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WEA year-end update and appeal

December 18, 2010


Dear Member of WEA,

As we approach the end of the year, I want you to know that your prayers and support for the World Evangelical Alliance continue to be critical. As we look back to on this past year we are grateful to see the growing Kingdom impact of WEA. As we look to 2011 we see even more opportunities to develop a global witness for Jesus Christ. 

2010 Accomplishments

By God’s grace WEA has been able to increase our impact as we have responded to key issues that impact Evangelical Christians. These have included:

Serving our National and Regional Alliances

· Launching of our International Leadership Institute to equip leaders to more effectively lead an alliance and engage in public square witness.

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Opening a new international office in New York City through the generosity of WEA partners. This move allows us to connect more effectively with the United Nations, media and other global institutions.

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Appointing the first ever Associate Secretary General – whose focus is on serving Alliances and helping facilitate synergy across the WEA

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Receiving the commitment of the church in South Korea to host and significantly support our 2014 general assembly.

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Publishing a new major Academic resource on Persecution, Suffering and Martyrdom.

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Launching a new anti-human trafficking task force led by the very capable Commissioner McMillan of the Salvation Army.

Major Christian Events, Initiatives, and Partnerships

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Collaborating with the Lausanne Movement in facilitating Cape Town 2010, The Third Congress on World Evangelization with 4800 participants from 195 countries.

· Positively contributing to the Edinburgh 2010 Conference celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the famous 1910 World Missions Congress.

· Partnering with Walden Media/Twentieth Century Fox in the new Narnia film, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. Outreach resources for children/youth/adults/sermons have been developed in 6 languages at www.narniafaith.com. The worldwide release of film was on December 10th, 2010

· Experiencing great success with the Micah Challenge 10.10.10 campaign focused on the Millennium Development Goals. 60 nations were involved and tens of millions of Christians mobilized.

· Mobilizing hundreds of thousands of Churches for the International Day of Prayer for the persecuted Church.

· Launching a new partnership with the Resource Mobilization Working Group in conjunction with the Lausanne Movement - to increase Christian giving to the worldwide mission of the Church.

Public Engagement Representing Evangelical Christians

· Engaging with the United Nations in responding to the two proposed resolutions on ‘’Defamation of Religion” and Qur’an burning. If passed these resolutions could negatively impact Christians worldwide.

· Conducting a strategic visit to China to meet both with senior government officials and national Church leaders to promote greater understanding, discuss religious liberty concerns and developing programs to serve the growing Chinese Church.

· Responding to the requests of the heads of churches in Sudan, we launched a global awareness and advocacy campaign including coordinating a worldwide day of Prayer for Sudan in preparation for the upcoming referendum on January 9, 2011.

· Holding a consultation with Christian leaders from countries where the church is highly restricted or persecuted to learn how to more effectively advocate for them.

· Gaining strong support worldwide for our role in seeking to defuse the proposed burning of the Qur’an by the Florida pastor. Church leaders in countries with majority Muslim populations believe our intervention was a key component in decreasing the tensions and threats against Christians.

Opportunities for 2011


The World Evangelical Alliance is facing growing opportunities for Kingdom impact, including:

· Expanding our Track-Two diplomatic work. Opportunities in the near future include: Pakistan, Afghanistan, China, Eritrea, Malaysia, and North Korea.

· Expanding our relationships. We are building strong relationships with the Pentecostal World Fellowship, the Baptist World Alliance, the International Prayer Council, the Global Diaspora Network, the Global Children’s Forum and other global networks.

· Following up on the referendum in Sudan to help coordinate Evangelical efforts towards nation building - and advocating for the protection of Christians in North Sudan who are under increasing pressure from Sharia law.

· Harvesting significant momentum arising from Cape Town 2010 in equipping the Church to more effectively engage in evangelism.

· Launching two new international institutes (Islam and Human Rights), composed of academics and experts to conduct research and help resource and guide church strategies.

· Publishing several new books by our Mission Commission on key issues that will assist the world mission movement.

· Developing a new global campaign focused on children: this will provide a visible and practical way of demonstrating the unity in the body of Christ.

· Launching a new initiative in connecting Evangelical Christian parliamentarians and politicians together in a new international network.

· Finalizing a collaborative document on proselytism with the Vatican and the World Council of Churches to promote both respect and religious liberty.

· Embracing new opportunities being offered to us in engaging Christians in the media and entertainment world. New Projects in the works include a film called The Messiah, (a follow up to the Passion of Christ.) to be released in 2012.   

The World Evangelical Alliance is deeply grateful for the platform that has been extended to us to serve the worldwide evangelical movement. It is our hope and prayer that we as evangelicals will make increasing impact for good across the world as we seek to live out the transforming message of the Gospel of our Lord.

However, if we are to fulfill our calling we very much need the prayers and support of God’s people.
 

Will you please consider giving a generous gift to help strengthen our global witness for Christ? We very much need your financial support.  Can I ask you to prayerfully do all you can to help us as we seek to unite the Church to transform the nations?

With much appreciation,

Geoff

Dr. Geoff Tunnicliffe 
CEO/Secretary General 


There are several ways you can give to WEA. Please use the most convenient for you.

Please mail checks payable to “World Evangelical Alliance” to :
World Evangelical Alliance 
644 Strander Blvd, #154
Seattle, WA 98188

Give online with a credit card :
Please go to www.worldevangelicals.org/donate and click on the banner that says “Make a Gift Now”.

Give over the phone with a credit card :
Credit card gifts can be given over the phone by calling toll free at 1-866-823-3073 x236 or 1-905-752-2164 x236.

Wire transfer from your bank :
You will need this information to arrange a wire transfer from your bank.
Evangelical Christian Credit Union
955 West Imperial Highway
Brea, CA 92821, USA
Swift Code: BOFAUS33
Routing #: 3222 73379 (routing number is used in place of ABA)

Name: World Evangelical Alliance
Address: 600 Alden Rd. Suite 300, Markham, ON L3R 0E7 Canada
Account#: 1211758 (US$ account)

Please send an email to Kathy Brooker (kathy@worldevangelicalalliance.com) on the same day a wire transfer is sent with your information and your gift amount.

The World Evangelical Alliance is made up of 128 national evangelical alliances located in 7 regions and 104 associate member organizations and global networks. The WEA is the world¹s largest association of evangelical Christians serving a constituency of 600 million people. The WEA is a voice to governments, media, and other faith communities and holds consultative status at the United Nations.