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2022, ISSUE 2
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In this Issue:

  • Life Stories: God's Property and Purposes
  • How Doing Nothing Can Say Everything
  • Free Online Series: Gifts That Pay Income
  • Ask a Planner: What can I give for life-income payments?

Life Stories

God's Property and Purposes

Turning Problems into Opportunity Through a Life Income Gift
Nearly 40 years ago, John and Monika purchased three acres of property where they intended to build a house, but never did. The property remained undeveloped for decades, but it continued to grow in value.

Through Barnabas Foundation, they found a win-win solution that allowed them to reduce their taxes, receive income and support the ministries close to their hearts.

Read John and Monika's Full Story

Feature Article

How Doing Nothing Can Say Everything

Some people gain notoriety for what they didn’t do. For instance, Pythagoras didn’t discover the Pythagorean Theorem. People had been using it for at least a thousand years before he was even born. Pythagoras just named it!

Then there’s the third steward from Jesus’ parable of the bags of gold. Remember him? 

Read "How Doing Nothing Can Say Everything"

Free Online Series!

Gifts That Pay Income

Wednesday, May 25th 
11 a.m. (Central)

Do you wish you could give more to your favorite charities but are worried about having enough retirement income? Join Barnabas Foundation’s executive director James Bakke, J.D. for a free, live online training on "Gifts That Pay Income."

You’ll learn how lifetime giving options can not only benefit your favorite Kingdom causes but also help you receive steady income for the rest of your life.
There is no cost to attend, but advanced registration is required.
Learn More and Register

Ask a Planner

What kind of gifts can I give in exchange for life-income payments?

This issue's question answered by
Lindsay Canan, JD., Director of Planning

Q: What kind of gifts can I give in exchange for life-income payments?

A. There are a variety of gifts you can give in exchange for payments for life – everything from cash, appreciated stock and real estate, farm machinery that is paid for and depreciated, and commodities such as grains, fruits or even livestock.

The Final Word

“We are surrounded by God's benefits. The best use of these benefits is an unceasing expression of gratitude.”  

— John Calvin

How Can We Pray for You?

Here at Barnabas Foundation, the staff gathers each Monday morning for prayer. If you have a special praise or concern you would like to share, please email Phil Leo
Email Your Request
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