A Look Ahead in the New Year
January 13, 2022 |Lawrence L. McCooey
“Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and He will establish your plans” (Proverbs 16:3).
A new year brings opportunity to renew your focus and make new goals while seeking the Lord’s direction. As faithful givers like you commit your God-given resources to Kingdom work, it is exciting to watch the Lord’s plans unfold. Using Orchard Alliance’s investment and retirement options, gift and estate design services, and a variety of tax-wise giving tools, you are impacting the Kingdom at home and around the world. Moreover, your investments in Orchard Alliance provide Alliance churches and ministries with the loans they need to expand their reach.
I am deeply grateful for all that has been accomplished through the resources you have entrusted to Orchard Alliance over so many years. I have seen the Lord truly bless and multiply your generosity to impact countless lives and ministries.
Orchard Alliance is continually looking for ways to better serve you and help make the most of your generosity. We’ve recently overhauled our website to make it easier for you to find the tools and resources you need. I encourage you to explore our site—www.orchardalliance.org—and see if there are new stewardship opportunities you feel led to pursue.
If you haven’t done so already, I also encourage you to meet with one of our experienced gift and estate design consultants for a complimentary will or trust planning session. No matter what stage of life you’re in, our team can help you create a prayerful, biblical plan that provides for your family and the ministries you care about.
I recently revisited my own plan as I prepare to retire at some point in 2022. I’ve had the honor of serving The Alliance for the past 34 years, with the last 24 years serving as Orchard Alliance’s president. I am deeply grateful for all that has been accomplished through the resources you have entrusted to Orchard Alliance over so many years. I have seen the Lord truly bless and multiply your generosity to impact countless lives and ministries. It has been a privilege to serve as president and witness this firsthand.
The Orchard Alliance Board is heading up the search for our new president, and we covet your prayers for this process and for our future president. I am confident the Lord will bring the right person to lead this next chapter and look forward to assisting in that transition when the time comes.
While my time with Orchard Alliance is winding down, I am certain that our highly qualified and committed team will continue to provide the excellent service you have come to know and trust. We are always here to provide the resources you need to do immeasurably more with what God has entrusted to you.
Thank you for the honor of serving you. I pray you have a blessed 2022 and may He give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed (Psalm 20:4).