President/CEO of America’s Christian Credit Union awarded 2014 Adoption Service Award

GLENDORA, CA (October 21, 2014) — During the Twelfth Annual Celebration of Adoption, New Beginnings International Children’s and Family Services, Inc. awarded Mendell L. Thompson, President and CEO of America’s Christian Credit Union (ACCU), the 2014 Adoption Service Award for going above and beyond in his commitment to the cause of adoption.

In 2009, the award-winning Adoption Loan Program was established under Mr. Thompson’s visionary leadership. Since then, ACCU has helped unite over 1,100 forever families through this ministry. Upon receiving this second award for his work in adoption, Mr. Thompson said, “I am humbled and blessed by this honor given to me, and I graciously accept it on behalf of the entire team at ACCU that works every day to provide a voice for those children that have no voice and no home.”

Tom Velie, President of New Beginnings, said “Thompson’s passionate heart for the miracle of adoption continues to fervently drive the cause, giving his employees and himself the chance to celebrate the coming together of Forever Families every day of the year!” New Beginnings has been actively involved in international adoptions as well as influencing United States policy on adopting at home and abroad. Mr. Velie joined Mr. Thompson last month at the Angels in Adoption™ award ceremony and gala in Washington D.C. where Mr. Thompson received the Angel in Adoption award from Senator Roger Wicker of Mississippi.

The event was held at the BancorpSouth Conference Center in Tupelo, MS as a way to honor families, birthmothers, and everyone connected to adoptions. Keynote Speaker, Lucas Boyce, Director of Business Development and Legislative Affairs for the Orlando Magic, shared about his journey from foster care.

About New Beginnings International Children’s and Family Services, Inc.
New Beginnings is a faith-based, non-profit organization devoted to placing children in loving, Christian homes. They believe that every child should be able to experience the security of being in a stable home and the nurture and care of loving parents. New Beginning’s mission is to promote ‘life’ and ‘new beginnings’ for children, birthmothers, and families through parenting education and adoption. New Beginnings International Children’s & Family Services is Fully Accredited as a Hague Provider for International Adoption by the Council on Accreditation (COA).

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

Pictured: (From left to right) Mendell L. Thompson with Kim Chamberlin of Senator Roger Wicker’s office and Tom Velie, President of New Beginnings.

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