News Article

From The State Director - May Update

  Tuesday 5th May, 2020

We are all continuing to adjust to COVID-19 restrictions which impact our lives, households, study and work. For SU, after a time of rapid adaptation, we are finding a new ‘normal’, learning to work and serve in new ways, and creatively foster our relational approach as our field teams engage children, young people and families throughout this season.

Our chaplains continue to support their school communities in this really challenging time. The team at Camp Coolamatong are serving in new ways in the absence of school camps, providing a meal service to support the local community. Our year-round SUFM programs in Yarram and Portland continue to thrive, seeing positive interaction as they engage children and young people through online activities. Our online daily discipleship space, 455, continues to resource families and churches for daily Bible engagement.

While our ministry context has changed and will continue to change, our vision remains the same now and into the future. We want every child, young person and family in Victoria to have transforming experiences of God’s love and Good News. This vision is at the heart of our ministry initiatives and is guiding how we navigate this time.

Thank you for your ongoing support and involvement in SU Victoria. With your generosity to our COVID-19 Appeal, and the provision of JobKeeper funding, we were able to respond to our immediate need. However we continue to experience the impact of a very substantial loss of income. As a movement we are prayerfully dependent on God, while we seek to manage our finances in a godly, wise and expedient way.

"…Your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need." (Matt 6:32-33)

Thank you for partnering with us as we seek His Kingdom.
God bless you!

State Director