Until now, about a quarter of Anglican Churches have participated in the annual Anglican Missions Jerusalem and Middle East Appeal. This year we are expanding the Appeal to give all parishes and individuals the opportunity to support and connect with a project. Our prayer is that not only will the Appeal raise funds for these projects, but that it will raise awareness of the overseas mission work of the Anglican Church.
In 2010 Anglican Missions staff visited both Papua New Guinea and the Diocese of Polynesia to find out more about how the work we are supporting is making a difference. What struck us most of all is that so much is being achieved with a relatively small amount of money. It was also very humbling to experience the appreciation amongst all the people we visited for the work we are doing together.
The 2011 Lenten Appeal will be supporting the purchase of a dinghy and outboard motor for the Diocese of Popondota in Papua New Guinea, acquisition of land for Landless People in Fiji, and will continue to support the Church in Jerusalem and the Middle East. You can choose to donate to one, two or all of the projects in this appeal.
Please join with us this Easter to make a real boost to all of these projects.
You can download the resource sheets for each of the projects by clicking the image above.
For those Parishes who have already adopted either the Dinghy or the Land Acquisition projects we hope the Lenten Appeal will help you to further promote the project in your Parish and support your other fundraising initiatives.
The Lenten Appeal for 2011 is Supporting: