Saving and Sharing for Eternity
Joy and Tyne Bush will never forget the day they graduated from college. "We graduated at 10:00 in the morning and got married at 3:00 in the afternoon," Joy recalls. She says their decision to get married so soon was purely practical; they wanted to begin their life together quickly and affordably.
"We both tend to be savers."
But in addition to saving, the Bushes have also spent their lives practicing an eternal character quality: generosity toward God's kingdom.
The Bushes see their simple lifestyle as the bedrock of their generous lifestyle. "Neither of us want a lavish lifestyle . . . . We want to leave something that will improve people's lives."
They support the work of American Bible Society through the Charitable Gift Annuity program. "Charitable gift annuities appealed to my financial spirit," says Joy. She reflects upon how these annuities bless the organization while also providing an income during their lifetime.
And the Bushes give much more than dollars and cents in their quest to serve the hungry, sick and needy. Tyne serves men in prison. Joy tutors young students. It's all been part of the Bushes' lifelong task-saving money to serve others.
You can obtain more information about CGAs 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.