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The AMS National Council 2018 will be held in Melbourne, September 11 2018.

More information in future Newsletters.

Affiliation Fees for 2018: $20 per Member. 

 
 
 
 

Tasmania

   
             
  Longford Branch - generally each first Wednesday except January. See website www.christchurchlongford.com.au  
  Holy Trinity Launceston - third Tuesday each month. See website www.htl.org.au  
             
 
 
     
  THE NATIONAL MISSION PROJECT

Ivan and Val Peters from Laidley, Queensland have been to Tanzania several times to assist Val’s brother The Rev’d John Naumann develop the Amani Centre. This is a Church based Mission which is developing agriculture to enable the Centre to become self sufficient and thus enable children to attend the school which is also part of the scheme. Ivan's particular skill is in growing fruit and vegetables having been a market gardener in the Laidley area while Val is a trained teacher.

Over recent years old water bores have been revitalised and grapes and fruits trees (Bananas, Cashew nuts, Paw Paws, Citrus and Mangos) established using drip irrigation. A school and orphanage built. Other crops include Sunflowers, beans, passionfruits and maize. Another development is the Grain & Oil seed mill which employs operators and the profits pay for three teachers at the school. The waste from the mill is used to feed the pigs.

The school has Kindergarten/preschool, Primary and Secondary grades while some teacher training is being developed. The Mission has become a magnet for people in the district during the dry seasons as they run out of food and arrive at the Centre seeking assistance.

AMS National commenced this Mission Project in 2006 with a donation of $1,000 towards the orphanage. The year ending June, 2011 AMS branches and Diocesan groups donated $3,260 to the Amani Centre. Since then AMS National has donated thousands to the Amani Centre Projects.

Queensland has donated over $70,000 over the past 3 years.

Episcopal Church of South Sudan.

A second project is to support Bishop Daniel Abot in relocating refugees to safer places providing them with food and shelter. Bishop Cameron Venables based at Toowoomba oversees a Bank Account for Bishop Daniel. Donations can be sent to the AMS National Treasurer, G. Foster or direct to the following Bank Account.

Bank: Bendigo Bank, cnr Margaret & Neil Sts, Toowoomba, Qld 4350
Account Name: Daniel Abot Duk Diocese
BSB No: 633 000
Account No: 155046006