Brethren Mission Fund Newsletter Volume 17, Winter 2015


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.

Brandon Wenger
Brandon Wenger is a member of the Midway Congregation, Lebanon, PA (ANE District). He is a recent graduate of Penn State University and has decided to serve with Disciple Makers, a ministry to college students. His goal is to begin serving at the end of 2014. He would like to raise $4,200 of monthly support, of which $2,100 will go toward his salary. The BMF committee has agreed to support Brandon at a rate of $3,000 over the next year.

Holly (Long) Martin
Holly (Long) Martin is a member of the Welsh Run Church of the Brethren (Mid-Atlantic District). She and her husband Ben have (4) children. They have been serving in El Chal, Guatemala through Mennonite Air Missions. Ben does machinery repair and preaches regularly at the local Mennonite Church. They receive monthly support from the mission and are accountable both to the mission and to the Mennonite Church. The BMF committee approved a one-time gift of $3,000 to help cover their monthly living expenses.

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 2015.

Linc and Kaye Myers
Linc and Kaye Myers are from the Pleasant View congregation (South-ern 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 Kaye at a rate of $6,000 in 2015.

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 has again agreed to support the Copenhavers in 2015 in the amount of $5,000.

Haiti Worship “Centers”
In recent years, the BMF had pledged to contribute $40,000 toward the construction of Worship Shelters in Haiti. As of the Fall of 2013, about $20,000 had already been given. And at the August 2013 BMF meeting, the committee decided to contribute another $20,000 to the project over the next year. However, because of a surplus of funds, only about $5,000 of the $20,000 was actually sent. The committee has been made aware that although the Worship Shelters are useful and appreciated, the Haitians are often looking for more permanent structures, which include concrete floors and masonry walls.

The Church of the Brethren in Haiti recently held their general assembly where it was decided that rather than building smaller worship shelters, they would like to focus on (3) congregations, where they would build more substantial buildings. They have requested that the money designated for the “worship shelters” be expanded to include these larger buildings.

Therefore, the BMF committee has agreed to change its designation from “worship shelters” to “worship centers,” so that the funds which have already been given could be used to build the larger buildings. The BMF committee also agreed to release another $5,000 payment of the $20,000 that had been previously committed.

Mission Work in the “Horn of Africa”
Over the past year, the BMF committee has been supporting a local medical worker from Pennsylvania who is serving as a doctor in the Horn of Africa. At a recent meeting, the committee decided to increase next year’s support to $4,000.

Appeal for Funds
As we enter 2015, please consider contributing, individually or as a church, to the Brethren Mission Fund (BMF). We are committed to supporting members of the Church of the Brethren (CoB) who are working in soul-saving mission endeavors. Our goal is to stimulate mission activity in the CoB, something which has been too dormant for far too long. We are regularly dispensing funds to try to accomplish this.


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.
5. For those people who are serving Christ in areas where there is open opposition to the Gospel. Pray for their safety and effectiveness.


Sharon Bruckhart
5 Brookside Drive
Wetumpka, AL 36092
Phone: (334) 478-4824
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
Atmore, AL 36502
Phone: (251) 259-6310
e-mail: [email protected]

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

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

Ken & Janet Winebark
Mercy Ships
P.O. Box 2020
Lindale, TX 75771-2020
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, 6327 Wayne Highway, Waynesboro, PA 17268
Director – James F. Myer, 234 Keener Rd., Lititz, PA 17543
Vice Chairman – Paul E. Schildt, P.O. Box 20, East Berlin, PA 17316
Secretary – J. Eric Brubaker, 859 Rettew Mill Rd., Ephrata, PA 17522
Treasurer – Carl L. Brubaker, 1425 Furnace Hill Pike, Lititz, PA 17543
Other Members –
Susan M. Wenger, 304 Chestnut Street, Richland, PA 17087
Dale Wolgemuth, 2180 Hossler Road, Manheim, PA 17545
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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Brethren Mission Fund
P.O. Box 543
Ephrata, PA 17522-0543