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ABM’s Advent & Christmas Appeal 2018

Wed 14, Nov 2018


Donate now to the 2018 Advent & Christmas AppealThe 2018 Advent and Christmas Appeal supports the 
following programs: 

ADVENT APPEAL

Reconciliation Program 
Nungalinya College and Wontulp-Bi-Buya College 

With a combined enrolment of nearly four hundred students, Nungalinya College in Darwin and Wontulp- Bi-Buya College in Cairns are making a difference in more than one hundred communities across Australia.

The Colleges offer Certificate and Diploma courses in Theology and Ministry, Indigenous Mental Health (Suicide Prevention), Addiction Management and Community Development, Media and Discipleship, and Music.

Both Colleges struggle to secure the funding necessary to meet the demand from prospective students. Your support makes it possible for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander learners to undertake culturally appropriate studies and participate in the development of their communities.

Your gift will help Nungalinya College and Wontulp-Bi-Buya College to train students who will help to shape the future of our church and our country (tax-deductible).

Community Development Program
Australian Aid - This project receives partial funding from the Australian Government.Healthy Environment for School Children in Eastern Kenya

In semi-arid Eastern Kenya, young children are especially impacted by the increasing unpredictability of biannual rains, reducing the amount and variety of food available to them, and leading to poor nutrition. Many rely on food aid from the Kenyan government.

But training local farmers and school children to plant thousands of trees, to be innovative in harvesting scarce water, and to increase their understanding of how to mitigate the effects of climate change, has had very positive results.

ABM’s supporters have already helped thousands of primary school children in semi-arid Eastern Kenya to plant almost 18,000 trees in their school yards, and have supplied more than 20x1000 litre tanks to 20 primary schools, which collect rainwater for the children to water the trees. This tank water is also used for drinking and handwashing, reducing the burden on children to fetch and carry their own water to school, sometimes from sources that are less than clean.

Children also form Environment Clubs and create songs and dances to spread the word about caring for their precious environment.

ABM wants to extend these benefits to 600 more school children in two schools, providing rain water tanks, handwashing facilities and tree seedlings for the children to plant and care for in their school yards.

This Advent, we ask you to help Kenyan school children to care for the health of their environment, and themselves (tax-deductible).


CHRISTMAS GIFT APPEAL

Church to Church Program  
Language & Training Centre at St Peter's Bible School

In the Diocese of Taungoo, the Church of the Province of Myanmar is committing to the education program outlined in its strategic plan. 170 miles from Yangon, there are many young people and children from low income families desperate to access English language and computer courses, and music training for better opportunities.

Funding for this project will allow St Peter’s Bible School to establish an English Language Centre, to offer such training for young people, irrespective of their religious background.

Life in Myanmar has changed rapidly in recent years and there are many demands on young people.

Project Coordinator, the Rev Aung Khaing Nyunt said, “Young people and children who are from low income families but eager to learn English language and computer do not have many opportunities but those who live in different parishes within Taungoo Diocese will be able to come to this project.”

“English language becomes an essential language for young people not only for their further education but also for job opportunity. Therefore, this project will be very useful for their future dreams,” he said

Help young people in Myanmar to realise their future dreams through this project (non tax-deductible).


Download a .pdf copy of the 2018 Advent & Christmas Appeal flyer



HOW TO DONATE

Online: You can make an online donation to the 2018 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

Emailinfo@abm.asn.au

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.

 

 

CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS WITH ABM RESOURCES

We have resources for Advent and Christmas which
are free to download. This includes the latest app
from ABM’s Reconciliation Coordinator Celia Kemp
- an Australian Advent Calendar, Songs from a
Strange Land. 
Find weekly reflections, Bible readings,
carols and more - Advent and Christmas Resources

   Advent App Songs from a Strange Land.
 


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