Tue 24, Mar 2020
In Matthew’s gospel, Jesus tells his disciples that when he comes into his glory, he will say to those at his right hand, “…I was sick and you took care of me…” (25.36). When those at his right hand ask him when they did this, he responds, “Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me” (25.40).
The ABM Good Friday Gift will support diabetics on low incomes in Ramallah-West Bank with free screening for cardio-vascular complications.
Such screening is expensive and is normally only available to those who can afford it.
In response to Jesus’ clear statement that what we do to the least of his brothers and sisters, we do also to him, ABM’s partner, the Anglican Diocese of Jerusalem, wants to offer this service to low-income patients with early stage diabetes. The screening will enable doctors to perform the diagnostic tests needed for early intervention, to avoid the risk of developing cardiovascular complications.
This Good Friday, as we join with our Saviour in praying for true peace in Jerusalem and other parts of the Holy Land, your practical gift will help those suffering from this life-threatening disease.
Please support the Diabetes Screening for Disadvantaged Palestinians Program.
Youth Engagement grants support mission activities that benefit Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people. The grants are appraised and prioritised by NATSIAC, the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Anglican Council.
In a small community in Arnhem Land, Aboriginal Christians are worried about boys and younger men getting into trouble. They have set up a new project to share the good news and engage with young men through music. The project is led by two older Aboriginal men who were once part of a popular local Gospel Band.
The young men have been practising every day. When they are learning and playing music they look happy, confident and strong. One of the mentors observes “Now these yawurrinj [young men] are feeling really happy to be playing music”. Often the practise attracts groups of men who swap in and out of playing and spectating.
They are asking for help to purchase a generator so they can move around to nearby outstations.
Donations to the Youth Engagement Project help to fund Church initiatives like this one which engage young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Your gift to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Youth Engagement Program will make a real difference to young people in these communities.
(Please note - donations to the Good Friday and Easter Gift are non-tax deductible.)
Online: You can make an online donation to the Good Friday and Easter Gift 2020 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.
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