I want to take a moment and let you know about our new partnership we have launched The Australian Red Cross Lifeblood and how important our involvement is, particularly during this COVID-19 season we are currently in.
I love that we take time to pray for people every time we gather together for church online. Knowing people have really ‘got your back’ in the tough times is a great source of comfort and strength. And then hearing answers to prayer – well, how good it that!
Have you ever thought about those same people we are praying for during the week?
Many of the people we pray for who are facing health challenges will be relying on a blood donation or blood products during the week to keep them alive.
Lifeblood centres are open, are an essential service and safe to access. Every week, even in this COVID-19 crisis, Australia needs 29,000 donations of blood just to meet current demands.
Every single donation of blood can save 3 lives and can be made into 22 different treatments that help cancer, burns, car accident patients and people facing operations.
We as a Church community can really step in and help carry the load. Our Vision statement starts with “To reach and influence the world by building a large, Bible-based, Christ-centred Church …”
The heart of our Church is always set on how we can help and serve the people in our community and nation, motivated by the love of Christ and generous with what we have. As a Church we can get the word out quickly in our Campuses, Connect Groups, Sisterhood, Youth & Young Adults Ministry, College and friends – and mobilise our community during this COVID-19 crisis to really get involved and help this incredible organisation and the great work they do.
Let’s get behind this campaign to donate blood, play our part and help carry the load – for such a time as this.
So, if you can, join me and become part of The HILLSONG Lifeblood Team. We have a goal to get many, many new donors signed up from around Hillsong Australia and if you are already a donor, great! Log in and join the team. I will keep you posted on how we are going!
How to join:
Step 1. Go to donateblood.com.au
Step 2. Follow the prompts to Log in or Register
Step 3. Click on the ‘Teams’ icon to search for ‘Hillsong’ and join the team. If you are already a donor, log in to your profile and join the team
Step 4. Visit the FAQ page to check your eligibility
Step 5. Make an appointment at one of over 90 Lifeblood centres across Australia
Thank you in advance,