As Thanksgiving Approaches, Samaritan Ministries Members Give Reasons They Are Thankful to God for Blessings of Health Care Sharing

As Thanksgiving Approaches, Samaritan Ministries Members Give Reasons They Are Thankful to God for Blessings of Health Care Sharing

Member Elizabeth from Missouri: ‘Samaritan Helps Show How When We All Work Together, Things Work Out, and God is Glorified Through the Process’

November 25, 2019

(Editor’s Note: Second in a two-part series highlighting the gratitude of Samaritan Ministries members.)

PEORIA, Ill.—Every week, Samaritan Ministries International (, one of the leading health care sharing ministries in America, hears directly from thousands of its 270,000-plus individual members (82,000 households). Some are beginning the process of sharing a medical need, and some may have other questions. Amazingly, still others contact the ministry just to say, “Thank you.”

Recently, Samaritan Ministries asked members to share via social media what they love about health care sharing through Samaritan.

“During the current open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act, which runs through Dec. 15, we are hearing from many potential members who are thinking and praying about whether health care sharing is right for their family,” said Anthony Hopp, vice president of external relations for Samaritan Ministries. “We are happy to answer those questions about this affordable, biblical and transparent approach to health care and hope that many will decide to be part of the Samaritan family. At the same time, it is uplifting to hear the amazing God-stories of our members and their gratitude for this ministry, especially at Thanksgiving.”

Elizabeth, a Samaritan member from Missouri, said fellow members “have blessed us through their encouraging cards and letters along with their shares.”

“We have also been challenged to pray more and consider others more,” Elizabeth added. “No need is too big for God, and Samaritan helps show how when we all work together, things work out, and God is glorified through the process.”

Sheree in California also experienced blessings after recent needs.

“We were blessed to share our cost of maternal care and delivery with my fourth pregnancy and an unexpected surgery that I needed two years ago,” Sheree said. “I also appreciate the info and prayer requests shared in our monthly newsletter!”

Jennie from Georgia is a longtime Samaritan member who joined in 1997, just three years after Samaritan began in 1994.

I love being able to share in others’ needs, though I have never submitted a need myself,” Jennie said. “I love knowing where my money is going, too!”

Angie in Minnesota said she discovered Samaritan Ministries while researching health care options.

My being with Samaritan saves our family over $500 a month!” Angie said. “It has been a huge blessing, especially considering we are helping to put our daughter through a Christian university right now! God is good and faithful!”

Allison from Alabama said one of the “many ways God has blessed us through Samaritan Ministries is knowing that the people care.”

“One particular moment that stands out is being prayed for on the phone for the fertility issues my husband and I were facing,” Allison said. “God blessed us with a gentleman on the phone who had gone through fertility issues with his wife. He was so compassionate and understanding. I’m currently two weeks from my due date with our miracle baby.”

Each month, Samaritan members share $30 million in medical needs—person to person and family to family—as they also pray and send notes and cards of encouragement. In fact, over the past 25 years, Samaritan members have shared $1.8 billion in medical needs.

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To interview a representative from Samaritan Ministries International, contact, Patrick Benner, 610.584.1096, ext. 104, or Deborah Hamilton, ext. 102.