The Card that Gives to Missions
- 2015 Donation Reached: $240,000
- Amount donated to date: Over $4.5 million
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Christian Community Credit Union's card that "Gives to Missions” program has a mission of its own. Every time members make a purchase using their Christian Community Credit Union credit or debit card, the Credit Union donates to missions and ministries. The donation is based on the interchange income - the amount that merchants pay to card issuers such as the Credit Union. Donation recipients are primarily ministries and organizations who are members of Christian Community Credit Union. Through the years, the Credit Union’s credit card program has contributed to the following:
- International Missions
- Christian and Regional Ministries
- College and Seminary Scholarships
- Disaster Relief
- New Church Planting
- Camping Ministries
- Other Ministry Projects
Rev. Lauran Bethell, International Ministries Global Consultant on human trafficking, shares how the Credit Union has helped her ministry.
Together we've been able to give more to missions and ministries
$10,000 Donated to Bible League International
Christian Community Credit Union partnered with Bible League International to provide a matching gift fund of $10,000. The donation went towards sending Bibles to China. Bible League International is a Christian Community Credit Union member and serves the under-resourced Church globally through the provision of Bibles, biblical resources, and training to transform lives worldwide through God’s Word.
$10,000 Donated to Thousand Pines
Christian Community Credit Union partnered with Thousand Pines Christian Camp and Conference Center in a matching gift fund of $10,000. The donation went towards scholarships for children to attend a week of summer camp at Thousand Pines. For over 75 years, Thousand Pines has been ministering in the name of Jesus Christ to people across the Pacific Southwest and beyond.
$50,000 Donated for Nepal Earthquake Relief
Christian Community Credit Union partnered with three ministry organizations—Asian Access, MAF, and International Ministries—in a matching gift fund for Nepal Earthquake Relief. Each matching gift fund challenge was met and a total of $50,000 was donated for relief efforts in Nepal. Efforts included providing food, water, shelter, and medical attention to survivors of the earthquake.
$50,000 Donated to International Ministries
Christian Community Credit Union donated $50,000 to American Baptist International Ministries (IM) to support various missions projects worldwide. The amount will go towards AIDS prevention in Africa, medical outreach in the Caribbean, church planting in Central America, and evangelistic efforts in Asia. The donation is the completion of a $150,000 commitment the Credit Union made to IM over a three-year-period.
$10,000 Donated to Asian Access
Christian Community Credit Union donated $10,000 in a matching grant campaign to Asian Access. The amount donated went towards leadership development programs to pastors in nine countries as well as helped launch the Asian Access ministry in Bangladesh.
$20,000 Donated to World Missions Far Corners
The Credit Union donated $20,000 to World Missions Far Corners to replace a medical missions boat in Peru that had been destroyed while carrying out its work. The new boat will continue to bring medical care as well as the gospel to the native people living along the rivers of the Amazon jungle basin.
$232,500 Donated to "Launch a Village"
Christian Community Credit Union’s card that "Gives to Missions” program pledges $232,500 to bring help and hope to the poor and remote villages in Northern Thailand. Not only are we helping change lives economically and physically but also spiritually.
"The 'Launch a Village’ Project is an answer to prayer. Not only do we help bring water and life skills to the poor and remote villages in Thailand, we’re also sharing about the Living Water that will flow into each of the villager’s heart and soul.” - Becky Mann, Missionary, Integrated Tribal Development Programme
$50,000 Donated to International Ministries
Hector M. Gonzalez (Right) Christian Community Credit Union's Membership Rep, presents a $50,000 check to Reid Trulson (Left), Executive Director of the American Baptist International Ministries (IM) and Ruth Clark, IM Board President. The amount came from the Credit Union's "Cards that Give to Missions" program.