Beloved Brothers & Sisters,
Greetings . . .
Traditionally our country has been receiving the union budget on the last day of February. This year it has come on the very first day. So, by the time this letter reaches you in print, the days of discussion on the annual budget at the parliament will be on. Let us pray for our country, that God will give wisdom to our finance minister and his team to develop a budget for 2017-18 to pave way for a peaceful and sustainable growth of our dear country. As Budget is one of the most important activities that would affect all segments of the society, let us PRAY for our country intensely this month, in particular, the deliberations at the parliament.
At UESI too, we will be considering a provisional budget for 2017-18 at the UESI Board meeting scheduled during this month. The budget with which we start the financial year will then be refined for final presentation and approval in our AGM in July. It has been God’s amazing grace to the movement that He has been providing for all the needs from time to time. Each year has been tough, yet He has been merciful, providing for all the needs. His mercies are new every morning, Great is His faithfulness.
I am glad to report that the National consultation on Finance and Compliances, 21-22 Jan 2017 held at Hyderabad was attended by Treasurers/ Representatives from 25 States. Our Auditor CA Bro John Ravindran was with us advising us on the alertness that we should have in our accounting practices) right from local unit levels to the national. Pray that God will enable us for the effective implantation of efficient accounting practices and that God will guide treasurers (from local unit level to states and national), providing them the wisdom to take the lead in effective legal compliances as we move with the vision to remain as a movement that will grow with financial integrity at all levels.
During the turn of the year, Dec-Jan, it has been once again His amazing grace that provided for all our regular and special needs. TRISCON, our triennial staff conference too has been such an experience, God providing over 18L for the same, while he also enabled us to be up-to-date on other regular needs too. However, we have entered the year without any reserves and some of the funds negative. Owing to very low fund flow in Jan 2017, we need to catch up in this month to close the year without deficits.
Pray for Feb- Mar, 59 days to go for the closure of this financial year 2016-17.
Seeking your earnest prayers and togetherness,
With you, in Christ,
Reji K Daniel