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Rockefeller’s Giving

The very first person to reach the status of billionaire was a man who knew how to set goals and follow through. At the age of 23, Norman Rockefeller had become a millionaire, by the age of 50 a billionaire. Every decision, attitude, and relationship was tailored to create his personal power and wealth.

But 3 years later at the age of 53, he became ill. His entire body became wracked with pain. In complete agony, the world’s only billionaire could buy anything he wanted, but he could only digest milk and crackers. His personal, highly skilled physicians predicted he would die within a year.

As he approached death, he awoke one morning with the remembrances of a dream. He could barely recall the dream but knew it had something to do with not being able to take anything with him into the next life. The man who could control the business world suddenly realized he was not in control of his own life. 

He called his attorneys, accountants, and managers and announced that he wanted to channel much of his assets to hospitals, research and mission work. This new direction eventually led to the discovery of penicillin, cures for current strains of malaria, tuberculosis and diphtheria. The list of discoveries resulting from his choice is enormous.

But perhaps the most amazing part of Rockefeller’s story is that the moment he began to give back a portion of all that he had earned, his body’s chemistry was altered so significantly that he got better. It looked as if he would die at 53 but he lived to be 98. Rockefeller learned how to give, and doing so made him whole.

Giving to missions is one of the godliest things a Christian can do; and its benefits extend to you, as well as to the souls around the world. Do you realize the eternal rewards that you get by giving to Faith Promise Missions? Every year, thousands of souls are saved through the missionaries and church plants that we support.


Thank you for giving to missions!

Dr. Keith Gillming, Sr. Pastor