Like Mother, Like Daughter
When Sarah Ward came home from school every day, she found her mother doing the same thing: taking care of her big brother Ralph, Jr., who lived his entire life with undiagnosed Cerebral Palsy.
"He never walked or talked," Sarah says. "My mother devoted her life to caring for him." While Sarah's mother fed and bathed her precious son, she also tended to little Sarah's spiritual growth by teaching her Bible stories and helping her practice Bible memory "sword drills."
"Through all those years, my mother's strength and support were from the Bible," Sarah says. "When she got all her jobs done-around midnight or one o'clock-even then she'd spend time reading God's Word and praying."
"My mother was a supporter of American Bible Society. She gave money throughout the years, and that's how I got started giving," Sarah says. Today Sarah carries on her mother's legacy as a prayer warrior and generous financial partner.
"We both believed in the importance of everyone having a Bible," Sarah says. "The strongest way for people to follow Jesus is to read the Bible for themselves. Now it's our opportunity to get it to everyone."
By completing a simple application with American Bible Society's Gift Planning team, Sarah now has a plan to share the Bible through her estate for generations to come-a gift that will keep on giving!
You can obtain more information about estate planning and other gift planning options from American Bible Society's Regional Director in your area by calling our Gift Planning Office at 1-800-549-3328, or by visiting us at absgift.org.