by Will Maule, Faithwire
A Michigan Church has put its faith into action by paying off the medical debt of almost 2,000 families.
Wyoming congregation Grand Rapids First announced that it would be paying off the debt of 1,899 families across four counties — which amounts to a total of nearly $2 million, according to the Detroit Free Press.
“Today , that $1,832,439.26 that’s looming over families right now, those families that are living at poverty rates or less, has been paid in full as a result of a gift from this church,” senior pastor Sam Rijfkogel told the congregation during his Sunday message. “Paid in full, not held against them one bit.”
“To God be the glory!” the pastor declared.
“When somebody cancels your debt, that’s a good feeling!”
The debt was cleared in conjunction with an organization called “RIP Medical Debt,” which seeks to “empower donors to forgive the billions in oppressive medical debt.”
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