The end of the financial year can be a nightmare to many businesses in Australia, and it is no different here at the headquarters. A careful account of all stock items on hand for the Elim Health and Book Stores is taken on the last day of the financial year, 30th June. This is required from us by our accountants and the government; so, it is all-hands-on-deck for the day!
Like most things in life, there must be some drama to throw the spanner in the works and make it interesting. For us, this stocktake day was not to be any different; things just had to go wrong. Just prior to getting ready for this big task, Tanya’s computer seized up, and a new computer had to be purchased and set up. Br Nathan was able to oversee the purchase of the computer and transfer all the programs, making sure it was working by the end of the day so that the stocktake figures could be entered in.
At 9:00am we gathered in Br Joe’s office for a prayer, and each received a clipboard with the list of goods that we stock. Now we were ready to start our counting. This was to be a whole day’s exercise. Tanya, Joe and I would like to say a big “thank you” to our helpers: Sr Weymark, Rosetta, Larry, and Daniela for their commitment.
All appreciated being able to stop for a combined lunch. Then the counting of items continued and was finally finished at 7:00pm. Then Tanya could start entering stock numbers into the computer.
During this time of unforeseen circumstances, the Elim Health and Elim Book Stores have been able to function and been a huge blessing to many, providing them with their spiritual and physical needs.
We praise God for His constant help and for allowing us to continue to be a witness to all those who come along.
~ Lidia Voncina