Both our donors and the beneficiaries of their generosity have stories to share.
Read their stories below:
A great way to support Maranatha is by donating from your IRA. Your IRA Charitable Rollover can save you taxes and make a big difference for missions.
When you create a retained life estate, you irrevocably deed your property to Maranatha and get an immediate charitable deduction. But you can still use it for the rest of your life. (You will continue to be responsible for all expenses.) Properties can include primary residences, vacation homes, and farms.
Have you ever driven down the highway and seen someone with their gas cap dangling in the wind? And then, inevitably, other cars drive up with the passengers emphatically gesturing and pointing towards the unfastened cap. The first reaction is puzzlement, then confusion, followed by a look into the rear view mirrors. Then there's recognition and gratitude.
Do you have a property that you want to donate to Maranatha? If yes, consider a retained life estate. A retained life estate is a gift plan defined by federal tax law that allows you to donate your property, such as a primary or vacation home, to Maranatha while keeping the right to use it for the rest of your life
BERT WOODS AND HIS WIFE Gerrie have been involved with Maranatha for years, even before they met and married in 1994. Going on mission trips has been their joy. “All together we’ve been on 26 projects now,” says Bert. “We enjoy just working and mingling with a great class of people. They have a work ethic. It’s fun to work with them and make friends!”
For many years Bert and Gerrie have also been contributing financially to Maranatha’s mission. “We think that as good stewards, God has called us to share what we can to help in ministry around the world,” says Bert.