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Account Name: Carlingford Baptist Church
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2021 Christmas Appeal – BWA Afghanistan Crisis
Our Christmas Appeal for 2021 is to raise funds in support of the Afghanistan Crisis. Decades of a refugee crisis have resulted in nearly six million Afghans forcibly displaced from their homes. TheTaliban’s recent takeover of the government has severely compounded the crisis., forcing hundreds of thousands to flee from their homes and tens of thousands in need of urgent humanitarian assistance. Baptist World Aids response is to meet the immediate needs of displaced families in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Our local Christian partners are poised to provide critically needed emergency supplies including monthly food aid, blankets, mattresses and plastic sheets for winter protection.
390.000+ people displaced since May 2021
80% are women and children – the majority of those fleeing are the most vulnerable and at risk.
Covid 19 has compounded the crisis by overwhelming the already fragile health system.
Please prayerfully consider what you might be able to give to help this crucial work.
Today our story is Jesus Ascends from Acts 1:6-14. During May we’ll be looking at some of the words and stories Jesus shared with his disciples before leaving earth (physically) and sending his Spirit.
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The message today is about not complicating or compromising the gospel.
As God’s church we should communicate His love and saving grace in a way that is welcoming and accessible to all. We need His help in building His Kingdom and reaching out to the world. There’s a line in the second song For the One: “ Help me to love with open arms like you do, a love that erases all the lines and sees the truth”. We need to make sure we are not creating barriers to God’s love and truth. If we truly live for Jesus and Jesus alone, putting Him at the centre and building our lives on His love, then others around us will see that. We need to remind ourselves of what we believe and what is important and communicate that truth to others. I hope that these songs help you to reflect on this as you listen or sing along.