HISTORY OF TOUCHED TWICE UNITED
“... some people brought a sightless man and begged Jesus to give him a healing touch. Taking him by the hand, he led him out of the village. He put spit in the man's eyes, laid hands on him, and asked, ‘Do you see anything?’
He looked up. ‘I see men. They look like walking trees.’ So Jesus laid hands on his eyes again. The man looked hard and realized that he had recovered perfect sight, saw everything ...”
Mark 8:22-25 MSG
Our ministry is named after this familiar bible passage. Touched Twice originated in 1996 when a group of people inspired by a mission trip to Honduras decided that a free clinic for people without insurance in the United States was greatly needed ... and that people are more open to hear of gospel of Jesus Christ when their physical needs are met.
That first clinic in Louisville, Kentucky resulted in 72 eye exams and 3000 pairs of donated eye glasses. Since then Touched Twice has been helping communities across the U.S. proclaim the restorative work of Jesus Christ through free clinics. To date over 270,000 clinic guests have been served by more than 130,000 volunteers.
Touched Twice continues to equip volunteers willing to serve the more than 30 million people who remain uninsured and greatly affected by increasing healthcare and health insurance costs.
THE TOUCHED TWICE UNITED MISSION
We are committed to demonstrating and proclaiming love in Christ’s name.
As a Christ-centered, faith-based organization, we answer God's call to serve, mobilizing volunteers from local churches to host free clinics addressing the medical, personal and spiritual needs of guests—all on a budget of zero dollars and zero cents.
Our long range objective is to see Touched Twice clinics spread throughout the United States ... in every state, from coast to coast.
“My dear friends, do you think you will get anywhere in this if you learn all the right words but never do anything? Does merely talking about faith indicate that a person has it? For instance, you come upon an old friend dressed in rags and half-starved and say ‘Good morning friend! Be clothed in Christ! Be filled with the Holy Spirit’ and walk off without providing so much as a cloak or a cup of soup-where does that get you? Isn’t it obvious that God-talk without God-walk is outrageous nonsense?”
James 2:14-17 MSG