Director’s Report – Ps Alun Davies
It’s hard not to begin any report – or in fact almost any conversation these days – without mention of COVID-19 and the havoc it’s wreaking across our world. As a global missions and development organisation, with field workers and partners working in more than 16 countries, this pandemic presents one of the biggest challenges we’ve ever faced in the history of our mission.
While we are doing everything we can to support these communities, their families and the many workers who are on the field, as well as those who have had to return home, we know that these are unprecedented times. Like many other organisations around the world, we do not know what the future holds or what this global outbreak will mean for our work – and for our people – long term.
We need to have more faith than ever for our present needs and for the challenges ahead, and to continue trusting in God who is always working on our behalf.
As you take the time to read through this 2019 report – which we are proud to have completely digitised for the first time – I pray you will be reminded of the difference your generosity continues to make for the individuals, families and communities it is reaching.
In 2019, your support helped more children realise their right to an education; provided life-saving healthcare to families, including pregnant women; and empowered whole communities to change their futures through sustainable community-led development initiatives.
Your support also continued to sow into our life-changing Kinnected projects, so more children could have the opportunity to grow up in a family. And it provided vital emergency relief and (ongoing) recovery for our devastated Australian bushfire communities.
Thank you, as always, for your dedicated partnership and support in all of these endeavours. May you be blessed in this time of great uncertainty and join with us at ACCI in believing for a future full of even greater fruitfulness, as we work together for the glory of God’s Kingdom.
– Ps Alun Davies