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.
Ray Scroggs, California
Part of the World Vision family since 1994
Ray first began supporting World Vision when he learned about sponsorship at the church he was attending. He chose a boy from Africa. Today, Ray sponsors three children. "If you have one child then you need to have another... and then another," he says.
Sponsoring children means a lot to Ray. "I lost one of my own children?a daughter," he shares. Though Ray's daughter was an adult when she died, he still feels her loss deeply; pointing out that no father should outlive his children. So to Ray, sponsorship is much more than helping a child?it is a way of remembering a loved one. "Maybe I am just replacing what I have lost."
What's more, Ray loves knowing that he is making a difference in the lives of his sponsored children. "I want to continue doing that?or at least have my gifts continue doing that after I die," he expresses.
So, Ray created a trust that benefits World Vision, as well as his family and church. "God has been so good to me. Very little of what I do or can do is enough." But one thing Ray can do is guarantee that the memory of his daughter and his care for his sponsored children and others like them will carry on.
"The world's children deserve and need people who have been materially and financially blessed to give them the fundamental things they need to live," shares Ray. He is thankful to be one of those who can share his blessings. Ray is committed to pouring out his blessings on those who have less than he does?both now and after his lifetime.
Do your current plans reflect the legacy you want to leave?
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