Archbishop Haverland Issues Christmas Appeal for ACC Missions
Dec 19, 2016
Dear Friends in Christ,
As Christmas and a new year approach, I write you again to appeal for donations to the Saint Paul Missionary Society.
The SPMS is the international missionary and humanitarian arm of the Anglican Catholic Church. SPMS supports clergy and educational, religious, and humanitarian works in South America, the Caribbean, Africa, south Asia, and Southeast Asia, including Colombia, Venezuela, Haiti, Cameroon, Congo, Rwanda, Kenya, South Sudan, South Africa, Pakistan, and the Philippines.
In Africa we have dug wells, distributed medicines and food for famine relief, purchased land and built churches, established orphanages, preschools, schools, medical clinics, and self-sufficiency programs involving agricultural programs, the purchase of sewing machines, an ore crusher, and the like. In Haiti the ACC supports a school, cares for dozens of orphans, and has installed water systems in two mountain communities that have brought piped water to thousands of people. In Colombia we support old age homes and programs for disadvantaged children. In Venezuela, as the economic and security situation worsen, we have helped provided essential medications and food for clergy families and others. In Congo we assist victims of sexual violence and help in the recovery of children forced to serve as child soldiers by vicious militias. In Pakistan under very adverse circumstances the ACC supports Christian schools and social service outreach.
We have no endowment and depend entirely on your generosity. Please help this work to continue. Undesignated gifts are most welcome, as they help to insure that the missionary society can meet its budgeted goals. But designated gifts for particular projects or countries are also gladly received and will be distributed according to donor instructions. In either case, please consider making a regular (monthly or quarterly) contribution. Having regular streams of revenue helps tremendously in advancing the goals of our overseas mission.
May God bless you richly for your charity.
(The Most Reverend) Mark Haverland