Access Church in Lakeland, Florida is helping their community reach financial freedom by paying off more than $1.6 million in medical debt.

Pastor Jason Burns told CBN News that 1,315 families received letters in the mail saying that their medical debt had been paid.

“This is the first time the church has paid off medical debt. Every year we receive a special offering that allows us to be proactive throughout the year. A few months ago we got the idea to do medical debt. The letters went out to recipients two to three weeks ago.”

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