By John RakisSr. Director of Donor Ministry
“Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”  - Proverbs 22:6

John and FamilyGod commands us to care for the orphans and widows, and I know it pleases God when we obey His commands and love others like He loves us. My wife and I have made choices and have worked hard to be able to give generously in these areas, but it occurred to us that without involving our children they may not realize this or understand how truly important it is to us. Teaching them helps to build a legacy of love and generosity. We now involve our kids in some of our giving decisions, and we talk about local, domestic, and international outreach and service with them. Our prayer has been that each of our children will know our hearts and develop a strong giver’s heart as well.

PrintNational Christian Foundation helps us to do this. Over the years of serving in ministry, I have had the honor of working with this great organization. The heart of their ministry is truly ‘kingdom building’ and helping families build a legacy for their children that is much more meaningful than money alone. I want to leave resources for my children, but I also want to do it in the best way for them and for the Kingdom.

The link below is to one of many videos and resources that the National Christian Foundation has available for you. Please watch the short video and look through the website. Leaving a legacy of giving isn’t going to happen automatically. It is important to be intentional. I love giving, and I want to learn every way possible to help my children know that same blessing. I hope this site encourages you as it does me every time I visit.

“In everything I showed you that by working hard in this manner you must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He Himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”  - Acts 20:35

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