CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN NETWORK
Continuing the work of Jesus : Peacefully ~ Simply ~ Together
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To provide an opportunity to live and work together in Nigeria with Christians from the Church of the Brethren, Ekklesiyar Yan'uwa a Nigeria (EYN), and the Basel Mission in Europe.
Continued construction of a secondary school next to EYN Headquarters located near Mubi. With the current economic and governmental conditions in Nigeria, there is a need to provide continuous quality education for the members of EYN. Participants must be willing to do physical labor including masonry, carpentry, painting, plastering and cooking. Construction experience is helpful but not required. A willingness to interact with the other workcampers and participate in activities is expected.
- Meet with EYN leadership and worship in local churches
- Visit village markets and other cultural events
- Discuss topics of mutual interest with Nigerians
- Spend a night or two in a Nigerian home
- See mission programs in action and meet their staff
On the project, dormitory style with the Nigerians (no private accommodations). Other times in guest houses and /or homes. Meals will consist of a variety of Nigerian food and sometimes simple American food. Participants should come prepared for a culinary experience.
$1995 - This includes round trip travel from the closest airport and all living expenses while in Nigeria. Note: Travel expenses incurred to enable donated services are often tax deductible. Consult your tax advisor regarding this deduction.
Jeff Mummau is the workcamp coordinator. Jeff has participated in six workcamps to Nigeria, as well as leading several tour bus trips to National Youth Conference. The Basel Mission and EYN will each appoint a representative to work with Jeff on the total leadership of the workcamp while in Nigeria.
Kulp & Hellser PlaqueFor additional information contact:
Jeff Mummau and local pastor Ibrahim Watu
1995 Workcamp Group
Local church committee
EYN Garkida Church #1
EYN District Choirs
Monroe Good discussing future work project with EYN officials
Making sun-baked mud bricks
Constructing KBC Student Home (OSHA approved scaffolding?)
School retreats from classrooms to the shade of trees
Boys at play with trucks made from corn stalks
Gleaners on the threshing floor
What is it?
Jeff Mummau, Nigerian Workcamp Coordinator
1662 Sheaffer Road
Elizabethtown, PA 17022
717 367-2269 voice and fax
Mervin Keeney, Director of Global Mission Partnerships
Church of the Brethren General Offices
1451 Dundee Avenue
Elgin IL 60120
1-800-323-8039Completed applications are due by September 1, 1997
Jointly sponsored by EYN (Nigeria), Basel Mission (Switzerland), and the Office of Global Mission Partnerships of the Church of the Brethren General Board (USA).