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Donor Stories

Donor Stories

Learn how others have made an impact through their acts of giving to share Jesus and their Christian values with others through the work and service of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod

  • Trust God with your Flour and Oil
    Trust God with your Flour and Oil
    By trusting God with their flour and oil, Cheryl and Kelly have...
  • Gift of Corn
    Gift of Corn
    Roy and Mary Jobst are faithful members of their congregation.
  • Continuing a Pledge
    Continuing a Pledge
    Bill and Janis Bischoff have been blessed...

  • Implementing a Christian Estate Plan
    Implementing a Christian Estate Plan
    "We want our estate to further God's kingdom".
  • We love because He first loved us
    We love because He first loved us
    A hallmark of the LCMS is the preparation and education...
  • Peace of Mind through Estate Planning
    Peace of Mind through Estate Planning
    "I just want people to know Jesus," says Elvina.
  • Using a Beneficiary Designation to Make a Gift to Charity
    Joanne and her late husband Hal had been longtime supporters of our organization. Recently, Joanne's children encouraged...
  • The Retirement Unitrust
    Mary grew up on a farm. When her parents passed away, she and her husband Bill inherited the farm.
  • Property Turns Into Income
    Miranda lived in the family home where she and her spouse had raised their three children. After her spouse passed away, Miranda found it increasingly difficult to care for her property.
  • Current Gifts
    As is the case with many families, there are times each year when Jim and Sharon focus their attention on gift giving.
  • Transferable on Death (TOD) Gifts
    Harold and Jeanne married after meeting at an event The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod held for our donors. They wanted to leave a legacy gift...
  • Peace of Mind Gift Annuity
    Many years ago, Clara bought a home. Since she was very pleased with her home, she bought stock in the company that built the home.
  • Give it Twice Trust
    While visiting The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod Mission (LCMS) Advancement's gift planning website, June came across the idea of a give it twice trust. She contacted the charity for more information.
  • Bequest of Insurance
    Marla and Wayne purchased a life insurance policy many years ago to create security for their children's future.
  • Testamentary Charitable Remainder Unitrust: Have Your Cake and Eat it Too!
    We have all heard the saying "You can't have your cake and eat it too." This phrase describes a situation where we want two good things at the same time when that isn't possible.

The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod Mission Advancement utilizes the services of the LCMS Foundation as our partner for gift planning legal support and trust management.