Charissa Koh

Charissa is a reporter for WORLD.

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Caring—and paying—for needy patients

Compassion | Examining two approaches to Christian healthcare for the poor
by Charissa Koh
Posted 2/19/20, 03:21 pm

The Sacred Heart Community Clinic in Round Rock, Texas, had 6,300 visits last year, all of them from low-income, uninsured patients. Liz Burton-Garcia started the clinic nearly 10 years ago on the campus of St. William Catholic Church, where she is a member. Her sales background helped her drum up local support: Doctors donated their time, construction companies donated materials, and many others offered money and prayer.

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Illustration by Rachel Beatty

God making up for us

Lifestyle | They fought one another in marriage—until God brought a change of perspective
by Charissa Koh
Posted 2/13/20, 03:38 pm

(11th in a series on long marriages)

Stephen and Sherry Collins had been married five years when, in 1980, difficult circumstances led them to Christian faith. On bed rest while pregnant with the couple’s second baby, Sherry, a Jew, watched the film Jesus of Nazareth on TV. After giving birth, she read the Bible during her hospital recovery and became convinced Jesus was the Messiah.

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Remembering the captives

Compassion | Poor conditions, violence plague Mississippi prisons
by Charissa Koh
Posted 2/05/20, 04:46 pm

Janice Wilkens received an upsetting call from her son on Jan. 2. “He was devastated, and he was nervous,” she told WMC-TV in Memphis, Tenn. “He wanted help right away.” Her son, 36-year-old Denorris Howell, was an inmate at the Mississippi State Penitentiary in Parchman, Miss., in the notorious Unit 29, where prison officials reported major disturbances due to gang violence.

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