Lent & Good Friday
AID's Lent & Good Friday Appeal 2023
Help support vulnerable women, youth and children in the Diocese of Jerusalem.
AID’s 2023 Lent and Good Friday Appeal supports the work of the Anglican Diocese of Jerusalem via the outreach of the Ahli Hospital in Gaza and a new youth empowerment project.
Our Good Friday Gift this year will support the training of young Palestinian Anglicans to gain greater knowledge of their cultural heritage and to strengthen their leadership skills. At a time when more than one third of Palestinian youth desire to leave their homeland and emigrate overseas, this training aims to strengthen the young people’s attachment to their land and culture. The training targets three different age-groups via workshops, cultural visits, and a children’s camp.
As part of this program, a group of young people from the diocese visited the Church Synagogue in Nazareth where Jesus read from the scroll of Isaiah and proclaimed his good news for the poor. This was the good news which included “release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free” (Luke 4:18).
This Lent we bring you the story of Shorouq, a young mother, who lives in one of the most marginalised parts of Gaza City. Her two-year-old daughter, Hala, was screened and selected to be part of the Ahli’s child nutrition program to address her malnutrition.
“After participating in the individual awareness workshops, I became stronger, I can face the injustice that may occur, and I can protect myself alone. My awareness of my rights and responsibilities was raised; I am capable of solving my problems alone now. I have good communication channels and dialogue with my husband… And I succeeded to change some negative behaviours for myself and my husband such as helping me in the home, since I have a risky pregnancy.
Many thanks to the Ahli Hospital and to AID, and to all the people who care for vulnerable groups and provide assistance to the needy"