“I wasn’t feeling the reward anymore.” That’s how Joan Donnell recalls the work running her family’s foundation. “Actually, some bitterness had grown,” she recalls.
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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
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.
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.
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.”
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.
A Game Winning Strategy for Deb Kamp
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!”
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.
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.