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Leave more than memories behind.

After making provision for your loved ones, you may wish to leave some of your estate to the LLL.

By naming the Lutheran Laypeople’s League in your Will, you can be sure that your gift will continue to provide support for mission and ministry beyond your lifetime*.

Your contribution will mean that the LLL will always have funds to provide financial assistance to the many ministries of the Lutheran Church of Australia (LCA).

The LLL has prepared the following helpful points to remember when making your Will and the suggested wording for leaving a legacy.

*LLL Board policy is to retain all legacies and donations as reserves which are not to be spent.

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For more information please download our brochure on leaving a lasting legacy.

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How to leave a Legacy with the LLL.

To leave a gift to the LLL, the following wording can be used in your Will:

General Legacy.

I give to the Lutheran Laypeople’s League (ABN 25 044 678 441), of 175 Archer Street, North Adelaide, South Australia,

 ....................................................................

(insert your gift amount. This can be an amount of money, a percentage or portion of your estate, a property or other specific items).

to be used by the League in support of the mission and ministry of the Lutheran Church of Australia.

 

OR

Legacy to a particular LLL Permanent Fund.

I give to the Lutheran Laypeople’s League (ABN 25 044 678 441), of 175 Archer Street, North Adelaide, South Australia,

....................................................................

(insert your gift amount. This can be an amount of money, a percentage or portion of your estate, a property or other specific items).

to be used by the League in support of the mission and ministry of the Lutheran Church of Australia through the

....................................................................

(insert the name of the specific fund/s).

Permanent Fund of the League.

 

OR

Legacy to a particular Lutheran entity using the LLL Special Purposes Fund.

I give to the Lutheran Laypeople’s League (ABN 25 044 678 441), of 175 Archer Street, North Adelaide, South Australia,

 ....................................................................

(insert your gift amount. This can be an amount of money, a percentage or portion of your estate, a property or other specific items).

to be used by the League in support of the mission and ministry of the

....................................................................

(insert the name of Lutheran entity or congregation/parish name).

through the Special Purposes Permanent Fund of the League.

Some points to remember when making your Will:

  • As a Christian, remember that everything you have comes from God. Your Will is a final way of showing your love and thanks to Him for all the blessings you have been given in your lifetime. Consider a Christian preamble to your Will.
  • Your Will should make fair provision for your immediate family. This will help to avoid future legal challenges.
  • Keep your Will flexible by allowing for future events. You should recognise that one or more of your beneficiaries may die before you or at the same time. Make sure that a final beneficiary is named to receive the residue of your estate.
  • Provide for the effects of inflation. The value of amounts you nominate today will change over time. Use portions (e.g. 1/8, 1/2, 1/4 etc) or percentages (10%, 20%, 50% etc) in distributing your property and money and this will overcome the effects of inflation.
  • In thanks to God, consider naming the LLL as a beneficiary in your Will. Legacies provide valuable help to the LCA in its mission and ministry.
  • All Legacies to the LLL are acknowledged in our Annual Report.