March 16, 2022 |Lawrence L. McCooey
There are plenty of reasons to fret about our economy, our world, and our investments right now. Inflation is at its highest rate since 1982, Fed interest rate hikes are likely looming, oil and gas prices are soaring, the conflict in Ukraine is ongoing, and there is extreme volatility in stock prices. These are all valid concerns that can cause much anxiety. But I want to assure you that Orchard Alliance always pays close attention to financial, political, and social factors as we steward the resources you’ve entrusted to us.
Since Orchard Alliance’s earliest days in 1959, God has always been good to provide what we need to press forward in ministry while maintaining a solid financial foundation. We have strong reserves, strong capital, and adequate liquidity to meet the needs of our investors, borrowers, and charitable instrument holders. While Orchard Alliance is not immune from some losses in the financial markets, our overall financial strength has enabled us to weather storms such as this current environment, the Covid pandemic, and the challenging times of the past. We are blessed with high-quality investments and advisors, and we maintain a conservative, diversified portfolio.
There are plenty of reasons to fret about our economy, our world, and our investments right now.
All of us at Orchard Alliance are grateful for church borrowers who faithfully make their loan payments and Kingdom-motivated investors who enable us to help other churches accomplish their God-given missions. We are also thankful for the donors we serve as they exhibit godly stewardship and generosity to advance ministry.
Most of all, Orchard Alliance is grateful to the Lord for His favor as we help you do immeasurably more with what He has placed in your care.
Although we are living through some turbulent times, may you be deeply encouraged knowing that “The Lord is in His holy temple; the Lord is on His heavenly throne” (Psalm 11:4).