Tue 19, Feb 2019
You can choose to support ABM's 2019 Lent Appeal from three program areas:
ABM has supported St John’s Seminary for almost a decade now. It is the national seminary of the Anglican Church in Zambia, training ordinands and clergy from all five Anglican dioceses across Zambia. The training prepares them to minister in fast-growing urban and rural congregations of the Church.
The seminary, which receives a small monthly grant from the National Church, does not charge tuition
fees, in order to enable students from poor dioceses to attend. However, this operating grant is not enough to cover the seminary’s expenses. It is dependent on donor aid for staff salary support, maintenance, its internet facility, and books for both the library and students’ use after the training.
In 2019, the seminary will introduce its own local diploma and degree courses in Theology. Please give generously to support clergy training and formation in the Anglican Church in Zambia.
(This project is non-tax deductible.)
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mission Grants support missional activities led by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
With guidance from the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Anglican Council (NATSIAC), ABM makes small grants available to projects which express the marks of mission and benefit Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Last year, grants from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mission Fund were used to strengthen youth ministry in Cape York, establish a new Aboriginal church, support young expectant mothers, and host a reconciliation art exhibition.
Your gift will support the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Anglican church in work that seeks to build flourishing communities of love, hope and justice.
“When we have power over our destiny our children will flourish. They will walk in two worlds and their culture will be a gift to their country.” - Statement from the Heart
(This project is non-tax deductible.)
ABM works with the Zambia Anglican Council Outreach Program (ZACOP) to end child marriage and to end the conditions of poverty and ignorance, and the low status of women that sustain it.
ZACOP is educating people about the rights of women and children, helping them to claim these
rights, and providing services to support victims of gender-based violence (GBV).
Violet (pictured above), aged 28, is a survivor of domestic violence. With the support of her Village Counselling Centre, she found the courage to change her life around, and those of her children. She is now a convenor of a Savings with Education group. With her savings and borrowings she bought vegetable seeds and has developed a small business which supports her and her children.
Please support this project and make a difference to the lives of women like Violet and their children in Zambia, by helping ABM’s partner continue its programs in the Eastern Province.
(This project is tax deductible.)
Online: You can make an online donation to the 2019 Lent Appeal by selecting one or more projects 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) together with the appeal/project name 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.
There are three great Lent Bible Studies to choose from!
A Voice in the Wilderness - designed to help the church listen to the Statement from the Heart and to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Christians. Available as a book and free to download.
Into the Desert - 40 days of Bible readings, reflections and prayers that will take you on a spiritual journey into the Australian wilderness. Available as an app for your smartphone or to purchase as a book.
Sustainable Development - to help you explore, theologically reflect, and act upon the Sustainable Development Goals. Available to download for free.