Wed 06, Nov 2019
Wontulp-Bi-Buya College and Nungalinya College (tax-deductible)
Wontulp Bi-Buya College in Cairns and Nungalinya College in Darwin empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to be leaders with the faith, vision and skills to build up their people, their churches and their communities.
With a combined enrolment of nearly 400 students, the colleges deliver courses in Christian ministry, theology, suicide prevention, addictions management, community development, media and discipleship, and translating.
Wontulp-Bi-Buya College lecturer, Eddie Turpin is a past graduate of Wontulp-Bi-Buya. In 2008, desiring to share the knowledge he had learned through Wontulp, he created a domestic violence prevention program in Kowanyama with young men who were on probation within the criminal justice system. Eddie says “when you start something with the knowledge that you learn from Wontulp and the courses, it opens doors for you, and with your creativity you can do great things in your community”.
Your support will help these ecumenical training colleges deliver quality educational programs appropriate to the contexts and cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students from all around Australia.
Sustainable Livelihoods Program, Kenya (tax-deductible)
ABM’s partner in Kenya, Anglican Development Services, Eastern, is bringing real hope for a better future to thousands of subsistence farming families who struggle to put food on the table in the semi-arid Ukamba region of Kenya.
You can help to give farmers better access to water, all year round and train those farmers in drought-resistant cropping. Children in the local schools will also be taught about water conservation through an innovative tree-planting scheme. Farmers are also trained and equipped to plant thousands of trees, and to use the best possible farming techniques for conserving precious water.
Attention is also given to helping the farmers to join small village savings and loans groups so they can have better cash flows, and eventually borrow to invest in their farms and in their children’s education.
Your generous gift to this appeal will put smiles on the faces of Kenyan farmers and their children this Advent.
St John's Theological Seminary, Zambia
What will you be thinking about as you celebrate Christ’s birth in your church this Christmas? ABM invites you to spare a thought for the Anglican Church in Zambia and its need for well-trained clergy to minister to congregations all over Zambia, many of them in remote rural areas.
St John’s Seminary, located in the northern Zambian city of Kitwe, aims to meet the needs of clergy training for the whole church, regardless of whether the diocese or individual can afford to pay. In order to give access to students from poorer dioceses, the college does not charge for tuition.
The seminary receives a small monthly grant from the national Church. But it isn’t nearly enough to run the college effectively.
Your generous gift can help the work of St John’s, contributing to strengthening the church in Zambia, this Christmas and well beyond.
Online: You can make an online donation to the 2019 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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