Never Too Young To Give
JD Tippin grew up in Hillsboro, KS, graduated from Tabor College in 2011 and currently resides in Mountain Lake, MN.
JD was taught from an early age the importance of giving regularly. He continued to make giving a habit throughout high school and college, but it wasn't until he got his first job out of college that giving became real and personal. JD's first job provided him a consistent paycheck. Now he is farming with his uncles and his income is seasonal. His new career puts him on the front lines of sowing and reaping (2 Corinthians 9:6).
Farming has changed the way JD gives. With the help of MB Foundation, instead of writing out a check like he used to, JD now gives crops because it's the most income tax efficient way for him to give. He recently opened a Donor Advised Fund at MB Foundation and made a gift of soybeans. MB Foundation sold the beans and the cash proceeds became available for distribution. JD now directs those funds to the ministries God is calling him to support whenever he wants.
Throughout this process, JD has grown in many ways and has learned a variety of lessons. Most importantly, he says, "I have learned to trust God more and not try to control life but allow God to work and accept the results." He realizes that God has been blessing him more than he ever expected and sees how his gifts and blessings from the Lord can be used for ministry to bless others.