Dear friends in Christ,
We are living in a time of significant upheaval and change. Our nations have endured a massive amount of damage and displacement from hurricanes and wild fires. Earlier this month tragedy struck again with yet another mass murder, this time in a church. There are wars and rumors of wars. We are watching our culture change, shifting away from truth and attempting to redefine history and reality.
Yet, both personally and as your Archbishop, I find myself more and more encouraged by the hope of the Gospel and the proclamation of this Gospel by the local congregations we find in the Anglican Church in North America. We are a people of great hope and courage!
This past June, we experienced the presence of God at our Provincial Assembly. In October, I saw first-hand the energy and passion of a group of leaders at the Matthew 25 Gathering in Phoenix. YOUR GIVING IS MAKING IT POSSIBLE for the last, the least, and the lost to be reached with the transforming love of Jesus Christ. This is happening through a diverse range of church-sponsored ministries: half-way houses, after-school programs, assisted living facilities, and food pantries. There is so much ministry taking place in the Anglican Church in North America that gives me encouragement.
Each week, as I travel around the province, I see people committed to prayer. I see youth ministers reaching out to the next generation and nursery workers serving the littlest among us. I see volunteers, the unsung heroes of the church, serving selflessly and leaders teaching the Scriptures. I am convinced that God, who began a work in us as the Anglican Church in North America, will carry it on to completion.
This coming summer, the Anglican Church in North America will celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Gafcon conference in Jerusalem. We will share in global fellowship with our brothers and sisters from around the Anglican Communion and host our annual Provincial Council meeting at the same time. These relationships connect us with millions of people around the world.
Then, in the summer of 2019, we will celebrate our tenth anniversary as a Province at our Assembly in Plano, Texas. The dates are June 18-19, 2019, and I hope you will make plans to join us. Before we get there, though, we have much to do to continue carrying out our Gospel work with hope and courage, and we need your help.
To meet the needs of the people and support all of our mission projects, we need to raise $345,000, and we cannot do that without your help. By clicking here or simply texting “GIVE” to 724-655-4198, you can help the Anglican Church in North America carry out its Gospel mission.
Will you prayerfully consider supporting the mission of Christ’s church by giving to the Anglican Church in North America?
With great hope in Christ Jesus,
The Most Rev. Dr. Foley Beach
Archbishop and Primate
Anglican Church in North America