Tue 14, Nov 2017
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mission Fund
Across Australia, hundreds of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Anglicans are responding to the call of God's mission in their own local communities. They are proclaiming the love of Christ, baptising and nurturing new believers, responding to the cries of the sick and imprisoned, challenging injustice and caring for God's creation, their country. ABM supports this ministry by making small grants available to help equip and enable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in ministry. We are proud to support people like the Reverend Gloria Shipp who takes church to the people with the activities of Walkabout Ministries in central NSW.
Please give to this project to help resource the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Anglican churches as they respond to the specific circumstances of their own communities (non tax-deductible).
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Program in Vanuatu
The program assists with the installation of water tanks, Ventilation Improved Pit (VIP) toilets, and repairs to established gravity-fed water systems. Running water is currently non-existent in many communities and the water is often collected from miles away. The only toilets available are open pits, which pose the constant threat of disease and injury, especially to young children.
With the help of the Anglican Church of Melanesia in Vanuatu’s (ACOMV) volunteers, ABM will continue to support this work and the staff members to help increase access to clean water and sanitation facilities. Hygiene awareness, skills development training for youth and safe hygiene practices training will be provided in 8 communities.
Please support this project to help thousands of people gain access to clean water and hygiene facilities (tax-deductible).
CHRISTMAS GIFT APPEAL
Evangelism and Christian Education in Myanmar
The Provincial Religious Education and Religious Music Department of the CPM produce resource materials such as activity books for Sunday school. The books contain stories, activities, poems, and songs, which enhance children’s spiritual intelligence and holistic development.
However, due to insufficient funds the department are only able to produce and print 500 copies. With over 6,500 children regularly attending Sunday school classes across the six dioceses, this is nowhere near enough.
This Christmas, a copy of the Christmas for Kids Activity Book would make the perfect gift. The book will help children learn and reflect about what and who the Christmas celebration is all about. That the most important gift anyone can receive is the birth of the Saviour Jesus Christ.
Your support will enable children between the ages of four and fourteen to continue with their spiritual formation and church growth (non tax-deductible).
Online: You can make an online donation to the 2017 Advent and Christmas Appeal here or by clicking on the DONATE NOW button.
Mail: you can enclose a cheque/money order (made out to the Anglican Board of Mission - Australia. Please include the campaign name 2017 Advent and Christmas Appeal/project with your donation) and send it to:
Anglican Board of Mission – Australia
Locked Bag Q4005
Queen Victoria Building NSW 1230
Telephone: Sydney 02 9264 1021, Local Call 1300 302 663
Gifts to ABM will be applied to the support of project(s) selected. In the unlikely event of the project being oversubscribed or not proceeding to completion, donations will be applied to a similar project to the one(s) selected.
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