America’s Christian CU CEO unites community over adoption event
GLENDORA, CA (November 18, 2014) — America’s Christian Credit Union hosted the third annual ADOPT event on Friday, November 14 at 4pm at their headquarters in Glendora, CA. The event included various community leaders, families, and Credit Union staff sharing their experiences, hopes, stories, and prayers for the cause of adoption.
Credit Union President and CEO, Mendell L. Thompson exclaimed, “We are here to celebrate adoption, to promote adoption, and to hear from families that have already adopted and can share those stories of joy and the healing power of family.”
Three families from the community shared their personal journeys through the adoption process, each of which were unique and presented their own challenges and successes. Excited about her upcoming permanent adoption of Daniel, Annie gushed “I felt called to fostering a child and Daniel and I were the perfect fit from the start.” Sarah, adoptive parent, said “What a blessing to be here and share our story of God’s gift to us.” Pedro, ACCU member and adoptive parent to two children mentioned, “Adoption is a beautiful thing… it’s a miracle, and prayer works!”
Glendora City Councilmember and Keynote Speaker Joe Santoro spoke about the City of Glendora’s initiative to bring awareness to the cause of adoption and his efforts to promote this movement to nearly 100 cities in the greater Los Angeles area. Santoro will also ratify a Proclamation at the November 18th Council Meeting making November National Adoption Month in the city of Glendora. On February 21, 2015 from 11am to 1pm at Citrus College, the surrounding cities along with the Department of Children and Family Services will be hosting a Foster Care and Adoption Recruitment Event.
The event concluded with a prayer by Glendora Mayor Pro-Tem and Chaplain, Rev. Karen Davis of First Christian Church of Glendora. City Mayor, Judy Nelson, and council member Doug Tessitor were also in attendance.
This is the third year America’s Christian Credit Union has hosted this event and first year hosting it during National Adoption Month. ACCU has been blessed to be awarded and recognized by many national organizations for their Adoption Loan Program that has helped unite 1,100 forever families. They continue to defend the cause of the fatherless with the help of their partners, adoption agencies, and the community.
About America’s Christian Credit Union
America’s Christian CU provides a broad range of financial solutions to individuals and ministries that empower them to reach their stewardship goals while expanding God’s Kingdom. Founded in 1958 and currently managing nearly $500 million in assets, ACCU serves the financial needs of its individual, family, ministry and business members. Funds entrusted to the credit union are reinvested in Kingdom purposes, supporting the Church worldwide. For additional information, visit www.AmericasChristianCU.com.