APPEAL: Special Appeal for Egypt

From the Anglican Diocese of Egypt with North Africa and the Horn of Africa

20 September 2013

Dear brothers and sisters,

Greetings in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ!

The last few weeks have been traumatic for Egyptians. We witnessed bloodshed on our streets, vandalism and the deliberate destruction of churches and government buildings in lawless acts of revenge. One of our Anglican Churches was attacked, and other ministries received threats. We praise God that our churches and congregations are safe, but we grieve for the loss of life and for the churches which were burnt over the past week in Egypt.

The Anglican Church in Egypt serves all Egyptians, Muslims and Christians, especially the disadvantaged and marginalized, through our educational, medical, and community development ministries. We seek to be a light in our society, and we continue to serve our neighbours in the difficult situation which surrounds us.

Unemployment is at a record high, there is a lack of security on the streets, the economy is in decline, and poverty is crushing for many people in Egypt.

Through your support, the Diocese hopes to help in the following areas:
 

  1. The Poorest of the Poor
    The Poorest of the Poor are the most affected by the situation in Egypt. As the church, we want to practically show the love of God and provide for people in this challenging time in Egypt. Some examples of ways that you could give are:
    • Provide a meal for a poor child ($1 US per day)
    • Visit to a doctor ($2 per visit)
    • Food to feed a family ($5 per day)
    • Subsidy for nursery fees for a child ($20 per month)
    • School fees for a year ($50 per year)
    • Emergency surgical operation ($100 per operation)
       
  2. Building Capacity of Young Adults
    It is very difficult for young people to find jobs, and the Diocese is empowering young adults (both hearing and deaf) through vocational training and micro-loans. Examples of this are:
    • Vocational training for 2 months ($150)
    • Vocational training for 6 months ($450)
    • Loan for a small business project ($750)
       
  3. Spiritual Ministry
    The Diocese continues to serve our congregations, to teach the Word of God, and to reach the unreached. You can:
    • Give a Bible ($3 per Bible)
    • Transport for children for Sunday School ($20 per session)
    • Subsidy to attend an Alpha Course ($20)
       

Please consider supporting us prayerfully and financially. If you would like to contribute financially, please give to one or more of the three categories above. If you send a non-designated donation then we will allocate the donation to the most needed category above.

In Egypt or other countries, please contact the Diocese Partnership Office,
Ms. Rosie Fyfe (rosie@dioceseofegypt.org) / Website (www.dioceseofegypt.org)

Thank you for your continued prayers and support.

May the Lord bless you!

+ Mouneer Egypt

The Most Rev. Dr. Mouneer Hanna Anis
Bishop of the Episcopal / Anglican Diocese of Egypt with North Africa and the Horn of Africa
President Bishop of the Episcopal / Anglican