A certain police officer found a perfect hiding place to watch for speeding motorists. One day, he was amazed and slightly dumbfounded when everyone that passed was under the speed limit. A little investigating quickly uncovered the problem… A 10-year old boy was standing on the side of the road with a huge hand painted sign that said “Radar Trap Ahead.” A second boy stood about 100 yards beyond the radar trap with another sign reading “TIPS” and a bucket at his feet full of change. (Story adapted from Clem Kaddiddle-Hopper)

    What if you could support your favorite Christian charity like Grace Bible College that is changing lives, and receive an income for life? Did you know you can do just that with a Charitable Gift Annuity? Like the bucket at the second boy’s feet, you’ll be happy with the payout, but you’ll be able to do something he probably never could… Support a ministry you care about long after you’re gone. When you give a charitable gift to Grace Bible College in exchange for a CGA, you’ll receive a significant percentage back annually for life (of which a portion will be tax-free) and a tax deduction. They truly are a gift that keeps on giving – for you, the ministry, and those whose lives will be impacted by your gift.

    Charitable Gift Annuities also allow you to truly reflect Luke 12:34, “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” What a wonderful way to give, and receive. How would you like to position your “bucket” for success while giving a gift straight from the heart? 

    For the full version of this article, ask for a FREE copy of “Your One-Way Ticket to Blessing” by contacting Steve Hilbrands from Grace Bible College at 616-538-2330 or - or bless your family today with a God-honoring Will at