Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Brethren Volunteer Service unit completes orientation.

Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) Unit 278 completed orientation Jan. 27-Feb. 15. The nine volunteers, home congregations or home towns, and placements follow:

Elizabeth Barnes of Sioux City, Iowa, is serving at Casa de Esperanza do los Ninos in Houston, Texas; Brandon Bohrer of Brook Park (Ohio) Church of the Brethren has gone to the San Antonio (Texas) Catholic Worker; Lauren Farrell of Rochester, N.Y., is working with Quaker Cottage in Belfast, N. Ireland; Heidrun Herrenbrueck of Bielefeld, Germany, is working at Gould Farm in Monterey, Mass.; Dennis Kottmann of Lage, Germany, is at the Tri-City Homeless Coalition in Fremont, Calif.; Jim Leyva of York Center Church of the Brethren inLombard, Ill., is working for Lancaster (Pa.) Area Habitat for Humanity; Rita Schuele of Buchen, Germany, is serving at Bridgeway Home for Pregnant Teens in Lakewood, Colo.; Julia Seese of Delphi, Ind., also is going to Bridgeway Home for Pregnant Teens; and Jutta von Dahl of Bell, Germany, is serving with the Brethren Nutrition Program in Washington, D.C.

"As always your prayer support is greatly appreciated. Please think of the unit and the people they will touch during their year of service," said Beth Merrill of the BVS office. For more information contact the office at 800-323-8039 or visit

Source: 2/27/2008 Newsline

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