Proceeds from the GuideStone Funds Global Impact Fund were presented Monday to the Psalm 139 Project, which seeks to provide ultrasound machines to crisis pregnancy centers nationwide.
GuideStone President Hance Dilbeck and Chief Investment Officer David Spika presented a check for $55,000 to Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission President Brent Leatherwood Monday morning at the ERLC’s Nashville offices.
The Global Impact Fund, available to members in most GuideStone retirement plans and for institutional and personal investors, provides the opportunity to own investments in organizations that seek to protect life, promote human dignity and enhance the efficiency and accessibility of life-sustaining resources. A portion of the fund’s management fee is donated to ministries aligned with the causes supported in the fund.
“At GuideStone Funds, our vision is ‘a world transformed by Christian investing,’” Spika said. “Few issues in our culture compare to the sanctity of life, and it’s our privilege to come alongside and financially support ministry partners like Psalm 139 that advocate for the unborn.”
The donation shows how Southern Baptists work together to foster an environment of life, Leatherwood said.
“Baptist cooperation saves lives,” Leatherwood said. “Whether that is through partnerships that grow avenues to share the Gospel or alliances like this one that bring together resources to place an ultrasound machine that will help fearful mothers choose life for their preborn children. We are grateful for Hance Dilbeck and the entire team at GuideStone for the often-underappreciated work they do serving our churches. With this gift, our Baptist family has been given yet another reason to be thankful for them and for entities that work together to tell a dark world about the ‘light of life.’”
The Psalm 139 Project was chosen in part due to its reach across the nation, Dilbeck said.
“We are committed to the sanctity of life and see the Psalm 139 Project as a worthy cause to support,” Dilbeck said. “We are thankful to come alongside our ministry partners at the ERLC in their work to stand for the sanctity of life. Their support of pregnancy centers allows them to minister to abortion-vulnerable mothers, offering these women a better way of addressing an unwanted or unexpected pregnancy.”
Roy Hayhurst is the director of denominational and public relations at GuideStone.
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