Mission:Dignity recipients in South Carolina to receive 13th Check in 2023



Mission:Dignity® recipients in South Carolina will receive an extra check — a 13th check — in 2023, thanks to generous donors creating an endowment at the Baptist Foundation of South Carolina that partners with churches in the South Carolina Baptist Convention.

South Carolina launched the 13th check gifts in 2020. This will be the fourth consecutive year South Carolina will join GuideStone® to provide an extra honorarium to Mission:Dignity recipients within their state.

“South Carolina Baptists believe in the value of every life,” said Tony Wolfe, executive director of the South Carolina Baptist Convention. “We especially thank God for the faithful servant leaders—pastors and wives—who have invested their lives in local churches for decades, completely depending on the Lord to provide their needs in every season. They are worthy of double honor. The blessing is ours to have provided a 13th check to South Carolina Mission:Dignity recipients again this year.”

In 2022, Mission:Dignity assisted more than 2,800 individuals with extra money needed for housing, food and vital medications. It also ensures a well-deserved dignity, independence and, often, the ability to continue serving the Lord. Last year, 87 pastors and their wives, or their widows, in South Carolina were served through Mission:Dignity.

GuideStone President Hance Dilbeck expressed his thanks for the continued generosity of South Carolina SBC churches.

“South Carolina Baptists have done well in ensuring their pastors receive the double honor they are due,” Dilbeck said. “We are thankful for the ongoing generosity of Dr. Wolfe, the donors and the churches in the Palmetto state for their generosity and for leading the way in this tremendous ministry partnership.”

Mission:Dignity expressed its thankfulness for the efforts of South Carolina churches.

“South Carolina’s 13th check program has blessed South Carolina recipients for years now and has also inspired other state conventions and foundations to do the same,” Mission:Dignity Director Aaron Meraz said. “The extra blessing these soldiers of the cross receive warms their hearts and also warms the hearts of South Carolina Baptists.”

To learn more about Mission:Dignity, to refer someone in need, or to make a donation, visit MissionDignity.



Roy Hayhurst is the director of denominational and public relations at GuideStone.

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