DALLAS (BP)--Sixty percent of Mission:Dignity recipients are widows. One of four recipients is a pastor's widow age 85 or older.
Through its Mission:Dignity ministry, GuideStone Financial Resources assists retired Southern Baptist ministers and their wives who have significant financial needs.
Lenora Day is one of the women assisted by Mission:Dignity. Married for 54 years, her husband died in 2001. Her son and daughter also died soon after.
After 44 years in ministry with her husband, Day was trying to make it on $721 a month from Social Security.
"I guess I'm what they call a widow indeed because I don't have a soul that can look after me," Day said. After learning of the Mission:Dignity ministry, she applied and was quickly approved. Read More