Voices for Peace
The Workcamp Team is continuing to plan workcamps as scheduled and it is our hope that we will be able to gather in service and fellowship this summer! As we get closer to the start of workcamps, we will be assessing recommendations from the CDC and following federal and state guidelines for small and large events.
If we need to cancel any workcamps, we will do so on a month-to-month basis. This means that a decision about the Rwanda workcamp will be made on May 1, 2020, a decision about June workcamps will be made on May 8, 2020 and a decision about July workcamps will be made on June 5, 2020. Please continue to register, fill out your workcamp forms, and pay your remaining balance. Be assured that there is a new refund/cancellation policy should it be necessary. We understand that some individuals may not feel comfortable going on a workcamp even if we decide the workcamp will run. Therefore, we will give full refunds (including the deposit) to any participant who notifies us of their cancellation 2 weeks before the start of the workcamp. Should we decide to cancel workcamps, we will give churches and individuals the option to donate all or some of their registration fee to the workcamp ministry.
We pray for those who are ill with COVID-19, for their families, and for health-care workers around the globe who are working hard to provide cures and healing. May we continue to find hope and light and be assured of God’s presence in the midst of all things.
Workcamps are short-term service trips that challenge us to be more aware of ourselves, our communities, and our world so that we may learn to participate in God’s vision of justice for all people.
Spring Break 2020
Brethren Volunteer Service now offers a spring break service trip for college students. Check back in the fall for information about the 2021 spring break trip.
Theme Scripture: Romans 15:1-6 (The Message)
Those of us who are strong and able in the faith need to step in and lend a hand to those who falter, and not just do what is most convenient for us. Strength is for service, not status. Each one of us needs to look after the good of the people around us, asking ourselves, "How can I help?" That's exactly what Jesus did. He didn't make it easy for himself by avoiding people's troubles, but waded right in and helped out. "I took on the troubles of the troubled," is the way Scripture puts it. Even if it was written in Scripture long ago, you can be sure it's written for us. God wants the combination of his steady, constant calling and warm, personal counsel in Scripture to come to characterize us, keeping us alert for whatever he will do next. May our dependably steady and warmly personal God develop maturity in you so that you get along with each other as well as Jesus gets along with us all. Then we'll be a choir - not our voices only, but our very lives singing in harmony in a stunning anthem to the God and Father of our Master Jesus!