“Jesus Said, ‘It Is More Blessed to Give than to Receive,’ and Our Members Often Write to Express Their Thanks for Having that Opportunity through Samaritan”
December 7, 2021
PEORIA, Ill. — During the Christmas season, many people are focused on thinking about the gifts they want to give to others.
For members of Samaritan Ministries International (Samaritan, samaritanministries.org), this focus on giving extends to sharing the health care needs of others all year long and includes praying and writing encouraging notes.
“Samaritan members are thankful for the opportunity to send shares and offer prayers for other Christians across the country,” said Anthony Hopp, chief purpose officer of Samaritan Ministries. “We don’t just help financially. We offer spiritual encouragement and the kind of fellowship that comes only from other believers.
“Jesus said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive’ (Acts 20:35), and our members often write to express their thanks for having that opportunity through Samaritan.”
Steve and Darla, from Ohio, wrote:
“Steve and I are so grateful for Samaritan Ministries. Thank you for this precious way of sharing needs across the nation into the Body of Christ.”
Robert and Yuriko, who live in Oklahoma, shared:
“We are so thankful that the Lord has led us to Samaritan Ministries. We like to send the check to the individual directly and pray for them. We have experienced receiving as well. We are so thankful for all the brothers and sisters who have prayed for us and supported us. We are very thankful for Samaritan Ministries for having a great vision for helping God’s family with their medical needs.”
Sarah, who writes from North Carolina, said:
“I LOVE being able to send a note and verse along with my check every month, and to be able to pray for the various needs of Christians across the U.S.”
Samaritan Ministries currently serves 282,353 individuals from 85,434 member households.
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 coverage, getting married, moving, or having a baby.
Samaritan Ministries health care sharingoffers several advantages:
- No network restrictions. When medical care is needed, Samaritan members choose the health care provider, hospital, and pharmacy that work best for them.
- The direct-sharing approach allows members to not only help fellow believers with their medical financial needs but to pray for and connect with them on a regular basis.
- Monthly shares are hundreds of dollars less per month than traditional insurance.
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.
### To interview a representative from Samaritan Ministries International, contact Media@HamiltonStrategies.com, Beth Harrison, 610.584.1096, ext. 105, or Deborah Hamilton, ext. 102.