, food, and supplies. Those who apply for a workcamp are warned that they will face extreme heat in northeast Nigeria, as well as intense sun, and the rigors of life in a developing nation. Variables such as a rise in air fares or visa fees may affect the costs. The dates may vary by a day or two, depending on the availability of flights.

EYN also is planning a series of workcamps for its own members, but the Global Mission and Service office is encouraging Brethren from the US to focus on the April and August events. EYN workcamps are tentatively scheduled for May 11-28, June 15-July 2, July 13-30, Sept. 15-Oct. 1, and Oct. 12-29, with locations yet to be determined. The EYN workcamps are held in cooperation with the BEST group of EYN members and businesspeople.

To express interest in attending the Nigeria workcamp in either April or August, contact Kendra Harbeck in the Global Mission and Service office at 800-323-8039 ext. 388 or kharbeck@brethren.org .

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