13th Annual Workcamp
January to February 1998
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
- 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.
For additional information contact:
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
Completed 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).