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Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. - John 14:6

We had a big family and no insurance.  Amos worked as a sub-contractor, and affordable health insurance was out of the question.  It was always a struggle.  Then Amos got a job installing countertops at Christ Community’s S. Third Street center before they opened, this was 1995. 

We started going to the center and for the first time we had access to affordable medical care for our big family.  Things began to turn around for us. Over the years, I would work part time, but even then, we did not have consistent insurance coverage.  The sliding fee scale made it possible for my family to have medical care. We developed a relationship with the doctors and staff; we began to really manage our healthcare.  

Over the years, we have been patients at just about every Christ Community center.  The staff knows us and always makes us feel welcome.  We never lived in the neighborhood, but for us, it was worth the drive to have good doctors who were concerned and took the time to talk with us and really listen.  You knew they understood how personal issues could affect your physical health. 

In 2002, Amos began having extensive health problems, and without the doctors at Christ Community sending him to specialists and monitoring his surgeries, I don’t know what we would have done.  Amos’ 
medications were so expensive and without the pharmacy we would not have been able to afford them.  

I often send little notes with my payments, and no matter how small the payment may be, Amos and I are always treated with dignity and respect.  We really appreciate Christ Community and what they have done for our family over the years.

I like to say we are charter members of Christ Community.  Now, twenty years later, we have been blessed with grandchildren- making a third generation of our family who are regular patients of Christ Community.  

Our support of Christ Community is often small but my praise is always great.  I ask that you join me this Christmas Season in support of Christ Community and the service they provide to 
families like mine.  

 Laurraine  & Amos Black

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