Mixing cement Samoa style at the new Brethren Disaster Ministries project site in American Samoa. The site was opened at the end of March. Cliff and Arlene Kindy, and Tom and Nancy Sheen, served as the new site’s first project leaders in April. The group worked with a crew of Samoan construction interns. Above, Tom Sheen (2nd from
Haitians affected by the earthquake are receiving food assistance through Brethren Disaster Ministries and Eglise des Freres Haitiens (the Haitian Church of the Brethren). Food distribution has included rice, oil, canned chicken and fish, and other necessities. (Above, photo by Jenner Alexandre)Below, Jeff Boshart, Brethren Disaster Ministries coordinator for Haiti, visits one of the fields
The following report from Doris Abdullah, Church of the Brethren representative to the United Nations, reports her experience at the 54th Commission on the Status of Women: So exactly what was the 54th meeting of the Commission on the Status of Women from March 1-12 at the United Nations in New York all about anyway?
The Mission and Ministry Board held a blessing and laying on of hands for the new Strategic Planning Working Group during its spring meetings on March 12-16. The new group will help guide the board’s long-range strategic planning process that has begun with this meeting. Members of the working group are named in the
Newsline is the Church of the Brethren e-mail news service. Go to www.brethren.org/newsline to subscribe or unsubscribe. Oct. 21, 2009 “If you love me, you will keep my commandments” (John 14:15). NEWS 1) Annual Conference looks for stories about people taking Jesus seriously. 2) Grants go to Indonesia, American Samoa, Philippines, and Niger. 3) Cincinnati
Newsline Update: Disaster Response Oct. 1, 2009 “The Lord is my shepherd…” (Psalm 23:1a). BRETHREN DISASTER MINISTRIES MONITORS EVENTS IN SAMOA AND INDONESIA Brethren Disaster Ministries is monitoring disaster situations in the South Pacific island of Samoa and surrounding islands, and in Indonesia, through ecumenical partner organization Church World Service (CWS). A massive tsunami swept