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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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How To Be Freed From the “Good Life” Trap

Ah, the good life – beginning each and every day by shuffling barefoot out to the beach, just a few steps from your back door. There’s nothing to do (ever), and not a single care in the world belongs to you.
 
Sounds amazing, right? Who doesn’t want the good life? Except it doesn’t exist, at least not according to the way this world defines it.

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