Why Samaritan Ministries? To bear one another's burdens, Aby Rinella says

By Andie Dill  ·  May 25, 2021

For Jesse and Aby Rinella, joining Samaritan Ministries was simple.

“One of the driving forces in our ministry, Called Beyond, is to bear one another’s burdens as Galatians 6:2 calls us to do,” Aby says. “So, it just made sense to have health care through a ministry with the same goal of bearing burdens amongst the body of Christ.”

It was important to the Rinellas that their money did not go to pay for abortion or other procedures that they considered unbiblical. They also were attracted by the community aspect of personally sending money and a note of encouragement each month to another member who is a brother or sister in Christ.

In their time as Samaritan members, no one in the Rinella family has had a Need. Aby says God has blessed them with good health, and she is grateful that doctor visits are rare.

Because her family’s medical needs are few, it is all the more important to them that the money they are contributing is going directly to another person’s medical need and not a corporation.

“Samaritan Ministries stands for everything we believe in Biblically,” Aby says. “The first time I called and inquired, the person I talked to was so Biblically sound and loving. And now, when we write that check every month, it is making an impact on someone’s life and connecting people. My kids pray for the person, and we get to send cards. It is a ministry, and that is what matters to us.”

Andie Dill is a Social Media Communications Specialist for Samaritan Ministries.

For more on the Rinellas, see their Member Spotlight.