Samaritan Ministries Members Find Reasons to Be Thankful Even in Hard Situations

Because of Jesus Christ, We Can Give Thanks in All Circumstances

November 24, 2020

PEORIA, Ill. — As we approach Thanksgiving Day 2020, it may be more challenging than usual to feel thankful facing the profound challenges of COVID-19 and the ongoing worldwide disruption. Yet, in many ways, we face the same types of tension this year that we face every year.

Members of Samaritan Ministries International ( find that they can still count many blessings.

“We are in fact a very fortunate people with so many good things that are easy to take for granted,” Samaritan leadership wrote in a recent newsletter. “At the same time, we do face the challenges— sometimes even overwhelming ones—of living in a broken world.”

According to 1 Thessalonians 5:18, Samaritan leadership noted, we must deliberately choose to do by faith what the Apostle Paul says is God’s will for us:“Give thanks in all circumstances.”

Samaritan Ministries is thankful for how its members are facing these challenging times in faith. It is thankful that God, in his love, is preparing His people and this ministry for a new season of even greater fruitfulness (John 15:1-11).

Every day, Samaritan Ministries receives notes of thanks from its members.

“Samaritan has truly been a fantastic service and financially has made a major difference in our lives,” one member told Samaritan. “Samaritan helped us bring our little girl into the world and we are forever grateful. Receiving letters of not only monetary support but emotional and spiritual support from other members has been a humbling experience and is such a fantastic expression of God’s grace and love.”

“The experience has been a blessing,” added another Samaritan member. “We’ve had several medical needs and are blessed by the thoughtful communication of the members and Samaritan staff in navigating it all.”

Samaritan Ministries helps more than 272,000 individuals from over 83,000 households give one another support for all aspects of medical needs, both spiritual and financial. Through Samaritan’s God-honoring ministry, thisgrowing biblical community shares approximately $30 million in medical needs person-to-person each month. Over the past 26 years, Samaritan Ministries members have shared more than $2.3 billion in needs, praying for and encouraging one another with notes along the way.

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