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.
“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?