Ukraine: Statement from Tim Swan, CEO
- by Zhien-U Bakarich
- March 1, 2022
As the overseas aid and ministry support agency of Sydney Anglicans, Anglican Aid mourns the outbreak of war in Ukraine. Like you, we are praying: “Lord shed abroad your peace on the hearts of all and banish from them the spirit that makes for war.”
At this stage, Anglican Aid has made the decision not to raise donations for Ukraine. As an organisation, our priority is to build relationships with Christians in developing nations, where under God, long-term partnerships can lead to transformed communities.
“Our priority is to build relationships with Christians in developing nations, where under God, long-term partnerships can lead to transformed communities.”
We believe that European nations and other agencies are well-positioned to provide care for people suffering in Ukraine, while Anglican Aid holds fast to our mission of partnering with the global poor.
We treasure the service God has allowed us to provide to brothers and sisters in the poorest countries in the world – such as Ethiopia, Madagascar, and South Sudan, among others. Humanitarian disasters in these places are often overlooked by the media, but with your support, we have been able to help these communities through local trusted Christians.
Though Anglican Aid continues to support emergency relief in Africa, the Middle East, and the Pacific, we still bring our petitions for peace around the world before the throne of God. Please pray with us.
Almighty God, Heavenly Father,
Guide with your wisdom and power the leaders of the nations, so that everyone may live in peace and mutual trust, sharing with justice the resources of the earth. Give the people of this land a spirit of unselfishness, compassion, and fairness in public and private life.
Lord, in your mercy,
hear our prayer.
Canon Tim Swan
CEO, Anglican Aid
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