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Retired pastors, workers, widows find relief through Mission:Dignity


DALLAS (BP) — All Anna Streeter saw in her refrigerator was three hot dogs and one bottle of apple juice. She was hungry and wanted to go to the grocery store, but her bank account was as empty as her icebox.

Streeter wasn’t used to needing to ask others for assistance. For more than 30 years, she had graciously ministered to those in need through the work of Southern Baptist churches. But now, at age 84, she had little left to live on besides a small pension and a modest Social Security check. Then, unexpected major repairs on her 21-year-old car and several medical bills used up the little she had saved.

Filled with belief that God would provide, Streeter called to check on the status of her application for Mission:Dignity

Mission:Dignity, administered through GuideStone’s Financial Assistance department, proudly provides financial assistance to about 2,000 retired Southern Baptist pastors, workers and their widows. These men and women faithfully served God’s people in small, mostly rural churches and are now struggling to meet their own basic needs.

Mission:Dignity is funded through direct contributions from churches, Sunday school classes, and individuals. It receives no Cooperative Program funding. All donations given to Mission:Dignity go directly to help a pastor or his widow in need, with nothing held back for administrative expenses, and are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Donate online by visiting or by mailing a check to Mission:Dignity at 2401 Cedar Springs Road, Dallas, TX 75201.