Samaritan Ministries in AFA Journal: Health Care Off the Grid


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In June 2014, Jordan Hess was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. Jordan and his wife Jennie had recently switched from traditional health insurance to Medi-Share, a health care sharing ministry (HCSM). With his cancer diagnosis, one big question arose: Will our bills be paid?

After 5 months of chemo, 6 weeks of radiation, and a 10-hour surgery, Jennie said the bills “exceeded $160,000, and the Medi-Share shared all our bills.”

“[This] is more than just helping take care of medical bills,” Jordan added. “It’s a family, it’s a group of people that stick with you through the hardest time of your life.”

Dan and Yvonne Celia, members of Samaritan Ministries, agreed. Dan is a financial advisor and host of Financial Issues on American Family Radio. The Celias see Samaritan not only as a provider of health care, but also as an avenue of ministry. Continue reading…

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