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18 February 2014
The theme for this year’s appeal is ‘Planting seeds of Hope’. By giving to the Self Denial Appeal this year you will be enabling the work of The Salvation Army in other countries, such as Tanzania, China, Bolivia and Bangladesh.
We ask that you would prayerfully consider a generous gift to this year’s Self Denial Appeal.
The Self Denial Appeal at Parramatta will be launched on Sunday 23rd February 2014, at both our morning and evening church services. The Altar Service on Sunday 30th March 2014 will be an opportunity for you to give your gift to enable the work of The Salvation Army overseas.
After our introductory week, our first story is from Tanzania, where we hear Enesia Bandi’s story. Enesia has been helped by the Salvation Army’s community based micro credit program (SAMIDE).
Our second story takes us to China, and will be the first time a story from there has been featured in a Self Denial series. Here, we will see how a bio gas project will help to improve the lives of Wang Zhong and his family.
Then, we hear from Miriam, a nurse at Harry Williams Hospital in Bolivia. The Harry Williams Hospital has been built from Self Denial Funding.
In our final story, we hear about the amazing work that is helping to transform Alomin’s life and other deaf children as they attend a Salvation Army school in Bangladesh.
Our thanks also go to Gemma Gray, a Salvationist from Ryde Corps, who composed and wrote the song ‘Hope is Rising’ for the Altar Service.
You can watch the weekly videos about the Self Denial Appeal on the Self Denial website. Watch now.
For more information, you can visit the Self Denial Appeal website.