A Gift That Keeps On Giving!

What kind of gift can you give that keeps on giving even way beyond your lifetime? In our Association of Churches, we have many dear saints that are departing this earth for their eternal reward that have lived a missional lifestyle. Perhaps you may be encouraged by this story to follow this example and donate in honor or memory of someone you love to our New Work Foundation. 
 
Ralph Lewis Hull, a layman with a heart for missions went home to be with our Lord June 17,2019. As I attended his Celebration of Life service at First Baptist Church Conyers, where he was a member, I was overwhelmed by emotion as I heard about this man’s love for his Lord, family and for missions in the Stone Mountain Baptist Association of Churches and literally around the world.
 
Lewis, and his wife Helen, labored in the Church and in our mission field. They accompanied our Bold Mission Builders on countless trips through the years. In addition, they were sent as missionaries from the Rockdale Baptist Church to start the Hope Baptist Church back in 1990.   Lewis and Helen also hosted summer missionaries for our Association in their home.
Lewis not only made plans to meet our Lord by receiving Christ as His savior, but he made specific plans for his Celebration of life service. Below is an excerpt of his thoughts about death in his own handwriting!
 
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Lewis’ children have exhibited a missional lifestyle as well. Their daughter Patsy and her family hosted one of the very first Bible studies I led in starting new churches back in the 80’s. Their son, Eddie and his family are active at First Baptist Conyers.
Eddie called me to let me know of his father’s home going and that in lieu of flowers, the family wanted donations to go our New Work Foundation. Over $1,000 dollars has been received by our Foundation because of this family’s thoughtfulness.
Have you or one of your loved ones considered making a gift that keeps on giving? There are numerous options, a memorial or “in honor” gift, life insurance or your will or estate. Contact Bobby Gilstrap, Executive Director of our New Work Foundation to assist you at 770-483-2776 or bgilstrap@NewWorkFoundation.com.
CLICK HERE to make a donation.
 

Jesus said, “Upon this rock, I will build my Church, and the gates of hell will not prevail against it!” (Matt 16:18) Our New Work Foundation continues to help build the Kingdom by “resourcing new churches for healthy beginnings.”