- Why has the Appeal been launched?
Alongside Christians globally, we are heartbroken seeing the suffering and loss of life. People made in God’s image and close to God’s heart hurting and suffering, both Israeli and Palestinian.
Global Mission Partners launched the Middle East Crisis Appeal to help provide critically needed humanitarian support to people affected by the conflict, and to provide our partner churches and supporters a trusted channel to give to assist in this crisis.
- Does Global Mission Partners have partners in the Middle East?
Global Mission Partners does not have direct partners in the Middle East.
In situations like this, we work with other trusted organisations through either the ACT Alliance or Church Agency Network Disaster Operations (CAN DO) as these are Christian organisations operating to the high standards of the international aid sector. In this case, we have chosen to partner with CAN DO member, Anglican Overseas Aid (AOA). Anglican Overseas Aid has a long-term partner in Gaza, the al-Ahli Arab Hospital.
- Where is the money going?
Donations received to the appeal will be directed through fellow member of the Church Agencies Network Disaster Organisation (CAN DO), Anglican Overseas Aid (AOA).
AOA’s local partner, the al-Ahli Arab Hospital in Gaza, is working to provide urgently needed aid so Christian care can continue in the midst of this conflict. The hospital provides healthcare to patients regardless of ethnicity, religion, political affiliation, or economic status. This appeal will help fund their emergency medical response, allowing them to provide 24-hour emergency care for all people impacted.
- What will the donations be used for?
This appeal will help fund the emergency medical response of the al-Ahli Arab Hospital in Gaza, where medical need is currently greatest. The hospital provides healthcare to patients regardless of ethnicity, religion, political affiliation, or economic status. Donations will help the hospital provide 24-hour emergency care for all people impacted, so Christian care can continue.
- Is my donation tax deductible?
Donations of $2 or more are tax deductible.
- Are you supporting Israel or Palestine?
Importantly, Global Mission Partners and our partners are non-partisan. That is, we do not take sides.
We are calling for people to pray for peace, for all in Israel and Palestine. All people affected by this conflict are made in God’s image and close to God’s heart.
Global Mission Partners is committed to Christian mission and aid, working in partnership so all people can experience the love of Jesus. The Middle East Crisis Appeal was launched to meet the needs of this humanitarian crisis and so we can resource a Christian response.
- Can my church get involved?
Global Mission Partners is calling on the Churches of Christ movement across Australia to pray for peace, and for victims of the current Israel/Palestine war.
We invite local churches to pray for peace, and take up an offering for the Middle East Crisis Appeal on Sunday 5th November.
To help resource your church to pray for and support those who desperately need peace, please download our prayer resource or PowerPoint slide to use in your service, or contact our National Church Relationships Manager, Carly Cassidy, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- What resources are available?
If you would like to join us in prayer for all caught up in this conflict, you can download a prayer resource at https://www.gmp.org.au/MiddleEastCrisisAppeal. If your church would like to share the appeal, you can download a PowerPoint from the same website.
- How do I donate?
You can donate online at https://www.gmp.org.au/MiddleEastCrisisAppeal, or through the Global Mission Partners Office by calling 1800 467 222 toll free. There is also a printable donation form available online at https://www.gmp.org.au/MiddleEastCrisisAppeal or by request, that can be posted. Postage details are on the form.
- How do I contact you for further information.
Please contact the Global Mission Partners Office by calling 1800 467 222 toll free or email email@example.com.
Churches can contact our National Church Relationships Manager, Carly Cassidy, at firstname.lastname@example.org.