FROM THE DIRECTOR’S DESK

Looking Back and Moving Forward

As 2016 comes to a close we will reflect on what the year has held, what was achieved and how well did we do it; did it make a difference? 2016 has been an exceptional year for SMG and our partners. What a year of celebrations we have had, including the Celebration Service in February, the “Back to School” Reunion in July, Schools Ministry week and a display in the DECD foyer gallery in September/October. We have taken you on a journey from our beginnings to our present. Today I ask you to consider how will you support SMG into the future?

The SMG Journey Part 4 shares some of SMGs strategic plans but what’s foundational are the biblical principles that challenge and encourage us to do something.

I offer you 4 L’s:
LOVE - we are called to love our neighbour in the parable of the Good Samaritan
LIGHT - there is so much darkness in our world; we are the light of the world and we need to shine; to be that positive role model
LOCAL - as Paul went to the market places in his community we need local people in local churches to serve
LONGEVITY – trust and relationships take time

As you read this newsletter these words will be demonstrated in the actions of others and Cathy Miegel exemplifies them all
— Angela Jolly, Executive Director
SMG Ambassador Brenton Ragless; Executive Director Angela Jolly and DECD Chief Executive Rick Persse

SMG Ambassador Brenton Ragless; Executive Director Angela Jolly and DECD Chief Executive Rick Persse

Kerryn Coombs