Honor a legacy
By Steve Nailor
When our church celebrated All Saints Sunday recently, I began to think about what a witness it can be to honor people who mentored, coached, and supported us as we grew in faith over the years.
Take a moment to think of the people who influenced you and who now live in their heavenly home. What did you learn from them? How did they inspire you to live your life? How does their legacy live in you today?
In Hebrews 12:1 we learn that we are surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses. That cloud can become the cornerstones for our own personal ministries and outreach going forward. It is now our turn to make a difference in the lives of others and set examples as members of God’s kingdom on earth.
The Society of John Wesley currently has 844 members. This week I spoke with a family who honored their father as one of first 220 members of the society. Each year this family preserves the memory of their father by faithfully giving to the UM Men Foundation. How beautiful it is that their father’s memory is continued through their annual gifts. Is there someone you would like to honor or remember by making a gift to the foundation to preserve their legacy?
I am grateful to those who shared their lives with me, and I am thankful they continue to show me the way to live my life today. What an honor it is to serve the Lord remembering those who paved the way. May God bless you as you continue your journey through the days ahead.
Steve Nailor, president
UM Men Foundation