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“When we get old, God looks after us and takes care of us and not just in the big things. It’s also in the small ways that we don’t always realize.”
Helping Retired Ministers and Their Widows Achieve Peace and Security

Norma Friend needs to cover the basic necessities of life: groceries, medicine, utilities, and other bills.

Idell Austin actually went to bed hungry because money was in short supply.

The Rev. Archie Chapman needs help meeting insurance and the phone and water bills.

Norma, Idell, and Archie are just three of more than 2,500 ministers and their widows who receive assistance from Mission:Dignity, the relief ministry of GuideStone Financial Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention.

"It is a true privilege for GuideStone to care for these dear soldiers of the cross," GuideStone President O.S. Hawkins said. "These ministers and their widows have insufficient retirement incomes; most pastored small, rural churches at the crossroads that provided only a modest salary and little, if any, retirement contributions.

"It is through the generous support of Southern Baptist churches and individuals that these faithful servants can ...