Brethren Mission Fund Newsletter Volume 12, Fall 2010

Volume 12, Fall 2010

At the most recent BMF committee meeting in August, an unusually large amount of funds was disbursed. Of course that is why we have these funds in place – to support mission projects. Now we are sharing the need to replenish these funds. Perhaps you or your church could help? We would appreciate your consideration of this. Following are some examples of recent mission support.

Church Leadership Seminar in Haiti
Church Leadership Seminar was held in Haiti for the seventeen Church of the Brethren congregations that have sprung up there over the past several years. Jim Myer was asked to teach at the seminar on Brethren beliefs and practices with an emphasis on the ordinances. The conference was held from August 9-13. Jim instructed the group on trine immersion baptism, Love Feast and Communion, and the Brethren understanding of nonresistance. Also during this time, Jim had opportunity to baptize seven believers and to participate in a Love Feast and Communion.

BMF Work Camp in Haiti
The Brethren Mission Fund is planning to sponsor a work camp to Haiti from February 27-March 5, 2011. The maximum number of people in the group will be limited to 12. The group will either be working on constructing a guesthouse in the Port-au-Prince area or building worship shelters. If you are interested in participating in this work camp please contact Earl Eby.

Taylor Spiess and Kathy Burnside
Taylor Spiess and Kathy Burnside, members of the Springfield Church of the Brethren (Atlantic Northeast District), went to Haiti from August 7-14 to help in the reconstruction of an orphanage. The work project was sponsored by Word FM, a non-profit organization and Christian radio station in Sellersville, PA. The BMF committee agreed to contribute $500 toward each of their expenses for the trip.

Kristalene (Bollinger) Bautista
Kristalene Bautista is from the Middle Creek congregation (Atlantic Northeast District). She, along with her husband Isai, are doing mission work in Oaxaca, Mexico through Commission to Every Nation (CTEN). The BMF has been supporting Kristalene for the past two years. The committee also learned of their desire to better secure their house because of the recent violence and unrest in Oaxaca. Therefore, the committee approved a one-time gift of $1,500 toward better securing their house while also continuing their support of $4,000 for the next year.

John and Shirley Kurtz
John and Shirley Kurtz, members of the Middle Creek congregation (Atlantic Northeast District), moved to Atmore, Alabama in September, 2007, where John became assistant chaplain in the St. Clair Correctional Facility through the We Care Program. The BMF committee approved another one-time gift of $1,000 and will welcome their request for further support in the years to come.

1. That the Church of the Brethren would seek to obey Christ and fulfill the Great Commission.
2. For the missionaries that the Brethren Mission Fund is supporting.
3. That new mission requests and financial resources would be generated.
4. That the BMF committee will have wisdom in responding to requests.


Isai & Kristalene Bautista
Apdo Post 4-28/
Oaxaca, Oax. MEXICO 68051
e-mail: [email protected]

David & Veola Bucher
5704 Iceland Avenue
Birmingham, AL  35224
Phone:  205-786-6165
e-mail: [email protected]

Blaine & Sheila Copenhaver
821 Meadow Drive
Altmore, AL 36502
Phone:  251-259-6310
e-mail:  [email protected]

Irvin & Nancy Heishman
Agape Flights, Inc. DMG 14671
100 Airport Avenue
Venice, FL 34285
e-mail: heishfam(@yahoocom

John & Shirley Kurtz
We Care Program
3493 Highway 21
Atmore, AL 36502
e-mail: [email protected]

Linc & Kay Myers
2049 Diosd
Radnoti utca 1
e-mail: [email protected]

Pat & Karen Myers
21 College Drive RD#1
e-mail: [email protected]

Bettina Weaver
12 White Birch Dr.
Littlestown, PA 17340
Phone: 717-338-3489
e-mail: [email protected]

With the salvation of souls around the world as its chief aim, the Brethren Mission Fund provides a channel through the Brethren Revival Fellowship to help resource sound Brethren mission work or Brethren workers wherever the gospel of Jesus Christ is being presented.

Chairman        – C. Earl Eby, 1840 Falling Springs Road, Chambersburg, PA 17201
Director        – James F. Myer, 234 Keener Rd., Lititz, PA 17543
Vice Chairman   – J. Eric Brubaker, 859 Rettew Mill Rd., Ephrata, PA 17522
Secretary       – Paul W. Brubaker, 954 Lincoln Heights Ave., Ephrata, PA 17522
Treasurer       – Carl L. Brubaker, 1425 Furnace Hill Pike, Lititz, PA 17543
Other Members –
David R. Wenger, 390 Sleepy Hollow Rd., Lititz, PA 17432
Susan M. Wenger, 304 Chestnut Street, Richland, PA 17087

James F. Myer, Director
234 Keener Road
Lititz, PA 17543
(717) 626-5555

Eric & Linda Brubaker, Editors

The Brethren Mission Fund is a ministry of the Brethren Revival Fellowship.

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Contributions may be sent to:
Brethren Mission Fund
P.O. Box 543
Ephrata, PA 17522-0543