MELBOURNE, Fla. — Christian Care Ministry welcomed Mike Singletary, former Chicago Bears star and 10-time pro-bowler, to its weekly Friends Sharing Friends gathering, Wednesday, Nov. 1st.
Singletary, a Super Bowl champion, spoke of the importance of family and the level of influence parents can have on their children.
“Family is everything to me,” said Singletary. Speaking of the significant role that fathers have within the family, he said that if fathers would courageously fulfill their calling, “we’d see a lot of the problems solved that we see in our country today.”
Singletary is the father of seven children, and is himself the youngest of 10 children. He shared the story of how doctors advised his mother to have him aborted but she decided to keep him instead. Despite health issues in his childhood, Singletary grew up to become a professional NFL player, winning the Super Bowl in 1984.
After retiring from professional football, Singletary coached in the NFL, working with the Baltimore Ravens, San Francisco 49ers, Minnesota Vikings and the Los Angeles Rams. He is an ordained minister and author, and has co-authored several books about faith, football and fatherhood.
Friends Sharing Friends is a weekly Wednesday gathering hosted by Christian Care Ministry to provide encouragement, motivation and edification for staff and Medi-Share members with messages and music delivered by some of America’s leading Christian teachers and artists. Past guests have included relationships expert and New York Times Bestselling author Dr. Gary Chapman, Grammy Awards winner CeCe Winans and American Idol finalist Danny Gokey, among others.
Friends Sharing Friends is streamed live on Christian Care Ministry’s Facebook page and the organization’s dedicated online channel. In addition previous Friends Sharing Friends events are available on demand through the online channel.
“We started Friends Sharing Friends because, at heart, Christian Care Ministry is exactly what our name suggests: a ministry,” said CEO Ted Squires. “Everything we do, be it helping people share their medical expenses or their prayer requests, revolves around our biblical mission to care for one another. We are blessed to have such incredible guests come share with our team, and we hope Friends Sharing Friends grows into a ministry that impacts families across the country and even the world.”
Christian Care Ministry operates the health care sharing program Medi-Share. An alternative to traditional insurance, Medi-Share allows members to voluntarily and directly share each other’s medical bills. Since the program’s inception in 1993, Medi-Share members have shared more than $1.2 billion in bills and saved an additional $690 million through negotiated discounts.
Medi-Share is available in all 50 states and has more than 300,000 members nationwide.
More information on Medi-Share, as well as the Friends sharing Friends livestream feed and on demand playlist, is available here.
About Christian Care Ministry
Florida-based Christian Care Ministry operates the Medi-Share health care sharing program through which members voluntarily and directly share each other’s medical bills. Since the program’s inception in 1993, Medi-Share members have shared more than $1.2 billion in medical bills. And because of access to an extensive network of more than 700,000 health care providers, members have saved an additional $690 million in medical costs during that time. Medi-Share has more than 300,000 members in all 50 states.
More than just health care, Christian Care Ministry is a community of people who share their lives, faith, talents and resources and pray for and encourage one another. For more information, visit MyChristianCare.org/Medi-Share
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