You Are Here

 

Dear Fellow Investors and Friends,

Most of us have seen an amusing picture of the Earth or the Milky Way galaxy with an arrow pointing to a spot with the caption, “You are here.” It is obviously absurd and meaningless from the standpoint of useful location information like we get from the map at the mall or airport. Yet it not only reflects a great spiritual truth about God’s infinite nature and Kingdom (When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; What is man, that thou art mindful of him? Psalm 8:3-4), it speaks to our being a part of things much greater than ourselves.

Right now, you are likely sitting in some human-sized space reading this, just one of seven billion persons, in about 196 countries.

But you too are part of bigger things.

Have you considered that your investments in ADF and support of other Alliance ministries put you in partnership with: regional and ethnic districts here in the U.S., the denomination’s regions and fields around the world, and individual C&MA churches in seventy nations? And then also consider that as a member of the Alliance World Fellowship, the U.S. Alliance is one of a network of national churches that makes up our global family? To me, this is an awesome picture. “You are here” and a vital part of it.

I want to encourage you today in the good work you are doing through your ADF investments and other Alliance support. God is working mightily, and we are privileged to join Him.

Thank you for your ongoing commitment to seeing God’s Kingdom advanced through your ADF investments. Please share your questions, comments, or prayer requests by contacting me at presidentscorner@orchardalliance.org. They are always welcome.

Lawrence L. McCooey, CPA, PFS, CGMA President

Lawrence L. McCooey, CPA, PFS, CGMA
President

 
Larry McCooey