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Now is a Good Time to Plan or Review Your Last Act of Stewardship
One of the most difficult obstacles we face in completing that “most delayed responsibility of stewardship” is finding the time and the desire to plan, review and complete our Last Act of Stewardship (planning the final distribution of our estate).
It seems there is never a “good time” to get this done. But studies have shown that there is a “best time” for this activity. Most Americans work on this vital responsibility in the winter months of January, February, and March. There could be several reasons for this. It follows the year-end activities of assessing one’s financial productivity for the previous year and finances are on people’s minds. Thoughts of family are high during the concluding holiday season and often thoughts of “taking care of the family even beyond our lifetime” come to our attention. Also, the winter months can offer a time period of slower activities and more “at home” time for the thinking, data gathering and decision-making that comes in preparing our Last Act of Stewardship.
So, if you haven’t put in place your Last Act of Stewardship, or you know you need to review your Last Act of Stewardship because of changes in your life or your charitable objectives, set a goal to get this important stewardship responsibility done by the end of March. Then when spring comes and the outdoor activities increase, and family vacations are on the horizon, you will have the peace of heart and mind that you have your Last Act of Stewardship ready and this greatest and most powerful opportunity to steward God’s gifts to you will be accomplished the way you want.
If you would like assistance – maybe to just get started, or to get a simple outline of the tasks involved, or maybe even receive a detailed worksheet to help you through the entire process, please contact Don Reed, Director of Planned Giving at the Seminary (firstname.lastname@example.org) or you may call and visit with Don (620-204-0699). If you prefer, you can write Don for materials (425 N. 7th Street, Sterling, KS 67579). He will be glad to help you work through your Last Act of Stewardship.
Don’t let this greatest act of stewardship in your life go unprepared!
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