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 our partners working in more than 32 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, or those who 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, through your support, the incredible work of our missionaries has carried on. They have continued planting churches, training local leaders and sharing God’s message of salvation in countries and contexts where people might otherwise not have the chance to hear it.
We have also continued our life-changing disaster relief projects, as we support ACC churches in drought affected areas. We have also 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