Grace News – Spring 2023
Grace News – Spring 2023
Grace News is Anglican Aid’s quarterly newsletter, through which we share encouragement and updates from our project partners.
At the Sydney Anglican Synod in September, I shared what I believe is, perhaps, the greatest untold story regarding the positive contribution of Sydney Anglicans. It concerns one of the five poorest countries in the world. It is a place that is wracked with corruption, where innocent people are routinely slaughtered and children grow up malnourished, with only three percent of 10-year-olds able to read.
The country is the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and it is home to over 1,000 Anglican churches. With support from a generous donor, Anglican Aid is now funding 17 Bible colleges, across 14 dioceses, educating about 450 Bible college students to serve right across the whole Anglican Province of Congo.
The Anglican church has an enormous impact in DRC. With limited government services, it runs 700 schools and 90 health centres. The Diocese of Kindu asked Anglican Aid for support with its schools. So we’ve been working in partnership with Openwell Oxford to gradually renovate their incredibly basic schools. So far, five of the diocese’s 129 schools have been rebuilt, and children are streaming in – what an impact we’re having!
This school in DRC has grown by 188 students since its major renovation.
“The Anglican church has an enormous impact in DRC. With limited government services, it runs 700 schools and 90 health centres.”
Anglican Aid is supporting the Diocese of Kadugli as it cares for displaced people in the Nuba Mountains.
Also one of the poorest areas in the world is the Nuba Mountains in the south of Sudan. Anglican Aid has been partnering with the Diocese of Kadugli to help them rebuild schools and a theological college after the region was decimated by years of bombing at the hands of the government in the north.
Incredibly, these needy brothers and sisters in the Diocese of Kadugli are now hosting thousands of internally displaced people who are fleeing violence in the north. Anglican Aid has been pleased to send funds to help the Anglican Church there provide food and other emergency supplies to these displaced people. It is a privilege to partner with these believers who are living in poverty, yet are caring for others in need.
CEO, Anglican Aid
Pray for the Middle East
We mourn over the atrocities being committed in the Middle East, including the bombing of a hospital in Ghaza, run by the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem.
Anglican Aid is not launching an appeal to help those affected in Israel and Gaza at this time. Due to the war, we have no means to reliably channel aid for distribution to those who most need it. We also believe that the media attention for this conflict will result in large donations to agencies who are better placed to respond to this emergency.
I urge you to join us in praying for people in the Middle East.
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