For 23 Years, Members of Samaritan Ministries Have Honored God through Health Care Sharing
This Leading Health Care Sharing Ministry Now Has More than a Quarter of a Million Members, Who Continue to Care for One Another With Prayer, Encouragement and Financial Gifts
PEORIA, Ill.—When most Americans talk about health insurance or the current health care system, words they typically use may include expensive, frustrating, flawed, broken.
Christ-centered and God-honoring often aren’t even part of their thinking.
But for 23 years, Samaritan Ministries International, one of the leading health care sharing ministries in America, has focused on just that—serving a body of believers through a Christ-like, God-honoring approach to health care.
Samaritan Ministries recently passed the quarter of a million-member milestone. Each month, Samaritan’s 76,994 member households (250,169 individuals) “bear one another’s burdens to fulfill the law of Christ” (Galatians 6:2 | ESV) by lifting up fellow members in prayer and support while sending financial shares directly to other member families. In this way, Samaritan members share $26 million in medical needs each month through an effective and affordable ministry for Christians.
Lauren from South Carolina said that her experience with Samaritan over the past year has been very encouraging.
“Even though I haven’t had to share any health needs so far, it’s been a privilege and joy to share in meeting the needs of other brothers and sisters in Christ,” she said. “This, to me, is much more special than mailing off an insurance check to a large corporation every month. With Samaritan, I get to participate in prayer and hear what God is doing!”
Thomas and Karen from Florida report the same thing.
“It is a true blessing from God to pray for other members each month in addition to financially helping one another with medical bills,” they said. “Samaritan has benefited our family both spiritually and financially—cannot think of a better solution. Jesus Christ is the answer to all our needs.”
Nona from Texas also reported that she is “so thankful” for Samaritan Ministries.
“All the notes that are sent with the checks are so encouraging,” Nona said. “It’s great that so many people are praying all over the country. We pray for the needs every day and believe God for miracles in other members’ lives. We are still believing God will bring total healing and cancer would be gone from my body. … I know my God is able.”
Sherri in Minnesota said she has been blessed by personally sending her monthly financial share to someone she can pray for and send a note to, and has told many about “this wonderful ministry.”
Mike from Pennsylvania reflected that he recently took a break from work to take a walk in the woods because he was under significant stress over some unexpected financial needs, including car repairs, a credit card payment and a medical bill for a chronic health difficulty.
“When I arrived home and collected the mail,” Mike wrote, “there was a substantial special needs check from Samaritan Ministries. My wife and I both rejoiced with tears. It is amazing to us how the events of the day came together. God is faithful, and we are thankful to the Body of Christ and the commitment of Samaritan Ministries. We pray that God would continue to bless and use you to demonstrate His glory.”
Last year, Samaritan Ministries added a second membership level, Samaritan Basic, which offers a lower monthly share coupled with a higher initial unshared amount than the original Samaritan Classic, giving both current and future members another option for choosing what they believe is best for their families—and their budgets. Monthly shares for Samaritan Basic start as low as $100 for one person, $200 for two people and $250 for a family of any size, depending on age. Some guidelines differ between Samaritan Basic and Samaritan Classic; contact Samaritan Ministries for details or visit this link.