Mission Office Sends New Program Volunteers to South Sudan, Nigeria

A new volunteer has begun serving in South Sudan on behalf of the Church of the Brethren, and two new staff soon will arrive in Nigeria. The three are program volunteers for the denomination’s Global Mission and Service office, and will work as seconded staff for Sudanese and Nigerian organizations respectively.

Jocelyn Snyder of Hartville (Ohio) Church of the Brethren has begun work in South Sudan through Brethren Volunteer Service. She is working in the area of Yei with a focus on HIV/AIDS and as a youth minister. In South Sudan, she joins two other Church of the Brethren program volunteers: Jillian Foerster, who is serving with RECONCILE, and Athanasus Ungang, working to establish and build a new Brethren Mission Center in the town of Torit.

In related news, Global Mission and Service is planning a workcamp to South Sudan in the spring of 2013 to work on construction of the new Brethren Mission Center. Indicate interest in the workcamp by e-mailing mission@brethren.org .

Carl and Roxane Hill have been named as seconded staff with Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN–the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria). They will teach at Kulp Bible College, on the headquarters compound of EYN. The couple hope to leave for Nigeria before Christmas. In Nigeria, they join Carol Smith who is serving as a Church of the Brethren teacher at the EYN Secondary School.

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