Regarding HBF Operations
In times of uncertainly, we seek to be anchored to foundations of stability and endurance. For those who follow Christ, we know that His love and protection are stable and enduring – they are unchanging. We know that regardless of orders to “shelter at home” or of unpredictable fluctuations in the equities market, we are well-cared for. In fact, the words that Jesus spoke in Matthew are so appropriate when the world seems uncertain:
“So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” (Matthew 6:31-34, NIV 1984)
You have entrusted the Hawaii Baptist Foundation to steward the safety and long-term performance of your funds. Many of our churches have chosen a 60% equity/40% fixed income investment mix. In the short term from the start of this year, these funds fell in value by 16.36% compared to the S&P 500 drop of -23.38% (as of 03/25/20, based on Morningstar reports). However, investments made at the beginning of 2017 have actually risen 15.73% through 03/25/20, reinforcing our recommendation of the Hawaii Baptist Foundation for long-term investments. We continue to serve the Convention by seeking safe long-term investments with strong yields.
Following the guidelines of our government, our offices remain open for you – just off site! We all have electronic access to our records, and can handle all transactions and answer any questions that you may have.
We thank you for the opportunity to serve alongside you in your Christian stewardship. HBF strives to provide stability as you navigate these uncertain waters, and we find it helpful, and hopeful, to focus on the things that are steadfast when the world seems uncertain.