email_envelopeWe are so thankful for all that our great God and Savior did for us. It was really hard not knowing what would happen with Isaac. Going from thinking we had a perfectly healthy baby, to knowing that he had a rare heart disease, was shocking and devastating, but we have seen and experienced the grace, love, and provision of God so greatly. Knowing that hundreds of people (many whom we did not know personally) were praying for us and baby Isaac was such a comfort and encouragement. Seeing Isaac recover so far beyond the expectations of the doctors and nurses is a testimony of the power of prayer. We are so blessed to have so many come alongside us and support us through this time in our lives.

We are learning to trust and rely upon God through this situation as well as any unexpected situation that comes our way. The future is uncertain, but we know Who does know the future, and that brings us much comfort, and even joy. We can praise God for His mercy, grace, and healing power.

We could ask, “Why Isaac?” But that really is not the question that we should or will ask, because we know Who is carrying us through this time in our lives. We know that He is faithful in that He will continue to care for us and bring us great peace and joy.

We thank you for your prayers and encouragement. May God bless you all! We know that He has blessed us!

In Christ’s loving care and grace,

Christopher and Danielle Small

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Member letter: God met our need

email_envelopeThank you! Yet again, God met our need through Samaritan Ministries. All went well in this process, and we are so thankful to be a part of this ministry. We saved the lovely notes that we received so our baby, Joshua Hezekiah, can read them later in life and see the love of God acted out through His people!

Thank you again,

Isaac, Emily, Elizabeth (3), Daniel (2), & Joshua (9 mo.)

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My Samaritan Story: Lana

The featured My Samaritan Story this week is from Lana.

Lana has learned to be a better consumer of health care through her experiences with Samaritan Ministries; she learned to look for the best deal, and to take control of her own medical care. She has also experienced God’s care and blessing through His Church and is blessed to be able to share with others in their needs.

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Member letter: Prayers bring her to tears

It is never easy to go through the process of pain, medical testing, and then to face a diagnosis that will be chronic. However, it was so emotional for me as I went to the mailbox every day for a couple of weeks. There, I would find a note of encouragement from my Samaritan family. Yes, I was very grateful for the financial support—but knowing there were prayers going up on my behalf was tearjerking!

God has blessed me beyond measure, and I have completely healed from the painful bladder condition. Praise Him for His goodness. Praise Him for this wonderful Christian family. Praise Him for He is worthy to be praised.

Thank you to all of the members of Samaritan Ministries and to the staff for making this process work.

Blessings, peace, and love,

Chad and Janice 

Beloit, WI

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Do you have a Samaritan story to tell? A lot of our members do, and now they’re telling them on our new website My Samaritan Story.

Samaritan videographer Lee Rowell and marketing manager James McDonald have interviewed more than a dozen members in their homes and captured those interviews on video. You can hear emotional stories like Katelyn’s.


Katelyn has been a member since living at home with her parents. Her husband, Jordan, was diagnosed with cancer at a young age and went to be with the Lord a year later. Through their struggle they were blessed to have the support of the Body of Christ which gave them the freedom to honor the Lord in their pursuit of treatment.

If you’re a Samaritan member and would like to share your story, you can contact our marketing team for consideration.

If you’re already a Samaritan member, you can share these videos with your friends and family as a way of teaching them about health care sharing. If you’re not a member, watch these videos to get a better idea of how membership can be a blessing to you and your family.




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