Bishop Julian has launched his annual Harvest Appeal which this year is supporting people in Bolivia and Zimbabwe.
- For a 2016 Bishop's Harvest Appeal poster please CLICK HERE
- For the 2016 Harvest Appeal information sheet please CLICK HERE
- For a 2016 Harvest Appeal leaflet with Gift Aid Donation form please CLICK HERE
The 2016 Bishop’s Harvest Appeal follows a successful appeal in 2015 for people in Columbia and Malawi. You can read more about that Appeal and the total raised (which was up for the second year running) on this page here.
Appeal organiser Arton Medd said: "The 2016 appeal will support 'Tariro', a UK-based charity that supports vulnerable Zimbabwean children to gain an education.
"Tariro does much more than pay for uniforms, books and any school fees; it ensures that the children are fed and have everything they need to be able to learn.
"We are also supporting Christian Aid partner Soluciones Prácticas (Practical Solutions) in Bolivia, which works with marginalised communities in that country to help them to recover from floods and share their knowledge to develop sustainable ways of living, not just for now, but for generations to come.
"Sample copies of the leaflets and posters will be sent to all parishes and church schools asking them to support the appeal and request extra resources as needed.”
Bishop Julian said: "Many of you in Lancashire will still be struggling with the aftermath of the devastating floods that hit Lancashire not so long ago so I am sure that you will readily sympathise with thousands of people in Bolivia who have been flooded out of their homes several times in recent years. This year promises to be no exception to the trend.
"At the same time, increasingly serious water shortages are affecting much of rural Zimbabwe (and indeed some parts of Bolivia), with dire consequences, especially for the youngest and most vulnerable.
"As Jesus made clear, the neighbours whom we are called to look after as well as we look after ourselves include not only fellow Lancastrians but also people doing their best to survive in the more in hospitable parts of God’s earth.
"Hence my Harvest Appeal this year aims to secure better harvests – both now and into the future – for many of those who are suffering most in Bolivia and Zimbabwe.
"Please pray about the level of your support for the Appeal. I hope we shall, in due course, be able to announce a generous result that will make a difference to many lives and bring glory to God."