Brethren Mission Fund — Winter 2022

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 their level of support in the coming year of $9,000.

Hannah Sollenberger
In our Summer, 2021 edition of this newsletter we reported on BMF’s support of Hannah Sollenberger. Hannah is a member of the Trinity Brethren Fellowship church in Waynesboro, PA. Hannah is 19-years old and was asked by the Tidings of Peace Christian School (York, PA) to tutor/teach three elementary age girls. The school was not financially able to hire a teacher for these girls but wanted to meet this need. Therefore, the Trinity Brethren Fellowship agreed to support Hannah for 5 months, at a rate of $400/month. The BMF committee approved a one-time gift of $500 for this work.

Recently Hannah gave this update on her work:
“Thank you all for your support and prayers. When I moved to York, PA in March (2021), I began tutoring 3 new students full time at Tidings of Peace Christian School (TOPCS). In June and July, I continued working with the girls doing summer school. This school year, I am working at TOPCS as a teacher’s aide for the 3rd & 4th grade classroom, but I still do some tutoring with the girls I worked with last year. I also help in their home after school a few days each week. I’ve been very blessed in getting to know and work with this family and the ministries of Tidings of Peace.”

Mission Work in the “Horn of Africa”
Over the past number of years, the BMF committee had been supporting a local medical worker from Pennsylvania who was serving as a doctor in the Horn of Africa. In our Summer, 2020 edition of this newsletter, we reported that this medical worker had returned to the States because of the Coronavirus. However, the BMF committee agreed to continue support at least until the end of that year.

Since then, this worker has been working in the United States. However, in March of 2022, this worker is tentatively planning an exploratory trip back to the Horn of Africa to check on the possibility of a team returning there. Please keep these endeavors in your prayers.

Alpha & Omega Community Center
The Alpha and Omega Community Center in Lancaster, PA, is associated with the Alpha and Omega Fellowship (Atlantic Northeast District). In a recent Newsletter, Community Center Director Joel Pena reported that Lancaster has been described as “America’s refugee capital, [welcoming] 20 times more refugees per capita than the average in the rest of the country.” The Alpha and Omega Community Center has a long history of ministry to refugees, as well as the Hispanic community in the city of Lancaster. Along with some other capital needs, the newsletter reported that the Center is in need of $9,000 to complete a driveway project at the facility. The BMF Committee decided to give a one-time gift of $5,000 toward this project.

The Homegoing of Barbara Eby
On Friday, December 10, 2021, Barbara Eby fell asleep for the last time. Her faith in the saving and transforming power of Jesus Christ was finally realized. Barb was the wife for 44 years of Earl Eby, the chairman of the Brethren Mission Fund (BMF). Together Earl and Barb served in a lifetime of Christian ministry. In the 1990’s they served for 9-years with an inner-city Church of the Brethren in Philadelphia, PA, partly supported by Brethren Revival Fellowship (BRF). In the early 2000’s they served for over 3-years in the Dominican Republic, partially supported by the BMF. Since then, they have lived in Chambersburg, PA where Barb has poured out her heart in local Christian ministry.

Her battle with cancer started in 2004, and for the last six years she courageously fought against Stage-IV metastatic breast cancer. The following link can be used to find her obituary and some essays she wrote in the last 18 months

The memorial service link is also recorded and is available for listening along with the Memorial Service Program. Barb will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Please remember Earl and his family as they grieve her loss.


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 Road, Lititz, PA 17543
Vice Chairman – Nathan West, 3766 Edenville Road, Chambersburg, PA 17202
Treasurer – Carl L. Brubaker, 1425 Furnace Hills Pike, Lititz, PA 17543
Secretary – J. Eric Brubaker, 859 Rettew Mill Road, Ephrata, PA 17522

Other Members –
Susan M. Wenger, 304 Chestnut Street, Richland, PA 17087
Dale Wolgemuth, 39 North Linden Street, Manheim, PA 17545


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.


David & Viola Bucher
5704 Iceland Avenue

Birmingham, AL 35224
Phone: (205) 786-6165
Email: [email protected]

Jeremy Hess
P.O. Box 22185
Louisville, KY 40252
Phone: (717) 575-2723
Email: [email protected]

Jason & Nicole Hoover
San Juan de La Maguana
Dominican Republic
Phone: (809) 769-9478
Email: [email protected]

Fawn Jacobs
811 Deatsville Highway, Apt. 7
Millbrook, AL 36054
Phone: (717) 292-3059
Email: [email protected]

Jarrett Miller
P.O. Box 22185
Louisville, KY 40252
Phone: (717) 371-2015

Pat & Karen Myers
Email: [email protected]

Craig & Shannon Russell
5613 Shenandoah Drive
Waxhaw, NC 28173
Phone: (704) 243-3762
Email: [email protected]

Ken & Janet Winebark
Mercy Ships
P.O. Box 2020
Lindale, TX 75771-2020
Email: [email protected]

BMF contributions may be sent to:
Brethren Mission Fund
P.O. Box 543
Ephrata, PA 17522