Tue 28, Jan 2020
You can choose to support ABM's 2020 Lent Appeal from three program areas:
ABM’s Encounter Program has been operating for over 10 years. During that time the Australian church has hosted seven church workers from ABM’s partner churches in the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea and Myanmar. The visits are usually around 3 months each but may be longer in certain cases.
Encounter visits help us, as members of the church, to realise and develop our respective gifts and to receive the gifts of the visitor. Visitors usually stay with Australian church members and participate in the life of the church, whilst honing their ministry skills.
Mission to Seafarers, school chaplaincy, parish work are just some of the areas of learning.
Snow, a theology lecturer from Myanmar, has almost completed her further studies at Melbourne’s Trinity College. When she returns home, she will surely take part of the Australian church with her in her heart. And part of her will remain in the hearts of those who have known her here.
Your gift to the Encounter Program will help to grow more relationships between Australian Anglicans and our sisters and brothers in Christ, across the world.
(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.
This year, funds are needed for chaplaincy in an Aboriginal school, musical instruments for a new ministry engaging young men in the Northern Territory, funding for an Aboriginal Anglican Leaders conference, help for the establishment of the new Torres Strait Regional Council for the Anglican Church, help for newly established Aboriginal churches, Bible camps, breakfast programs, publication of curriculum resources and copies of Kriol prayer books for Aboriginal churches.
Your gift will support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Anglican churches in work that seeks to build flourishing communities of love, hope and justice.
(This project is non-tax deductible.)
Jesus tells us that the words of Isaiah 61.1, “the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor”, have been fulfilled in him (Luke 4:21).
When you support ABM’s Lent appeal for the Asset-based Community Development Program in the Philippines, you are helping the local church to support families to lift themselves out of poverty.
ABM’s two Philippines church partners, IFI-VIMROD and E-CARE, work closely with local communities in many parts of the country to help them understand what assets they have, and how to use them to grow small businesses. The people organise themselves into small groups or cooperatives to plan their business ventures and to become eligible to receive a small grant or revolving loan to help achieve their goals.
Since many of the businesses are in agriculture, participants also learn improved farming methods, use of organic fertilisers, marketing skills etc.
Adora, who lives with her husband and two children in a remote community in the Eastern Visayas region of the Philippines, has already benefitted from this project. She is now able to provide healthy food for her family from her own vegetable garden using the techniques she has learnt.
Your gift to this project will help other families like Adora's to leave poverty behind.
(This project is tax deductible.)
Online: You can make an online donation to the 2020 Lent 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.
Where do we go from here? - a new Lent study that is designed to get congregations talking about ‘Where has God been with us?’ ‘Where is God now?’ and ‘What is God asking today?’
Acclaimed mission storyteller, Stephen Daughtry has combined with Biblical Scholar, Matthew Anstey in a contemporary engagement with the Book of Acts and the Anglican Church's 5 Marks of Mission.
You can preview the entire 86 page study guide online and order a printed book at www.abmission.org/lent.
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 at www.abmission.org/apps or to purchase as a book at www.intothedesert.org.