The 2020/21 Project ‘Embracing the World with the Touch of the Gospel’ was launched in September 2020 when we were coming to terms with the fact that we were living in the midst of a global pandemic. More than ever the world truly needed the touch of the Gospel and the organisations we had partnered with in this Project – Leprosy Mission, Scripture Union (Scotland) and the Moldova Support Group – were endeavouring to do just that despite all of them having been affected by the impact of Covid 19. With many of the usual fundraising activities curtailed during this period other innovative ways were discovered to ensure that the fundraising continued such as online Zoom quizzes, the sale of face masks and an online auction to name but a few.
We are truly thankful to God that by the end of June 2021, when the Project was closed, the amazing total raised was £32, 103. This truly did exceed the Committee’s expectations and we are thankful to God for the generosity of all those who contributed to help raise this magnificent sum.
This amount will be distributed between the above-mentioned organisations and also help to replenish the almost depleted WfM Disaster and Relief Fund.
As many of you will know the 2021/22 Project was launched in May at our online Annual Meeting and more details about it can be found on the WfM website. With each Project there is an opportunity to learn about how different organisations, whether overseas or at home, seek to share the good news of the Gospel and the love of the Lord Jesus Christ in practical ways. It is our privilege to partner with these organisations and I would strongly encourage you to watch the videos that are part of the new Project Hope for the Hurting. By doing so may you not only be encouraged to support them financially but to pray for them.