Why SMI? It was the personal aspect that led Paul and Carol Bramsen to join

Andie Dill

The personal aspect of Samaritan Ministries is what ultimately drew Paul and Carol Bramsen to membership just over three years ago.

“We had been members of another health care sharing ministry for 12 years when we started looking into other options,” says Paul, president of ROCK International. “What appealed to us most was this aspect of sending directly to other members and connecting personally with them.”

Paul says he and his wife were thankful for the years with the other ministry, but it felt too much like insurance, and he wanted something different. After looking into Samaritan Ministries, Paul was “impressed with the model” and liked how his monthly checks would directly help to bear the burden of other brothers or sisters in Christ.

“When we started looking into Samaritan, we really liked the way it was set up and how Samaritan handles things,” Paul says. “There’s a simplicity to it.”

In the three years Paul and Carol have been members, neither one has submitted a need, but they are thankful to be part of a ministry they can trust should one arise.

“Samaritan seemed to have a good reputation, and I felt it was something that would work well for us in the years to come,” Paul concludes. 

What appealed to us most was this aspect of sending directly to other members and connecting personally with them.

Paul Bramsen

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