Moody Spring 2021 Commencement Ceremonies
Jack Blundell learned a long time ago that “you get it to give it.” And that led him to make a surprising financial decision he’s never regretted.
During a stock market downturn in 2002, Jack was unhappy with the unpredictable drops in stock value. One of his investors said, “What goes down, Jack, comes up,” but Jack had another idea. Knowing that all of his money and possessions belonged to God and that the Lord blesses those who give to His work (Malachi 3:10), Jack felt divine direction to invest in something that would pay eternal dividends.
“We had already made a few investments at Moody, and I talked to my wife about it—I said, ‘You know what? I’m going to take everything out of the stock market, and I’m going to give it all to Moody.’” His wife, Judy, agreed, so they partnered with Moody through the Charitable Gift Annuity program, which would also generate some income for their retirement years.
“I was so sold on the idea that even after we both die, our money is going to work for God,” he explains. “We can enjoy some of the benefit now in our retirement here, and everything else goes to Moody for the kingdom work.”
“Because I love Moody—” he says, suddenly choked up, tears forming in his eyes.
After a long pause, Jack continues. “I appreciate what Moody’s doing, representing Christ. What could be greater than investing in the proclamation of the good news through Jesus Christ?”
Now 81, Jack says, “I want my life to count for Jesus until he calls me home. And Moody had a lot to do with that.”