Thank you so much for prayerfully considering a gift in your Will to Baptist World Aid.
Your generous gift – no matter how big or small – will make a real difference in the lives of the world’s poorest men, women, and children for generations to come.
Gifts in Wills help us to prepare for the future. But, more than that, they are your hope for a transformed world – a world free from poverty where all people enjoy the fullness of life God intends.
When you include a gift in your Will, you leave something behind that holds true to your deep values – the legacy of a life marked by love.
My faith guides me in a lot of things. It’s led me to think about how I want to make a lasting impact… I know that I want to leave the world a better place than it was in my day.
This is why I have chosen to leave a gift to Baptist World Aid in my Will. Because I truly believe a world with poverty and oppression is not what God intended, and He wants Christians like you and me to take action. Read more...
Our Christian walk is a priority in both our lives. And that’s led us to make some committed decisions… like how we care for each other, people at church, and how we give financially. Our God is gracious to meet all our needs, so it’s a no brainer to give to such a worthy and trusted organisation. Supporting Baptist World Aid is an extension of our Christian walk and that it feels like you’re part of a family.
For anybody thinking about including a gift in your Will to Baptist World Aid, our advice is that if it’s already in your heart, then God has placed it in your heart. You just need to take the simple step of faith. It brings great relief that you have acted on what God has placed in your heart.
Jennifer & Terry Bourke, NSW
I started sponsoring a child with Baptist World Aid before I had my own children... and I’ve never wanted to stop sponsoring. For me, it’s not just about sponsoring a child. It’s about supporting a village, it’s about development in a whole community, and it’s about lasting change.
That’s what I really like about Baptist World Aid. And when my husband and I first wrote our Wills, it was automatic for us to include Baptist World Aid, just as we had included our Sponsor Child into our family. I trust that our money will go where it’s needed.
Jasine Leslie, NSW
It is important that you consult a solicitor to prepare and make a Will for you. Advice from a qualified legal professional will help to ensure that your Will is valid… which will help to ensure your wishes can be carried out as you intend.
A residual gift is often the most effective way of ensuring that your Will provides for your loved ones first, as it’s the remainder (or a percentage of the remainder) of your estate after everything else has been settled. The following wording is suggested as a guide and is subject to your solicitor’s legal advice:
“I give the residue (or percentage of the residue) of my estate to Baptist World Aid Australia Public Ancillary Fund- ABN 77 507 629 093 for its general purposes, and I declare that a receipt issued by the Proper Officer shall be a full and sufficient discharge to my executor or trustee for the said gift and my executor or trustee shall not be bound to see the application thereof.”
Baptist World Aid Australia Public Ancillary Fund
ABN: 77 507 629 093