​This Lent, ABM is asking for support of three of its projects which work in partnership with communities in Australia, Melanesia and the Philippines.

The 2013 campaign supports theological colleges for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, urban evangelism by the Melanesian Brotherhood and water and sanitation projects in the Philippines.

Christopher Brooks, ABM’s Marketing and Fundraising Manager, encouraged donors to use Lent as a time to reflect on and respond to God’s call to be missioners.

“We ask that you consider giving to these projects and supporting the work of ABM,” Mr Brooks said. “Collectively these projects need over $122,000 so we ask you to give generously and consider the others you are helping in doing so.”

By giving to Wontulp-Bi-Buya College and Nungalinya College, Anglicans will be supporting Indigenous education in Australia, growing the study options available and allowing more tutors to study and work in their local communities.

The ministry of the Melanesian Brotherhood last year saw evangelism in their communities through performances from the “Bamboo Band”. Racks of large cut bamboos roped together and struck by old trainers make the drums and narrow short bamboos make pan pipes. The group plays music to attract an audience for their gospel dramas in the public markets. Further support of this cause will allow the ministry to grow.

In the Philippines, over 1200 people will have improved access to clean water thanks to ABM and its supporters. This project helps reduce poverty and raise living standards in the Philippines by building water systems, tanks, toilets and promoting sustainable use of water resources.

“I encourage you to give to these projects during Lent and enable ABM to continue working with our partners in Australia and around the world,” Mr Brooks said.

Donate at www.abmission.org or phone 1300 302 663.

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