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Leaving a Legacy of Hope

A Message from the CEO

As Christians, we know that "Heaven and earth shall pass away, but His Word will live forever." When we bid our final farewells, ideally we should not leave unfinished business behind us. The making of a Will is a very personal matter, and it is important that you consider any implications carefully. After having made adequate provision for your immediate family, you may give thought to leaving a charitable gift for the Rhema Media ministry.

We believe it is important for your children and their grandchildren to be able to share in the blessing of Christian media. By naming Rhema Media Inc. in your Will now, you are helping us to continue to reach into New Zealand homes.

Our commitment to you...

If you are considering leaving a gift to Rhema Media Inc., we unreservedly make this commitment to you: "To carefully and prayerfully use any amount given to lift up the name of Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour through the operation and/or expansion of Christian media. To be a voice of righteousness and justice, and to bring the truth of the Gospel."

If you would like to discuss leaving a bequest, gift or donation, or you would like further information, please contact us.

Yours in His service,

Andrew Fraser
Chief Executive

Why Choose Rhema Media Inc?

In 1961, God gave our founder Richard Berry clear direction to establish Christian radio in New Zealand.

Supported by the three verses God gave to Richard (Matthew 7:7; Matthew 19:26 and John 14:12), it took eighteen years of struggling to get Christian radio on air. The breakthrough came when the Broadcasting Tribunal of New Zealand granted Radio Rhema a permanent broadcasting licence to come on air on the 11th November 1978.

Through supporters like you, God has provided the increase for Rhema Media to become what it is today. No longer only one station operating for six hours a day, Rhema Media now has three radio networks (Rhema, Star and Life FM) and one television station (Shine), all broadcasting 24 hours a day, plus The Word For Today and Word For You Today daily devotionals (130,000 copies printed quarterly).

The effectiveness of Rhema Media’s ministry is shown in the feedback we receive. Letters describe how God has used Rhema Media to minister healing in people’s lives and bring them into a new or closer relationship with Himself.

By choosing to leave a gift to Rhema Media, you are leaving a legacy of hope - a hope that will continue ministering to this nation long after you have gone.

What should a Will include?

With a Will it’s your decision - you decide!
  • Making a Will involves carefully considering all who depend upon you, and how you are going to provide for their needs.
  • Your Will should name an executor or executors. They are the people who will be responsible for seeing that your instructions are carried out as specified in your Will.
  • Your Will should provide for payment of your liabilities such as mortgages, overdrafts and debts - even your funeral expenses.
  • Your Will should make provision for your spouse and any dependents (as well as naming a guardian(s) for your children if they are still young).
  • Your Will may also include a Bequest, Gift, or Donation to be made to specific charitable organisations such as Rhema Media Inc.

Whilst this outlines the main requirements of a Will, it should only be used as a guide. Rhema Media Inc. is not qualified to give legal or financial advice and we would strongly urge you to see a solicitor, or a trustee company when you finally decide to make your Will. They will be able to provide you with professional advice.

Your Will... leaving a personal legacy of hope

As far as you and your family are concerned, your Will could be the most important document you ever sign.
What Is A Will?

A Will is your opportunity to provide instruction as to how you want your possessions to be administered in the event of your death.

Why Do I Need A Will?
  • A Will gives you the security of knowing that those who depend upon you will be provided for.
  • A Will may prevent conflict and anxiety amongst family and loved ones.
  • A Will precisely states your instructions and wishes, so your executors/trustees are better equipped to administer your estate the way you intended.
  • A Will is also an opportunity to make a final charitable gift that will continue to bless others, long after you have gone.
If You Are About To Make Your Will...

and you would like to include a gift for Rhema Media, the appropriate wording for inclusion in your Will is:

"I give free of all duties to Rhema Media Inc. the sum of $ ________ * for the general purposes of the society, and I declare that the receipt of the Accountant or other authorised officer shall be sufficient discharge to my Trustee(s) for such a gift."

*Instead of naming a particular amount in dollar terms, you may wish to substitute a percentage or fraction of your estate, or leave the residue of your estate (after making provision for family and other concerns) to Rhema Media Inc.

If You Already Have A Will...

and you would like it altered to include a gift for Rhema Media, then you can add a ‘codicil’ to your Will. This is a separate statement but still part of your Will.

A ‘codicil’ would read much like this:

This codicil dated____________is an addition to the Will of me (name in full) of (place of residence). Other provisions contained in my Will are confirmed.

I give to Rhema Media Inc. the sum of $ ________ * for the general purposes of the society.

*Or, as above, you may wish to state a percentage, a fraction or the residue of your estate.

Wills and codicils must be dated, signed and properly witnessed.

Leaving a Legacy of Hope

It would be a great help to us if you could notify us of your intentions. This would give us a wonderful opportunity to express our appreciation to you personally. Please complete this form below. Likewise, if you would like a printable version of the form below, it is available as a PDF document here.

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If you would like to discuss leaving a Bequest, Gift or Donation, or you would like more information, please contact us on 0508 000 717

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