Mission:Dignity recipients in Arkansas to receive Extra Checks in 2023



Mission:Dignity® recipients in Arkansas will receive extra checks in 2023, thanks to generous donors to the Arkansas Baptist Foundation.

Since 2021, the Arkansas Baptist Foundation has worked through GuideStone® to provide extra checks to Mission:Dignity recipients within their state.

“We continue to be blessed by seeing the impact of the Mission:Dignity 13th Check program in Arkansas,” said Bobby Thomas, president and chief executive officer of the Arkansas Baptist Foundation. “GuideStone has been a tremendous partner in meeting the needs of so many during such a critical time. We are truly thankful for our partnership.”

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, 65 pastors and their wives, or their widows, in Arkansas were served through Mission:Dignity.

GuideStone President Hance Dilbeck expressed his thanks for the continued generosity of the Arkansas Baptist Foundation.

“It is a tremendous privilege to ensure these faithful Southern Baptist pastors who have retired, or the widows of retired SBC pastors, have the double-honor that is due them,” Dilbeck said. “That the Arkansas Baptist Foundation saw fit to ensure these extra honorariums is indeed a blessing to each of the faithful pastors and the wives who served alongside them throughout their ministries.”

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

“Arkansas Baptists have always been faithful supporters of Mission:Dignity,” Aaron Meraz, director of Mission:Dignity said. “We are so thankful the Arkansas Baptist Foundation continues to join us in our effort to provide dignity to the Lord’s retired servants.”

To learn more about the Arkansas Baptist Foundation’s services and their Mission:Dignity 13th Check Fund, visit ABF.org

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



Roy Hayhurst is the director of enterprise communicationss at GuideStone.

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