That’s How God Is!

by Daniel L. Smith, Director of Development
Josiah White’s Quakerdale Foundation

January 1, 2018 Josiah White’s Quakerdale Foundation began serving by providing facilities, awarding grants, developing leaders, and providing nonprofits with training in fundraising and communication. Instead of doing the services we had provided for the past 160 years plus, we are now supporting nonprofits in their efforts to fulfill their call to “Serve as Christ Serves.” Proving Facilities is one of our most important functions.

Today the cost of building and maintaining a ministry space can be very prohibitive. For many nonprofits the costs associated with the ‘where they do ministry’ can be more than they spend ‘doing ministry’. That’s where our facilities come in. Our campuses in Waterloo, Manning, New Providence, and two in Marshalltown allow us to create spaces for our ministry partners to serve people without them being subservient to the place in which they serve.

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The New Paradigm

Who We Are, What We Do, and How We Serve

Josiah White’s Quakerdale Foundation (JWQF) was founded in 2018. We are a group of faith driven, community focused, men and women seeking to impact our world for the gospel by serving as Christ serves. God uses the hearts of His people to drive the vision of their work. He has placed people at Josiah White’s Quakerdale Foundation who are:

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Difficult Discussions:

Sharing your financial wishes with your adult children

by Everence® Financial

When parents die, grief is not all that people feel. Sometimes, there’s a fair bit of frustration too, like when family members find out the details of the estate plan.

Ben and Sue Sprunger wanted their children to know what they have in mind for the future. Several family meetings later, the adult children knew about their parents’ financial situation and how Ben and Sue planned to divide their estate.

“We’ve talked with people whose parents kept everything secret,” Ben said. “As parents age, frustrations set in for some children with unanswered questions, for others, surprises and frustrations are acted out among siblings following funeral services. Silence creates a lot of frustration.”

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Cultural Change DEMANDS New Approaches

By Robert C. Talbot, Executive Director
Josiah White’s Quakerdale Foundation

Technology is everywhere.  For some of us it is hard to believe the first Iphone/smartphone came out in 2007.  The first personal computer was introduced by Apple in 1983 and Microsoft Windows was introduced in 1985.  The rate of change at least doubles each year.  Futurist Ray Kurzweilai wrote in 2001:

“In the nineteenth century, we saw more technological change than in the nine centuries preceding it. Then in the first twenty years of the twentieth century, we saw more advancement than in all of the nineteenth century. Now, paradigm shifts occur in only a few years time.  So we won’t experience 100 years of progress in the 21st century — it will be more like 20,000 years of progress (at the rate of change in 2001).” (* See Note)

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