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Lenten Appeal 2023

Join us as we make a difference this Lent season.

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About the Lenten Appeal

Lent, in the Christian church, is a period of spiritual preparation for Easter.In Western churches it begins on Ash Wednesday, six and a half weeks before Easter, and provides a 40-day period for fasting and abstinence, in imitation of Jesus Christ’s fasting in the wilderness before he began his public ministry.

Our Lenten Appeal calls the church to give sacrificially both financially and through prayer and petition. Each year, we partner with you to raise funds for three projects that directly contribute to the health, wellbeing and development of the communities and people involved.

This Lent, we’re supporting projects in Fiji, Northern Ethiopia and The Middle East.

Check out our project pages for more information and below for resources this Lenten Appeal.

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Support a project this Lent.

Explore below how your support can make a difference to the lives of our Fijian and Northern Ethiopian and Middle Eastern whānau.

Mud Brick Project

When cyclones strike, homes in Fiji are the first to fall. Mud Bricks are an innovative solution to create resilient, cyclone-proof housing. This project empowers local villages through brick production, creating houses that can weather the devastating effects of climate change. We’re proud to support the Mud Brick Project this Lenten season.

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Bricks for Life Project

Inspired by one man’s faith filled question, the development project Bricks for Life has gone on to create incredible foundational services for the people and community of Baregota, Northern Ethiopia – from grain mills, water tanks, irrigation, feminine hygiene access and even a soap making business. We’re proud to support Bricks for Life this Lenten season.

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School Heating Project

The environment where children learn is incredibly important. Saviour School is an Anglican school in Zarka, Jordan, serving more than 258 students, including specialised programs for low-vision and blind students. However, their facilities, particularly heating and cooling system, are in desperate need of upgrade. Your Lent donation will go towards new electric heating and cooling units to make their classrooms a better, safer place to learn.

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FAQs

You can donate by clicking the donate button at the top of the page and then choose the project you wish to support.
Donations towards the Bricks for Life project will support foundational services in the village of Baregota, North Ethiopia such as grain mills, water tanks, irrigation, feminine hygiene access and even a soap making business. Donations towards the Mud Brick Project will directly support villages with brick production so they can build strong and stable houses that will withstand the effects of climate change.
We will keep you updated about the outcomes of the projects through our newsletter and articles on the website. Make sure you sign up to our newsletter to keep up to date with our projects. Also feel free to contact us for specific questions regarding the projects.