YOUR WILL IS IMPORTANT
Over one third of Australians die without having a written, legal Will
If you die without a written legal Will, an administrator of your estate will dispose of your assets to first pay your debts and then divide up the balance according to specific rules set out in state/territory laws. These rules give no consideration to your personal wishes
regarding how these assets are distributed.
If you have no relatives and no legal Will, then the government will receive your whole estate.
A Will gives you peace of mind
A Will assures your assets will benefit the people and organisations you care about, according to your priorities.
Your Will is a legal expression of careful consideration for your loved ones and how you
intend to provide for their needs.
Your Will could be the most important document that you ever sign
A Will gives you the security of knowing that those you love will be provided for. It should precisely outline
your wishes, for example;
» Nominating the person/s responsible to execute your instructions
» Providing payment of liabilities you may have like mortgages, overdrafts and debts—even your funeral expenses.
» Outlining specific provision for individual family members.
» Nominating a guardian/s for your young children.
» Enabling you to include a bequest or donation to charities such as Vision Christian Media.
A NOTE FROM PHIL EDWARDS
In 1988, six visionary people
gathered around a kitchen table
with a dream to reach every
Australian with the good news
of Jesus through media. Vision
Christian Media was born.
Today, Vision is having a nationwide impact, and every year continues to grow—a direct result of the seeds of faith sown by those original pioneers, and the many other people who have joined them to challenge, affirm and encourage people with God’s Word.
We invite you to also consider leaving a charitable bequest to Vision Christian Media, to help ensure the gospel continues to be heard clearly across our nation, even after your passing.
By naming Vision as a beneficiary in your Will, you will be sowing seed in good soil. The thousands of testimonies we receive every year demonstrate how Vision has become a trusted, consistent and unifying voice in the Australian community, making a big impact as we help people look to God, daily.
Thank you for considering a legacy of hope for future generations.
Chief Executive Officer
‘Good people leave an inheritance to their grandchildren’ Proverbs 13:22a NLT
YOUR NEXT STEPS
Of course, this should only be after having made adequate provisions for your loved ones.
If you’re about to make your Will, and want to include a gift for Vision Christian Media, the appropriate wording is:
“I give and bequeath free of all duties, debts or taxes to United Christian Broadcasters Australia Ltd. (ABN 15 051 984 402) the sum of $_____ (or _____ percent of my estate), for the general purposes thereof, and I declare that the receipt of an authorised officer shall be a full and sufficient discharge to my trustee/s for such a bequest.”
If you already have a Will you simply need to add a codicil at the end. The appropriate wording is:
“This codicil dated _____ is an addition to the Will of me, (full name). Other provisions contained in my Will are confirmed.
I give, devise and bequeath to United Christian Broadcasters Australia Ltd. (ABN 15 051 984 402) the sum of $____ (or ___ percent of my estate), for the general purposes thereof, and I declare that the receipt of an authorised officer shall be a full and sufficient discharge to my trustee/s for such a bequest.”
Wills and codicils must be dated, signed, properly witnessed and thoughtfully stored.
Please let us know
We would appreciate hearing about your decision. Please write or email a brief message with your name, address, daytime phone, and supporter no. (if known)
Write to: Vision Christian Media, Locked Bag 3 Springwood, QLD 4127
YOUR EXPRESSION OF LOVE
Your Will is a legal expression of careful consideration for your loved ones and how you intend to provide for their needs.
As well as allowing you to make provision for and bless all your loved ones, your Will also...
- names the executor/s responsible for seeing your specified instructions are carried.
- provides payment of liabilities you may have like mortgages, overdrafts and debts—even your funeral expenses.
- makes provision for your family.
- names a guardian/s for your young children.
- enables you to include a bequest or donation to charities like Vision Christian Media.
WHY CHOOSE VISION?
A Beacon of Hope and Truth
Our world today is awash with all kinds of ideas. Sadly, many are drowning in an ocean of
hopelessness—they are overwhelmed, easily tossed about and distracted toward things leading in any direction but God. By contrast, Vision is a lighthouse that helps people stand on the solid rock of Jesus Christ, reaching out to them 24/7 through broadcast, print and digital media, nationwide.
Our prayer is for revival in the heart of every Australian, and we invite you to knit your heart with ours through this lasting expression of your Christian faith that will be a blessing to future generations.
We unreservedly make this commitment to you: Any amount you give will be carefully and prayerfully used to lift up the name of Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour, and to ensure the truth and hope of the gospel continues to be freely available in our nation through Christian Media.
Vision Christian Media is the trading name of United Christian Broadcasters Australia Ltd.
ABN: 15 051 984 402 | Freecall: 1800 00 777 0
For more information about Vision Christian Media or how to put us in your Will please get in touch by using the form below.
If you'd like to talk to a person please call our friendly team on 1800 00 777 0 during office hours.