ARDF is ready to help after Florence leaves.

Preparation for Hurricane Florence Relief Efforts
As we write this, Hurricane Florence is a category 3 hurricane headed for the coastline of the Carolinas. We anticipate that many communities will experience major flooding, power loss, and damage. We are praying for limited loss of life and that the hurricane will rapidly weaken, contrary to all reports.
You and/or your church may want to help those in our Anglican family who are facing the potential for significant loss due to Florence. You can help by giving directly to the Anglican Relief and Development Fund who will distribute it to dioceses affected by the storm. They, in turn, will prioritize the needs of their communities and distribute donations to those who need it the most. All of this can happen quickly with your help!
You can donate to ARDF by mailing a check (labeled Hurricane Florence) to:
The Anglican Relief and Development Fund
P.O. Box 645354
Pittsburgh, PA 15264-5354
Information, as it becomes available, can be found here and on the ARDF blog. Do not hesitate to reach out directly to the Anglican Relief and Development Fund (christine@ardf.org or 724-251-6045) if you have questions.
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ANNUAL DIOCESAN WOMEN CONGRESS -earlier this year!

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!!!   sharonhadlock@att.net  Only $15.00 

Thank you Bishop Iker for providing the special funds needed to fly in this very special internationally known Christian speaker.

JANET PEREZ ECKLES  

(click on her name for promo video)

(She will also be speaking in Spanish at Iglesia San Miguel Friday evening, August 24th and Sunday morning, August 26th)

Ladies, you will want to come.

Also speaking will be Anglican Missionaries to Japan, Ralph and Miho Clatworthy on furlough before they return to help organize the prayer team for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Village.

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ARDF Prayer Requests

ardf-mission-logoFirst of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way.    1 Timothy 2:1-2 ESV

 

February 2018

 

We sing praises, give thanks, and celebrate with joy ~

  • The Presence of You, Father God, in all of the farthest reaches of the world
  • For partnerships that will expand ARDF’s reach
  • For the Advocates who promote ARDF’s projects
  • For our Proven Partners monthly support
  • For our new Development Associate-Kelli
  • For the outpouring of gifts for Hurricane victims

 

We lift to the Lord our Brothers and Sisters around the world ~

  • For Ethiopia: Changes in leadership for the Anglican Church of Ethiopia. Translation of the Bible in T’Apo (language of the Opo people) at the Gambella Anglican Center.  For Bishop Grant and Mama Wendy as they promote and raise funds for the work in Gambella.
  • For Egypt: Persecution of Christians is always a threat. Archbishop Mouneer’s search for a new bishop for the Horn of Africa.
  • For the Middle East: Peace, healing and restoration to the lands in the area
  • For Nepal: Persecution of Christians is increasing. Protection and strength for the people.  Development work would bear fruit.  Three Nepali congregations were granted parish status in the Anglican Church of Nepal under the Diocese of Singapore!
  • For Pakistan: Insecurity among the Christian population-peace and stability. Solidarity among the denominations for a durable peace because of the constant threat of attacks.
  • For South Sudan: Famine requests and recovery are ongoing
  • For Uganda: That requests of the Church will bear fruit and action
  • For the United States and Puerto Rico: That recovery and relief efforts would be fruitful and many people would be helped. Strength and peace for those on the ground helping with all the recovery and that the Gospel will be presented.

 

On behalf of prayer needs expressed by ARDF donors and friends ~

  • For Dana and Sarah as they grieve the loss of wife and mother
  • For Jesse-that his children would know Jesus as Lord and Savior
  • For Denise-treatments would continue to strengthen her
  • For Jenn, Link, Sienna and Soliel as they grieve the loss of their daughter and sister
  • For Mama Wendy-Recovery from extensive damage in her lungs leading to heat failure plus 5 spinal bone fractures. Restore her health-strength and peace.
  • For Joel-decisions about his school choice and provision-peace and strength for his family

 

With humbleness, we ask your prayers for ARDF ~

  • That donor’s hearts may be turned to the work of ARDF
  • Safe travels for the February ARDF-US Trustees meeting in California
  • Committees formed among the ARDF-US Trustees that they would bear fruit
  • That resources will be provided to meet the needs of our Global work in 2017-2018. Projects are in Argentina, Brazil, Burundi, Cameroon, Cuba, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Kenya, Malaysia, Pakistan, Paraguay, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia.

 

Grant these our prayers, O Father, for Jesus Christ’s sake, our only Mediator and Advocate.  Amen.

Ladies – REGISTER BY 9/10/17 – This will be the best Fall Congress yet!

Seeking Serenity:Becoming Instruments of Peace

The Diocesan Women will hold their annual Fall Congress at St. Alban’s (911 South Davis) in Arlington on SEPTEMBER 16 from 10 am- 2:00 pm

REGISTRATION 9:30-10:00 AM.

Sue Heimer headshotwith Keynote Speaker Sue Heimer with Focus on the Family and Proverbs 31 Ministries.

Catered lunch 

raffle baskets to raise funds for La Gran Familia children’s educational needs

ARDF ingathering for Hurricane Harvey relief 

Anglican vendors

PLUS  a take home spa gift for each participant.  

ONLY $15.00

**CLICK HERE FOR PROMO VIDEO**

download the Fall Congress registration form 

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HARVEY RELIEF BEGINS

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 Support the Hurricane Harvey Relief Effort

Hurricane Harvey has already displaced thousands in south Texas and Louisiana, and the rains and flooding are expected to continue throughout the week to come.  Meteorologists are warning that while the winds have now died down, the greater danger could come from the continual rain that the region will receive.

Bishop Clark Lowenfield and The Anglican Diocese of the Western Gulf Coast are based in Houston, Texas and will be coordinating the relief effort among Anglicans in the region.  Bishop Lowenfield, who was forced to evacuate his home yesterday, said, “Thank you to all those who have been offering their prayers and expressing their concern to us. The impact of Harvey is already evident, and we are being told to expect days more of rain and ‘catastrophic flooding’. In the Houston area in particular, the devastation will take months if not years of recovery. Your gift to the Anglican Relief and Development Fund will mean that individuals in some of the most hard-hit areas will be able to put their lives back together once this is all over. Above all, I implore you to pray with us in this storm. As Psalm 29:10-11 tells us, ‘The Lord sits enthroned over the flood; the Lord sits enthroned as king forever. May the Lord give strength to his people! May the Lord bless his people with peace!'”

Archbishop Beach is calling the Church to pray, give, and prepare: “Now is an important time for the Church to step forward. First and foremost, please join me in praying for the people of south Texas and Louisiana. Please pray for all those in distress, those who are being called to extraordinary acts of courage, and those who are obediently engaging in small acts of faithfulness.
Second, please consider giving so that Christians in the area will have the resources they need to show their communities the love of Christ in tangible ways.  We cannot anticipate today all that will need to be done in the days ahead, but we are blessed to have churches in the region who can be the hands and feet of Christ.
Third, whether you are in Texas, Louisiana, or in the states surrounding the region, please be preparing to serve.  As the Diocese of the Western Gulf Coast prioritizes the needs, you will be hearing more about how you and your congregation can serve through volunteer work teams.”