We have just updated our Living Trust made back in 1990. We made a number of changes that were way out of date. We knew nothing about Gleanings back then, along with several other missions. We have included them in the trust this time. Have no idea how many out there need to update their wills or trusts, but might be good idea to have a look.
We have been engaged with and been blessed by Gleanings for the Hungry for 20 years now. Our first engagement was to help with dried fruit packaging; to get a higher density of fruit inside the buckets. The second engagement was an additional fruit cutting machine and removal of the cut fruit cores onto a second conveyor to save labor. Going to work at Gleanings repairing the drying trays is always good fellowship and exercise a few days a year.
Recently we have had the blessing of helping the Gleanings team purchase a new dried soup packaging machine that will improve the packaging speed when there aren’t enough volunteers available to keep up with needed production. The dried soup volume is increasing and we desire to fully serve our ministry partners.
As we are now in our 70’s, it’s time to re-imagine and re-evaluate our estate planning and giving to the Jesus ministries that we know and love. We want our contributions to be productive to Kingdom work so we are planning now and getting our assets in order and explaining to our loved ones our desires when we go to be with Jesus.