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.
Scott and Tami Johnston, Californa
part of the World Vision family since 1995
Scott and Tami became World Vision child sponsors more than 15 years ago, following the example of their son, Kristopher, who sponsored a child with his wife. Tami made the decision to become a sponsor after she learned that Kristopher had been diagnosed with a terminal illness. Now that Kristopher is gone, Scott and Tami's sponsorship is one way they're honoring his memory.
They currently sponsor four children from all different parts of the world. "I know our giving is making a difference in their lives," says Tami. "There is a connection between us."
Scott and Tami are passionate about sponsorship, and they've shared this enthusiasm with their friends. "I encourage people to do it," says Tami. She and Scott both love knowing they're helping children-and that's something they want to continue doing for as long as possible.
So, when they began thinking about end-of-life decisions, the couple decided to name World Vision as a beneficiary of their family trust. "In the past, we have supported our church and World Vision, so it seemed appropriate to just continue that," states Scott.
"The children we sponsor will probably be out of the program, but there will be other children or there will be other villages that need help," shares Tami.
Both Scott and Tami believe that World Vision is a safe place to invest their hearts and the blessings the Lord has allowed them to share. "World Vision is very efficient in providing services to people who really need it," says Scott. "We know that the money is going where it is supposed to go-it's going to a good cause and will certainly help a lot of people."
Do your current plans reflect the legacy you want to leave?
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