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14th Annual Work Camp
in Nigeria

January 16 to February 15, 1999
Map of AfricaMap of Nigeria
Building Construction The Purpose

    To provide an opportunity to live and work together in Nigeria with Christians from the Church of the Brethren, Ekklesiyar Yan'uwa a Nigeria (EYN), and the Basel Mission in Europe.

The Project

    Continued construction of a secondary school next to EYN Headquarters located near Mubi. With the current economic and governmental conditions in Nigeria, there is a need to provide continuous quality education for the members of EYN. Participants must be willing to do physical labor including masonry, carpentry, painting, plastering and cooking. Construction experience is helpful but not required. A willingness to interact with the other work campers and participate in activities is expected.

Activities
  • Meet with EYN leadership and worship in local churches
  • Visit village markets and other cultural events
  • Discuss topics of mutual interest with Nigerians
  • Spend a night or two in a Nigerian home
  • See mission programs in action and meet their staff
Living Conditions

    On the project, dormitory style with the Nigerians (no private accommodations). Other times in guest houses and /or homes. Meals will consist of a variety of Nigerian food and sometimes simple American food. Participants should come prepared for a culinary experience.

Approximate Cost

     $1995 - This includes round trip travel from the closest airport and all living expenses while in Nigeria. Note: Travel expenses incurred to enable donated services are often tax deductible. Consult your tax advisor regarding this deduction.

Leadership

    Jeff Mummau is the work camp coordinator. Jeff has participated in six work camps to Nigeria, as well as leading several tour bus trips to National Youth Conference. The Basel Mission and EYN will each appoint a representative to work with Jeff on the total leadership of the work camp while in Nigeria.

Photo Gallery For additional information contact
    Jeff Mummau, Nigerian Workcamp Coordinator
    1662 Sheaffer Road
    Elizabethtown, PA 17022
    717 367-2269 voice and fax
    jeffmum@redrose.net

    Mervin Keeney, Director of Global Mission Partnerships
    Church of the Brethren General Offices
    1451 Dundee Avenue
    Elgin IL 60120
    1-800-323-8039


Additional Resources
Completed applications are due by September 1, 1998

     Jointly sponsored by EYN (Nigeria), Basel Mission (Switzerland), and the Office of Global Mission Partnerships of the Church of the Brethren General Board (USA).
  Visitor Revised: 06/23/97