Member letter: ‘This is true Body life’

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This was our first time making use of Samaritan Ministries on the receiving end. It’s always been such a blessing to send off our check each month and to pray for specific needs. This was a very humbling and exciting experience. What an amazing thing it is to know that people I don’t even know are praying for me specifically! This is true Body life!

Although I suffered from prolonged neck pain, I counted it an honor and a privilege to have the family of God pray for me and assist in carrying our financial burden.

Thanks Samaritan members!

Randy, California

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Member letter: Humbled by the help

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Vic and I have been members for almost two years, and we feel blessed to be a part of this ministry. It feels good to send our check every month to help fellow members. We feel honored to help meet needs. We had a Special Prayer Need that was a powerful experience. I was excited to find “real” mail in our mailbox one day, but I felt unsure when I didn’t recognize any of the names. I didn’t realize what was happening until I opened the envelopes, only to find money from strangers! I was in tears! To think that strangers would send us money for medical bills because they wanted to—AMAZING!

We send shares each month because SMI tells us to, but Special Prayer Needs are our choice. I was humbled by how many people chose to help us!

Thank you!

Victor & Jennifer

Iowa

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old letters

Since the year 2004 I have been a member of Samaritan Ministries. I am a doctor, and I know the ins and outs of insurance and the health care industry. It is a mess and very unfriendly to patients as well as doctors.

Samaritan Ministries has been a breath of fresh air, and I recommend it to my patients and church. It has a very low cost while qualifying for the Affordable Care Act.

I turned 65 last year and have continued with Samaritan as my choice of health care. I choose to depend on fellow Christians into whatever age the Lord takes me.

You have been there when I needed you, no matter which medical doctor I choose.

Thank you for your faithfulness!

Kevin Hearon

Boise, ID

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I’d like to thank the Lord for the recovery from my back surgery. But more importantly, I’d like to thank Him for Samaritan Ministries. It’s a pleasure to see Christians working together and taking care of each other. When we make out monthly checks for other people’s needs, I feel totally different than when I’m writing out any other checks.

I know that each check directly helps another believer. It’s not being used on massive overhead or increasing their profits. It’s a joy to write these checks—not a burden.

Roger & Rosalie

Tennessee

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Links to the June 2016 Samaritan newsletter

june 2016 links

  • In this month’s cover article, economist Walter Williams examines the statement some people make that health care is a “right.” What do you think?
  • What led to the revolutions of the 20th century that left millions dead? What was at the root of communism? Rob Slane traces the underlying cause to philosopher Georg Hegel and his concept of “dialectic,” which eroded the very idea of objective truth. How has this influenced our thinking today, and what has been the result?
  • This month’s Member Spotlight features Pete and Sunnie Frank, who adopted two girls from Vietnam and now help others adopt and also support national pastors through Gospelink. They also explain why they joined Samaritan.
  • Niacin: The Real Story tells about the pioneering work of psychiatrist Abram Hoffer, who successfully treated thousands of patients with schizophrenia by using optimum doses of niacin (vitamin B3). The book also presents evidence that niacin can also be used to effectively treat cardiovascular disease, arthritis, and other diseases. Read our review as well as how the supplement may help alcoholics and others.
  • Randy J. Guliuzza, a medical doctor with a Ph.D. from Harvard who serves as a national representative for the Institute of Creation Research, traces the historical connections between evolution, abortion, and eugenics. In the early 1900s, eugenics was used to justify lobotomizing, sterilizing, and euthanizing people deemed “unfit.” He shows that eugenics is making a resurgence in health care today.
  • The Doorpost reflects on John 5:39-40 and reminds us that we can live by Scripture’s commands yet miss Jesus.
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