A new website for the Egypt Diocesan Association

The new website of the Egypt Diocesan Association

Click on the image above to visit the new EDA website

In 1889 the Revd Douglas M Thornton, a missionary from the Church Mission Society, was involved in establishing the Anglican Church in Egypt. Over 100 years later his great-grandson Douglas J Thornton, a committee member of the Egypt Diocesan Association (EDA), taught himself web design and set up the EDA website. Doug has been maintaining it ever since, but has decided  “it is about time to hand over our site to a professional”.

With the assistance of Small Beginnings, the EDA has a new website which includes

  • Some fascinating history of early evangelisation in Egypt, the Diocese, the Cathedral and much more
  • More images
  • Search facilities
  • Online membership application
  • Easy to read
  • Ability to browse on your PC, laptop or any mobile devices
  • Ability to subscribe to receive news and updates
  • Has all the links you need to stay in touch with the Diocese and its different ministries
  • Links with other useful websites.

The Diocese is extremely grateful for the work of the EDA, who support the churches and ministries across the Diocese through prayer, visits and financial support.

Advent Appeal for Churches in Gambella

Giving in Gambella

There is a little church in a town called Ilea in Gambella. The church’s walls are made of a few bamboo sticks; its roof a UNHCR tarp. There is nothing inside but a bare, smooth floor of packed mud. Bishop Grant LeMarquand recently taught at the church about the woman who had given Jesus her wealth (her gift of costly ointment worth a year’s wages); had given her pride (in the ancient world only a slave could be required to attend to a person’s feet); and she had given her reputation (she had let down her hair to wash Jesus’ feet). As it came time for this church to give the offering, to the handfuls of grain and little one birr notes (worth six cents) that were laid on the mat, were added the gifts of the women. One laid down her head scarf, the next her necklace of plastic beads, and one by one, women, who from a western perspective had ‘nothing’, came and brought their gifts – ‘costly’, because that was all they had.

About Gambella

Each week over 6,000 people worship in 70 congregations in Gambella, a region in the west of Ethiopia. These congregations are active in Mothers’ Union, Bible studies, youth ministry, literacy classes, prayer meetings and community development and serve both nationals and refugees from neighbouring Sudan who worship in a variety of languages including Anuak, Dinka, Nuer, Mabaan and Opo.

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The Road to Sustainability

Under the leadership of the Right Revd Dr Grant LeMarquand, the Area Bishop for the Horn of Africa, the churches are growing rapidly.  And although people give sacrificially, it is not enough to cover the salary of the priests who are active in discipleship, evangelism and planting new churches.

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The challenge now is to support these clergy prayerfully and financially. With the long-term goal of establishing self-supporting churches, the congregations are expected to pay increasing percentages of the priests’ salaries each year. In the short term, however, our congregations are not able to cover the full amount of these salaries. We need you to consider partnering with these churches on their journey to become self-supporting.

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Partner with Us

Please pray for the churches in Gambella, and consider supporting the salary of one or more of these priests as a one time donation or an ongoing relationship.

  • Cost of a priest: $2,200 per year
  • Church contribution: $200 per year
  • Balance needed: $2,000 per year

Just click on the buttons below to download printable PDFs and a PowerPoint Presentation that you can share with others.

How to Contribute

You can contribute directly into the bank account of the Anglican Church in Ethiopia

Bank name: Awash International Bank S.C.
Branch: Awat Kilo Branch
Bank address: PO Box 12638 Addis Ababa
Account name: The Anglican Church in Ethiopia
Account number: 476-01304221297000
SWIFT code: AWINETAA

If you are in the USA, you can make a tax deductible donation through the Friends of the Anglican Diocese of Egypt, a registered 501(c)3 corporation.

www.friendsanglicandioceseegypt.org

If you are in the UK, you can contribute through the Egypt Diocesan Association, a registered UK charity, and if you are a UK taxpayer you can “Gift Aid It” – adding 25% to your gift.

www.eda-egypt.org.uk

For more information about our work in Gambella and elsewhere in the Horn of Africa, just click HERE.
Advent Appeal for Gambella (Arabic)
Advent Appeal for Gambella (English)
Advent Appeal for Gambella (Powerpoint)

Help us to Help Others

Dear brothers and sisters,

Greetings in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ!

Special Appeal 2013The past week has been traumatic for Egyptians. We witnessed bloodshed on our streets, vandalism and the deliberate destruction of churches and government buildings in lawless acts of revenge. One of our Anglican Churches was attacked, and other ministries received threats. We praise God that our churches and congregations are safe, but we grieve for the loss of life and for the churches which were burnt over the past week in Egypt.

The Anglican Church in Egypt serves all Egyptians, especially the disadvantaged and marginalized, through our educational, medical and community development ministries. We seek to be a light in our society, and we continue to serve our neighbours in the difficult situation which surrounds us. Unemployment is at a record high, there is a lack of security on the streets, the economy is in decline, and poverty is crushing for many people in Egypt.

We need your help

Through your support, we hope to help in the following areas:

  • Provide basic needs for the poorest of the poor (food, health care, children’s education).
  • Building the capacity of young adults in order to find work through vocational training and small business projects.
  • Spiritual ministry.

Helping the poorest of the poor

In many cases these are the most affected by the situation in Egypt. As the church, we want to practically show the love of God and provide for people in this challenging time in Egypt.

Some examples of ways that you could give are;

  • Provide a meal for a poor child ($1 US per day)
  • Visit to a doctor ($2 per visit)
  • Food to feed a family ($5 per day)
  • Subsidy for nursery fees for a child ($20 per month)
  • School fees for a year ($50 per year)
  • Emergency surgical operation ($100 per operation).

Building the capacity of young adults

It is very difficult for young people to find jobs, and the Diocese is empowering young adults (both hearing and deaf) through vocational training and micro-loans.

Examples of this are;

  • Vocational training for 2 months ($150)
  • Vocational training for 6 months  ($450)
  • Loan for a small business project  ($750)

Spiritual ministry

We continue to serve our congregations, and to teach the Word of God. You can;

  • Give a Bible ($3 per Bible)
  • Transport for children to attend Sunday School ($20 per session)
  • Subsidy to attend an Alpha Course ($20)

Please consider supporting us prayerfully and financially. If you would like to contribute financially, please give to one or more of the three categories above. If you send a non-designated donation then we will allocate the donation to the most needed category above.

May the Lord bless you!

+Mouneer


To make a donation

If you are in the US or  the  UK,  please  contact  our Partner Organisations

In Egypt or other countries, please contact the Diocese Partnership Office through Ms. Rosie Fyfe (rosie@dioceseofegypt.org)

If you would like to download a PDF version of the appeal: Special Appeal for Egypt (2013)

 

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