Bonnie Imbeau, Cuyahoga Falls, OH
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The first time my husband, Bruce, and I heard of Christian Healthcare Ministries, the idea struck us as biblically sound. When we signed up 13 years ago, it was a way to minister to our brothers and sisters in Christ, knowing that it would also serve us in the unexpected event of a medical crisis.
The unexpected became reality when in 2013 I was diagnosed with a large spinal cord tumor that required surgical removal. After hanging up the phone, I sat trying to digest this diagnosis.
I kept thinking, “Thank God for Christian Healthcare Ministries.” Whatever I would have to face, I knew I didn’t have to worry about medical costs. Psalm 84:11, a verse I had memorized the day before, resurfaced: “The Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord will give grace and glory; no good thing will He withhold from them that walk uprightly.”
I was and still am so thankful God had everything under control. I knew God would give me grace to persevere during my treatment. I knew He had given me a good thing in Christian Healthcare Ministries and I prayed He would return me to good health as well.
My health is better now than it was two years ago, and every single bill has been paid in full. After discounts of more than $30,000, I received nearly $50,000 from CHM. In fact, one reimbursement check arrived before the bill did.
I’m deeply grateful for all that CHM members have done for me during this difficult time. What a wonderful feeling to have everything paid off!
Before my surgery, I was told my best options for surgery were two local hospitals. I called CHM to ask which would practice better stewardship of funds given by the Lord’s people. I was advised to choose what I wished, but that one of the hospitals had a good track record of giving bill discounts. I chose to receive treatment there and was very happy with my choice.
May God continue to bless you as you bless His people with your ministry. I don’t hesitate to enthusiastically recommend CHM to my friends!