Why SMI? Samaritan 'came up' at the right time

by Michael Miller  ·  Aug 25, 2022

When JD and Britney Lott were looking for a different way to meet their health care needs, Samaritan Ministries “came up.”

At the time, the couple owned a small business and had health insurance, but their premiums were “getting ridiculously high,” and they were looking for a different way to meet health care needs.

“We were healthy people—we owned a gymnastics business,” JD recalls. “We never used our insurance, but we thought it foolish to have nothing for health care, especially with children.”

The Lotts switched to Samaritan Ministries in 2016 and have “never looked back,” Britney says.

“It honors God,” she says. “We are able to come together with other believers through sharing Needs. And we know exactly who we’re sending it to.”

With the two youngest of their seven children born in their 200-square-foot bus, including one, Aquila, in April, the Lotts are grateful that Samaritan shares homebirths.

“I just liked that it allows us to live according to our convictions and minister to other people while we’re doing it,” JD says.

Michael Miller is editor of the Samaritan Ministries newsletter.