Samaritan Ministries Features Member and Author Chrystal Evans Hurst on Facebook Live Event
Writer and Speaker Will Tell How Health Care Sharing Has Helped Her Family at Noon CDT Tuesday, Aug. 22
PEORIA, Ill.—Tomorrow, Tuesday, Aug. 22, Samaritan Ministries International (samaritanministries.org), one of the leading health care sharing ministries in America, will welcome author, speaker and blogger Chrystal Evans Hurst to its Facebook Live event at noon CDT.
Representatives from the health care sharing ministry will interview Hurst about her experience with Samaritan and her new book, “She’s Still There.” Two copies of the book will also be given away following the online event.
“I have found that being a member of Samaritan Ministries has given me a chance to trust Christ with an area of my life I hadn’t thought to include him in—health care!” Hurst said about her membership with Samaritan. “We have shared several needs with other members, and we have been blessed to hear of brothers and sisters in Christ from across the nation praying for us. Through Samaritan, we have come together with other believers both financially and spiritually. I’m thankful for the opportunity to participate in this ministry.”
On her blog, Hurst calls herself a “Jesus girl, wife, mom, writer, speaker, singer, homeschooler, bibliovore, techie, hopeless romantic, Starbucks junkie, foodie, fashion newbie, runner wannabe, sweet tea connoisseur.” Hurst is also the daughter of evangelist Tony Evans.
Amanda Wilton, Samaritan’s marketing coordinator, says that health care sharing ministries like Samaritan are especially well-suited for self-employed individuals like Hurst, as well as others who may be working as artists, authors, songwriters, musicians and freelancers.
Samaritan’s Facebook Live events occur every two weeks on Tuesdays, usually at 11 a.m. CDT, to welcome existing and potential members into an engaging and informative online conversation that both educates about health care sharing and introduces Samaritan to an inquisitive audience. Wilton says the online events are a casual way for those interested in health care sharing to learn more about Samaritan in a fun, engaging atmosphere.
“Our online presence through Facebook Live is low-commitment and a very easy way to find out more about who Samaritan is. It also provides great insight into the overall vibe of the ministry,” Wilton said. “We love Jesus, we’re approachable, and we take health care sharing very seriously. Our Facebook Live events allow us to offer a very good, broad-strokes overview of what we do and who we are.”
Occasionally, Wilton added, members like Hurst are able to share a more focused insight about their experience and how the Lord has used health care sharing in their lives. Viewers get to hear from not only employees, but also real-life members like Hurst, who can attest to how a busy mom with four kids can realistically manage a family’s health care through Samaritan.
Every month, Hurst and other Samaritan members give generously to their fellow members who have qualified medical needs. Currently, this Biblical community shares about $25 million each month in medical needs, while giving a monthly share of only $495 for a family of any size. Individuals give $220 and couples give $440, and shares for members under the age of 26 are even lower.