Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Assessment team travels to Sudan in preparation for new mission.

Progress is being made on two fronts for Church of the Brethren ministry in Sudan. In addition to the naming of a lead team of mission workers (see personnel notice below), an assessment team is currently traveling in Sudan.

The assessment team of Enten Eller, director of distributed education and electronic communication at Bethany Theological Seminary, and Phil and Louise Rieman, co-pastors of Northview Church of the Brethren in Indianapolis, is assessing three different areas of the country to prepare for a decision about where the Brethren will begin work.

"Each area holds great need and great promise," said Brad Bohrer, director of the Sudan mission. "We will be sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ with the people of southern Sudan, addressing the physical, spiritual, and relational needs of those we serve." The itinerary and daily blogs of the assessment team can be found at

The Sudan mission initiative is a new approach to mission by the Church of the Brethren General Board. It is a fully self-funded program, with all financial support coming through specified donations to the program and to the people serving as mission workers.

--Janis Pyle is coordinator of Mission Connections for the Church of the Brethren General Board.

Source: 7/18/2007 Newsline

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