For almost 100 years Crosslinks has shared the message of salvation globally and locally. Would you consider leaving a gift to Crosslinks in your will to help us keep doing this into the future? No matter how large or small, by remembering Crosslinks in your will you can help take God’s word to God’s world after you've gone to glory.
Death is a reality that we face but, as Christians, we face it differently (1 Thessalonians 4:13-14). The Bible makes it clear that Jesus, through his own death, defeated ‘the one who has the power of death’ in order to free us from living a life crippled by fear (Hebrews 2:14-15). Jesus empowers those who believe to look past death and into eternity. The final verdict for those who trust in Jesus will be eternal life with him in the new heavens and new earth (Revelation 21:1-4).
We would be very happy to discuss with you how a gift in your will can help future mission partners and gospel workers. Email Margaret McGuire or call us on +44 (0)20 8691 6111. We will take care to treat your enquiry with confidentiality and respect.
The practicalities of leaving a legacy
- Write a will
There are several ways to write a will: through a solicitor, using a will writer or using a bank. You can write your will by yourself but using a professional will ensure legal formalities are not missed and your will remains valid.
- Work out your assets
Assets may include a house, cash savings, shares, bonds, life policies, your pension and the contents of your house. You'll also need to work out your debts, which include a mortgage and loans.
- Pray about who to remember in your will
Pray carefully and with a gospel heart about who you would like to remember in your will.
- Choose an executor or trustee of your will
This is the person who will carry out your wishes when you are gone.
- Choose the type of legacy
The professional person you choose to help you will be able to explain the different kinds of legacies you can leave in a will. These include a residuary legacy, a pecuniary legacy and contingent gifts.
Every year a significant part of our work is supported by legacies. If you intend to leave a legacy to us please let us know. This way we can thank you and plan for the future.
We pray that every day would be a day where you joyfully serve Jesus, no matter how close death may be. Confidently knowing that after death, he himself will take you to be with him (John 14:3) so that you may be with him forever (1 Thessalonians 4:17).
If you are struggling with the thought of death and are wondering about what will happen when you die, we recommend this book: On my way to heaven: Facing Death with Christ by Mark Ashton. We found it immensely encouraging.