We have really been looking forward to celebrating 40 years of Prison Fellowship Australia with you. Not only because it will be a momentous occasion for Prison Fellowship Australia to acknowledge, celebrate, and thank God for four decades of His work with inmates and their families, but also because of the opportunity to spend quality time with so many from the Prison Fellowship family as we do that.
As you would be well aware, the COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically impacted Australia, indeed, the entire world. We were hopeful that by this time, the pandemic would have been disappearing in the rear-view mirror, and that we would be able to confidently plan our 40 Year Celebration. As I’m sure you can appreciate, organising an event of this scale during a pandemic has many risks, especially where interstate and international guests are involved.
Due to the nature of COVID lockdowns and border closures in Australia at this time, we’re certain that it will be too difficult for many of our guests and guest speakers to attend the event. Therefore, this week our Board made the difficult decision to postpone our 40 Year Celebration until the second half of 2022. Our hope is that by taking this action, we will all be able come together to celebrate from far and wide.
Thank you for your understanding during this difficult time. We do look forward to celebrating with you all next year!