Self Denial Appeal 2014

The theme for this year’s appeal is ‘Planting seeds of Hope’.

We bring you some amazing stories from Tanzania, China, Bolivia and Bangladesh.

After our introductory week, our first story is from Tanzania, where we hear Enesia Bandi’s story. Enesia has been helped by the Salvation Army’s community based micro credit program (SAMIDE).

Our second story takes us to China, and will be the first time a story from there has been featured in a Self Denial series. Here, we will see how a bio gas project will help to improve the lives of Wang Zhong and his family.

Then, we hear from Miriam, a nurse at Harry Williams Hospital in Bolivia. The Harry Williams Hospital has been built from Self Denial Funding.

In our final story, we hear about the amazing work that is helping to transform Alomin’s life and other deaf children as they attend a Salvation Army school in Bangladesh.

Our thanks also go to Gemma Gray, a Salvationist from Ryde Corps, who composed and wrote the song ‘Hope is Rising’ for the Altar Service.

You will also find some great resources for children, as they look at the same countries and have their own workbook and DVD’s series.

We trust that you will find this material helpful and you will be encouraged and challenged by the stories that you will see as well as the devotional material you use over the coming weeks. Finally, and most importantly, we ask that you would prayerfully consider a generous gift to this year’s Self Denial Appeal.