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Family Physician Gives Checklist to Samaritan Ministries for Parents as Schools Reopen

September 2, 2021

PEORIA, Ill. — Amid an ongoing pandemic fueled by the COVID-19 Delta variant, it’s more important than ever for parents to use healthy practices for their children. 

In Samaritan Ministries International’s August 2021 newsletter, Dr. Deborah Chisholm offers a checklist for parents to use for their school-age children (and for themselves). A Samaritan Ministries member, Dr. Chisholm, is a board-certified family medicine physician who established Chisholm Center for Health in Le Roy, Illinois, in 2014. She and her husband, David, have six children and are well aware of what it takes to better protect family members from health challenges in many environments including a pandemic.

Here are brief summaries of the more detailed tips she offers to strengthen immune systems:

“Part of Samaritan’s desire is to point our members to solid, up-to-date information about ways to stay healthy,” said Ted Pittenger, founder and president of Samaritan Ministries International. “Our Biblical approach to health care facilitates our members sharing their knowledge, their prayers and their finances to aid other members and help fulfill their needs.

“One way that parents can become more confident about their family’s health and safety is to get involved with Samaritan and become part of the health care sharing Christian community.

With thousands of members, Samaritan Ministries International has been able to come alongside many people who are deeply grateful for the extra care that fellow members provide.

Here are a few comments from members:

John & Vivian from Indiana said:

“We really appreciate and gain much from your newsletter. We recognize your staff’s commitment, expertise, diligence, and compassion. We see in them the power of the Holy Spirit at work.”

Paul and Bridgett from Texas said:

“We’re grateful for the newsletter, which is theologically solid and unapologetically orthodox.”

Joshua & Kimberly from Tennessee shared this:

“We are incredibly impressed with your organization and the genuine care for the members. We refer people to Samaritan frequently. It’s an honor to do so.”

Unlike health insurance, Samaritan Ministries has no limited enrollment period.  Health insurance requires signups to occur only during open enrollment periods, unless one qualifies for a special enrollment period due to a “life event,” such as losing other coverage, getting married, moving or having a baby.  

Samaritan Ministries health care sharingoffers several advantages:  

Samaritan Ministries gives people of Biblical faith an effective, Bible-driven health care community in which approximately $30 million in medical needs is shared person to person every month. Over the past 26 years, Samaritan Ministries members have shared more than $3 billion in needs while also praying for and encouraging fellow members through personal notes, cards and letters. 

Learn more about Samaritan Ministries International here; visit the Samaritan website at www.samaritanministries.org, or follow the ministry on FacebookInstagram or Twitter


To interview a representative from Samaritan Ministries International, contact Media@HamiltonStrategies.com, Beth Harrison, 610.584.1096, ext. 105, or Deborah Hamilton, ext. 102.