BEQUEST – “Where There’s a Will There’s a Way”

 

WHY DO I NEED TO MAKE A WILL?

A will is a legal document that lets you say what you want done with your possessions when you die, as they become known as your estate. If you do not have a will, legal authorities will determine how your estate will be distributed, and this often entails unnecessary difficulties and anxieties for your family and friends. A will means having the peace of mind that you are the one who decides what is done with your estate.

WHO WILL BENEFIT FROM MY WILL?

It is likely that your first priority will be to provide for the immediate needs of your family and relatives. Payment of liabilities such as mortgages, overdrafts and debts should also be provided for. Having done this, you can use the residual of your estate to leave a legacy that will continue to bless others long after you have gone. You may choose to leave a bequest, i.e. gifts of cash or property, to charitable organisations such as the Elevate Christian Disability Trust.

Please do let us know if you do decide to give a bequest to Elevate so we can thank you. (You could click this link to send us an email). Elevate is a registered charity. Our Charities Registration Number is CC 22244.

WAYS TO GIVE IN YOUR WILL

There are several ways you can prepare your will to help with the work of Elevate Christian Disability Trust.

Specific Amount

You can nominate a specific amount of money or specific items, e.g. real estate or investements, or promise funds for a special project.

Proportionate

You can nominate a percentage of your estate to support our work.

Residual

You can choose to lease the remainder of your estate to Elevate Christian Disability Trust after your other wishes have been fulfilled.

 

We recommend you consult someone who is professionally competent, such as a lawyer, to ensure that your will is legally acceptable.

When we die we can’t take anything material with us, BUT we can make a difference for the future of the ministry. Your bequest will help this ministry operate and expand for the future.

Di Willis, QSM, Ministries Director

TESTIMONIAL

Bev Everton was involved in a head-on collision with an out of control truck, and left with a severed spinal cord causing tetraplegia. She said,

Elevate encouraged me to develop new skills and so reach my full potential physically, mentally, spiritually and socially”. I have been motivated and given many opportunities to teach at seminars and functions to instruct people in the community and churches how to help people with disabilities and their families. I have been able to share in the excitement of seeing numerous people with disabilities at our branches all over New Zealand reaching new goals and being given the responsibility of helping to run love-in-action camps, performing at concerts, writing articles for the Encourager magazine, teaching at seminars, church services and community functions.

Bev left a bequest to the Trust when she passed away in 2006.

Picture of brochure for making Bequests to CMWDT