Life Stories

The Banker Who Hated Money

For someone who began a banking career at age 17, Elanor sure had a low opinion of money.

“I hated it,” she explains. “Customers were so rude, and the more money they had, the ruder they were!”

Then Elanor came to know Jesus Christ as her Savior and Lord. Slowly, her perspective on wealth began to change as she took in the biblical preaching at her church. She began to see how all her possessions belonged to God – including her money.

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Inside Doug and Traci’s Journey of Generosity Just nine years ago, Traci had a rare type of heart attack called a “spontaneous coronary artery dissection.” Her arteries were pristine, but somehow, they tore.“That was a…

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Open Hands, Open Hearts

Practical, Spirit-Led Giving Through the Stewards Fund In a time of financial hardship, God’s truth never seemed so clear. It was early in 2008, and Andrea was participating in a course on the biblical view…

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Generosity’s Ripple Effect

For Rich and Ann Meyer, giving generously wasn’t about fulfilling obligations. Instead, their whole lifestyle was one of generosity.

Tithing was of particular importance for their family. “We all understood that this was a first priority,” recalls their daughter Anna Mae. “I have the image of dad sitting at his desk every weekend, putting cash into envelopes for different causes. On Sunday mornings, he would personally deliver each envelope to our church.”

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A Foundation of Joy

“I wasn’t feeling the reward anymore.” That’s how Joan Donnell recalls the work running her family’s foundation. “Actually, some bitterness had grown,” she recalls.

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