I am not a Jehovah's Witness, although I do respect your religion entirely. I am 27 years old, and live in Minnesota. I have an older cousin, who's mother (not with my uncle -separated when my cousin was a baby) had been a witness, grew up in your word, and about 12 years ago she fully converted. I was always really close to her, and I spent my youth listening to her read me the bible and show me scriptures, and after she came into the word, she met her current husband and has made everyone beyond proud of her. She is an ideal parent, she puts her husband before her, she is kind and caring, generous and humble, she is healthy and active, and in all ways she has seemed to excel. Her children... who are all teenagers....two from her husband's previous marriage are such well rounded people! She lives in Wisconson, but when she visits I join her for meeting at the Kingdom Hall, when I go to visit them I listen to their prayers, and partake in bible study.... So where am I going with all of this?
A few months back I went through the courses and state exams to obtain my insurance licence, selling health insurance, disability insurance, and life insurance. I am independently contracted so I have the opportunity to create my own business, and market to whoever and whichever areas I feel the most passion about. I am a mother of a 6 year old, and I have worked almost too much to ensure a roof over her head, and electric/utilies paid sometimes... I decided I wanted to sell insurance after a night of sweeping my kitchen and cleaning the house, after working countless hours, while my little girl contently occupied herself in the livingroom, in a moment the only thought that popped into my head is, you are missing out on this, you will never get this time back, and you dont have any time. If I were to die that night after all the blood sweat and tears to keep us happy and to make her feel safe... she would be alone, without a mother, and without a penny left to help her. The only asset I own is my vehicle which would probably be sold to pay for the funeral. This is when I realized the importance of life insurance, to be able to keep your family going, on track, to accomplish what you are supposed to, if we were to pass away while they are young.
Not long ago I was driving out to my parents, and I was thinking of a good demographic of people who not only would appreciate the idea of setting up their family for success, but also who would be the "preferred standard" in the insurance agencies eyes. That is when my cousin's family photo popped into my head. Jehovah's witnesses are good people, many in great health, not heavy drinkers, not smokers, not felons, family and church orientated. I did some more digging into it, and found that with life insurance policies, you can add "charitable giving riders" to your church for the amount up to a million dollars (that is not including the benefit already going to your family)
This really excited me, because I saw it as a way to give some peace of mind knowing your family can continue down your path, and they wont have to ask for a hand out, and also, with the passion you hold for your organization, you can feel good knowing you will be able to donate so much if something were to happen. I really want to get all of this in presentation form, and present it to someone at the Kingdom Hall here in town if it is something the community thinks is a just cause. I know there is stipulations about giving a presentation as a women, but maybe just the information would be helpful.