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Finishing Forward

Finishing Forward

Article Type: Life Stories

Why Gifting Farm Equipment Proved a “Win-Win” Solution for Gary Teerink

Farming isn’t just a job for Gary Teerink. It’s his family’s legacy. A third-generation farmer, Gary has seen the Lord’s provision throughout his 80 years on the farm in Worthington, MN, originally started by his grandfather.

“The Lord has really blessed me and my brother,” says Gary

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Friendships And Kingdom Service

Friendships And Kingdom Service

Article Type: Life Stories

How Roger and Audrey Otten Share the Light in Their Community

If you want to catch the Ottens, you’d better call early in the morning. Each at the age of 90, Roger and Audrey are on the move every day.

Connecting and investing in the community is how the Ottens have spent their 67 years of married life together.

“We think it’s important,” states Rog.

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How Much To Keep

How Much To Keep

Article Type: Life Stories

The Growing Generosity of Jack and Mary Ann Byeman

“It’s not about how much should we give, but how much should we keep.”

This is how Jack and Mary Ann Byeman explain why generosity has never been determined by how much or how little they have.

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The Business of Family

The Business of Family

Article Type: Life Stories

A Family Commitment to Generosity

For John M. Vander Haag, family is business, and business is family.

“I remember riding with mom to work when my siblings and I spent summers there,” says John. “Not all days were roses – but I think the business connected our family in a very unique way.”

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Unanimously Different

Unanimously Different

Article Type: Life Stories

How the Stewards Fund Enables Randy and Martika Gartman to Support What’s Most Important

Ask anyone who knows Randy and Martika Gartman, and you’ll hear how different they are — in almost every way.

Dig a little deeper, however, and the Gartmans’ similarities and loving dependence on one another quickly becomes apparent.

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Mission-Focused Giving

Mission-Focused Giving

Article Type: Life Stories

Generosity for the Sake of the Gospel

July 17, 1975 is permanently stamped into Steve Chittenden’s memory as the most important day in his personal history.

“I wasn’t raised in a Christian home, but then I met the Lord in high school,” recalls Steve. “When I first saw Christian compassion and kindness, it rocked my world!”

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Giddy Giving

Giddy Giving

Article Type: Life Stories

Where there’s a will, there’s a way. Committed to managing all their God-given resources well, Jerry and Karen Laverman find creative ways to give that increase both their joy and Kingdom impact.

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Adventures in Living and Giving

Adventures in Living and Giving

Article Type: Life Stories

Using Charitable Gift Annuities for Sure-Fire Kingdom Giving

“I’m going to Africa. You may come, too. You get to decide when we go home.”

Nolan Vander Ark says this is how his wife, Joey, tells the story of his invitation to move to a mission field in Nigeria.

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