Arubah is restoring health and adding value to our community, one person at a time, through the unconditional love of Christ. Here are just a few stories of God’s goodness and grace. Please know that all patient names have been changed to protect their privacy.
Story posted on Arubah’s Facebook Page
I love this place! Though I will never require their services because of God’s abundant blessings on my life, THEY have been the abundant blessing for my daughter. Last week, I took her over there in acute pain; she had no insurance and her stress had only exacerbated the issue. They treated her with compassion and dignity, no differently than if she’d been in the finest paying clinic. She’s now “up and running,” thanks to their services. Through them, we learned that it was her situation a couple of years ago after a car wreck, after both she and her husband had lost their jobs and insurance, that the passion for Arubah was born. She wept when she learned this. Within a couple of months, she will be insured due to daily improving circumstances, but I can assure you none of us will ever forget this amazing ministry. God bless you all and the amazing work you do! (By Loni)
Suzie had researched and found Arubah for a friend in need, during this process she realized that she herself was feeling ill. She thought it was bronchitis but in fact it was a sinus infection requiring medications. During her visit she discovered her blood pressure was “through the roof”, per Suzie. She came back to Arubah several times and each time her blood pressure was consistently elevated. Suzie was started on blood pressure medication and she now reports that she feels like a new person. She never realized that her blood pressure was the reason for her constantly feeling ill and tired. Suzie was very eager to tell me, “this place has saved my life!” She shared with us that not only has Arubah treated her medical concerns, but she has been blessed by the love and care of our staff, for her as a person!
Jamie, a single mother went to a local organization to donate blood for the purpose of ‘earning extra money to put food on the table for her children’. She was denied because her blood pressure was too high. She was sent to the Collinsville Health Center, they referred her to Arubah to get her blood pressure checked out further. During her first visit at Arubah, she was diagnosed with hypertension and was put on affordable medications that have brought her much relief. She stated, “I appreciate being able to come for free because sometimes it is a choice of whether to pay to see a doctor or feed my children. It is helpful for the uninsured and with it being open in the evenings, it is more convenient. Everyone who I have encountered at Arubah is very pleasant and it is a very warm atmosphere.”
Emily heard about Arubah through the newspaper and then a friend who had received care at the clinic. She came to Arubah simply hoping to see a doctor and get medicine, but found so much more. She said, “These people truly care, they are truly here to help others”. Emily plans to recommend Arubah to others who are in need and hurting because “when they pray here, you can feel God’s presence, you can feel the love of Jesus.” Emily expressed a deep appreciation to everyone who makes Arubah possible.
For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’ “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’ “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’
Megan Webber (Shared two weeks before her wedding.)
“Well I was thinking, we all sign up for nights that are convenient for us, me included, but I really love serving at Arubah and sometimes service requires sacrifice, I don’t want this ministry to just be convenient, I want to be available for it because I believe in it, so tonight I am sacrificing getting my wedding tables I’ve been looking for this whole summer because Arubah is more important eternally than tables. I am happy to do it!”