Missions Blog

by Vere Reynolds

Saving $1,000 seems downright unreasonable when you’re barely covering your expenses. I’ve been there. Several years ago with little ones at home, my husband and I could barely pay our small condo mortgage and garage sale prices seemed extravagant. None-the-less, we never wanted our finances to be in control of us. Deep down we had confidence that God was in control, not our money (or lack of it). So, we diligently saved. I don’t want to make it sound like it was easy, because it wasn’t, it rarely is.

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by Jac La Tour

What kind of ministry do ECCU members’ savings accounts actually support? A new video answers this question.

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by Scott Morton

From my baseball days I remember the team sometimes giving excuses for mediocre play. And…sometimes I did too! Our excuses started with words like:

“Gee Coach…the sun was in my eyes!”

“Gee Coach…the infield dirt has stones. The ball takes bad bounces.”

“Gee Coach, the umpire is blind!”

When it comes to fundraising, it is time to wage war on excuses. Here are the ones I hear most frequently.

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by Mel Howell


Sometimes saving money while traveling isn’t just about big ticket items like great airfare or hotel bargains. You can also find ways to save a little bit here and there. Think about what you may spend on laundry, snacks or local travel…. It can add up, especially if you’re traveling with a family.

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Compassion International has been added as a key partner in our latest consumer savings campaign! Joining International Princess Project, The Sheepfold, and Open Doors, Compassion International is now eligible to receive funds from ECCU every time someone selects them when opening an On-Purpose Savings account or our promotional certificate.

 To learn more, visit savings.eccu.org!

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