Brethren Mission Fund Newsletter Volume 13, Winter 2011

BRF/BMF Work Camp in Haiti

The Brethren Mission Fund is planning a work camp to Haiti from February 26­March 5, 2011. Doug Miller from the Mummerts Congregation (Southern PA District) will be the leader of the work camp. The group will be working alongside Haitian Brethren in building portions of two church buildings. In addition to construction, much emphasis will be placed on relationship building and discipleship encouragement. There is room for up to 15 people to participate in this work camp. The cost of the work camp is $900 plus airfare. If you are interested in participating, please contact Doug Miller at (717) 624-4822, or at dougmillerconstruction©embarqmail.com. You can also contact Earl Eby at (717) 263-7590, or at ebygipe7725©yahoo.com.

BRF/BMF Work Camp
June 20-26, 2011

Brethren Revival Fellowship is panning a work camp to New York City from June 20-26, 2011. The First Church of the Brethren and the First Haitian Church of New York will be partners in this work camp. First Church will house the group, but time will be spent with both congregations, serving and worshipping alongside them in Brooklyn. Work may include neighborhood clean-up, or serving at a local soup kitchen, food pantry, or thrift store. Online registration opens on January 3, 2011. Please visit the BRF website for more information (www. brfwitness.org).

David and Veola Bucher

David Bucher, from the Heidelberg Congregation (ANE District), and his wife Veola, have been serving in prison ministry in Alabama through the “We Care Program” since January of 2003. The BMF committee recently agreed to continue the support of the Buchers at a rate of $8,000 for 2011.

Linc and Kay Myers

Linc and Kay Myers are from the Pleasant View congregation (Southern PA District) and are serving in Budapest, Hungary through SEND International. Linc is teaching missionary children. Recently the BMF committee agreed to support Linc and Kay at a rate of $6,000 in 2011.

Blaine and Sheila Copenhaver

Blaine Copenhaver, from the White Oak Congregation (ANE District), and his wife Sheila, are serving in prison ministry with the “We Care Program” in Atmore, Alabama. Blaine is the assistant chaplain at the Atmore Prison. The BMF committee recently agreed to support the Copenhavers at a rate of $4,000 for 2011.

DR: Book on Christian Integrity

Missionaries in the Dominican Republic have expressed a need for a book to be written on Christian Integrity, to be used as a teaching tool in the DR. They feel that for DR Christians who are seeking to be non-conformed to the culture of corruption around them, a study book on this topic would be a step in the right direction. The total cost for the writing, publishing and translation of such a book into Spanish and Creole would be $4,500. The BMF committee had considered this opportunity in the summer of 2009 and had agreed to contribute $1,500 toward the book only if the project goes forward. At this point there has been no progress on this project, though the BMF is still committed to it.

Jim Myer – Trip to Puerto Rico

Jim Myer has been asked to go to Puerto Rico from January 12-17, 2011. The Church of the Brethren there is expanding and will be requesting funds from the BMF. Jim will be attending various meetings in Puerto Rico in an effort to determine the scope of the work there and the potential need for funds.

Missions Conference – 2011

A missions conference has been planned from February 18-20, 2011 at the Lancaster County Convention Center, Lancaster, PA. For more information about this event please visit the following website, www.missionsfestlancaster.org.

Irvin and Nancy Heishman End Term of Service in the D.R.

Irvin and Nancy Heishman have announced that they will be ending their term of service in the Dominican Republic. They have served as mission-coordinators there for seven and a half years. They have planned to return to the States in December of 2010, where they will begin doing mission interpretation in the American church community.

PRAYER REQUESTS

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.

MISSIONARY NAMES AND ADDRESSES

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]

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

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

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

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BMF’s MISSION STATEMENT

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.

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COMMITTEE MEMBERS & ADDRESSES

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

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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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