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When Cindy Grable’s son attended Moody Founder’s Week, Cindy wanted to know what the conference was about. She tuned into Moody Radio Cleveland (WCRF) for the first time and heard a live broadcast of Bible teaching from Dr. David Jeremiah and other Founder’s Week speakers. “I loved what I was hearing,” Cindy says. She purchased the entire week of messages and continued listening to Moody Radio.
That was in 1997. Cindy was going through a difficult divorce but found Moody Radio’s programs and music encouraging and helpful. “Moody was an incredible lifeline to me,” says Cindy, now remarried with two grown children. “It’s on at our house all the time.”
When she found out that Moody Radio is listener sponsored, she wanted to support the station financially. “This station has helped me out; it is getting the truth of God’s Word out. It shows the way of salvation. The applications are just phenomenal to me. And I wanted to be a part of that,” she says. “God has just laid this passion on my heart to support them with money and my prayers.”
One day Cindy toured WCRF, a “humble little place, very well kept,” she says. “You can see that they are very good stewards of their money. That to me is impressive and God honoring.”
In 2012 she met Moody Bible Institute President Paul Nyquist at an event promoting the Advance Global Campaign. Until then she’d never realized that undergraduate students on Moody’s Chicago campus receive a tuition-paid education so that when they graduate, they can immediately begin ministry with little or no debt.
“I’m not willing to go out to be a missionary to Africa, but I have an opportunity in God’s kingdom to help support the people who are willing to go. And this is an awesome privilege,” she says.
Cindy wanted advice about estate and financial planning, so she met with Randy Fairfax, a financial planner and Moody trustee. Besides donating an annuity to Moody Bible Institute, Cindy took out a $100,000 life insurance policy that will yield $400,000 to Moody upon her death. More recently she gave to Moody’s Chapman Center and the Moody Theological Seminary Counseling Center. She also designated a percentage of her will to Moody.
“Everything I own belongs to God. He’s shown me that Moody is to be a part of where he wants it spent,” she explains. “And it’s an honor.”