Instead of spending all its money on marketing, the church decided to use the funds to do some good for the community.
A Texas church recently had the chance to push all its chips into the middle of the table and spend all of its money on advertising.
However, they decided against commercial advertising and elected to make a decision that will help their community greatly. Easter Sunday is when the announcement came down. A pastor at the Covenant Church of Carrollton, Texas is the one who shared the good news.
They announced that the church was responsible for buying out the debts of a multitude of local families. Using $100,000, the church was able to eliminate $10 million worth of medical debt, in a gesture that is sure to assist many as they try their best to keep their heads above water. RIP Medical Debt is the nonprofit organization that allowed them to remove all of this debt.
This organization does wonderful work in the community and they deserve to be praised for the help they provide as well. According to Audacy Originals, over 4,000 families have seen their medical debt erased. They will be receiving letters in the mail that let them know more about this. We wish that we could be a fly on the wall when they get the messages.
The amount of relief that these people will feel is something that you cannot put a price on. The stress and anxiety associated with unpaid medical bills is a tough thing to deal with. Now, these folks will no longer have to. Best of all, a number of veterans were included among those who got a much-needed break from these mounting medical bills.
“I have grandparents who are veterans, too,” one of the congregants said in an interview with NBC. “So just thinking about the hardship that would cause for someone. It wasn’t their choice. They didn’t go into debt because they ran up the credit card. It’s because something that happened to them. So I just love that we were able to help people where it wasn’t their choice. But we got to choose to help them. I just love that.”
Pastor Stephen Hayes was overjoyed to make the announcement.
“If you can imagine what those people this week will be feeling when they receive the letter that you sent them saying their debt is paid,” Hayes told his flock, according to NBC. “I pray 100-fold that that [is how] you would feel in reading the letter He wrote to you in the book of John 19:30. ‘Hey, your debt of sin is paid. You are covered.’”