Fifteen years ago, Julé Colvin and her family joined Samaritan Ministries. Shortly after that, they experienced the heartbreak of a stillborn baby.
“Here it was, a stillborn baby and $7,000 in medical bills,” she says. “The words of encouragement we received, it was amazing.”
They left SMI for a time because her husband had insurance, but at this point in their life, they have rejoined. “I have the pre-existing condition of rheumatoid arthritis, but I’ve found that I can handle the regular cost of the medicine and the upkeep on my own,” she says.
In the current health care climate, Julé says they appreciate SMI even more than they did back then. “The other options that are out there for insurance were just outrageously priced and I thought, ‘I know this has worked in the past; this is a Biblical model.’”
She finds it freeing to be able to avoid supporting things that go against Christian values while at the same time helping other people.
Even more so, she enjoys being a part of a Christian community.
“As we’re in the middle of all of this health care, what I call ‘crisis,’ it’s an amazing gift to be able to read SMI’s newsletter and know points of prayer, as well as read Member Spotlights and know what people are out there doing.”