Gifts that pay income — such as charitable gift annuities — are a smart and powerful giving option for generous Christians who would love to give more but are concerned about having enough income for life.
Every spring, my wife and I enjoy planting flowers and vegetables in our garden together. We have an annual ritual where we go to a friend’s local greenhouse to select our bedding plants.
Sometime back in February, I drove by that greenhouse and was surprised to already see a large pallet of bedding soil out front. It occurred to me that our springtime purchase of flowers is made possible because of those who have already readied the beds, planted and watered the seeds and meticulously prepared for the planting season.
Some people gain notoriety for what they didn’t do. For instance, Pythagoras didn’t discover the Pythagorean Theorem. People had been using it for at least a thousand years before he was even born. Pythagoras just named it!
Thanks to the generous estate gift from the Rimmer and Ruth De Vries family, the Abraham Kuyper Christian Leadership Fund has been established at Barnabas Foundation to advance the Reformed world and life view as taught and lived by Abraham Kuyper.