Why give from your IRA?

Lawrence Frank of Stevensville, Mich., points to 2 Cor. 9:6-7 as his motivation for giving to God: “If you give from your heart—not because you expect something back—the Lord does reward you.” He and his wife, Gini, give from their IRAs to avoid taxes on their required minimum distributions (IRA charitable distributions are free from federal and potentially state income tax for anyone 70.5 or older). Lawrence says it’s “easy” to give to multiple ministries through WELS Foundation, which distributes the funds per a letter of instruction. If interested in this giving opportunity, visit wels.net/qcd or call your local WELS Christian giving counselor at 800-827-5482.