A Welcome from Pastor Sam and Brenda Rijfkogel!
Allow me to welcome you on behalf of the Board of Deacons to Grand Rapids First's Planned Giving Website. I am thrilled you are with us today. As you review the contents of this Website, you will be amazed at the many flexible ways in which you may advance the Kingdom of God, both now and in the future.
Brenda and I have already made plans for giving through this avenue. We wanted our eternal investments to continue, even after our "earth journey" is done. As someone once told me, "I've been swinging at the devil all these years, and I'm gonna take a few more swings after I'm gone."
The informational topics provided in this Website should help assist you in your giving. Please keep in mind that my staff and I are also here to answer your questions. Feel free to contact Tom Gallant, our Chief Financial Officer, at 616-531-2100, ext. 128.
Giving is such a personal, powerful expression of our faith. May God bless you as you explore your many possibilities.
Pastor Sam and Brenda Rijfkogel
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