Wow, what a year we’ve just had! From normality to the pandemic to phase 5, it’s been a bit of a rollercoaster ride for individuals, families, churches, schools, businesses and SU. Our financial temperature reflects the abnormal times we are going through too. We rolled into Summer 2019, and much like other years, the appeal was robust and general giving was healthy. However, when our Autumn appeal launched, it crossed over with the COVID-19 explosion, and consequently, the appeal tanked. To add insult to injury, all of our school and camping programs ceased to exist in their usual form and of course, we had to close Camp Geographe. This had a twofold impact, not only have many young people missed out on being exposed to the Gospel, and all that flows from that, also our revenue had substantially dropped.
Nevertheless, you, our family, have stayed strong in your love and support, enabling us to keep ministry going and developing. Additionally, the Government provided stimulus and JobKeeper, which helps keep our staff employed. Then came our EOFY appeal for which you showed how much you value the ministry of SU WA. $174,000 was given to fund the continuing transformation of young lives.
Thank you everyone for your encouragement, prayers, volunteering, support and gifts of love over the last 12 months, you are the fuel in the SU tank.
The financial breakdown shows that 86% of our expenditure during the last fiscal year was spent directly on ministry to young people, children & families, along with the staff.
by Lester Sutton