To help combat the crisis and its effects on those most vulnerable, the Matthew 25 Initiative and the Anglican Relief and Development Fund are teaming up to minister to those in need both at home and abroad.
In the midst of the global pandemic, many are hurting. Whether it is the health threat, the economic effects, or the consequences of social isolation, most of the world has now been impacted by COVID-19. Still, some will feel the impact more than others and those in dire circumstances before the pandemic find themselves in even tougher situations now. To help combat the crisis and its effects on those most vulnerable, the Matthew 25 Initiative and the Anglican Relief and Development Fund are teaming up to minister to those in need both at home and abroad.
The Matthew 25 Initiative is a vibrant network of Anglican ministries and leaders that serve some of the most poor and under-resourced people in North America. There are about 100 of these outreach efforts in the US and Canada connected to our dioceses or congregations. These ministries support shelters, food banks, diaper pantries, and counseling centers. Not everyone can quarantine. The homeless have no homes to go to, but our ministries are continuing to serve them while taking extra precautions to lessen the threat of infection. (Read more here.)
Globally, the Anglican Relief and Development Fund aims to strengthen communities in times of crisis by empowering the local church. Working with orthodox Anglican churches around the world, ARDF empowers leaders within their own context to provide help on the ground. In this time of crisis, ARDF is working with our trusted friends around the world, to share the provision and love of Jesus during this time of anxiety and fear for so many, especially those who do not (yet) know the saving power of Jesus. (Read more here.)
Together with these ministries, we in the Anglican Church in North America can offer light in this present darkness, hope in the midst of fear, and peace during the panic both domestically and internationally.
In the midst of these challenging times, if you are able, please consider how you might make a difference and give to these efforts both at home (Matthew 25) and abroad (ARDF).
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If you are in need, please visit acna.org/map to find an Anglican congregation near you.