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South GA clinic offers spiritual and medical healing to uninsured patients

Sumter Faith Clinic is a volunteer medical ministry that serves uninsured and underserved residents, treating their bodies and their souls. (Source: WALB) Sumter Faith Clinic is a volunteer medical ministry that serves uninsured and underserved residents, treating their bodies and their souls. (Source: WALB)
Mary Gordon (Source: WALB) Mary Gordon (Source: WALB)
Sumter Faith Clinic offers free health and spiritual services to uninsured patients like Mary Gordon. (Source: WALB) Sumter Faith Clinic offers free health and spiritual services to uninsured patients like Mary Gordon. (Source: WALB)
Linda Bartlett (Source: WALB) Linda Bartlett (Source: WALB)
SUMTER CO., GA (WALB) -

Sumter Faith Clinic isn't your average clinic, services are free, and there's also a little prayer at work. 

Sumter Faith Clinic is a volunteer medical ministry that serves uninsured and underserved residents, treating their bodies and their souls.

Mary Gordon, 63, keeps coming through the white wooden doors, for the healing hands of a doctor, and the praying hands of the clinic's prayer partners. 

"In the beginning I know that I'm going to get some prayer because I'm a praying person myself," explained Gordon.  

The clinic doesn't use a typical patient sign-in sheet. Gordon filled out a paper for prayer at the clinic steps from downtown Americus, and next to a Presbyterian Church on South Jackson Street. 

Two days a week, Sumter Faith Clinic offers free health and spiritual services to uninsured patients like Gordon. 

"The doctor's office they don't even offer it but they have the Bible out when you come here, it's no time that I come here that they don't ask me, do I need prayer," said Gordon.  

Gordon said that the clinic was her breakthrough when she lost her jobs a few years back, but thanks to 45 volunteers like Linda Bartlett she's able to see a physician. 

"I see these people coming in with no jobs, no income, and their very sick. And I've been blessed with good health so that's what motivates me to come down here," explained Bartlett. 

Gordon went there on Thursday for a blood glucose check for her diabetes. 

"And I pray to God you know they will stay open, if I get financial stable I'd come up here and give them a big donation but at the time I don't have it now," said Gordon. 

And it's that prayer that the clinic relies on to continue to help people in need.

Sumter Faith Clinic is open Mondays from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Thursdays from 1 p.m. to five p.m. 

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