Introducing a New Ministry

Today, I want to introduce you to something close to my heart, something you’ve been reading in bite-sized pieces since 2008, a story simultaneously just beginning and one that’s been decades in the making. A story only God could be writing. Today, I introduce you to my friend, Pamela Piquette, and the brand new ministry we’ve co-founded.

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“But you look fine.”

It’s something we hear often. We do look fine. But we’re not.

We are two of a staggering statistic – two of approximately 162.5 million people in the United States alone who live with one or more chronic illnesses.

Two of half the world’s population living with chronic illness. We are not alone.

Yet, often we are an invisible population striving to live well in the brokenness.

Many of us are desperately hurting, lonely, exhausted, and in pain. We struggle with anxiety and depression, and sometimes with significant limitations.

Illness affects our marriages, our families, finances, friendships, education, hobbies, and work. In short, illness affects every thread and fiber of our lives.

Chronic Joy Ministry is our voice, raising awareness of this hurting population, offering resources, and helping churches and organizations begin the conversation about what a chronic illness ministry in their organizations might look like.

If you have 9 minutes, we have an incredible story for you. Watch video.

Then join the conversation at Chronic Joy Ministry and let us know what you think. We’d love to open the conversation with What if?

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5 responses to “Introducing a New Ministry

  1. Cindee, great video. May God bless this ministry greatly! I will keep it in my prayers, as well as your families.

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  2. s snider

    Great job!

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  3. Just finished watching your beautiful and brave video. You are in my prayers.

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  4. Your video is a blessing Cindee, all of you will be constantly embraced by my prayers dear sister!

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  5. God bless you in this ministry. I, too, have heard the, “you look fine,” comment more times than I can remember. Our precious Lord Jesus, who seems to love doing surprising things, uses the “weak things” of the world to show His glory and power. May He encourage and lead you in this service. And may He give you strength and grace as you go.

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