During their Easter service on April 1, 2018, Pastor Stephen Hayes of Covenant Church in Carrollton, Texas, revealed that the congregation eliminated medical debt for more than 4,000 local families and veterans.
The megachurch usually spends around $100,000 each year to promote their Easter services. This year, they decided to take that money and spend it to benefit others.
Hayes teamed up with RIP Medical Debt, a nonprofit group that acquires unpaid medical debt at greatly reduced rates and then forgives it. Come on somebody! Every $1 donated to the group translates to $100 in debt paid off.
The church donated the entire $100,000 which helped pay off a total of $10,551,618 in medical debt for 4,229 families in the Dallas area.
“Not only is the debt itself gone and paid, but also, any negative impact that debt has had on their credit history is wiped clean,” the Pastor said.
He also said that it was “the easiest decision we’ve ever made”.
To God be the glory.
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