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Do your giving while you’re living


By Steve Nailor


I have been using Good Morning, Lord Can We Talk?, a book of devotions by Chuck Swindoll.


In the July 15 devotion, Swindoll talks about a godly friend and financial counselor who convinced him and his wife they should share their possession and inheritance before they die.


Swindoll quotes adviser: “Do your givin’ while you’re livin’,” a principle of handling financial blessings straight from God’s word:

Abraham gave everything he owned to his son Isaac. But before he died, he gave gifts to the sons of his concubines and sent them off to a land in the east, away from Isaac.


Abraham lived for 175 years, and he died at a ripe old age, having lived a long and satisfying life. He breathed his last and joined his ancestors in death.

Genesis 25:5-8 (New Living Translation)

This devotion speaks to me as I hope it speaks to you.


We have established the Heritage Society as a way for you to do your givin’ while you’re livin’.

The society provides an opportunity to support the foundation through:

  • Planned giving
  • Wills
  • Life insurance policies
  • Charitable gift annuities
  • Charitable endowments

Members of the Heritage Society may create an endowed fund in their name or in honor of a friend or loved one. The fund may be devoted to all ministries of the commission or to a particular ministry.


You can start an endowment with as little as $1,000.


The principal of the fund you create will endure in perpetuity. Only the interest will be used in accordance with the goals you specify and the direction of a volunteer board of directors of the foundation.


Do your giving while you’re still living.


Steve Nailor, president

UM Men Foundation



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