SERVE OUR WORLD

Here is a brief overview of our current global and national ministry partners that Holy Trinity Anglican supports financially. Be amazed, touched and inspired by these ministries that are faithfully serving God through the building up of his church in their respective cities and countries. Pray for them and rejoice in what God is accomplishing. We are privileged to be a part of their good work.

The Anglican Diocese of N. Western Australia, under Bishop Gary Nelson, is an extremely vast area of small remote towns, and it is very challenging to oversee. Over the past several years, Western Australia has experienced a significant economic downturn that has had drastic consequences in the life of their small-town churches. Some towns have had a considerable drop in population and hence the churches have suffered a consequent loss in congregation numbers. The Diocese of N. Western Australia has had to rely on outside areas for 60% of their support.

Prayer requests:

1. Thankful for way ministers have adapted during our restrictions.
2. Thankful we can return to church gatherings with little restrictions (2sqm per person capacity rule).
3. Pray for the training program I run with assistant ministers Matt and Brendan.
4. Pray for the small church I am overseeing with Matt as my assistant resident in the town. It is about 70kms south of Geraldton.
5. Pray for my travels with Christine … next weekend to Carnarvon then onto Newman (about a 2800km round trip); then in August I will be heading north to Karratha, Port Hedland and Broome (about 4000 km round trip).
6. Pray for seafarers as they still can not come ashore. Some have now been on their ships for 12 months without any permission to go ashore in any country and for a visa for the new senior chaplain I have appointed for Port Hedland, he is waiting in Ireland.

Holy Trinity Anglican partners with ARDF in order to connect with those in need around the world. Through a holistic, high impact and proven community development approach, ARDF seeks to strengthen and encourage believers, rescue and restore lives, and glorify Jesus Christ. As a part of a global church, these efforts connect us in a powerful way with our brothers and sisters in Christ around the world and enable us to partner in proclaiming the good news of Jesus to the ends of the earth. Find out what projects ARDF is planning.

ARDF, like the rest of the world, is swimming in a current of uncertainty in the wake of COVID19. We would love prayer around wise and creative ways of stewarding our organization, partnerships, and maintaining our relationships with our brothers and sisters abroad.

Heart’s Cry’s main mission is to care for orphans in their distress. Their vision is to create efficiencies and effectiveness for orphan care around the world, beginning in the Republic of Panama. In order to streamline adoption and foster care processes, and to simplify efforts in placing children into loving homes in the Republic of Panama, Heart’s Cry provides legal, social, psychological and spiritual support for Panamanian families and permanent residents throughout the adoption and foster process.

Heart’s Cry also established Casa Providencia, which was created to be a special needs home and therapy center specially designed for children deprived of parental rights in Panama. Casa Providencia provides a place for the special needs orphans where they receive physical and occupational therapy on a daily basis, as well as early childhood stimulation.

Five Talents is a Christian development organization serving the poor alongside partner churches within the Anglican Communion. It was formed at the Lambeth Conference in 1998, in response to dire poverty church leaders in the global south faced within their church communities. Currently, Five Talent’s ministries serve vulnerable communities in South Sudan, Burundi, Indonesia, Myanmar, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and the Dominican Republic of Congo.

Five Talent’s vision is to eradicate extreme poverty by restoring human dignity and creating strong, sustainable communities. Their mission is to accomplish this by transforming lives through economic empowerment. They help create jobs by helping the poor develop their own businesses through sound business training, access to community loans and participation in community savings programs. These businesses provide jobs in their communities — all started with small amounts of money that go a long way in developing countries. The dignity that comes to the poor that are involved in these programs helps defeat the circumstances of poverty. Watch this inspiring short video on mobile phones and microfinance from Tanzania.

We are grateful that our work can continue during this time. We would appreciate your prayers for our partners around the world. In many of these areas, healthcare is not a given. Please pray for the health and safety of our partners and the men, women and children they are serving both now as we work globally to prevent the spread of coronavirus and in the coming months as these already fragile economies cope with the impacts.

Through the SAMS organization, Holy Trinity Anglican supports two missionary couples:

  • Rev. Kerry and Cynthia Buttram who are serving in a Chaplaincy position at Christ Church Amsterdam under the Bishop of Europe.

Please pray for the working out of details as we hope to begin meeting together in our building sometime soon.

  • Johann and Louise Vanderbijl who have spent many years working throughout the African continent.

Praise God for Louise’s completion of radiation treatment recovery for breast cancer and an “all clear” report! Langham Publishers has indicated an interest in publishing Johann’s book on Simon Peter. Prayers for the many hours that lie ahead, editing, reformatting, and so on would be very much appreciated.

The vision of Anglican Frontier Missions (AFM) is to see viable, biblically-based, indigenous churches multiplying in all the 6,000 plus unreached people groups of the world (approximately 1.75 billion people). To accomplish this vision, AFM travels to churches, youth meetings and conferences to educate, challenge and train both short- and long-term missionaries to go where the need is greatest (where the church does not yet exist).

AFM targets only unreached peoples and unchristianized areas. They do not send missionaries to areas where the church is sufficiently numerous to evangelize and minister to their own (i.e., South America, Central America, Uganda, Rwanda). One of the annual strategic objectives is to raise up five new missionaries to go serve in a city or region where the church is not.