America's Christian Credit Union Celebrates Foster Care Awareness at City Council Meeting
Glendora's Mayor Pro Tem and President/CEO of America's Christian CreditUnion, Mendell L. Thompson, is scheduled to make a special proclamation at the Glendora City Council Meeting on Tuesday, May 23, starting at 7 p.m. The Proclamation will recognize the month of May as Foster Care Adoption Awareness Month.
Pastor Dave Johnson of Covina-based Neighborhood Christian Fellowship will receive the honor on behalf of the Foster Care and Adoption community. Pastor Dave and his family recently completed the foster adoption of his son, who was one of 28,000 children in the L.A. County foster care system. An additional 400,000 children remain in foster care nationwide. “We want to tell the story of Pastor Dave and his son’s adoption process, so other interested families are encouraged and reminded that they are not alone in this difficult process,” said Thompson.
ACCU has had the privilege of coming alongside more than 1,500 adoptive families like Pastor Dave, easing their financial burdens and working with agencies to place foster children in loving, forever homes. “The needs in the foster care system are many, so I am thrilled to see the ways many faith communities are responding by opening their hearts and homes. Pastor Johnson and his church are a wonderful example for others to follow,” said Dr. Bobby Duke, Dean of the School of Theology at Azusa Pacific University.
We encourage churches, pastors, community leaders involved with foster care, and any other members of the community who may feel a tug on their heart about adopting, to attend this Glendora City Council Meeting on May 23.
Also, coming up on ACCU’s foster care awareness calendar is a Foster Care benefit concert, sponsored by ACCU and scheduled to take place at Grace Community Church in Glendora on Sunday, June 11, at 6 p.m.