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May 2013 – Collecting pennies: An ARDFC parish ambassador shares her story
Eleanor Muise tells how she and parishioners at St Stephen the Martyr had fun collecting, counting and rolling $218.45 in pennies for ARDFC’s Recife project. See here story here.
ARDFC presented to ANiC Eastern Assembly; endorsed by Archbishop Tito Zavala
You can watch video – or listen to an MP3 – of ARDFC treasurer Claus Lenk’s presentation to the ANiC Eastern Assembly as well as his discussion with Archbishop Tito Zavala (Primate of the Southern Cone) about ARDFC and our projects. Hear how ARDF-Canada’s work is viewed by Global South Primates.
February 2013 – Collecting pennies: An ARDFC parish ambassador shares her story
Marion Miles tells how St Peter & St Paul’s collect over $300 – in pennies! – for ARDFC’s Recife project. See here story here.
September 2012 – ARDFC’s Fall Newsletter
This newsletter reports on our newly launched project in Brazil, our completed projects, new board members, and some of the distinctives of ARDFC. See the Fall 2012 newsletter.
Africa: As complex as you are broad… as beautiful as you are broken
ARDF, our sister aid and development agency, sent two people to Africa in October 2012 to investigate conditions in South Sudan, Congo and Rwanda and check on projects. You can read the Rev Bill Haley’s impressions on his blog. Earlier posts written during the trip provide specifics with many interesting tales of their travels.
He says Africa is “as complex as you are broad”, “…as beautiful as you are broken”. “Indeed, how you view Africa depends on what you see you, but more importantly, how you see. Seeing as a Christian, hope will always be deeper than the horror, love always deeper than the hate, God’s provision will always be more profound than the human deprivation, beauty always overcoming brokenness, light eventually but always piercing the darkness… Yes, there’s a lot of darkness on this continent. I won’t forget it soon. But I will also keep with me for a long time the example of God’s people here, by whose very presence and courageous and compassionate deeds, the light of Christ shines with hope. “
ARDF 2011 Annual Report, which includes ARDFC
In his preface to the 2011 ARDF annual report, Archbishop Bob Duncan write, “Since the Fund’s inception in September 2004, ARDF, by God’s grace, has been working directly with the spiritually vibrant, but resource poor Anglican Churches around the globe. You have provided over $4.9 million in funding for 106 development projects. Through your generosity you have changed the lives of our brothers and sisters in Christ in 32 countries strengthening our partnership with Anglicans world-wide.” See the full report (pdf) here.
September 2011 – ARDFC’s Fall Newsletter
This newsletter reports on our first completed project, as well as our current project and provides some thoughts on what ARDFC provides donors in a world over-crowded with charitable organizations. See the Fall 2011 newsletter.
ARDF Report Fall 2011
While the Anglican Relief and Development Fund Canada (ARDFC) is relatively new, our US partner (the ARDF) is celebrating its seventh year of operation, having delivered over $4.8 million in funding to over 105 relief and development projects. Its international board of trustees includes a number of Global South Primates who select the projects we undertake. The ARDF has prepared an excellent report on its ministry and its distinctives. ARDFC shares the values and approach discussed in the ARDF report.
21 October 2010 – Anglican Relief and Development Fund (US) accredited
The Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) accredited the Anglican Relief and Development Fund (ARDF), of Ambridge, PA, the Anglican Church in North America’s relief and development arm. The ARDF is the Anglican Relief and Development Fund Canada’s US partner. Read more.
18-19 September 2010 – Primate of SE Asia visits Vancouver
The Anglican Relief and Development Fund Canada welcomed Archbishop John Chew Hiang Chea – Primate of the Anglican Province of Southeast Asia, Bishop of Singapore and Chairman of the Global South Primates Steering Committee – to a weekend of special gatherings in Vancouver to promote the work of the ARDFC.
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