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.
Sharon Prewitt, Mississippi
World Vision partner since 1981
"I have a different philosophy than some," Sharon says with a slight smile. For her, tithing is more than an earthly affair. "If I tithe in my lifetime," she asks, "why not tithe with the money I won't need after I'm gone?"
That's why Sharon decided to name World Vision as a beneficiary on her IRA. "If I give to World Vision, I know God's kingdom will be advanced. With World Vision, I can leave the kind of legacy I want to leave.
"Jesus talked a lot about helping the helpless. He said that when you give a cup of cold water in his name, it's like giving to him. He came to help the helpless, the down-trodden, the poor. I know we are to do the same."
For Sharon, it's not the size of a bank account or investment portfolio that matters. It's the opportunity to share God's love with a world in need. "It may not be a huge amount, but I want all of it to go to World Vision," she says. "That is a far greater treasure than any other I could leave.
"World Vision is making the world a better place. They are the type of organization I can trust."
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