Today, Biblically Responsible Investing Pioneer Helps Christian Investors Stand for Life And Help crisis pregnancy centers -While Honoring God With Their Finances
ORLANDO, Fla.—Timothy Plan family of biblically responsible mutual funds and ETFs holds true to the tenet that Christians cannot be committed to investing their God-given resources in a biblically responsible way without also having a commitment to the unborn.
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“The Bible is clear that life begins not just at birth,” said Timothy Plan founder Art Ally. “God knew us before we were born. Our births were not accidental but rather intentional acts of God with His purpose for us to realize on the earth. Millions vow to communicate these truths during the month of October: Respect Life Month and Abortion Recovery Awareness Month.”
For 25 years, Timothy Plan has helped people as they strive to achieve their financial goals while investing in a morally responsible manner. Timothy Plan, for example, does not invest in those companies that support abortion or have other agendas contrary to the teachings of Scripture—or that are actively participating in activities that may prove destructive to our communities-at-large.
Funding crisis pregnancy centers with your investment
Over the quarter-century of Timothy Plan’s existence—and long before—Ally has been a pro-life champion. His pro-life commitment, however, took on a greater purpose when he and his wife, Bonnie, attended a screening of the 1984 film “The Silent Scream.” It was during that movie that he woke to the horrors of abortion and decided to do something about it.
“The movie was life-changing for both Bonnie and me,” Ally said. “Once you come to grips with what abortion really is, you simply cannot continue to stand on the sidelines. Not only that, but as Bible-believing Christians who were beginning to fully understand God is Creator and Finisher of all life, to simply sit back and do nothing was not an option.”
Ally became active in Florida’s pro-life movement and served in a leadership role in numerous pro-life rallies and events during the late 1980s up through today. His activism began while living in Boca Raton, and his first real involvement was a rally called “Why We Stand.” Held in the fall of 1987, it drew thousands of people and featured numerous national pro-life speakers, including Josh McDowell and several elected officials.
Ally duplicated the Boca Raton rally in Orlando in 1990, which drew a crowd of several thousand. Then he and other Central Florida pro-life leaders also formed a Life Chain event in the state in October 1991.
“With the help of willing churches, we had 9,000 Central Floridians standing, side by side, lining two of the busiest streets in Orlando, holding signs,” Ally remembered. “At that time, it was one of the largest life chains in the country. We repeated the event the following year and, working with willing churches, we ended up with more than 10,000 participants lining the streets for two hours. The next year, my last year as chairman, we gathered again, this time growing to over 15,000 participants. It took your breath away when you were driving down either of the two streets. This one was reported to be the strongest turnout in the nation.”
Then in 2003, Timothy Partners, the distributor of the Timothy Plan, helped sponsor a pro-life benefit concert to raise money for crisis pregnancy centers in Central Florida. Many crisis pregnancy centers benefited, including Adoption by Shepherd Care, Greater Orlando Right to Life, JMJ Life Center, Inc., Pro-Life Action Ministries, Sanctuary Ministries, Life for Kids and True Life Choice. The inaugural event was so successful, more concerts over the next three years followed.
Most recently, Timothy Partners bought out every seat at a local theater to show the eye-opening film “Gosnell” to the local community in 2018. Then on March 26, 2019, Timothy Partners again bought out seven theaters in a 20-theater complex to show the movie “Unplanned.” The 500 free tickets were reserved by community members within the first 24 hours of the announcement.
“At the movie’s conclusion, we asked the audience to remain for a couple of minutes while we introduced the directors of 11 of our local pro-life, crisis pregnancy centers,” Ally said. “We will continue to support pro-life ministries, as well as other causes advancing biblical principles.”