A Missouri church has raised enough money to erase $43 million in medical debt incurred by families it was able to help.
Pastors Keith Simon and Patrick Miller of The Crossing, a church based in Columbia, announced on Sunday that the amount raised for those with medical debt was $431,597.30.
“That’s what you, The Crossing, have generously given because Jesus paid off our spiritual debts,” the church announced on its Facebook page with the hashtags #JubileeForMissouri and #JesusPaidItAll.
“Thank you to everyone who donated. Your giving will forgive medical debt for thousands of families in Missouri and make God’s love known in our community.”
The Crossing partnered with a nonprofit known as RIP Medical Debt, which will use the church’s donation to purchase medical debt at a price of one cent on the dollar.
“Because their medical debt is unlikely to be paid, collection agencies are willing to sell it off for one penny on the dollar. This means that one dollar can buy $100 of medical debt. $100 can buy $10,000,” the pastors explained.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Michael Gryboski