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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
This meeting took place in the same venue.
good work brethren!
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.
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
Following the meeting, the committee then Word of God.
met with management from DUT and Magic
Pan Caterers – the service provider sub-
contracted by DUT to
provide catering services
during the WA2019.
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BUDGETS & FUNDRAISING STRATEGY
The World Assembly (WA) Local Organising A bank account dedicated to WA2019 has
Committee (LOC) completed, the develop- been opened details as follows:
ment of budgets for the LOC and WA2019 as Account Name: SCO World Assembly,
well as the Fundraising Strategy.
Bank: FNB
Please pray for the Local Organising Commit- Account No.: 626 7170 4768,
tee as we embark on fundraising drive and
road show to different provinces. SCO will re- Universal Code: 250655
connect with old and new associates, church- Swift Code: FIRNZAJJ
es, sister organisations and rebuild relation-
ships with key strategic partners. Following
our trip to Germany in March, SCO has com- An email dedicated to WA2019 was also
mitted to raise 30-40% of the total budget, opened:
which is about R3-million as the rest will be
raised through IFES initiatives. 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, Ger-
many from the 19th-23rd
March 2017.
Brothers Stanley and
Motseki were privileged to
be selected, to be part of
the committee which con-
sists 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 Interna-
tional Director.
The meeting commenced, progressed and con-
cluded very well. Thank you very much for your
prayers. The next International Logistics Commit-
tee 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 Ken-
ya.

3. The IFES was founded in 1947 at Harvard Uni-
versity by leaders from ten Christian student
movements?

WA FINANCIAL UPDATE
Description Target No. Estimated (R'000) Pledges (R'000) Actual (R'000) % Towards
target
TOTAL TARGET INCOME R8 000 R1 000 R43 0,54%
SCO Associates 500 R2 000 R43 2%
Churches and Sister Organisations 155 R1 500 0%

Students/ SCO Branches 35 R1 000 0%

Companies/ Banks/ Small Business - R3 500 R1 000 0%

We would like to thank our SCO Associates form on GivenGain. For those who wish to
who have responded to the call to give to- give via a debit order, kindly make use of our
wards the World Assembly. debit order form.
We look forward to accelerating the fundrais- Be sure to write 'World Assembly' under
ing initiatives as per the adopted fundraising 'Specific project’ as we use the same forms for
strategy in the next few weeks, as it can be other SCO projects such as staff support and
seen in the numbers that we still have a long provincial ministry work.
to way. For example, we seek to have 500 SCO We would also like to invite people who would
Associates give towards the conference and at like to work with us as activists for the World
this stage the actual donations totalling Assembly fundraising to come forward and
R43,000 were received from a total of only help accelerate this process. If that is you,
four (4) SCO associates with 72% of the total kindly drop us as email on the World Assem-
amount coming from one associate. bly e-mail address provided or call any of the
This shows the amount of work still to be contact persons using the details disclosed in
done. We have also added a World Assembly this newsletter.
campaign on our debit order donation plat-
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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 compa-
nies 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.