Members of Wahroonga church’s “Empty-Nesters” group were faced with cancelling a fundraising dinner on Saturday night, August 14, due to the current COVID-19 lockdown in New South Wales.
Not to be put off and recognising the need, one of the members suggested they still get together via Zoom. Organisers came up with a special theme for the night and they enjoyed a fun evening in the comfort of their homes. Prizes were awarded for the most creative dress and meals, and they also played a game based on a new TV show The Hundred.
The “Empty-Nesters” was started by a group of Wahroonga church members whose children had “left the nest” and who wanted to catch up socially. Not only is the group about having fun with friends, but they also raise funds to help students at Fulton Adventist University College in Fiji. The group raises $A10,000-12,000 to support up to three theology students at Fulton each year.
“This initiative began in 2012 and to date God has blessed it,” group member Sandra Weslake said. “Every student has found gainful employment in mission work across the Pacific. When you step out in faith God always provides—even in these challenging times.”