It is even possible to set up a lead trust that will allow you to transfer assets to your family with zero transfer taxes. The IRS assumes that a lead trust is only earning at the current low federal rate. If the actual investments of the trust produce a higher return than the payments made to Gospel for Asia over the term of the trust, then the full value of the trust may be transferred to family with zero gift tax.
You could consider first transferring your real estate or other assets into a family limited partnership (FLP) which will fund your lead trust. The combination of the FLP, the lead trust and a gift exemption can permit the lead trust to pay income to Gospel for Asia for a number of years and potentially transfer substantial assets tax-free to your family.
If stock market volatility is a concern, you might consider creating a lead trust that makes fixed payments of increasing amounts to Gospel for Asia over time. Because the payments to Gospel for Asia are fixed, your family ultimately benefits from any growth in the trust. Low payouts in early years permit the trust to grow, thus allowing protection should the economy produce below-average returns in the future.