Every year, LCC runs what we call our “Generosity Project” around Christmastime to encourage the people of our church to embrace a spirit of generosity in the spirit of our savior himself.
This year, we want to kick it up a notch by challenging not only our congregation but also other local congregations to help us knock out One Million Dollars of Indiana medical debt through a partnership with RIP Medical Debt!
RIP Medical Debt is a non-profit organization that exists to purchase unpaid medical debt and then forgive it. For $1, they can purchase and forgive $100 of medical debt, so that means to liberate people in Indiana from $1,000,000 of medical debt, we only need to raise $10,000!
Toward that end, LCC has set aside a fund of $5000 in the form of a matching grant.
Every dollar that is donated to our 2020 Million Dollar Miracle Project will get matched from this fund!
But we don’t want to stop there. We want as many churches to join us as possible, and so we are challenging other churches to follow our lead in creating a matching grant of any size for your people.
Why stop at one million dollars? Can you imagine the boost to our witness if people hear how the churches in Lafayette joined together to eliminate millions of dollars of medical debt for people they don’t even know?
This Christmas, let’s let our light shine!
Are you a Church Leader?
If you are a leader of a church, we challenge you to join us. Here are three ways you can:
- Run your own matching grant effort, make your own donations to RIP Medical Debt’s Indiana Campaign and report to us by Christmas Eve how much money you gave, so we can add your total to our city wide total.
- Make a church donation to our matching grant fund and challenge your people to participate. We’ll add your church name here along with your donation.
- Just tell your people to visit this page and make their own donations. Our funds will match all donations no matter where they come from!
I hope you can join us!