Mining Nuggets of Gold

KEN: “Hey, Dan. How’s it going today?”

DAN: “I don’t get it. Sometimes ideas come to me so fast I can’t remember them all. At other times, like today, it seems like the well is empty and there are no more new ideas. To make matters worse many times when I try to incorporate a new idea it puts me behind schedule.”

Sound Familiar?

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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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