Support your loved ones AND further your Kingdom impact through an up-to-date will.
Burying a $200K Bentley in the ground. Now there’s a bizarre idea! But this is exactly what Brazilian Business Tycoon Thane Chiquinho Scarpa threatened to do in September, 2013. Blasting his plan to the world via a publicity blitz, the billionaire began inviting anyone who would listen to witness the spectacle.
Why dig a grave for a car? Scarpa said he wanted to make sure he had a nice ride in the afterlife! Truth is, he was leveraging the stunt to make a point. The Bentley was never lowered into its massive grave. Instead, Scarpa used the occasion to illustrate what people are doing when they refuse to consider organ donation.
There’s an interesting backstory here about the public backlash Scarpa received prior to his Bentley’s “funeral.” People complained the car’s value could have been leveraged and donated to charity. While their angst was ultimately misguided, his critics raise a noteworthy point.
Without a proper plan in place, we can just as easily bury the potential impact of our God-given resources.
Without an up-to-date will, we risk our lifetime of earthly accumulations – our homes, personal possessions, businesses, retirement assets and more – will be misused, cause family squabbles, generate excessive legal fees or estate taxes, or simply sit around collecting dust.
Having an up-to-date will, on the other hand, ensures our God-given resources are put to good use, long after we’ve gone to be with the Lord. We proactively support the needs of our loved ones AND further the impact of our favorite Kingdom causes simply by planning ahead.
Through our will, we have the potential to achieve greater Kingdom impact and model generosity to the next generation. The value of our lifetime of resources is leveraged to accomplish their greatest eternal good.
Few people will be faced with the possibility of burying a Bentley. But every believer must ask themselves, “Will I bury my treasure?”
Please consider including Guiding Light in your will. For more information, please contact Starla at (616) 451-0236 ext. 20 or by email at Starla@GuidingLightWorks.org
THIS MEANS THAT ANYONE WHO BELONGS TO CHRIST HAS BECOME A NEW PERSON. THE OLD LIFE IS GONE; A NEW LIFE HAS BEGUN!
2 CORINTHIANS 5:17