Sili buried beside husband at Chibok, among recent losses of EYN members

Ma Sili Ibrahim, aged 102, was buried beside her late husband Ibrahim Ndiriza in a round heart at her home town of Chibok, Borno State, Nigeria. She was among recent losses of members of Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN, the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria). In two releases this week, EYN reported losses among members and an attack on the town of Michika.

The funeral for Ma Sili Ibrahim

Brethren bits for February 22, 2019

Remembrance, personnel notes, prayer requests from Nigeria and Haiti, Bridgewater College project, Dunker Punks podcast, and more

Newsline for February 9, 2019

NEWS 1) Joe A. Detrick and David Sollenberger top Annual Conference ballot for 2019 2) Brethren are invited to spiritual preparation for visioning at Annual Conference 3) National commission considers changes to Selective Service 4) Boko Haram attack three villages in Adamawa State, Nigeria PERSONNEL 5) Emily Tyler begins as director of Brethren Volunteer Service 6) Thriving in Ministry program begins,

Boko Haram attack three villages in Adamawa State, Nigeria

Attackers believed to be Boko Haram insurgents attacked three villages–Shuwari, Kirchinga, and Shuwa–in Madagali Local Government area in Adamawa State, Nigeria, on Feb. 4. The villages are in the northernmost part of the state, north of Mubi.

A map of northeast Nigeria showing Adamawa State

Nigerian Brethren host the Fellowship of Christian Churches in Nigeria

Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN, the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria) has hosted the 64th annual assembly of TEKAN at EYN headquarters in Kwarhi, Nigeria. TEKAN stands for the Fellowship of Christian Churches in Nigeria and includes 15 primarily Hausa-speaking denominations, making it the largest Christian ecumenical body in Nigeria.