God Directs Your Life
And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. As it is written: “They have freely scattered their gifts to the poor; their righteousness endures forever.” 2 Corinthians 9:8-9 (NIV)
Can I have a part in finishing God’s work even if I pass to my rest before the “Second Coming”?
ANSWER: Yes, by preparing a Will (Estate Planning). Ellen white, an authoritative source for Seventh-day Adventists stated, “You may now, while alive, make diligent faithful work, that after your death gifts and offerings may come into the treasury of the cause of God.” The Gospel Herald, December 4, 1901
Will making a Will hasten my demise?
Absolutely not! In fact, making a will can give peace of mind that promotes your well being. “Death will not come one day sooner, brethren, because you have made your will.” Counsels on Stewardship, p. 328.
What should a Christian consider in his/her will?
In planning for disposition of assets, Christians should have concern for their dependent family and loved ones, as well as for God’s work and those less fortunate.
Why should I have confidence in Planned Giving & Trust Services?
All Planned Giving & Trust Services personnel are legally, morally and ethically committed to respect all confidential communications.
Further, all employees who have discretionary duties must complete a certification course, pass a test, finish a course of professional reading, serve an internship in an accredited office and attend annual continuing education.
Planned Giving & Trust Services personnel, along with legal and financial counselors you may choose, will help you integrate your goals for family, others and God’s cause in full harmony with good professional ethics.
How much does Planned Giving & Trust Services charge?
In most cases assistance is given free of charge.
What is a “Will”? Why should I have one?
Answer: A will is a legal document that provides for the disposition of your assets at death.
Another important purpose is the naming of guardians for minor children. A properly prepared, dated, signed and witnessed will, will helps ensure your wishes will be honored.