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Creating lasting impact – legacy stories.
Mark and Linda are deeply passionate about giving people hope – both spiritually and practically. It’s their Christian faith that daily drives them to do all the good they can.
Their love for others inspires them to ease the pain they see in society with their greatest concerns being homelessness, unemployment, family violence and children from broken families. That’s why they began supporting Wesley Mission’s wide-reaching work as volunteers over 30 years ago. And after discussing it with their three children, they also decided to leave Wesley Mission a gift in their Will. “We left a gift to Wesley [Mission] in our Will as a legacy. When we pass on, we feel that some of the assets and money that we have collected should be used to help benefit others,” Mark says.
Linda adds, “I think it’s important to put a gift in your Will, because it’s as though you are giving to God with the last of your possessions. It is our last opportunity to give thanks to God for what he has blessed us with, to go forward to bless others. If we can pass that blessing on through our Will, it is something special and very easy to do.”
Both Mark and Linda want their assets to be well divested at the end. They hope nothing is wasted and their finances can have a lasting impact on those most in need. They believe the best organisation to do this is Wesley Mission who can, “multiply money and extend it out into the community,” says Mark.
Linda adds, “A charity tends to have direct contact with the people. People working with people, that is far more meaningful. If you’re a person who is hurting, you want interactions with someone who is showing Jesus’ love to you in that situation.”
Linda and Mark would like to encourage anyone who is thinking of leaving a gift to Wesley Mission, how simple and rewarding it is. They believe it’s a really easy way to give back to the community and hope their legacy will inspire others to follow in their footsteps.