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God’s love. Your legacy. Lasting transformation.

God’s love transforms lives. When we partner with what God is doing in the world, amazing things can happen.

Families are freed from cycles of poverty. Children can receive an education that sets them up for life. Communities are empowered to take their future into their own hands. Local churches are strengthened. All of this leads to transformation that lasts for generation after generation. And all of it is done through Tearfund’s network of local church partners around the world.

Your legacy of faith

Tearfund’s Gideon Heugh has written a beautiful poem exploring how God’s love and your faith work together to create a unique legacy that will impact generations to come. We hope this reflection will bless you today.


by Gideon Heugh

It begins with God’s love.
Light breathed out. A glimmering world created.
A soul wonderfully, lovingly crafted –
given only to you.
A life lived under the shadow of his wings,
the blessings, the miracles, the moments
Christ drew close as the tears fell.
The arms stretched out on a cross, always embracing.

It continues with your legacy.
Memories made, and so many more to come.
Best days never behind; always ahead.
The people we have loved, and been loved by.
Family, friends, the strangers we smiled at,
the people we helped but never knew.
The love we pass on.

It leads to lasting transformation –
the end which is an endless beginning.
Light breathed out. A brighter future created.
Souls that have been wonderfully, lovingly crafted
shown their true potential and worth.
Chains broken. Families brought back from the brink.
Communities transformed for good.

Faith: it begins with God’s love.
It continues with your legacy.
It leads to lasting transformation. 

Talk to our legacies team

Jon, Kirsty and Daphne make up our legacies team at Tearfund. We are on hand if you have any questions that haven’t been answered here or would like to talk through your decision. Please email or call 020 3906 3422 to get in touch with them.

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