Just today a gentleman whom I’ll call Dan came to the Good Samaritan Health Center of Gwinnett seeking medical attention for a cyst on his face. We learned he works a few nights a week as a dishwasher and earns only $480 each month. His appearance alone was testimony to his hardscrabble life. He confessed his illegal status and explained that is why he has not seen a doctor in fifteen years. He turned to us today because he’d been told we were welcoming to people in need regardless of their circumstances. When we told him our Samaritan Fund would pay for his visit today, he insisted he should contribute something to the cost of his care. He left on the counter what precious few bills he could part with and then mounted his bicycle to return home. In his shirt pocket was a reminder card for his follow-up appointment with us in one week.
This true story is particularly poignant but not unlike many other stories that unfold here at the Good Samaritan. So many stories, in fact, that last year we saw the need to expand our hours of operation to better meet the needs of the people we serve. We are now open four days a week purchase rosuvastatin providing healthcare services and one day a week (Thursday) providing counseling, social work and health management classes. Full of faith and trusting in God’s provision, we are serving the healthcare needs of the poor and uninsured of north metro Atlanta, people like Dan.
I want to thank you for your prayers, your donations, and your volunteer labor. You are helping us in a huge way to make a difference in the lives of the poor and marginalized. And I simply want to ask you to remember us when you feel the Holy Spirit move you into purchaseOrlistat benevolent action for the sake of the Kingdom.
May you be blessed in abundance so that you may bless with abandon.
Gregory E. Lang