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 can explain why they set up a charitable remainder trust through Barnabas Foundation.
Nearly 40 years ago, John and Monika 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.
Faith Community CRC in Beaver Dam, WI has always found meaningful and creative ways to connect to their community in mission. Recently, this required the church to decide whether their next pastor would be full-time.
“We were right on the edge of being able to afford it,” recalls Bruce McMurry
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?”
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 that Lois’s Stewards Fund is being used to transform communities around the world.
“People at my church wanted to get on this new thing called the internet,” recalls Michael, 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.