When Maisie’s son, Christopher, was born, it was the most joyous and memorable moment of her life. Christopher was healthy and full of life with loving parents by his side—all blessings from God. Because she recognized that so many children were not so fortunate, she found World Vision, an organization that helps vulnerable children around the world.
Born and raised in Hong Kong, Maisie decided to sponsor a five-year-old girl who was living in poverty with her family in a fishing junk in Hong Kong Harbor. The girl’s name was Fanny, and she has become a good friend to Maisie. Ever since, Maisie has been sponsoring five children every month. She would rather save her money to sponsor children than to spend it on herself and has been doing it for 45 years.
Maisie gives when disaster strikes. She donates through World Vision’s catalog to support people in need. Maisie has also established multiple charitable gift annuities, where a one-time gift provides her with reliable income each month, with the remainder helping children after her lifetime.
“I am so happy God led me to World Vision, so I can help others through sponsorship and have income through my gifts,” Maisie shares. “I am now 83 years old and am enjoying a monthly income from the gift annuities that I established. It has been an honor for me to be able to help, and I sincerely hope and pray that others will follow suit.”
Maisie has also made World Vision a beneficiary of her estate plan. She hopes others understand the importance of making these types of gifts so the good work of World Vision continues in the future. We thank God that Maisie is in the World Vision Society. As she says, “A person’s success is not of monetary value, but for the betterment of the world to give the poor a better life.”