HISTORY OF TOUCHED TWICE UNITED



Our ministry is named after this familiar bible passage where Jesus touched the man once and he saw partially, and then again and he saw fully. It was 1996 in Louisville, Kentucky 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 the Gospel of Jesus Christ when their physical needs are met.

That first clinic included free groceries, hot dogs and soft drinks, a music ministry, seventy-two eye exams and 3000 pairs of donated eyes glasses. Since then Touched Twice United has been helping communities across the U.S. proclaim the restorative work of Jesus Christ through free clinics. Annually TTU volunteers hold one-day free clinics in dozens of communities from Massachusetts to Arizona; from Texas to Michigan. Over 270,000 clinic guests have been served by more than 130,000 volunteers.

TTU leaders have participated in the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives Roundtable; participated in discussions at U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and served as a contributing developer in “Mental Health and Substance Abuse Curriculum for Laity.” Touched Twice United continues to help volunteers 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. Our mission is to identify and establish communities across America that represent Christ in walk and talk.

As a Christ-centered, faith-based organization, we have followed God’s direction in mobilizing volunteers from local churches to host free clinics which strive to meet 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 our country…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