Show: Brethren Voices

Episode: BV 17-08 - Determined Christian & Muslim Families Remake Their Lives From War

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Determined Christian & Muslim Families Remake Their Lives From War

Brethren Voices host, Brent Carlson, interviews Carol Mason who has just returned from Nigeria after compiling 300 stories and photos of EYN Brethren and Muslim survivors of the devastation caused by the Boko Haram. The Church of the Brethren, during the past 100 years has worked with many Nigerian communities establishing schools, hospitals and clean water systems.

Carol Mason served as a missionary for 10 years, at a time, when programs that were begun by Brethren, were turned over to Nigerians and adopted by the Nigerian government. She States, "It's the way of the Brethren."

In the last several years, nearly 70 percent of the EYN church buildings were destroyed (1,668 churches burned or abandoned), the EYN headquarters was overrun and needed to be relocated. More than 11,000 EYN members have been killed.

Even in the midst of continued violence and bombing by the extremist group Boko Haram, families from Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN, Church of the Brethren in Nigeria) and their neighbors have started the long journey to recovery and self sufficiency.

The determination, resiliency and faith of the Nigeria Christian and Muslim families is courageous and inspiring.

Working in partnership with EYN and other Nigerian groups, a major relief and recovery program has provided emergency food and supplies; drinking water; education for children; trauma recovery and peace building for all ages; seeds and fertilizer for agriculture; tools and resources for making a living; and supporting the Church leadership through this crisis.

Tags: Carol Mason, Missionary, EYN Brethren, Christian, Muslim, Determination, Courage, Inspiration, Resiliency, Faith, Families, Recovery, Self Sufficiency, Emergency, Nigeria, Boko Haram,
Published: Aug 8, 2017, ID: BV 17-08
Category: Education, 28:26
License: Standard You Tube - ©
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