Every year, hundreds of Prestonwood members respond to God's call to make disciples of all nations. However, many of them are dependent on the gifts of others to send them out. Through the gracious cash, estate or property gifts of Prestonwood members, we are able to send those who have a heart for short-term mission trips but do not have the funds to fulfill this calling. Since this is an endowment, a donor's investment in this ministry will bless others on a perpetual basis. Contributions to the Global and Local Missions Endowment become part of a permanent fund that generates support to this designated cause. The original gift to this endowment (the corpus) stays in the endowment fund for perpetuity, and the interest and dividends generated are used to support this designated charitable cause. Even though the Global and Local Missions Endowment generates funds to give away money each year, its total assets may also grow through prudent investment strategies, especially in favorable economic climates.