A Giving Legacy


by Morgan Boardman, MedSend Chief Development Officer

Between 1998 and 2052, experts say that $48 trillion will be transferred through settled estates. That is a lot of wealth being handed down through the legacy of what has been called the “baby boomer generation.” And…it’s happening right now, with us!

The Signatry, an organization that works with families in creating a generosity plan states, “We live in a world that focuses on passing down material possessions but passing down values and spiritual foundations is just as vital. True legacy is the emotional, social, spiritual, mental, and financial capital we leave for future generations. Generosity is our training ground for values and forms the foundation for enduring legacy.”

My hope is that my financial assets are not the sole focus of the legacy I leave for my family and the causes I care about.

The Bible has a lot to say about money and generosity. Jesus said in Matthew 6:21 “Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Did you ever stop to think that your bank registry and financial transactions are a treasure map to those things you treasure most?

The National Christian Foundation has created a wonderful 10 day devotional on biblical generosity and illuminating how God can use generosity in your life…and legacy. Where does your generosity treasure map lead?

Legacies do not begin when our life ends, they start now. But, according to PhilanthroCorp, only one in forty individuals they surveyed included charity in their estate plan. For most of us, our greatest wealth is in our assets like real estate and retirement accounts. We are all aware that we can give from our cash but the greatest gift we may be able to give in leaving a legacy is through our estate.

The best way to ensure you are leaving the legacy you want to leave is to start the conversation and begin putting together a plan. Organizations like Generous Giving offer the opportunity to host watch parties with family and others to start the conversation about being known for radical generosity.

Through your generous giving to MedSend, you are sharing the gospel through healthcare missions, making disciples, and serving those in great need, bringing both physical and spiritual healing to a broken world. That is a legacy you can be proud to pass on to the next generation!

If you are interested in having a conversation about including the ministry of MedSend in your estate planning, email me at morgan@medsend.org. I would enjoy assisting you in your generosity journey.

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