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Benefit Scenarios

Donor Stories

Learn how others have made an impact through their acts of giving to Gospel for Asia.

  • Bequests
    Joe and Anna have faithfully supported a ministry for many years. They love to contribute to its mission in any way they can.
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  • Tax-free Sale
    Howard and Janet were age 55 when they purchased some development land outside of town. They thought it would be a good investment that they could later sell for a higher price.
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  • Fixed Income for Retirement
    After working for decades as a pediatrician in a small rural town, Patricia was ready to retire.
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  • Capital Gains Tax Bypassed
    Peter and Gail were nearing retirement. Over the years, with the help of their financial advisor, they made solid investments in securities.
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  • Peace of Mind Gift Annuity
    Many years ago, Clara bought a home. Since she was so pleased with the home, she decided to buy stock in the company that built it.
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  • Sale and Unitrust
    Gene and Carol purchased stock in a small medical service company several years ago. Now, Gene and Carol are looking for a way to save taxes.
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  • The Retirement Unitrust
    Mary grew up on a farm. When her parents passed away, she inherited the farm. Now, several developers would like to build homes on the farmland.
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  • Property Turns into Income
    Miranda lived in the family home where she and her spouse had raised their children. After her spouse passed, Miranda found it increasingly difficult to care for her home.
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  • Flexible Deferred Gift Annuity
    Lewis is a 54-year-old executive at a large health care company. He purchased company stock during years when the stock price was low, and now the stock has grown substantially.
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  • Part Gift and Part Sale
    Susan and Kevin bought their first home many years ago. They had planned to build a second home so their children could spend their summers along the lake.
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  • Donation of Stock Shares
    Scott has been a regular supporter of a ministry's radio broadcasts. When he heard about the benefits of giving appreciated stock instead of cash, he decided to try it.
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  • A Bequest to Further Good Work
    Nancy and David were dedicated volunteers with a ministry they supported. Over the years, they had seen many individuals helped by its good work.
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  • Deferred Gift Annuity
    Several years ago, Larry and Allison invested $30,000 in what they believed to be an attractive stock. It turned out to be a very wise decision.
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  • IRA Beneficiary
    Thomas was a widower who had a great love for a particular ministry. As an individual who had directly benefited from their ministry, Thomas wanted to thank them with a gift from his estate.
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  • Leading for the Future
    Luke and Candice spent many years volunteering with and supporting a charity. They wanted to give to it in a way that would make a significant impact on its mission.
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  • Give it Twice Trust
    While visiting the Online Will Planner on their favorite ministry's website, June, a surviving spouse, came across the idea of a Give It Twice Trust.
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  • Providing for Our Children's Future
    Joe and Kathy worked for years building their nest egg for retirement. They also want to provide for their children.
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  • 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...
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  • Current Gifts
    As is the case with many families, there are times each year when Jim and Sharon focus their attention on gift giving.
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  • Gift of a Bank Account When No Longer Needed (POD)
    Keith has been a faithful supporter of Gospel for Asia and makes regular gifts to support our work.
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  • Transferable on Death (TOD) Gifts
    Harold and Jeanne married after meeting at an event Gospel for Asia held for our donors. They wanted to leave a legacy gift...
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  • What Will You Do with Your Unspent Retirement Savings?
    Michael and Kelly were retired engineers with two adult children. They owned a home, some stocks, and IRAs.
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  • Bequest of Insurance
    Marla and Wayne purchased a life insurance policy many years ago to create security for their children's future.
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  • 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.
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