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Christians “Running into the Plague”

09/28/20

John Stonestreet

Maria Baer

Culture of Life Ministries in Harlingen, TX is a Christian clinic offering free medical care to low-income patients in an impoverished community near the Mexican border. Each month since the start of the pandemic, reports WORLD Magazine, the volunteer doctors, nurses and administrators at Culture of Life have treated nearly one-and-a-half times their usual number of patients. The poverty and homelessness in Harlingen has made the area a COVID-19 hotspot.

Culture of Life Ministries is donor supported, which means that from the smallest donor to the retired woman who volunteers to do patient scheduling, to the doctors and nurses, there are countless ways believers there are intentionally and practically serving God’s kingdom.

Especially in this time of pandemic, social unrest, and political turmoil, the world, community by community, needs the Church to be the Church, seeing the needs people have, and meeting them in Christ’s name. Just like in Harlingen.

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Resources:

Free care amid COVID-19

Esther Eaton | WORLD Magazine | September 10, 2020

The Church Being the Church Gives Hope to the World

John Stonestreet | Breakpoint | September 23, 2020

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