Wilsons Trust in the Lord
Preacher Charles Wilson (a.k.a. IZOD Charlie) faithfully served the North Georgia Conference for 64 years before retiring from ministry. When he needed to begin taking required minimum distributions from his pension account, he discovered that the Georgia United Methodist Foundation's Certificate Program was paying more than twice what he could earn from local bank CDs.
The Wilsons purchased four certificates. Their decision to invest with the Foundation was based on more than just higher interest rates. “I believe in The United Methodist Church, the North Georgia Conference and your organization. I trust you folks, not knowing you personally, but knowing the system,” he said. “I’m happy that the money we have invested can be loaned out to produce a long-term good effect for the Church. These little churches need help, and I’m glad you’re there to provide it!
“This is the Lord’s money. Everything we’ve got is His, and I trust in the Lord to take care of us. I really do have a sense of the leadership of the Holy Spirit and of God and in Christ in all of this. Just as we sing, “he walks with me and talks with me and he tells me I am his own,” it gives one confidence to live day-by-day by faith and trust in the Lord.”
This article was originally published in the Summer 2013 edition of Faith & Money.