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A word by Stanley Marara, LOC WA2019 MEETING IN THE UK
Chairperson At the recommen-
The Local Organising Committee dation of Br Mar-
(LOC) has showed amazing tin Haizmann: Di-
commitment as they continue rector of WA2019,
preparing for WA2019. They have the International
attended numerous meetings, Fellowship of
events and other sessions. There
Evangelical Stu-
are monthly telemeetings taking
dents (IFES) invit-
place, this is all done to ensure
ed three WA2019
that SCO hosts a memorable and
LOC Members (Brs Stanley, Motseki and Phumlani) to visit Ox-
successful Word Assembly. I am
excited to share with you some of
ford, in the United Kingdom, for a World Assembly planning
the developments that have taken meeting. This meeting took place in July 2017. (More on page 2>>)
place in the months past.
Our theme for 2019 is: Messengers of Hope. The University in God’s

We live in a world that is in need of As followers of Jesus, we too can
hope. God’s Word, revealed in Jesus find ourselves in need of hope. Je-
Christ, brings hope for the world. sus meets us, as he did the two dis-
We want to have our lives reframed ciples on the road to Emmaus, and
as we engage with and explore the brings us hope; a hope that trans-
grand narrative of the Bible, God’s forms our lives so that we become
story of hope. messengers of hope in and for the

Oxford is home to the International
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Service Centre of the IFES. The meeting sought
to build relationships with the International Ser-
vices Team and to begin making plans together,
assessing what our needs are and working out
how the IFES could support us in that. The IFES
had worked tirelessly to ensure that we received
all the required documents on time. These five
items were main part of our discussion and plan-
ning: fundraising, communications, prayer pro-
cess, finances and administration.
As part of the implementation of decisions of the
planning meeting, Sr Noluvuyo (Vuvu) Masindi
was appointed as World Assembly 2019 Adminis-
trator with effect from September 1, 2017.

WA Administrator Orientation in Oxford - December 2017
The 10 days spent at the International Services office in Oxford was
extremely helpful in preparing me for my role as we prepare for
WA2019. It was also a great chance to get to know the IFES Team.
Whilst there, I spent time learning how to use ThankQ.
I also spent time with various departments which equipped me for
working in various aspects of planning, from procurement processes
to communications and registration.
At the end of my time there I felt well equipped for the task ahead and
to be a strong support to the LOC. I believe this valuable training will
not only be helpful for WA2019 but for other SCO events as well. I am Vuvu Masindi
grateful for the opportunity and for the task ahead. WA Administrator

Quarterly LOC WA2019 Planning Meeting with Quarterly LOC Meeting with
Meeting Meeting in UK DKNCB Meeting MagicPan Caterers

20 May 2017 17-21 July 2017 25 August 2017 26 August 2017 26 August 2017

The LOC engage with students at DKNCB
While attending LOC meetings in Durban. LOC
members attended the official launch of a Branch of
SCO at Richfield College. Br Motseki made a short
presentation on SCO and Br Stanley on WA2019. Br
Phumlani shared the Word of God.

The LOC visits FOCUS Kenya Commission Conference
Eight delegates from the Students’ Christian Organi-
sation (SCO) attended the FOCUS Kenya Commission
Conference which took place at Kabarak University
from December 27, 2017 – January 1, 2018.
As WA2019 LOC members, Sr Vuvu Masindi and Br
Stanley Marara formed part of the delegation. Both
of them were Team Leaders of the SCO Delegation.
The main reason for attending the conference was to
observe how logistics for such a big conference were
put in place, with the aim of applying some of the
lessons in the build up to WA2019. Kenya Commis-
sion was attended by 3 000 delegates.
“Attending FOCUS Kenya Mission Conference was
really helpful and the two LOC members who attend- If you would like to financially give
ed gained more understanding about the logistics of towards WA 2019, please feel free to
organising an international conference of such a send your gift through to us:
All conference directors, organizers and volunteers Our Banking Details are:
were supportive and willing to assist during discus- Account Name: World Assembly
sions they had. Their advice, inputs, suggestions, ide- Bank: First National Bank
as and recommendations will be discussed and im- Type: Cheque
plemented as we continue planning and preparing A/c no: 626 7170 4768
for WA2019” says Stanley Marara, LOC Chairperson. Code: 250655
Swift Code: FIRNZAJJ
Once again we would like to thank all the SCO as- nations and would like encourage others to do the
sociates, churches and students who have re- same. Donation acknowledgment letters have also
sponded to the call to give towards the World As- been sent to the individual donors.
sembly 2019. The initial plan by SCO South Africa
sought to raise sufficient funds for all costs associ- Your support will dramatically help us to host a
ated to organising and hosting the World Assembly successful and memorable World Assembly. With-
despite it being a core IFES event. out your involvement and generosity, we would
not be able to aim high and reach our potential as
At the recent Local Organising Committee (LOC) we organise the World Assembly.
meeting we have reflected and reviewed our fund-
raising targets and a decision was taken to rather Visit to find out how you
focus on raising funds for the LOC activities, volun- can give.
teers sponsorship as well as costs towards making
the World Assembly a truly African event. Description Target (R'000) Actual (R'000)
We have therefore revised our fundraising budget Total 2.500.000,00 62.683
to R2.5 million. The LOC has since co-opted Ms
Rea Mashile in the committee as a fundraising vol-
unteer to focus on the fundraising activities across
the country. The figures reported in this newsletter
show that we still have a long way to go. A special
thank you to the LOC members who often use
their personal resources to ensure the work of the
LOC carries on.

We also have a few associates who are making use
of the Givengain debit order platform for their do-

Please continue to pray with us in the following Praise:
• Praise God for Associates who are giving towards
• Pray for the Local Organising Committee (LOC), WA2019.
the SCO team responsible for local arrange-
• Praise God for the Local Organising Committee,
ments for WA 2019. Pray that they would know
all work done so far and their commitment and
God’s wisdom as they work with a variety of part-
sacrifices to make sure that we will have successful
ners in the planning process.
World Assembly.
• Pray for financial provision for the LOC’s work.
Pray that God will raise up partners to support the
vision of WA 2019.
• Pray for the IFES Programme Team who will Students’ Christian Organisation
gather for a planning meeting in Durban from 2-7 National Office
July 2018. Pray for visa applications to go smoothly 1 Elloughton House
and for God’s leading in their discussions. Chapel Lane
• Pray for strong partnerships with churches Rosebank,
and other Christian organisations as we prepare Cape Town
to welcome the world in 2019.
All outstanding items with WA venue to be final- E-mail:
ised ASAP.

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