“Thy Will Be Done”.
Most of us have prayed those words since we were small children. In our prayer they are followed by the request “on earth as it is in heaven.”
As we have grown into adulthood saying this prayer we have learned that doing God’s will on earth is our responsibility and privilege. God’s realm comes to earth through our own actions. We each have a part to play in transforming our church and world into the full expression of Christ’s inclusive love, we each have a part in doing God’s will.
One way we do this is through our own will and estate planning.
“We recently asked RMN to send us a Planned Giving booklet. We talked it over, and we’ve come to a decision to leave a percentage of our estate to RMN. We invite you to do the same.” – Bob and Betty Dorr, RMN Donors.
Having a will is important for people of all ages, income levels and stages of life. No one is too young or too poor to benefit from a good will. Through legacy giving you can ensure that your loved ones are cared for and you can ensure that your resources continue to be used to do God’s work on earth, leaving a legacy of justice and hope for the future, by making a bequest to RMN.
A bequest can take on a number of forms including: a specific dollar amount, a percentage of the estate, or the gift of a specific asset. While many people think that legacy giving is only for a select few, the truth is that every bequest to RMN has a positive impact that can never be erased.
“For me, signing my name to a will which contains a charitable gift is a form of prayer. Legacy giving is the ultimate form of giving without expecting something –anything- in return. My will is my last ‘act and deed’ and that’s why I made sure it reflects my wishes and values.” –RMN Donor Frank Staggs