Camp Brethren Ministries & David’s Hope had a busy 2017 and 2018 is on the same track! We hosted almost a dozen trips of volunteers in Eburru in 2017 – ranging from a group of nursing students and instructors serving in the medical clinic for a few weeks to team of young adults supporting CBM’s annual pastors conference. Here are some brief highlights.
In January, a small team of adults served at the school, teaching some classes, providing a vacation Bible school to children in the community not attending the CBM school, and spending alot of time with kids on the soccer field.
A McLean Bible Church (MBC) Tyson’s campus team served in late January and early February with a focus on helping the CBM school become a welcoming place for children with special needs. They also were able to finance the construction of a home for a family with a special needs child.
In March, a long-time DHI volunteer and repeat visitor to Eburru spent her spring break working with the school’s students in drama workshops and recording music. Another DHI volunteer and nurse spent her spring break serving at the CBM medical clinic in April.
A team of four went over for a vision-setting trip in late April – early May, which paved the way for an exciting agriculture business opportunity in Eburru and the miracle of internet access on the school campus!
In May and June, a team of nursing students and instructors from Mississippi worked in the medical clinic as part of a summer elective class opportunity, which combined work at Kijabi Hospital and in Nairobi.
MBC’s Prince William campus sent a team in July led by Steve and Roxana Hudson (for the 5th year!). They served at the school, led a teacher training seminar, organized vacation bible school activities at the school and helped to build a Hope house for a local Eburru family in need.
In August, MBC’s Arlington campus sent their fourth annual team to help Pastor Steve and Mary conduct their annual pastors conference. The team was also able to assist with a women’s conference and vacation Bible school.
In early September and December, we were privileged to host two groups of the MBC leadership for a few days in Eburru to learn about the ministry and the great impact the church’s teams are having.
In January 2018, a team from Northern Virginia hosted a team that did a vacation Bible school and a soccer camp for the kids at the Camp Brethren primary school.
In April, a team from the MBC Montgomery County campus will send a team focused on business training and evangelism.
In May, we are hosting a group who are exploring a potential partnership with DHI/CBM in construction missions.
In June, a team of a dozen nursing students from Mississippi will be working in the medical clinic.
July will bring a team of 5 families from Northern Virginia to serve in the school – including 11 kids aged 4-8.
A team from MBC Prince Williams campus will work in the school in late July.
In August, CBM will host its annual pastors conference, which will be supported by a team from MBC’s Arlington campus.
An additional team from the MBC Tyson’s campus will visit in August to do work in several areas, including business training, special needs, and evangelism.
Many of these teams are still organizing and recruiting team members. Will you pray about whether God might be calling you to join a team this summer, to love and serve the people of Eburru in His name? What gifts and talents has the Lord given you that He might want you to put to use helping others get to know Him better?
If you are interested in organizing a team from your church or community, or joining another DHI team, please contact Scott Sweat at [email protected].