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the untold story MINISTRY REPORT

the

untold story

MINISTRY REPORT

the untold story MINISTRY REPORT
And let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our

And let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on JESUS, THE AUTHOR and perfecter of faith. Hebrews 12:1-2

JESUS, THE AUTHOR and perfecter of faith. Hebrews 12:1-2 GOD’S LOVE IS A STORY Photo: Samaritan’s

GOD’S LOVE IS A STORY

perfecter of faith. Hebrews 12:1-2 GOD’S LOVE IS A STORY Photo: Samaritan’s Purse On the Cover

Photo: Samaritan’s Purse

12:1-2 GOD’S LOVE IS A STORY Photo: Samaritan’s Purse On the Cover Jordan and Anna share

On the Cover

Jordan and Anna share a remarkable bond with Abby, an equine therapy horse. Read their story on page 8.

W e all have a sense of yearning to release what we are holding inside. When we read a compelling story that shows how God has shifted someone’s life, it

strengthens our faith, and we know that we are not alone. That is the power of the written word – as it bears witness to His Truth in our lives – and that is why our stories must be told.

At the National Christian Foundation (NCF), we have the privilege of

playing a small part in God’s big story as we serve the country’s largest community of generous givers, advisors, ministries, and churches. Their personal testimonies of the causes they support and the communities they love allow us to catch a glimpse of an expansive,

beautiful story

beyond what any of us could ever imagine.

This is the encouraging perspective that we want to share with you here. In contrast to today’s news headlines flled with evil, we know there are countless stories of God’s love that remain untold. But we must never let it be so. God has a story, and so do we, and it can transform the hearts around us.

His story connects us.

Our stories are the way we document our faith.

The story matters.

Let it be told!

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Causes & community
NCF’s grant categories
Creative giving solutions
Stability & impact
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NCF’S UNIQUE ROLE IN THE GENEROSITY MOVEMENT GROWS

T rue to our name, NCF is a national network of givers who are working to further the generosity movement in the areas they care about the most: their local communities. With offces across the country serving givers in their cities and surrounding regions – and with support from our

national offce in Atlanta – this grass-roots distinction is what makes us so relevant and responsive to today’s Christian givers.

As the generosity movement in America expands, more people are turning to NCF to provide a framework for creating a generous community in their areas.

One example is a group of givers coming together in New York City to pave the way for a new NCF local offce. At a recent meeting in Manhattan, NCF‘s Jeff Johns met with a group of over 25 business leaders from all over the area. Jeff explains, “Givers in New York are so hungry for unity and a sense of focused purpose. One businessman has been driving over two hours to get together with others because he has no Christian giving community here in the Northeast.”

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This group has met informally for some time as an NCF “Generosity Council,” joining to pray and explore ways they can combine to make an impact for Christ in their community. Soon, they plan to become an NCF local offce with full-time staff available to serve givers. Ed Morgan (pictured to the right, in the red tie) says, “New York City is so focused on money. We want to help our friends to focus on generosity.”

And local generosity champion Janice Worth adds, “Can you imagine what God can do when givers in one of the world’s greatest centers for commerce come together to seek Him? We love New York, and we love New York giving!”

Above: Members of NCF’s New York City Generosity Council meet in Manhattan for a planning
Above: Members of NCF’s New York City
Generosity Council meet in Manhattan
for a planning session.
Left: NCF Tampa President
Bob Collins and his Board member
Gibbs Wilson attend a “JOG” event
(see page 10 to learn more).
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CHURCH Activities that assist the local and international Church so that it can effectively minister
CHURCH
Activities that assist the local
and international Church so that it can
effectively minister to its members
and broader community. Includes:
CULTURE
evangelism, discipleship, and
serving the poor.
Activities that accentuate
the socially connected aspects
of life. Includes: art creation,
public policy, media,
history preservation, and
initiatives that lead to
the fourishing of
society in God-
honoring ways.
POVERTY
Activities that help
alleviate physical suffering
of the world’s destitute.
Includes: emergency aid,
development, health, food, and
activities aimed at helping the
poor access life’s basic

NCF’s grant categories

Whether it’s more Bibles for a local church or more clean water in India, every day thousands of NCF givers are making an amazing impact for the causes God is calling them to support. In 2014, they recommended over 128,000 grants totaling more than $870 million to our seven grant categories shown here.

Read stories from each category on pages 6-19. JUSTICE Activities that advocate for the freedom
Read stories from each
category on pages 6-19.
JUSTICE
Activities that advocate for
the freedom of individuals
to nations. Includes: slavery,
law, martyrdom, persecution,
human traffcking,
defending religious
freedom, and ending
all forms of
oppression.
EVANGELISM
Activities that advance
the Gospel of Jesus
Christ to the far corners
of the world. Includes:
evangelism, church
planting, Scripture
translation,
and missions.
SUPPORT

Activities that inform, facilitate, and accelerate Kingdom-building endeavors. Includes: prayer, generosity, stewardship, mapping, and other services that support Christian ministry work.

GROWTH necessities.
GROWTH
necessities.

Activities that affrm individuals to grow in the depth of their character, personal abilities, and spiritual focus. Includes: education, spiritual development, counseling, and job training.

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Photo: Samaritan’s Purse

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ALIGNING FOR IMPACT

If you think of the Bible as a printed book, you may want to think again. Under the visionary leadership of NCF giver Mart Green, the world’s major Bible translation ministries have aligned to catapult Bible ministry into a new digital age. Known as Every Tribe Every Nation, the alliance includes Biblica, Wycliffe Bible Translators USA, and the American Bible Society.

At the center of their efforts is the Digital Bible Library. This digital Scripture repository draws Biblical texts into one easy-to-access location to provide ministries and missionaries the ability to access Bible content from their mobile devices in a variety of formats, including audio, video, apps, websites, and print on demand. “God put the issue of Bible poverty on my heart in a signifcant way,” says Mart. “Our goal is to mobilize resources across our alliance so that by 2033, every tribe and every nation in the world has access to God’s Word in their heart language.”

has access to God’s Word in their heart language.” For God so loved the world that

For God so loved the world that HE GAVE

John 3:16

“God “God put put the the

issue issue of of Bible Bible

“God “God put put the the issue issue of of Bible Bible poverty poverty on on

poverty poverty on on

my my heart heart in in a a

signifcant signifcant way.” way.”

Mart Mart Green Green

PHOTOS: PHOTOS: Left, Left, a a military military

veteran veteran is is baptized baptized in in

Alaska. Alaska. Below, Below, Terry Terry

I f we love God, then the things that break His heart will break ours too. From the thief on the cross to

the woman at the well – and all the sinners, tax collectors, and everyone else in between – Jesus went

out of His way at every turn to offer salvation to every soul lost without hope. That’s why evangelism is

at the heart of so many NCF givers. Here are just a few of the exciting ways that NCF givers are helping to spread the Good News.

DEPLOYING THE WORD

The mission to deploy Scripture to our armed forces began during the frst Gulf War with NCF giver John Moore. As a serviceman in the Air National Guard, John says, “I wanted to provide spiritual back up.” So he developed a plan with the Albuquerque-based audio Scripture ministry, Faith Comes by Hearing. Through a gift from John and his wife, Connie, Operation Desert Sword sent out 30,000 copies of camoufaged New Testaments shrink-wrapped with audiocassettes of the Gospel of Mark.

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Now the program has evolved into a special black MP3 player for military feld conditions. John and Connie helped fund the frst order of these digital Bible Sticks, and demand has grown exponentially. Morgan Jackson, President of Faith Comes by Hearing, explains, “Because chaplains can’t go out with troops into the feld, the Bible Sticks are like a ‘chaplain in a box.’ Over half a million men and women – roughly 20% of the military – have been touched with the Word so far.”

Leprino Leprino (left) (left) and and J.J. J.J.

enjoy enjoy a a day day of of youth youth

ministry ministry in in Colorado. Colorado.

YEARNING FOR YOUTH

When NCF giver Terry Leprino was in ninth grade, her Young Life leader was the frst person to help her encounter a personal relationship with Jesus. From that moment, Terry remembers praying, “God, I want to help young people know Jesus.” So even though Terry is heir to the Leprino cheese fortune – the company that supplies 90% of the world’s mozzarella cheese – she has chosen to dedicate her life to serving as a Young Life leader.

to dedicate her life to serving as a Young Life leader. One of the kids that

One of the kids that touched her heart is a boy named J.J. “This kid is so sweet. He grew up with both of his grandmas taking care of him, in a gang neighborhood,” says Terry. “He came to Young Life camp and had an experience with Jesus that changed his life. Now he says, ‘I want to put myself in places where there are healthy choices.’” Terry says, “People are intimidated by teens, but if you can get past the frst few pushes, they just want to be loved.”

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A s human beings, our minds, bodies, and souls never stand still. We’re either growing

A s human beings, our minds, bodies, and souls never stand still. We’re either growing and maturing,

or we’re stagnating. In a world where pain and evil abound, it’s easy for us to grow cold. That’s why

many of our givers are passionate about doing everything it takes to encourage positive growth in

others. These are just a few of the inspiring stories that demonstrate how loves wins … every time.

FOSTERING NEW HOPE

NCF givers Allin and Barbara Foulkrod were just two years away from their kids leaving for college when Barbara made a startling revelation: “I think the Lord wants us to host foster children.” Allin’s frst response was a frm no. But then his 16-year-old daughter, Anna, encouraged him to meet Jordan. Jordan was a troubled nine-year-old boy who Anna had befriended through Hope Reins, the local equine therapy ministry in Raleigh, NC, where she and Barbara volunteer.

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Soon the Lord began to work on Allin’s heart, and it wasn’t long before the Foulkrods opened their home to Jordan. Today, Jordan is a hopeful young man at 14. “Before, my life was from place to place,” says Jordan. “Finally, I found a place that I belonged.” Barbara adds, “The convenient life isn’t what it’s all cracked up to be. We have such great love stories with Jordan and the other kids we’ve helped because we’ve asked the Lord to use us, however He wants.”

INVESTING IN SMILES

When NCF giver Dr. Doug Cloud retired from his dental practice, he thought he was hanging up his white coat for good. But God had other plans that led him to help establish a volunteer dental clinic at East Central Ministries in a transitional neighborhood in downtown Albuquerque. As a race car enthusiast, Doug wasn’t ready to let any grass grow under his feet during retirement. But he says, “Sometimes God comes along and suddenly you’re on the ride of your life.”

Every day Doug is inspired by the patients he serves at the clinic. He recalls one gentleman who had never had his front teeth. “When I ftted him for dentures, he stared in the mirror and cried,” Doug explains. “He could not believe he fnally had his teeth. He didn’t even know it was possible. And that’s what this ministry is all about – showing everyone we serve that anything is possible with God.”

everyone we serve that anything is possible with God.” “ Sometimes God comes along, and suddenly
everyone we serve that anything is possible with God.” “ Sometimes God comes along, and suddenly

Sometimes God comes along, and suddenly you’re on the ride of your life.

Dr. Doug Cloud

you’re on the ride of your life. ” Dr. Doug Cloud … bearing fruit in every
you’re on the ride of your life. ” Dr. Doug Cloud … bearing fruit in every

… bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the KNOWLEDGE OF GOD. Colossians 1:10

PHOTOS: Left, the Foulkrods laugh with Abby, an equine therapy horse. Below, Bert de Vries (left) and Roy Moore enjoy a day at the beach.

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NAVIGATING WITH GRACE

Bert de Vries has always loved the sea. But with a terminal diagnosis of ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease), this former surgeon is sailing into uncharted waters. When his friend, NCF giver Roy Moore, learned about a big obstacle in Bert’s life, he had to help. “I was thinking about buying a boat at the time,” says Roy. “When I heard about Bert’s need for a specially equipped van, it was like God said, ‘This is the land boat that Bert needs.’ I didn’t want it to be something he could ‘get-by’ with. I wanted it to be a testimony.”

Though Bert and his wife, Christine, could have afforded a basic van on their own, they were moved by Roy’s generosity. “This disease has taken me from knowing God was in control of my life to giving up control of my life,” says Bert. “I have no special skills left to offer. If the chief purpose of man is to glorify God, that’s all I have left.” And Roy says, that’s the lesson for us all.

If the chief purpose of man is to glorify God, that’s all I have left.” And
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U nder every solid physical structure, you’ll fnd steady support beams that maintain a strong

foundation. In the spiritual world, it’s no different. That’s why so many of our givers support ministries who work to undergird the Body of Christ through prayer, generosity, and many other

vital support roles. Here are a few of the ways they inspire others.

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SHARING THE PASSION

As President of NCF Tampa Bay, Bob Collins loves looking for ways to share his passion for generosity with the givers he serves. So recently, he teamed up with Todd Harper, President of the stewardship ministry Generous Giving, to organize a Journey of Generosity (JOG) event. All of the Board members of NCF Tampa Bay and their spouses gathered at their Chairman’s condo on Longboat Key, FL, to focus on the generous life from Friday afternoon until noon on Saturday (see photo above). During the event, the couples grew closer and had meaningful generosity conversations.

“A few made real commitments to control spending, give more radically, and trust God even more,” says Bob. “And many decided to convene their own JOGs with their church or go to a JOG facilitator training so they can learn how to lead their own retreats.”

Chris Peifer (pictured above, on the right), Board Chairman for NCF Tampa Bay says, “I’m so blessed to have hosted this event. I encourage anyone who wants to live more generously to consider hosting a JOG themselves.”

SPREADING THE JOY

As a founding supporter of the ministry Generous Giving, NCF giver Hugh O. Maclellan, Jr. and his wife, Nancy, have chosen to give away a minimum of 70% of their income every year to signifcant ministry projects. Hugh says, “This approach has turned out to be such a blessing because it broke the power of money in our lives.”

One year, after an increase in his giving and a downturn in his business, Hugh discovered that one of his assets had lost considerable value. Instead of thinking that he gave away more than he could afford, Hugh thought just the opposite, “I wished that I’d given more of it away while I still had it.” He also challenges givers to identify the barriers that keep them from being more generous. “If you ask God to deal with you in those areas, He will!”

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God God to to

areas, He will!” “Meet “Meet with with God God to to determine determine what what His

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are are for for you.” you.”

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you.” Hugh Hugh O. O. Maclellan, Maclellan, Jr. Jr. A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes

A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will

BE REFRESHED. Proverbs 11:25

PHOTOS: PHOTOS: Left, Left, NCF NCF

Tampa’s Tampa’s Board Board joins joins for for

weekend weekend generosity generosity

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event. event. Below, Below, advisor advisor

Jeff Jeff Thomas Thomas runs runs a a truly truly

generous generous business. business.

ENCOURAGING THE STEWARD

NCF giver Jeff Thomas loves his job as a professional advisor. But he wasn’t always this joyful. “During my frst 10 years as an advisor, I had my head down, building fnancial plans and investment strategies for clients,” says Jeff. “But then I woke up and realized that I did not want my epitaph to be, ‘Here lies Jeff, he made rich people richer.’“ Jeff was inspired to go deeper with his clients to help them think beyond themselves and discover the joy of giving.

them think beyond themselves and discover the joy of giving. “My calling is to pour into

“My calling is to pour into the lives of high-capacity givers to help them discern their God-given calling and to give them the oxygen to live it out. My primary delivery system for doing this is my fnancial advisory frm,” says Jeff. “My personal giving refects this calling, too. I give to organizations that have helped train me to be a better steward of God’s gifts to me. I understand how important it is to encourage the encourager.”

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THE LOCAL BODY OF BELIEVERS I n so many ways, today’s local churches embody the
THE LOCAL BODY OF BELIEVERS I n so many ways, today’s local churches embody the

THE LOCAL BODY OF BELIEVERS

I n so many ways, today’s local churches embody the spirit of everything we do at NCF. These congregations are dedicated to preaching the

Gospel of Jesus Christ, serving the needs of the poor, promoting justice, changing the culture,

and on and on. We’re blessed to support churches because they’re the hands and feet on the

frontlines of ministry

communities nationwide.

doing God’s work in

3 WAYS TO SUPPORT YOUR CHURCH WITH YOUR GIVING FUND

1. Give exclusively through your Fund – A growing number of NCF givers have stopped dropping checks in the offering plate and set up ongoing grants from their Fund instead. Then, their reports on NCF’s website truly show 100% of their giving each year.

2. Set up recurring grant schedules – A great way to

stay consistent with your church support is to create weekly, monthly, quarterly, or annual schedules from your Fund. NCF sends grant checks for you

automatically

even when you’re traveling.

3. Send grants anonymously – If there’s a particularly special or large grant you’d like to make to your church (perhaps for a capital campaign), you can mark your grant as anonymous, and your church won’t ever see your name on the check.

3,500 CHARITIES RECEIVED

ever see your name on the check. 3,500 CHARITIES RECEIVED IN CHURCH GRANTS LAST YEAR Photo:

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check. 3,500 CHARITIES RECEIVED IN CHURCH GRANTS LAST YEAR Photo: 12Stone Church, Mary Anne Morgan So

Photo: 12Stone Church, Mary Anne Morgan

So we, who are many, are ONE BODY IN CHRIST. Romans 12:5

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R ich man, poor man, the haves and the have-nots. Extreme poverty separates much of the world into a

corner where there is very little security, opportunity, or hope. But just as Jesus willingly crossed this great divide, many of our givers are pressing into the places where few are willing to go. Here are a

few examples of how God is empowering generous givers to tear down the walls that stand between the poor and the abundance that He desires for us all.

CREATING NEW DREAMS

When Seattle giver Steve Bell took his frst vision trip to El Salvador in 2001, he visited a slum where he noticed two little boys pretending to play with cars as they pushed sticks around in the mud. Suddenly, Steve thought, “Will they ever have a vehicle of their own? What age will they be when their dreams of a better life get crushed?”

These thoughts inspired Steve and his wife, Carolyn, to take a huge leap of faith to sponsor the entire

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village of La Esperanza through the Central American ministry, Agros International. Despite tough challenges in their business, the Bells were able to honor their commitment for 10 years through miraculous provision from God. Today, the village is prospering and Steve says his village friend, Jose William, sums it up best, “More than running water, warm homes, schools, and farms, you’ve helped us believe that we can do more than we ever dreamed.”

EMPOWERING WITH DIGNITY

NCF givers Russell and Beverly Ginn support HOPE International, an innovative charity on the forefront of microenterprise development. “Beverly and I look for ministries that serve the least of these physically and spiritually and help restore lives with dignity,” says Russell.

HOPE International provides small loans to help needy individuals create self-sustaining businesses. One such person is Prerna, a mother of fve from a rural village in west India. Prerna dreamed of saving enough money to send her children to school, an impossible hope for a part-time day laborer with no education. Through HOPE, Prerna joined a savings group and eventually accessed a loan to purchase a fourmill, equipping her to provide this valuable service in her community. Today, all her children attend school and she is growing in her faith and prospering in business. Russell says, “I love supporting a cause that helps people like Prerna change the course of their lives for generations.”

“I love supporting a cause that helps people change their lives for generations.”

that helps people change their lives for generations.” Russell Ginn … yet for your sake HE

Russell Ginn

people change their lives for generations.” Russell Ginn … yet for your sake HE BECAME POOR

… yet for your sake

HE BECAME POOR. 2 Corinthians 8:9

PHOTOS: Left, a couple works hard in their agriculture business. Below, Tim Tebow’s passion for helping kids spans the globe.

AID FOR ADOPTION

While attending the University of Florida, Tim Tebow, like most college students, had always loved spring break. What made him unique, however, was this Heisman winner spent his spring break sharing the Gospel with orphans in his birth country, the Philippines. Today, the Tim Tebow Foundation, a NCF supporting organization, serves children around the world. Part of their ministry is their Orphan Care program, which provides housing, food, clothing, education, medical care, and the good news of the Gospel to more than 2,000 children in need in four different countries.

than 2,000 children in need in four different countries. Additionally, the foundation’s Adoption Aid program

Additionally, the foundation’s Adoption Aid program provides grants to families who have made the courageous decision to adopt an international child with special needs. To date, the foundation has provided more than 40 adoption aid grants, and 24 children have come home to their forever families. “Caring for orphans has been a passion of mine since my frst mission trip when I was 15,” said Tebow. “As a foundation, we want to put our arm around them and tell them that God loves them and has a plan for their life.”

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1,400 CHARITIES RECEIVED $66 MILLION 1,400 CHARITIES RECEIVED $66 MILLION IN CULTURE GRANTS IN 2014
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1,400 CHARITIES RECEIVED $66 MILLION

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W hether swirled out on a canvas, lifted up in a song, or expressed in a healthy marriage, there is a movement of the Spirit in today’s culture to focus on what is good, true, and beautiful. Some charities celebrate the creative arts, while others are shaping lives by ministering to individuals

and families. Meet some of the givers in our network who are creating authentic connections and working to uphold Christ in a troubled world.

ACTING ON LOVE

Between auditions and rehearsals, NCF givers Devon Ogden and Jessica Davis (above) are changing the lives of female genocide survivors and orphans in Rwanda. When these young L.A. actresses frst volunteered in Rwanda, they knew that they had to do something. So Devon created Saf Life, a ministry that helps give Rwandan girls a chance for life-changing higher education. Recently, Devon and Jessica traveled to Rwanda with a group of flmmakers to begin making a documentary about forgiveness, hope, and progress.

Their ministry is named after Saf Umukundwa, who also serves as the organization’s director in Kigali, Rwanda. This brave young woman survived the Rwandan genocide against Tutsi when she was only eight years old. Saf put herself through secondary school, was awarded funding for a university education, and now works with other young women. Devon says, “Saf’s life serves as a powerful reminder of what women can achieve even amidst the most diffcult circumstances.”

SUPPORTING THE FAMILY

Over 25 years of marriage, Charlie Stinson and his wife, Sheri, have developed a strong Biblical worldview that puts faith and family frst, just like one of their favorite ministries. Charlie explains, “When you consider the current state of marriage and the modern parenting challenges we face, it is easy to see why we have a passion for Focus on the Family. From their website, programs, broadcasts, and employees, they are making a positive difference in so many lives.”

Charlie shares this example from a woman that works at his business: “I was exhausted trying to care for my autistic son and two older children. Our family was in fnancial crisis also and my husband had become addicted to drugs in an attempt to cope. So I called Focus on the Family. The counselor there was sincere and caring. He prayed with me and helped me create a plan of action with counselors in my area and specifc resources. I am forever grateful for their ministry.”

“There’s nothing more important in today’s culture than preserving families.”

important in today’s culture than preserving families.” Charlie Stinson Whatever is lovely … THINK ABOUT SUCH

Charlie Stinson

culture than preserving families.” Charlie Stinson Whatever is lovely … THINK ABOUT SUCH THINGS .

Whatever is lovely … THINK ABOUT SUCH THINGS.

Philippians 4:8

PHOTOS: Left, Actresses Devon Ogden and Jessica Davis shine His light in Hollywood. Below, Laura Pfug shares her works of generosity with the world.

SPEAKING THROUGH ART

As a painter, NCF giver Laura Pfug (right) hopes to encourage other artists to see their work in another light. Laura explains, “Art speaks to people, so why not see it as another way that God speaks to people?” By donating all of the proceeds from her work, she is also using her talent to further giving in a unique way. “It deeply satisfes me when someone connects with a painting that I’ve created,” Laura says. “And on top of that, they get excited by the idea of partnering with me for generosity.”

Laura’s art has been used to minister in ways that she never imagined. “I pray for God to inspire names for the paintings,” says Laura, “and so often, they have special meaning to the person who ends up with the painting. Telling these stories has allowed me to share the Gospel with friends. It often shocks but always inspires. I love the creativity of God!”

allowed me to share the Gospel with friends. It often shocks but always inspires. I love
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F rom the coffee we all drink to the soccer balls our kids kick around, from the bricks in our walls to the carpet beneath our feet, the evidence of modern slavery is everywhere … in the products made by the hands of slaves. So much injustice remains unseen. That’s why givers at NCF are shining the

light of God’s hope into the horrifc darkness of forced labor, sex traffcking, child exploitation, and other crimes against humanity. Here are a few examples of our freedom fghters.

FREEING THE CHILDREN

From a young age, NCF giver Paul Myers knew he wanted to be a dad because he loved kids. This passion became even greater when he and his wife, Laura, learned about the plight of children trapped in sex traffcking. Paul says, “It’s staggering to think child exploitation is happening, but child exploitation is worse than ever before.”

Paul and Laura are passionate to bring justice through the work of a ministry called Love146. “We were so

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moved by how it got its name,” says Paul. He explains that when founder Rob Morris went undercover at a brothel in Southeast Asia, he witnessed a room of girls watching cartoons, waiting to be sold for sex. All of their eyes were vacant except for one little girl who stared piercingly back through the glass. The number pinned to her dress was 146. Paul says, “It’s a horror so unimaginable that people don’t want to talk about it. But Jesus went out of His way to rescue the oppressed. And if we don’t speak up for these kids, who will?”

RESCUING THE HELPLESS

For 35 years, NCF giver Gary Veurink enjoyed a lucrative career as a top executive. But he says nothing compares to his current role as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Offcer of the International Justice Mission (IJM). IJM is the largest nonproft working to combat slavery, sex traffcking, and other abuse against the poor.

Recently, IJM opened a new offce in Ghana. Gary says that one of their top investigators there gave this report, “I will never forget one boy. He was about 18 years old, but told how he was traffcked into slavery at 11. Covered head to toe in scars, he said he was beaten every single day for seven years by his master. There was a fve-year-old in his boat, too. He would share that same fate.” Gary adds, “You have to realize there is no 911 for most of the world. This is why I’m fghting to make sure someone is there when the powerless cry for help.”

I’m fghting to make sure someone is there when the powerless cry for help.”

sure someone is there when the powerless cry for help.” Gary Veurink Photo: Mia Baker Arise,

Gary Veurink

Photo: Mia Baker
Photo: Mia Baker

Arise, LORD! THE HELPLESS.

Psalm 10:12

Do not forget

PHOTOS: Left, a woman teaches young girls who have been victims of sexual exploitation. Below, Zach Hunter is a leader in the modern-day abolitionist movement.

SEIZING THE DAY

Like most of us, NCF giver Zach Hunter grew up learning about the great abolitionists of American history, such as Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass. But in seventh grade, Zach became aware of the fact that slavery still exists for 27 million men, women, and children who are trapped in some form of forced labor. Unlike most kids his age, he decided to do something about it. So at 12, he launched the Loose Change to Loosen Chains (or LC2LC) campaign and raised $10,000 in his church and school.

LC2LC) campaign and raised $10,000 in his church and school. Today, Zach is 21 years old,

Today, Zach is 21 years old, and LC2LC has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars and ignited a new generation of abolitionists. Zach says, “This morning when you woke up, there were people who were hoping that today might be the day that someone steps between them and their oppressors. Don’t wait for someone else, or someday. You are that someone, and today is the day.”

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NCF’s creative giving solutions

Though NCF is perhaps best known for the relationships we share with givers, professional advisors, ministries, and churches, it’s our creative giving solutions that enable people like you to experience less paperwork, fewer taxes, greater joy, and more impact for your favorite causes than you ever imagined possible.

THE GIVING FUND

Also known as a donor-advised fund, a Giving Fund at NCF works like a charitable savings account. You give all types of tax-deductible assets into the Fund and then go online to recommend grants to charities.

ASSET-BASED GIVING

NCF is a recognized leader in accepting appreciated, non-cash assets such as stocks, real estate, and business interests. Our team liquidates the asset and puts the net proceeds in your Giving Fund for granting to your favorite causes.

LEGACY FUND

NCF assumes greater responsibility to ensure that your giving intent and granting desires are carried out faithfully during or after your lifetime.

SUPPORTING ORGANIZATION

A Supporting Organization is a separate entity that provides enhanced fexibility – including the ability to further charitable causes, hire employees, cover expenses, and provide benefts.

CHARITABLE GIFT ANNUITY (CGA)

With a CGA, you make a gift (part of which is tax deductible) and then receive fxed annuity payments each year for the remainder of your life.

CHARITABLE TRUST

Lead or remainder trusts are a powerful way to help you balance charitable giving and income for you or your heirs.

Where should I give?

Two of the exciting new additions to our online giving experience are Charity Profle pages and Discover. Both are designed to help you make the wisest possible decisions about which causes to support with your Giving Fund:

about which causes to support with your Giving Fund: • A Charity Profile page (pictured above)

• A Charity Profile page (pictured above) provides a quick overview of a church or ministry’s mission, projects, stories, photos, and much more. As a giver, you’ll learn more about their work, add them to your favorite charities list, or recommend a grant to them with one tap or click.

• In the Discover section of our website (pictured left), you can search for charities by cause, category, or geography … and then dive into their Charity Profle page to learn more. You can also read about the latest trends in Christian causes to make more informed granting decisions.

Log in to your Fund, check out these new features, and invite your favorite charities to sign up for a Charity Profle page today!

LEARN MORE OR GET STARTED TODAY.

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Stability & impact

NCF’S BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Our national Board of Directors is comprised of people who are personally committed to their Christian faith and to lives of abundant generosity. With expertise vital to the process of governing a large, fnancially oriented ministry, our Board is dedicated to preserving the continuity and strength of our organization for decades to come.

Note: James C. Blankemeyer served as Chairman until October 2014, after which Jay Bennett (pictured right) assumed the role.

after which Jay Bennett (pictured right) assumed the role. Phil Drake, Vice Chairman of the Board

Phil Drake, Vice Chairman of the Board CEO, Drake Software

Phil Drake, Vice Chairman of the Board CEO, Drake Software Bob Doll Chief Equity Strategist and

Bob Doll Chief Equity Strategist and Senior Portfolio Manager, Nuveen Asset Management

and Senior Portfolio Manager, Nuveen Asset Management Katherine Barnhart Group The GROVE Sandra T. Johnson The

Katherine Barnhart

Group

The GROVE

Nuveen Asset Management Katherine Barnhart Group The GROVE Sandra T. Johnson The Sandra and William B.

Sandra T. Johnson The Sandra and William B. Johnson Foundation

T. Johnson The Sandra and William B. Johnson Foundation Lloyd M. Bentsen, III Co-Founder, NCF Houston

Lloyd M. Bentsen, III Co-Founder, NCF Houston

Foundation Lloyd M. Bentsen, III Co-Founder, NCF Houston James B. “Buck” McCabe Executive Vice President,

James B. “Buck” McCabe Executive Vice President, Chick-fl-A, Inc.

McCabe Executive Vice President, Chick-fl-A, Inc. James C. Blankemeyer Founder, MetoKote Corporation Terry

James C. Blankemeyer Founder, MetoKote Corporation

Inc. James C. Blankemeyer Founder, MetoKote Corporation Terry A. Parker NCF Founder; Retired – Womble, Carlyle,

Terry A. Parker NCF Founder; Retired – Womble, Carlyle, Sandridge & Rice, PLLC

Retired – Womble, Carlyle, Sandridge & Rice, PLLC Jay Bennett, Chairman of the Board Chairman, NCF

Jay Bennett, Chairman of the Board Chairman, NCF Twin Cities

Bennett, Chairman of the Board Chairman, NCF Twin Cities Jesse T. Correll Founder and Chairman of

Jesse T. Correll Founder and Chairman of the Board, First Southern Bancorp

Founder and Chairman of the Board, First Southern Bancorp Kendra VanderMeulen President, NCF Seattle NCF’S FOUNDERS

Kendra VanderMeulen President, NCF Seattle

Southern Bancorp Kendra VanderMeulen President, NCF Seattle NCF’S FOUNDERS Larry A. Burkett Ronald W. Blue Terry

NCF’S

FOUNDERS

Kendra VanderMeulen President, NCF Seattle NCF’S FOUNDERS Larry A. Burkett Ronald W. Blue Terry A. Parker
Kendra VanderMeulen President, NCF Seattle NCF’S FOUNDERS Larry A. Burkett Ronald W. Blue Terry A. Parker
Kendra VanderMeulen President, NCF Seattle NCF’S FOUNDERS Larry A. Burkett Ronald W. Blue Terry A. Parker

Larry A. Burkett

Ronald W. Blue

Terry A. Parker

(1939-2003)

Founder,

Retired – Womble, Carlyle,

Co-Founder, Crown

Kingdom Advisors

Sandridge & Rice, PLLC

Financial Ministries

GIFTS TO NCF GIVING FUNDS

2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014* MILLION * UNAUDITED
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014*
MILLION
* UNAUDITED

2009

$377 million

2010

$608 million

2011

$657 million

2012

$875 million

2013

$912 million

2014

$1.09 billion*

GRANTS TO CHARITIES

2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014* MILLION * UNAUDITED
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014*
MILLION
* UNAUDITED

2009

$328 million

2010

$395 million

2011

$493 million

2012

$603 million

2013

$673 million

2014

$875 million*

As we refect on these fnancials, we are reminded of all the lives who are involved in the story behind the numbers. From the givers we serve to the charities that receive grants, we are grateful for those God is touching through this ministry. We stand in awe as we continue to experience His grace and favor, and every day, we will remain faithful to our mission of advancing His Kingdom.

GRANTS TO CHARITIES BY TYPE

Growth: 40% Poverty: 6%
Growth: 40%
Poverty: 6%

Evangelism: 23%GRANTS TO CHARITIES BY TYPE Growth: 40% Poverty: 6% Church: 16% Culture: 8% Support: 4% Justice:

CHARITIES BY TYPE Growth: 40% Poverty: 6% Evangelism: 23% Church: 16% Culture: 8% Support: 4% Justice:

Church: 16%

Culture: 8%TYPE Growth: 40% Poverty: 6% Evangelism: 23% Church: 16% Support: 4% Justice: 3% Let everything that

Support: 4%40% Poverty: 6% Evangelism: 23% Church: 16% Culture: 8% Justice: 3% Let everything that has breath

6% Evangelism: 23% Church: 16% Culture: 8% Support: 4% Justice: 3% Let everything that has breath

Justice: 3%

Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.

Psalm 150:6

Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Psalm 150:6 NCF’s grant milestones A CELEBRATION OF

NCF’s grant milestones

A CELEBRATION OF GROWTH AND IMPACT

2011 2009 $2 billion 2006 $1 billion
2011
2009
$2 billion
2006
$1 billion

$3 billion

It took 24 years for us to grant our billionth dollar to charity. It took three years to grant the second billion, two years to grant the third and fourth each, and only 18 months to reach our fve billion dollar grant milestone.

2014

$5 billion

2013

$4 billion

1982

CHARITIES WE SUPPORTED

in 2014 17,413

GRANT CHECKS WE SENT

in 2014 128,866

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NCF’s nationwide network of offices

OUR LOCAL OFFICES STRETCH COAST TO COAST

It’s hearing a familiar voice on the phone. Someone you really trust. It’s meeting us at a coffee shop to talk about your business or your family’s land. It’s giving and granting to your favorite causes from any device, anywhere. It’s dreaming big and making the biggest possible impact.

This is the experience you’ll discover with the National Christian Foundation (NCF). Every day, we serve thousands of people just like you with like-minded relationships, creative giving solutions, and an online experience like no other.

We’d love to help you simplify your giving and multiply your impact. Visit us online
We’d love to help you simplify your giving and multiply your impact. Visit us online or connect with one of our
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