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Investments

Choosing an investment should not be difficult and should essentially serve three primary purposes.

 

1. Provide income for you and your family
2. Provide purchasing power in the future

3. Allow you to do good by giving genrously

The Loan Fund has helped countless families and investors since 1958 with investment products that accomplish these goals, while also confidently knowing the investment was socially and morally responsible. 

Socially Responsible Investing is currently a trend that is growing among institutional investors and in the corporate environment, but it is not a new idea.  The idealogy actually formed in the late 1700's and is thought to be motivated by John Wesley's sermon "The Use of Money," which is summarized by a quote, "Gain all you can, Save all you can and Give all you can."  Ironically, that quote is similar in thought to the three primary purposes of investing. 

At the Loan Fund, we belive our investments are among the best of social investing opportunites as funds on deposit provide funding for churches to expand the Kingdom of God and we believe scripture has much to say about investing and saving.

Invest regularly 

"Steady plodding brings prosperity; hasty speculation brings poverty."
Proverbs 21:5 

Invest with Liquidity in Mind

"Teach those who are rich in this world not to be proud and not to trust in their money, which is so unreliable. Their trust should be in God, who richly gives us all we need for our enjoyment. Tell them to use their money to do good. They should be rich in good works and generous to those in need, always being ready to share with others. By doing this they will be storing up their treasure as a good foundation for the future so that they may experience true life."
1 Timothy 6:17-19

Invest with diversity and be diligent

"Send your grain across the seas, and in time, profits will flow back to you. But divide your investments among many places, for you do not know what risks might lie ahead. When clouds are heavy, the rains come down. Whether a tree falls north or south, it stays where it falls. Farmers who wait for perfect weather never plant. If they watch every cloud, they never harvest. Just as you cannot understand the path of the wind or the mystery of a tiny baby growing in its mother’s womb, so you cannot understand the activity of God, who does all things. Plant your seed in the morning and keep busy all afternoon, for you don’t know if profit will come from one activity or another—or maybe both." 
Ecclesiastes 11:1-6