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.
Ruth Kehn, California
World Vision partner since 1963
"God's been good to me. So I thought, Why can't I help somebody else?"
This question inspired a life-changing journey more than four decades in the making. Ruth first got to know World Vision in 1963 during a concert by the Korean Children's Choir.
"At the event," she recalls, "someone got up and talked about child sponsorship. That's how I got started." Ruth has been a sponsor ever since.
She doesn't live what anyone would consider a lavish life, but God has always provided for Ruth's needs-"being able to pay bills and things like that," as she puts it. Wanting to share God's blessing with others, Ruth found World Vision to be a natural partner.
"So many children have been helped by World Vision. I believe in what they do, and I don't have to worry about their integrity."
Recently, Ruth decided to add World Vision to her will. "I can still be part of their ministry after I go to be with the Lord," she explains. "I don't have any children of my own, so this is a way I can help someone else's child. It's my legacy, and I know it will help others.
"The most rewarding thing is that I'm helping someone who normally wouldn't have a very good life. And you can do it with just a little money. I know it means a lot to me, but it means everything to God. You can't help but get a blessing from it."
Do your current plans reflect the legacy you want to leave?
If you have questions or would like to speak with a member of our gift planning staff, call 1.800.426.5753 or email firstname.lastname@example.org