Next Nigeria workcamp is scheduled for January

Church of the Brethren Newsline
October 7, 2017

A workcamp in Nigeria builds a church. Photo by Donna Parcell.

by Kendra Harbeck

Global Mission and Service invites participants to join a workcamp organized by Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN, the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria). Workcamp dates, including travel to and from Nigeria, are Jan. 5-22, 2018.

Participants will work in a EYN-directed construction project, such as rebuilding a church or health clinic that has been destroyed by Boko Haram violence. Other key elements of the experience will be attending worship services and visiting EYN and partner programs that have been supported by the Nigeria Crisis Response. Most importantly, participants will have the opportunity to hear first-hand stories of what Nigerian Brethren have experienced and build relationships with these sisters and brothers in Christ.

The cost is approximately $2,600. This amount varies depending on the cost of airfare, and also includes Nigerian visa fees, construction materials, and food, travel, and lodging while in Nigeria. Participants are encouraged to seek financial support from congregations, and to share about the experience with the congregation upon their return.

More information and registration information can be found at or contact Kendra Harbeck at or 847-429-4388.

Prayerfully consider this opportunity to express solidarity with EYN through labor and fellowship, and be changed in the process!

— Kendra Harbeck is manager of Global Mission and Service for the Church of the Brethren.

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