All of us face situations in life where a person dies and we want to make some response to the family. We might send flowers or offer a memorial gift.
I have adopted the practice of making a memorial contribution to the John Ed Mathison Leadership Ministries when it is appropriate to give something to a family as a memorial gift. I believe in this ministry and know that the memorial gift will be strategically used.
I have also done this in situations where a gift to a person would be appropriate, but it is difficult to select a gift. A gift to this ministry in honor of someone has been well received by the person and the families being honored.
The John Ed Mathison Leadership Ministries immediately sends a note to the family or the person indicating that a memorial or honorarium has been given. Included is a notation indicating the website address so that the people can learn more about the ministry to see how the gift will be used. The gift is tax deductible and is something that will last longer than a tangible gift or flowers.
Periodically the website will carry a listing of memorial gifts and honorariums indicating the person or family to whom the gift is given, and the name of the person who gave it.
The members of the Board of Directors endorse this practice. The purpose of this note is to simply inform you of this possibility when you feel you would like to give a memorial or honorarium gift.
If you desire to make a memorial or honorarium gift to someone, you can send your check to
John Ed Mathison Leadership Ministries
J.A.M. Executive Suite 4
4131 Carmichael Road
Montgomery, AL 36106
The ministry will then send acknowledgements to you and the person honored or memorialized.
Thank you for your prayers for our Board and for the John Ed Mathison Leadership Ministries.
In His Service,