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Legacy Planning

Legacy Planning
The following testimony is from an actual Dallas Seminary donor., Their names have been changed for confidentiality reasons.

Money Left to Dallas Seminary Foundation "Is in Very Good Hands"

Like many couples in their retirement years, Jim and Mary Lewis have given thought to how the assets accumulated over their lifetime will eventually be distributed. To the Lewis', passing on their values is as important as passing on their valuables.

Jim and Mary have decided to leave most of their estate to Dallas Theological Seminary.

Jim, who feels it is prudent to regularly "take a strong look" at your will, says that when he and Mary were reviewing their will a couple of years ago, they knew that their two children were doing very well. They realized that everything they have is from the Lord and that what their children didn't need ought to be returned to help with the Lord's work.

A deserving beneficiary, Jim says, was Dallas Theological Seminary.

The Lewis' moved to Dallas from Arkansas many years ago and have since become appreciative of the people and the good works of the Dallas Theological Seminary and its Foundation. They particularly believe in the Seminary's commitment to teaching the Word and are extremely impressed with the quality of students graduating from the Seminary.

"It's been our privilege to attend many fund raising functions," Jim says. "We have met a lot of students who need outside support to commit their lives to Christ's service."

The Lewis' decided to help provide this support, though they were concerned at first that the actual process would be fairly complicated. Just the opposite was true. "The Foundation was so helpful," Jim says. "They helped develop a master plan and made sure we were informed of everything we needed to know."

"It was the easiest transaction we have ever made," Mary adds. "We're completely satisfied that the money we leave is in very good hands."


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