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Financial Update - January 2020

2019 has ended, 2020 is here, and we have the results of our year end campaign!

In our Autumn Newsletter we discussed the difficult financial season that we found ourselves in. It was there that we announced our goal of raising $550,000 before the end of 2019 to put us on solid ground going in to 2020. We launched an intentional online campaign that was more extensive than we had ever done in the past, dedicated portions of our newsletters to discussing and updating it, and made sure that our need was known to supporting churches and during presentations.

We ended up raising nearly $400,000 during that time. While this may seem disappointing at first, this is a better response than we had received from our 2018 year end appeal. Though not as strong has we had hoped, we are beginning 2020 much stronger than we began 2019.

Unlike a for-profit businesses, nonprofits like Rock Solid don’t reach a place where they are self-sufficient without investors. In our case, our donors are investing in young lives and the return on this investment is of eternal significance. We believe that it isn’t just young lives being changed, not just their families, not just the children or grandchildren that our students will one day have, but there are souls being redeemed and, like the Bible says, the seeds being planted are producing 30, 60, or even 100 times what was sown. (Matthew 13:8)

Because of this stronger end to 2019, the upcoming banquets, and our faithful Partner for Change sponsors and supporting churches, we are confident that 2020 will not contain the same level of financial uncertainty and urgent requests that 2019 did.

This doesn’t mean that we’re going to be resting on our laurels in the New Year, however. We are working hard to be good stewards of the finances and talents that God has blessed us with.

Wheels are in motion for new opportunities to share the work being done in this humble corner of Saskatchewan to more people across Canada. Opportunities both to partner with people who are passionate about the work being done at Rock Solid Refuge as well as opportunities to reach more families and communities with God’s transforming love and grace.

We are excited for what 2020 will bring! New students, new challenges, and new life through Christ.

We look forward to seeing you in the coming year!

God bless!


Dallas Block,
Executive Director

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