More than Meets the Eye

MILegacySociety_logo_SMMost people believe Mount Everest to be the tallest mountain in the world, but the title actually belongs to Mauna Kea, a dormant volcano in Hawaii. Like an iceberg, more than half of Mauna Kea resides below water.

Mauna Kea is a beautiful reminder that what’s under the surface matters. God wants us to see others as He does, and choose to look below the surface of our own hearts too. Self-examination can greatly impact our:

  • Personal growth. It’s easy to project a certain image, but true transformation and change happens when we allow God to work on the tough, hidden stuff deep inside.
  • Relationships. Did something a friend say invoke a much larger reaction from you than it should have? It’s easy to blame others, but these “flare ups” often indicate something deeper — a need for healing in our own heart.

Another place to look beyond the obvious is our charitable giving. While it may seem like cash is the simplest way to give to ministries you care about like Mission India, it’s not always the most beneficial. Donating appreciated stock instead of cash provides many surprising benefits including:

  • Tax deductions - up to 30 percent of your adjusted gross income
  • Avoidance of capital-gains taxes on the increase in value over time
  • The gift of extra time and simplicity when you donate through a donor-advised fund

This is general information and is not intended to be tax or legal advice. Please consult your own advisors.

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Legacy Society Members Will Receive
  1. A bi-annual Legacy Society newsletter with ministry highlights and planning resources for your family
  2. Mission India Annual Ministry Report
  3. The opportunity to encourage others with your brief testimony
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For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.
Jeremiah 29:11