Leaving a gift in your will could be the most life-changing donation you make. Bequests can be a more substantial donation than is normally possible. In fact, with a bequest gift you could literally share the love of God with millions of people for years after you’re gone! After taking care of your family and loved ones, it’s a great way to ensure your ministry beliefs and values go on making a difference. Please read on, and if you arrived on this page from another site – don’t forget to look around and learn a little more about Far East Broadcasting Company (FEBC). If you have any other questions, feel free to make contact with our office in whatever way suits you. (see Contacts below)
How does a gift in my will work?
As far as the distribution of your estate is concerned, you simply explain to your solicitor who you wish to give to, and in what proportions. There are a number of important details that your will must include, but your solicitor or a trustee company can give you professional advice about wording. If you decide to leave a gift of any amount to FEBC, it will help to include our official name and our charity registration number. They are:
FEBC-NZ Radio International Incorporated
What kinds of bequests are there?
These are some common types of bequests:
- Residuary – means the remainder of your estate, usually after considering your family and loved ones.
- Percentage or Fraction – a gift designated as a proportion of your estate.
- Specific or Pecuniary – a specified gift of, say, money, property, shares or some other valuable.
What might my gift be used for?
Whatever you wish. You can choose the area your bequest is used for so you can resource the kind of ministry that’s really important to you. Alternatively, a gift to “Where most needed,” or simply unspecified, will allow Far East Broadcasting Company to choose the most significant needs at that time in the future.
You might be surprised how a small percentage of your estate (the total of all your assets after debts are taken out) could be a significant amount, and make a huge difference to a city or a people group.
- Your gift could establish a new FM station in a city somewhere.
- It could provide an ethnic people group with a daily broadcast in their own language.
- It could establish a new Disaster Response Team in a disaster-prone region, and save thousands of lives in the future.
What if I don’t have a will?
If you don’t yet have a will, we highly recommend you begin the process today. If you die without a will your estate will be distributed according to the ADMINISTRATION ACT 1969. Your solicitor, or a trustee company can help you with creating or amending a will. If you would like a recommendation, our office can put you in touch with a friendly law firm.
What if I already have a will? Can I change it?
To include a gift to a new organisation in your will you can either write a new will, or you can add your intentions using a brief document called a codicil – a supplementary document containing an addition, modification or explanation. You can download a sample codicil from here (Click Here); freephone or email our office today; or talk to your solicitor or trustee company.
“Faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ.” – Romans 10:17
Thank you for thinking of others, and considering radio ministry and the mission of God in your will. Broadcasting the love and purposes of God through Christ-centred programmes is a wonderful way to continue expressing your faith, and to ensure your values are lived out for years to come. If you decide to include a gift to FEBC in your will, we hope you enjoy the satisfaction of knowing that thousands (probably more like millions) will hear about Jesus because of it.
If we can offer you any more help or information, please free-phone or email us today:
Free-phone 0800 433 226 (0800 4FEBCNZ)