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  • Hawkins recaps GuideStone’s legal & financial gains

    June 16 2017 by Roy Hayhurst, GuideStone Financial Resources | with 0 comments
    Hawkins recaps GuideStone’s legal & financial gains

    GuideStone Financial Resources’ theme for 2017 is the “Year of Innovation,“ President O.S. Hawkins said in the opening report to messengers at the Southern Baptist Convention, June 13-14 in Phoenix. The annual theme guides the entity’s work, Hawkins said, noting a difference between imitation and innovation.

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  • Knowing somebody cares buoys retiree

    June 12 2017 by Erich Bridges, GuideStone Financial Services | with 0 comments
    Knowing somebody cares buoys retiree

    Mission:Dignity Sunday is June 25. It’s a day to remember and honor retired ministers, workers and their widows living on low retirement incomes. It’s also a time to give generously to help the nearly 1,800 individuals and couples assisted by the ministry. About $7 million is distributed annually.

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  • Retired pastors, widows thankful for Mission:Dignity

    December 29 2016 by John Ambra, Guidestone | with 0 comments
    Retired pastors, widows thankful for Mission:Dignity

    Hard work was nothing new for bivocational pastor L.C. Jones. After decades of laboring in sewing factories, he was accustomed to sweating it out for the sake of his family. “I’ve worked all summer – mowing yards, trying to save enough money to fix my wife’s teeth,” he said. ...

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  • Widow’s trust in the Lord shown in Mission:Dignity

    August 10 2016 by John Ambra, GuideStone Financial Resources | with 0 comments
    Widow’s trust in the Lord shown in Mission:Dignity

    Sandra McGill never dreamed she’d be a pastor’s wife. When she and Joe married in 1954, he hadn’t told her about his call to preach while operating a plow on his family’s farm. His revelation several years later would be the beginning of more than three decades cultivating fields of a different kind.

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  • Mission:Dignity aids ‘folks like us’

    May 31 2016 by Joe Westbury, Mission:Dignity | with 1 comments
    Mission:Dignity aids ‘folks like us’

    After 45 years of ministry, Reginald and Claudia Pressley retired much the way they began – serving small churches in the Southeast. They were there for births, baptisms, weddings and funerals as they marked the milestones and the passage of time in the lives of their members.

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  • ‘God’s got it,’ retirees say of Mission:Dignity

    November 24 2015 by John Ambra, GuideStone Financial Resources | with 0 comments
    ‘God’s got it,’ retirees say of Mission:Dignity

    Mission:Dignity assists nearly 2,000 retirees each month, providing a measure of security and dignity in their retirement years. For some, it means being able to stay in the familiar surroundings of their own home. For others, it covers the cost of groceries, utilities, prescriptions and other necessities.

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  • Mission:Dignity buoys retired pastors, widows

    June 2 2015 by Roy Hayhurst, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Mission:Dignity buoys retired pastors, widows

    Mission:Dignity, a ministry of GuideStone Financial Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention, ensures that nearly 2,000 retired Southern Baptist pastors, their spouses or widows are able to have financial security in retirement. The ministry, fully supported by donations, provides monthly grants to retired Southern Baptist workers in critical financial need.

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  • ‘Giving Tuesday’ & Mission:Dignity

    November 21 2014 by Roy Hayhurst, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ‘Giving Tuesday’ & Mission:Dignity

    “Giving Tuesday,” a global effort to support charitable giving following “Black Friday,” “Small Business Saturday” and “Cyber Monday,” can be an special opportunity to support Mission:Dignity, officials of GuideStone Financial Resources say. Giving Tuesday falls this year on Dec. 2.

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  • Mission:Dignity payouts increase to recipients

    October 29 2014 by Judy A. Bates, GuideStone/Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Mission:Dignity payouts increase to recipients

    Mission:Dignity recipients received a welcome increase in their October assistance payments with the neediest among them seeing their monthly grant amounts grow by 12 percent to $450 for singles and $600 for couples.

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  • Mission:Dignity helps minister’s wife feel safe

    June 3 2014 by GuideStone Financial Resources | with 0 comments
    Mission:Dignity helps minister’s wife feel safe

    Harold Medlock had gone to several local grocers to see if they would accept the couples’ wedding rings as collateral. After hearing “no” several times, one grocer finally told him to get the food he needed and allowed him to pay later. This is just one of the hardships faced by Frances and her husband while ministering to the poorest of the poor in small churches for more than 45 years.

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  • Sharing Mission:Dignity is a ‘family’ thing

    June 11 2013 by John Ambra, GuideStone Financial Resources | with 0 comments
    Sharing Mission:Dignity is a ‘family’ thing

    It was October 2001, and Buddy Temple was in a quandary. The retired postal service worker and court bailiff had sold a house a few months earlier and couldn’t figure out where God wanted him to direct part of the proceeds. No matter how many options he looked at, he had no clear direction.

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