Dear Members and Friends,
As we look to the fall season, I'm reminded of the many blessing we have had so far this year. We've had the privilege of honoring local heroes who have served our country, helped hundreds of members save by refinancing their high-rate loans, and ministries have grown by partnering with ACCU to allow them to save money so they can focus on ministry. Because of you, our members, we can help fellow Christians and ministries by providing the financial resources to help folks save.
Over the summer, our Azusa branch received a face lift. After 9 years, it was time to give the branch a new, modern look to better serve our members and surrounding communities, and in August, we held a grand re-opening celebration. Over 60 officials, partners, business owners and residents from Azusa, Glendora and the surrounding cities came to show their support. I'm thankful for the support from the city of Azusa, and we appreciate being a part of this terrific town.
At the end of August and beginning of September, we had a team visit Point Loma Nazarene University and a team visit Azusa Pacific University to welcome new incoming students. Our staff assisted students in establishing a new account. For many, this is their first opportunity to start a checking account, and our goal is to provide financial tips and tools so they can get started on the right foot towards good stewardship. We look forward to a lifelong partnership with these students as we walk through all stages in their life.
I'm reminded of the unexpected challenges that happen in our lives every day. Things like auto maintenance or repairs, replacing appliances that are wore out, unforeseen medical or dental bills, home repairs and more. We offer "EverydayLife Loans" to get you back on track with low rate options that are usually better than the competitors. Call us when life's unexpected events happen, and let us help you get back on track.
This October, we have a special auto loan promotion. We are offering a $100 VISA® Gift Card when you purchase or refinance an auto loan with us. We want to save our members money by offering rates are as low as 1.99% APY*. This is valid on new and used vehicles so call us at 1-800-343-6328 today and let's start saving you money.
November is National Adoption Month and more importantly, November 8 is Orphan Sunday. This day is set aside to allow ministries to focus 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. I hope churches around the world will take time to remember and pray for these children.
As you know, Thanksgiving and Christmas are right around the corner and will be here before you know it. I'm reminded of the special times together with family and friends. It's a wonderful time to reflect on the birth of our Savior. As believers, this truly is a special and meaningful time. I'm reminded in Matthew 1:18, "She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because He will save His people from their sins." My hope is that you and your family enjoy the holidays and create special memories together as you reflect on Him.
Thank you again for your membership. Without you, we would not be able to partner in ministry. Your money helps fund ministries and support Kingdom causes. May God continue to bless you in ways that bring joy to your life.
Mendell L. Thompson