Compelled to Give
One BGEA Supporter Traces His Spiritual Roots to Billy Graham
Although Bob Miltenberger didn’t begin to truly live for the Lord until he was in his early 50’s, he can trace his introduction to Jesus back to his childhood.
“I was blessed to have a godly grandmother. She taught me about Jesus at an early age. She also loved to watch Billy Graham on TV and I would often watch it with her,” he remembers. “I loved his boldness and clarity for Jesus. His message was simple and concise: Turn from your sins and turn to Christ. Jesus loves you. Jesus is the only way to the Father.”
Continuing a Legacy
Sacrifice Taught One BGEA Supporter How to Trust God
96-year-old Paul Finke knows a thing or two about sacrifice. He learned it from his father. As the second oldest of seven children, family finances were usually spread thin, as his father’s income often fell short of meeting family needs. Yet, his parents regularly gave financially to God’s work through the local church.
“My parents were Christians and raised us in the admonition of the Lord. My father led by example,” he remembers fondly. “He practiced tithing, even though his income was meager.”
With Open Hands
An Early Experience Leads to a Life Of Generosity
In many ways, it was a single $10 bill that helped shape her views on how she could invest in furthering God’s Kingdom around the world.
In the late 1930s, as the United States was emerging from the throes of the Great Depression, Ethlene Priester was finishing up high school in rural South Carolina. One night, she attended a square dance in Allendale, a small town in the southwest corner of the state, across the border from Georgia.