We have been heartbroken to see the crisis that has rapidly deteriorated in Afghanistan this week. We know that Jesus is deeply committed to the last, the lost, the least and the broken, and so we are moved in compassion and desire justice in that country.
 
We know that as Christians we are called to be a voice for the marginalised (Prov. 31:8-9) and to pray for God’s kingdom to come (Matt 6:9-10). Please join us as we do what we can to pray for the people of Afghanistan and to speak up for them by asking our government to take immediate action.

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BAPTIST WORLD AID PRAYER GATHERING – THURSDAY 19 AUGUST
Baptist World Aid Australia and Global Interaction are inviting us to join with them to pray for the peace in Afghanistan. This is a beautiful opportunity to come together as the Australian Church to unite as one voice asking God to intervene in this crisis. For more information and to register, please follow the link below.
JOIN PRAYER NIGHT

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SIGN OUR CHURCH PETITION TO LOCAL MPs
Proverbs 31:8-9 calls us to speak on behalf of those without a voice. This drives us to do what we can to ask our government to act on behalf of the people of Afghanistan. We have put together a letter to our local MPs asking the government to take action.

Please use the link below (or simply email [email protected]) to join your name to this list, or to find out more information.
 
Please indicate in your email your title (Mr/Mrs/Ms/Dr/Rev etc.), full name and suburb. Alternatively you could text or call Matt Gray on 0404 358 989
 
We need to move quickly so please reply by 10am Friday 20th August.
EMAIL MATT GRAY
DOWNLOAD COPY OF LETTER

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CONTACT YOUR LOCAL MP 
As well as our church response it is great if we individually reach out to our local federal MPs asking for action. The best way to do this is through a phone call, however an email is also a great way to contact them.
Please use the links below for a guide on how to do this!
HOW TO CALL YOUR MP
HOW TO EMAIL TO YOUR MP

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PRAY PRAY PRAY 
  • Pray for peace in the region
  • Pray for protection for the most vulnerable (children, women, foreigners, Western collaborators, Christians)
  • Pray for an immediate global response to support those fleeing
  • Pray that Australia would take action, including an increase in Afghan refugees, an increase in foreign aid to the region and an extension of temporary visas

If you would like more information or to speak to someone from our team please email us at [email protected]