Paid in full: Church settles 1 600 families' medical debt worth R31m

Paid in full: Church settles 1 600 families' medical debt worth R31m

A church partnered up with a non-profit organisation to help more than a thousand families with their outstanding medical expenses.

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An US based church, Pathway Church, paid off $2.2 million, which is more than R31 million, in medical debts for 1 600 families in Kansas.

Taking to social media, the church shared how it helped 1 600 families who were drowning in medical debts.

According to Liftable by WJ, the church partnered up with RIP Medical Debt, a NPO that 'buys and forgives' outstanding medical expenses.

Briefly.co.za learned the church sent each family a letter, which read:

“We’re Pathway Church. We may never meet you, but as an act of kindness in the name of Jesus Christ, your debt has been forgiven.”

The post read:

"This Easter, we sent a special piece of mail to all 1,600 Kansans who fell into a hardship category determined by RIP Medical Debt. We let them know that in Jesus’ name, their medical debt had been forgiven."
"Jesus did the same thing on the cross when He declared “it is finished.” The debt of our sins, that we could not pay, had been forgiven! Tetelestai. It is finished. Paid in full."

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Paid in full: Church settles 1 600 families' medical debt worth R31m

Paid in full: Church settles 1 600 families' medical debt worth R31m. Photo credit: Pathway Church/Facebook.
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The post inspired social media users who praised the church for helping families who could not afford to pay the bills themselves.

Amber Wing wrote: "Wow what an amazing thing to do!! You guys are awesome."
Debora S Weve added: "I think this just may be the greatest thing I have seen a church do. Excellent!!! What a blessing!!!"
Gina Gabriel Blair commented: "Oh my goodness. As a mom of 2 medically fragile kids, I know what this would feel like to get a notice like this. You have likely given those folks something they may never have achieved on their own let alone showed them a love from someone who doesn’t even “know” them. Job well done on being Jesus’ hands and feet."

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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