Thursday, October 07, 2010

Brethren Disaster Ministries schedules workcamps in Haiti.

Brethren Disaster Ministries has announced three "Work, Worship, and Learn" workcamps in Haiti. Dates are Nov. 6-13 (registration and deposit due Oct. 13); Jan. 23-30, 2011 (registration and deposit due Dec. 31); and March 14-20, 2011 (registration and deposit due Feb. 14, 2011). Additional dates may be added if there is interest. Each workcamp can accommodate 15 participants.

The workcamps will help rebuild homes in the Port-au-Prince area and other areas that have received earthquake victims. Working closely with L’Eglise des Freres Haitien (the Haitian Church of the Brethren), participants will help construct homes for earthquake survivors and a guest house at the new Haiti Church offices. A highlight of the trip will be worshiping with Haitian brothers and sisters. Workcamp leaders will provide background information on Haiti and the Haitian Church of the Brethren.

Leaders for the workcamps are Jeff Boshart, Ilexene Alphonse, and Klebert Exceus. Cost is $900 per person, with a $300 deposit due with registration. This fee includes all expenses while in Haiti: meals, lodging, in-country transportation, travel insurance, and $50 for building supplies. Participants will purchase round-trip transportation from their homes to Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

Requirements for participation include good health and stamina for hard work in a hot climate, at least 18 years of age, a passport, vaccinations and medications, with tetanus required and malaria medications recommended; and sensitivity and flexibility with regard to cultural differences. For more information contact Brethren Disaster Ministries at 800-451-4407 or

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