Dear Valued Members and Friends,
Summer is, without a doubt, my favorite season. Everything seems so much more golden in summer. It could be the warmth, or the prospects of spending the long days and temperate evenings with my family. As the day begins and ends, the golden glow reminds me of God’s radiance. Photographers call this the “golden hour.” I like to think of it as a glimpse into God’s glory, a hint of His Shekinah, a reminder of His promise to be with us always.
I also enjoy summer because it is a time to celebrate the establishment of our nation and the prescient authorship of the U.S. Constitution. What a remarkable testament to our Founding Fathers, whose faith in the God inspired them to write what proved to be the longest-lasting founding documents for any nation. Similarly, as America’s Christian Credit Union (ACCU) enters into its seventh decade, we wish to affirm that we firmly hold true to the biblical principles upon which we were founded, and which can be viewed in our Statement of Faith.
While other financial institutions are swaying towards moral relativism and aligning with causes that are contrary to a biblical worldview, ACCU remains firmly rooted in the never-changing Gospel in an ever-changing culture. Our commitment to traditional family values, Christ centered ministry, and the protection of the most vulnerable in society – the unborn – is unwavering. The apostle James states it best when he writes, “Do not waver, for a person with divided loyalty is as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is blown and tossed by the wind” (James 1:6 NLT). This verse directly reflects ACCU’s biblical worldview as we strive to be a “financial partner for cultural impact.”
Since our last newsletter, ACCU has been blessed with the opportunity to partner with regional Chick-Fil-A restaurants in promoting their life-changing WinShape Camps; the defense of Christian higher education alongside the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities; and the facilitation of over 674,000 safe and sheltered nights for underprivileged children in connection with the good works of Olive Crest.
We are blessed to have members like you who have made possible our Kingdom-building endeavors and have partnered with ACCU in our mission to "Reach, Serve, and Teach." As we continue to look to the future, I ask you to pray for our Board of Directors as they seek God’s wisdom, discernment and guidance in selecting the next President/CEO of ACCU. Also pray for our staff’s resolve to live out our mission as we remain steadfast in our commitment to building stronger Futures, Ministries, Communities, and Families.
Blessings in Christ,
Mendell L. Thompson