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Paula Schubert
Gift Planning Relationship Manager
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Building a better world for children today and tomorrow....

All of us have a story to tell and a legacy to leave. Below are inspiring stories of faithful supporters like you. Each has included World Vision in their estate plan so they can continue to support World Vision after their lifetime - it's their legacy of love to the world's children.

I just want to make a difference as I pass through this life...
"I just want to make a difference as I pass through this life..."

Joy Diffendal, California
World Vision partner since 1981

Joy's passion for helping children was inspired by her mother's simple mealtime prayer: "Let everybody have food." After her mother died of cancer in 1981, Joy made it her mission to provide food and care for children in need.

When Joy prayed about an organization to get involved with, God led her to World Vision. Soon, she was sponsoring five children. "I did it as a memorial to my mom," she explains.

Recently, Joy made World Vision a beneficiary of her living trust. "I trust them to use the resources wisely," she says. "I have such a passion for World Vision because they're faith-based and Christ-focused."

For Joy, leaving a legacy through World Vision is not simply a way to honor her mom?it's also a way to honor God. "As Christians, we are called to do what Christ would do?and for me, naming World Vision as a beneficiary of my trust is a way to give back," says Joy. "It's an opportunity for children to receive the resources they need and learn about Christ's love."

Do your current plans reflect the legacy you want to leave?
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