Why SMI? 'Samaritan has been a blessing' for their health care

By Michael Miller  ·  Sep 24, 2021

Most of Brendan and Dawn Riordan’s family have been members of Samaritan Ministries since 1997, and all of them since 2005.

“Samaritan has been such a blessing in our lives,” Dawn says. “Every one of our children’s births were shared by Samaritan members. Receiving cards in the mail was more of a blessing to me than the checks, knowing that members were sending up prayers before the throne of God. I would put the check to the side and devour the card. I would become pen pals with some of them. It’s a great way to get to know people all over the world.”

Brendan, who, with Dawn, teaches Christians how to grow their own food, agrees on the blessings.

“Samaritan has blessed us unbelievably,” he says. “Our son, John, had bacterial pneumonia, but we have had all of our Needs taken care of. Our physician, Dr. Eric Potter of Sanctuary Functional Medicine, who uses both natural and conventional medicine, is also a member!” 


Brendan and Dawn talk about their homestead business and related ministries.