Dear members and friends,
It's that time of year again when the leaves begin to change color and our students head back to school. As 2014 is nearing an end, we can't help but give thanks to an amazing God. We have harvested so many blessings from God's continued faithfulness to our credit union.
We were privileged to award five scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students. These individuals exemplified our mission, "To Reach, Serve and Teach" in their communities above and beyond their academic achievements. Congratulations again to those recipients.
Back to school means America's Christian Credit Union was back on campus! We headed to our neighboring universities to welcome new students and educate them on their newly acquired financial independence. To all of our dedicated scholars embarking on a new semester: may God's grace and guidance continue to keep you and direct you in your studies as you seek Him.
Coming soon on October 14, ACCU will host our Fourth Annual Church Financial Seminar at our headquarters in Glendora, CA, in celebration of Clergy Appreciation Month. Pastors and their church staff are invited to attend this free seminar. Please RSVP by going to stewardshipinaction.com/seminar or call 1-800-343-6328, ext. 5450.
Last year, we were privileged to receive two awards for our Adoption Loan Program. It is with great pleasure that I announce two more awards have been presented to ACCU. In September, Congress presented us with the Angel in Adoption award in Washington D.C. This month, we will be traveling to Tupelo, MS to accept the Adoption Service Award from our partner and friends, New Beginnings Adoption and Family Services. We humbly accept these honors knowing that God is glorified through the unification of 1,100 forever families.
November is National Adoption Month and more importantly, November 2 is Orphan Sunday. This day is set aside to allow churches and ministries to focus their efforts on defending the cause of the fatherless. Creating awareness is vital to the cause of adoption so if you would like to get involved, please visit the official Orphan Sunday website at orphansunday.org.
Fall is a busy season indeed, but nothing can take us away from our primary focus – serving our member-owners in their pursuit of Christ-centered financial stewardship. Thank you for your continued support of your credit union. May God bless you and guide you in this harvest season.
Mendell L. Thompson