A church in Indiana will pay off over $1.5 million in medical debt that is plaguing people living at or below the poverty level in its local community.
Pastor Jeff Kinkade of City Church in Evansville announced to his congregation Sunday that the church will partner with a nonprofit called RIP Medical Debt to erase the medical debt facing impoverished people in the Evansville area.
As more and more churches across the country are beginning to partner with RIP Medical Debt to erase debt for people in their communities, Kinkade said that the charity recently identified as much as $1.5 million in medical debt for impoverished people in Evansville that can be erased with just a $15,000 contribution.
“We have been speaking about Jesus paying our debt. Let me tell you about something that is a chance for City Church to pay someone else’s debt,” Kinkade said during Sunday service.
“We are able to completely erase that entire $1.5 million of debt for those people and we can do it with a $15,000 contribution from City Church. It is pretty remarkable. So, we are going to do that as a church.”
Kinkade’s announcement was greeted with applause from the congregation.
RIP Medical Debt partners with donors, churches and other organizations around the country to purchase medical debt for pennies on the dollar. In return, the organization forgives the debt in a way that ensures the debtor incurs no cost.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Samuel Smith