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Open Hands, Open Hearts

How the Stewards Fund Equips the Karstens to Follow God’s Heart In a time of financial hardship, God’s truth never seemed so clear. It was early in 2008, and Andrea Karsten was participating in a…

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Open Hands, Open Hearts: Record-Breaking Generosity in 2021

Thanks to the generosity of God’s people, Barnabas Foundation recorded an unprecedented volume of giving in 2021, breaking all previous years’ records for gifts received and distributed through the Foundation.
In total, Barnabas Foundation clients distributed more than $97.6 million in 2021 to 2,309 charitable organizations close to their hearts. This is a 21% percent increase over 2020 distributions, which previously held the record for giving in a single year.

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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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