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Newsline: Nigeria workcamp is announced for 2009
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Newsline: Church of the Brethren News Service -- June 19, 2008
Cheryl Brumbaugh-Cayford, News Director
800-323-8039 ext. 260 -- email@example.com
>NIGERIA WORKCAMP IS ANNOUNCED FOR 2009
(June 19, 2008) Elgin, IL -- A special call has been issued for skilled
carpenters and plumbers for the 2009 annual Nigeria workcamp, jointly
sponsored by the Church of the Brethren, Ekklesiyar Yan'uwa a Nigeria
(EYN--the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria), and Mission 21 (formerly
Those willing to do general manual labor are also welcome for event
scheduled for Feb. 8-March 8, 2009. Leading the workcamp will be
Dave Whitten, Nigeria mission coordinator for the Church of the
At EYN Headquarters, the group will help construct a teacher's house
for the Comprehensive Secondary School and complete the HIV/AIDS
office building that was started in 2008. On the work project, American
and European participants will work together with Nigerian Christians.
Workcampers also will have opportunities to worship in EYN churches
and be hosted in the homes of church members.
Former workcamper Kathleen D. Brinkmeier, pastor of First Church of
the Brethren in Rockford, Ill., encourages participation from personal
experience: "Before going on my first journey I had believed that
workcamp missions were for the young and energetic believers, but I
found that age and energy are not directly related. Our workcamp was
diversified in age and in country of origin, and every participant was
encouraged to use their individual gifts--and we did that and worked as a
huge team. I urge anyone that has ever felt God tug at the strings of your
heart and whisper, 'Go into all the world, making disciples,' to take this
opportunity and walk in faith."
Approximate cost of $2,200 includes round-trip travel from the closest
airport in the continental US, and living expenses while in Nigeria.
Participants must be age 18 or older. Those ages 14-17 may participate if
accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who is participating in the
For information and an application form go to
contact Justin Barrett at the Global Mission Partnerships Office,
firstname.lastname@example.org 800-323-8039 ext. 230. The deadline for
applications is Oct. 10.
The Church of the Brethren is a Christian denomination committed to
continuing the work of Jesus peacefully and simply, and to living out its
faith in community. The denomination is based in the Anabaptist and
Pietist faith traditions and is one of the three Historic Peace Churches. It
celebrates its 300th anniversary in 2008. It counts more than 125,000
members across the United States and Puerto Rico, and has missions and
sister churches in Nigeria, Brazil, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and
># # #
>For more information contact:
>Director of News Services
>Church of the Brethren General Board
>1451 Dundee Ave., Elgin, IL 60120
>800-323-8039 ext. 260
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