Our general fund support remains our greatest need. This is because we have needed to significantly increase our technology capabilities for remote learning and the requirement to temporarily close most of our residential accommodation and community meals to comply with government social distancing regulations. We continue to manage expenses carefully during this period, and are grateful for government stimulus initiatives that provide some assistance.
However, the overall impact is that our General Fund is short:
$50,000: for technological infrastructure and IT and online teaching production and support;
$400,000: from loss of revenue from accommodation, facilities, and events.
Despite the circumstances we are in, our goals for students have not changed. The academic and spiritual formation support for our students’ learning is continuing and we are very thankful for their commitment.
Uncompromisingly SMBC is :
• cross-culturally mission focussed and
• committed to develop, in our students, lives of holiness and prayer
Most importantly of all, please ask the Lord of the harvest to continue sending workers into his harvest field - ‘For the sake of my holy name…’ Ezekiel 36:22