John & Elaine Stob

John and Elaine Stob are thankful for the doors God has opened for them over the years to build His Kingdom.

“Everything we have is the Lord’s,” John says. “We want to put it to the best use we can think of.”

John and Elaine count their blessings daily – including over 34 joyful years of marriage, 10 kids between them (each had previous marriages), 30 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren. John is retired from General Motors and also spent time working in his family’s waste management business.

As a couple, the Stobs pray together daily for missions, and John serves on the missions committee at their church in Illinois. They became connected with Mission India because they see India as “a great opportunity and a great field.”

“I always look for the best way for my dollars to be used to the best advantage for God’s Kingdom,” John says. “I think that the whole program Mission India has is so effective in doing that with the Adult Literacy Classes, Children’s Bible Clubs, and so many other things that Mission India is involved in … and also I think it is a very wise investment in God’s Kingdom. So much of the money you give goes directly to the work.”

Church planter training and Bible-based literacy classes especially touch the Stobs’ hearts as effective methods of reaching India with the Gospel.

“I am passionate about teaching people who don’t know how to read or write. Literacy classes are a great thing,” says John.

What would John and Elaine say to others who might also be considering joining the Legacy Society through a planned gift for Mission India?

“I just think it’s a wonderful organization. [Mission India’s former President] Dave Stravers does such a good job. I would just recommend it highly.”

Learn more about the Mission India Legacy Society.