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Article Type: Life Stories

The Savvy Giving of Jim and Pat Van Drunen for Kingdom Impact

Jim and Pat Van Drunen have a plan in place to ensure their God-given resources continue to be stewarded well.

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God's Property and Purposes

God's Property and Purposes

Article Type: Life Stories

Turning Problems Into Opportunity Through a Life Income Gift

“We were led by the Lord to do this.” This is the only way John and Monika Lautenbach can explain why they set up a charitable remainder trust through Barnabas Foundation.

Nearly 40 years ago, the Lautenbachs’ purchased three acres of property in McMinnville, Oregon. They intended to build a house there, but it never quite panned out. Finally, they decided to sell the land.

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Giving with Urgency

Giving with Urgency

Article Type: Life Stories

The Simple, Timely Solution for Tom and Dee Little 

Every day that we wait means money is not being used for its purpose.”

This urgency voiced by Tom Little characterizes the giving approach of he and his wife, Dee. “We’re giving money to things that promote Jesus Christ,” reflects Tom. 

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Generosity's Ripple Effect

Generosity's Ripple Effect

Article Type: Life Stories

The Ongoing Impact of Rich and Ann Meyer 

For Rich and Ann Meyer, giving generously wasn’t about fulfilling obligations. Instead, their whole lifestyle was about generosity.

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Leaving a 21st Century Legacy: One Church's Story

Leaving a 21st Century Legacy: One Church's Story

Article Type: Life Stories

Two years from now, stop by Pease, Minnesota for birthday cake - lots of it. In 2020, the members of Pease Christian Reformed Church (CRC) will be celebrating their church’s 125th anniversary. Anticipating this birthday celebration, church leaders are asking, “What about the next 125 years?”

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Out of Africa

Out of Africa

Article Type: Life Stories

Empowering Practical Transformation Through the Stewards Fund

Paying airfare for community development facilitators to train local leaders in Madagascar. Providing a salary supplement for a national community development coordinator in Kenya. Translating a community training manual into French.

These are just a few of the practical and savvy ways the Lois Ooms Community Health Stewards Fund is being used to transform communities around the world.

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Up-Close and Personal

Up-Close and Personal

Article Type: Life Stories

How the Stewards Fund Enables Heartfelt Generosity for the Viel Family

For Matt and Jen Viel, generous living isn’t done from a distance. Instead, they aim for front row seats.  

“Most of the people we support are very personal to us. We’ve met them, hugged them and have seen their ministry,” says Jen.

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Byte-Sized Giving

Byte-Sized Giving

Article Type: Life Stories

“First Fruit” Gifts Through the Stewards Fund

It was the perfect present at the perfect moment.

“People at my church wanted to get on this new thing called the internet,” recalls Michael Wolthuis, who was only 13-years-old at the time. His parents had given him a computer the year before, positioning him to launch an entrepreneurial career.

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