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Talking about the future can create certainty, peace and even inspire them to get involved with the values, passions and causes you care about — like the work of Mel Trotter Ministries.

 

How Would You Like to Donate?

A charitable gift annuity is a simple way to communicate your “why” to the next generation, receive an income stream for life and bless Mel Trotter Ministries in the process.

Donate things like cash, CDs, savings bonds, IRA distributions, collectibles and more. You can donate now or through your will or a Trust.

Legacy Giving

Donor Advised Funds

Donor Advised Funds

Stock Gifts

Stock Gifts

IRA Distributions

IRA Distributions

Finding Your “Why”

Two things your children and grandchildren need to know as they grow are:

  1. Why you embrace faith. In John 6:44, Jesus declares, “No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him …” How were you uniquely drawn to Christ? Communicating your faith journey can help instill a godly legacy and inspire curiosity. If serving Jesus is the “why” that gets you out of bed in the morning, tell them!
  2. Why you have certain personal values. Perhaps you believe a solid work ethic is of utmost importance. What about living with integrity? Exercising financial stewardship or planning for retirement? Are you passionate about supporting a certain cause? If it matters to you, it’s worth sharing with others.

Then, you can easily turn your “why” into action, by supporting a ministry or cause that aligns with your values. A charitable gift annuity is a simple way to communicate your “why” to the next generation, receive an income stream for life and bless Mel Trotter Ministries in the process.

Let Us Help!

Let us help you plan your financial giving.

If you have any questions, contact us via our online form or reach out to contact:

Seth McLaughlin
Director of Development
616-588-8782

Transforming Lives

“It’s a really amazing program,” said Vanessa*. “After seeing my husband complete his GED, it gave me the courage to go get mine.”

Simon and Vanessa

Simon and Vanessa both grew up in the inner city. “Life was just life, so we got used to it,” she said. What that life looked like was this: Simon did not complete high school. He became a father as a teenager, prior to his marriage to Vanessa. Upon meeting her and starting their own family together, the couple wanted to further their lives.

*names and photos changed to protect the privacy of our guests

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