Ready For The World - Issue 1

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READY FOR THE WORLD NEWSLETTER OF THE 2019 WORLD ASSEMBLY 1 ST QUARTER EDITION • VOLUME 1, ISSUE 1

FIRST GREAT STEPS OF THE WA2019 LOCAL ORGANISING COMMITTEE (LOC) The WA2019 Local Organising Committee (LOC) held its quarterly meeting on 25 February 2017 at Durban University of Technology (DUT). The meeting adopted the LOC and WA2019 Budgets. It also adopted the WA2019 Fundraising Strategy. The two documents were developed by Sr Mamodike and Br Motseki. Keep up the good work brethren!

This meeting took place in the same venue. DUT reported that the new residence which was under construction in 2016 has been completed and now holds 800 beds. This is one of the residences that would be used to accommodate delegates during WA2019. After the two meetings, the LOC conducted a site inspection at Magic Pan Caterers premises. We found it clean, spacious and well-resourced in terms of hygiene, cutlery, equipment and vehicles. Magic Pan Caterers provided morning tea and lunch for the officials who attended the two meetings.

Following the meeting, the committee then met with management from DUT and Magic Pan Caterers – the service provider subcontracted by DUT to provide catering services during the WA2019.

In the evening the LOC attended an SCO service at one of the residences of the nearby Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT). This is where Br Motseki made a short presentation of SCO and Br Stanley shared the Word of God.


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BUDGETS & FUNDRAISING STRATEGY The World Assembly (WA) Local Organising Committee (LOC) completed, the development of budgets for the LOC and WA2019 as well as the Fundraising Strategy.

A bank account dedicated to WA2019 has been opened details as follows:

Please pray for the Local Organising Committee as we embark on fundraising drive and road show to different provinces. SCO will reconnect with old and new associates, churches, sister organisations and rebuild relationships with key strategic partners. Following our trip to Germany in March, SCO has committed to raise 30-40% of the total budget, which is about R3-million as the rest will be raised through IFES initiatives.

Account No.: 626 7170 4768,

Account Name: SCO World Assembly, Bank: FNB Universal Code: 250655 Swift Code: FIRNZAJJ An email dedicated to WA2019 was also opened: worldassembly2019@sco.org.za

MEET THE INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM TEAM International Fellowship of Evangelical Students (IFES) hosted their first meeting of the WA2019 International Program Committee which took place in Marburg, Germany from the 19th-23rd March 2017. Brothers Stanley and Motseki were privileged to be selected, to be part of the committee which consists 15 members from different IFES movements across the world. The meeting was graced by the presence of Brs Daniel Bourdanne: IFES Secretary General and Martin Haizmann, WA2019 International Director. The meeting commenced, progressed and concluded very well. Thank you very much for your prayers. The next International Logistics Committee meeting will take place during mid-2018 in Durban, South Africa. The World Assembly 2019 is planned to take place during the first two weeks of July 2019 at Durban University of Technology, KwaZulu Natal Province, South Africa.


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DID YOU KNOW 1. The previous World Assembly was in Mexico and 10 delegates from SCO attended? 2. The World Assembly is coming to Africa for the second time? In 1995 it was hosted in Kenya. 3. The IFES was founded in 1947 at Harvard University by leaders from ten Christian student movements?

WA FINANCIAL UPDATE Description

Target No. Estimated (R'000)

TOTAL TARGET INCOME

R8 000

Pledges (R'000) Actual (R'000) % Towards target R1 000

R43

0,54%

R43

2%

SCO Associates

500

R2 000

Churches and Sister Organisations

155

R1 500

0%

35

R1 000

0%

-

R3 500

Students/ SCO Branches Companies/ Banks/ Small Business

R1 000

0%

We would like to thank our SCO Associates who have responded to the call to give towards the World Assembly.

form on GivenGain. For those who wish to give via a debit order, kindly make use of our debit order form.

We look forward to accelerating the fundraising initiatives as per the adopted fundraising strategy in the next few weeks, as it can be seen in the numbers that we still have a long to way. For example, we seek to have 500 SCO Associates give towards the conference and at this stage the actual donations totalling R43,000 were received from a total of only four (4) SCO associates with 72% of the total amount coming from one associate.

Be sure to write 'World Assembly' under 'Specific project’ as we use the same forms for other SCO projects such as staff support and provincial ministry work.

This shows the amount of work still to be done. We have also added a World Assembly campaign on our debit order donation plat-

We would also like to invite people who would like to work with us as activists for the World Assembly fundraising to come forward and help accelerate this process. If that is you, kindly drop us as email on the World Assembly e-mail address provided or call any of the contact persons using the details disclosed in this newsletter.


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READY FOR THE WORLD Chief Editor: Stanley Marara Editor: Motseki Sosibo Designer: Nathan Theunis WHERE TO FIND US Students’ Christian Organisation National Office (Temporary) 1 Elloughton House Chapel Lane Rosebank, Cape Town E-mail: worldassembly2019@sco.org.za Website: www.sco.org.za If you would like to financially give towards WA 2019, please feel free to send your gift through to us: World Assembly Banking Details Bank: First National Bank Type: Cheque A/c no: 626 7170 4768 Code: 250655 Swift Code: FIRNZAJJ

Please continue to pray with us in the following areas: 1. Pray for God’s provision as the LOC embarks on the fundraise drive and roadshow in the next coming months. 2. Pray for World Assembly finances and fundraising initiatives. 3. Pray for positive responses from individuals, churches, organisation and corporate companies as we approach them in terms of giving. 4. Pray for all members of 2019 LOC and SCO members in general. Praise 1. Praise God for the Local Organising Committee and the work they have done thus far. 2. Praise God for Associates who have given towards World Assembly thus far. 3. Praise God for the International Program Team lead by Brother Martin Haizmann and their first meeting in Germany which was successful.


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