Getting involved Leave a legacy Leave a legacy Making a legacy to Japan Christian Link will mean that gospel outreach work among Japanese people can continue into the future. Thank you for caring deeply and for taking the trouble to help share the gospel with someone who has not heard it before. We thank God for your thoughtful generosity, which will make it possible for people who know so little about the hope which Jesus offers to hear the good news, turn and live! I have been a long term supporter of Japan Christian Link and so when the time came for me to write a will I made sure to include a legacy to them. It is my prayer that the gift I can make in my will can lead to many new Christians and a massive advance of the gospel as if goes out to the ends of the earth…. A legacy giver Making a will and including a legacy to Japan Christian Link can be a simple and straightforward process and, at the same time, it will have a long and lasting impact on the gospel work which is taking place amongst Japanese people in Japan and elsewhere. Your legacy can ensure that gospel outreach work among the spiritually needy people of Japan will continue. Imagine welcoming those who will accept the eternal life which Jesus brings as a result of the decision you made to leave a legacy! The Bible makes it clear that each of us is a steward of the good gifts which God has given us. We are humbled that you are considering making a legacy to Japan Christian Link as part of your stewardship of the provision which God has made for you. I’m really committed to the work of JCL as the spiritual need among the Japanese is huge and the steps which they are taking to advance the gospel there are really strategic. I decided to leave a legacy to help press ahead with this key ministry! Legacy donor So what do I need to do to make a legacy? You will need to make a will, if you don’t already have one. I don’t have a will yet… It’s never too early to make a will! If you want to manage how your estate is distributed after your death, making a will is the way to do this. If you do not make a will there are complex rules which will be applied by whoever is appointed to administer your estate and these rules will almost certainly not be how you would have chosen to manage your estate. If you don’t have a will then dealing with your affairs is usually more costly than if you have written a will. To write a will we suggest that you consult a solicitor who can help you write it and sign it. You will need to ask other people who are not related to you to witness your signature. When writing a will we encourage you to pray about it and to put your family and the ones you love first. I already have a will… If you would like to include a gift to Japan Christian Link in your existing will then making an amendment is easy. All you need is a codicil (an official will amendment form), which you can get from your solicitor. I’ve already made a legacy… If you have already included a gift for Japan Christian Link in your will, or you plan to, it would be really helpful if you could let us know by contacting us, so that we can thank you personally. Pat’s Legacy Pat devoted her life to ministering to Japanese people. Even after retirement she was very active and constantly looked out for, and engaged with, Japanese people in her neighbourhood and beyond. She loved to practice her Japanese on those she met and was a warm and loyal friend to many, keeping up with people regardless of distance. She was happiest when giving those she met the chance to consider who Jesus is. Her legacy to Japan Christian Link has allowed us to allocate much needed start up funds to a unique project looking to establish a Kingdom Perspectives movement. This movement aims to promote biblical understanding of Christianity and to remove barriers to the proclamation of the gospel more widely among the Japanese people. We know that she will be very pleased that this important ministry initiative will continue long after her death.