Mon 19, Feb 2018
THE GOOD FRIDAY GIFT - Celebrating a Centenary
ABM’s support of the Church in Bible lands began a century ago. Today, ABM supports projects throughout the Episcopal Church of Jerusalem and the Middle East such as the Diocese of Jerusalem’s Empowering Youths with Disabilities program at the Princess Basma Centre. The centre supports young people’s social inclusion and human rights while teaching vocational skills.
Another example is ABM’s support of the Diocese of Egypt’s evangelism program as well as of their EpiscoCare agency. This year EpiscoCare wants us to help their healthcare program which seeks to improve the medical outcomes for children and vulnerable people in marginalized Egyptian communities.
We are also supporting the Diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf’s Student Chaplaincy at Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) in Famagusta, Northern Cyprus. Currently it is being led by Justin Arnott, a South African. Christian students from countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East find spiritual support through the chaplaincy.
THE EASTER GIFT
This year's Easter Gift supports St John’s Seminary, Kitwe, in Zambia and students such as Austin Ng'andwe.
Austin was born in Ndola, Zambia in 1990, one of nine children, to strong Anglican parents. He is currently studying at St John’s Seminary for a Bachelor of Theology degree. He writes that through seminary life God has brought him to a place where he can experience a death to his own self and resurrection to the reality into which God has called him.
After completing his training, Austin wants to continue serving God faithfully as a priest. He believes his life is meant to help others to develop a strong relationship with Jesus Christ. He prays that he might be given the future opportunity to read for a higher degree in theology.
Please support St John’s Seminary so that passionate, dedicated people like Austin may pursue the call to the ordained ministry, enabling the spread of the Gospel and the strengthening of the Church across Zambia and beyond.
(Please note - donations to the Good Friday Gift and the Easter Gift are non-tax deductible.)
Online: You can make an online donation to the Good Friday and Easter Gift 2018 by selecting one of the options from the drop-down list on the website donation form. Click on the DONATE NOW button.
Mail: you can enclose a cheque/money order (made out to the Anglican Board of Mission - Australia) 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.
A VIDEO MESSAGE FROM ARCHBISHOP SUHEIL DAWANI
Find out more about the beginnings of the ABM Good Friday Gift and watch a video message from the Most Revd Suheil Dawani, Primate of the Episcopal Church of Jerusalem and the Middle East and Anglican Archbishop in Jerusalem. Read more
FREE EASTER APP
Deep Calls to Deep is a 46 day journey into the mystery of the cross that begins in Holy Week and ends on Ascension Day. The app is available as a free download for iPhone, iPad and Android devices from https://www.abmission.org/pages/apps.html