May 2015 Mission of the Month
The Nepal Earthquake-
In order to participate in relieving loss for victims of the Nepal earthquake, we will devote our free will thank offerings in May to the Anglican Relief and Development Fund. This is our Anglican Church in North America mission partner. For international aid and mission this is often the best way for us to participate with a mission already established in the region or country we wish to support. This month the ARDF is counting on a special mission partnership as well to respond to the great need in the face of devastating losses in Nepal. To donate directly to ARDF, follow the link:
Anglican Relief & Development Fund (ARDF) is partnering with Anglicans in Nepal to provide urgent relief to communities affected by a recent devastating earthquake. More than 7,000 lives have been confirmed dead. The quake leveled hundreds of buildings, reducing entire city blocks to rubble. Traumatized survivors are in desperate need of shelter, food, water, and sanitation as devastating aftershocks continue to shake the region. ARDF is working with ACROSS (http://www.across.org.sg/index.php), a crisis relief ministry under the Diocesan Mission Board of The Diocese of Singapore working directly in Nepal.
Please also pray for: ·
The medical and crisis relief workers
Coordination of water, food and temporary shelters
The Nepalese as they brave this catastrophe and the coming monsoon season·
The Anglican Church in Nepal, that it will shine for Christ in this difficult time.
ACROSS will be sending medical relief teams in the weeks to come. If you are interested, please sign up as a Volunteer and we will get in touch with you.
St. Barnabas Anglican will be collecting funds as well to send to ARDF in June at the conclusion of our May mission drive. Checks sent to St. Barnabas should indicate “ARDF MOM earthquake relief” in the note/memo field.