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                                               Disaster Relief Projects

                    Once again hammers are ringing and saws are whirring on disaster relief
             projects around the country.  If your congregation is getting into the action, sup-
             port is available through the District Witness Commission.

                •  Up to $200 per person (up to ten people) for Church of the Brethren spon-
                    sored projects.

                •  Up to $100 per person (up to ten people) for non-Brethren projects.

             The funds have come to us by a generous donation from the Disaster Relief Auc-
             tion.  If you would like to know more, call or email Witness Commission chair Chris

             Elliott at 717-262-3154 or cwelliott56@gmail.com.















                              Continue to pray for the developing
               Church of the Brethren in the Great Lakes region of
               Africa.  As we seek God's will in discerning the best
               means of support – finances, teaching missions, work
               camps – it is prayer that
               is needed most.  There are hindrances to followers of Christ in every culture
               and context, so the African churches are not unique in that regard.  But being
               aware of the special challenges they face can help us pray more specifically.
                      The poverty of many families is very debilitating.  Those among us who
               have been unemployed might feel great empathy for them.  Parents unable to
               feed, clothe and educate their children are especially vulnerable to
               discouragement.  A very large majority of women have been sexually
               traumatized.  Many more have witnessed or experienced extreme violence.
                      Pray for the leadership as they develop trauma healing seminars, sewing
               programs, small business micro-loans, and so forth.  Support can be channeled
               through the Global Food Crisis Fund and Global Mission and Service of the
               Church of the Brethren.
                      If your congregation or organization would be interested in a
               presentation of the trip to the Great Lakes Africa churches, call or email Chris
               Elliott (717-262-3154 or cwelliott56@gmail.com).
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