Chronic Illness Ministry

Update: We have together decided on the name "Sufficient Grace: Chronic Illness Ministry for Women", for God's grace is sufficient for all my needs!

2 Corinthians 12:7-10 - To keep me from becoming conceited because of these surpassingly great revelations, there was given me a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses so that Christ's power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

For more information on this ministry, please visit our website at www.sufficientgraceministry.blogspot.com. If you would like to be involved in serving or participating, please email your full name, phone number, and email address to sufficientgraceministry@yahoo.com. We can't wait to see God has in store for our community!
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I am delighted to share with you that God has given me the honor of starting a Chronic Illness Ministry for Women. I feel extremely humbled and undeserving, and of course I am so excited about this new opportunity!

The Chronic Illness community can join together and pray for physical healing - because our Savior can raise the dead! But what if you haven't experienced that physical healing? We can continue to pray for that healing, but God also desires for us to know and be at peace with the fact that we can find spiritual healing through Him, despite our current health situations. Sometimes God has a grand design that is different than we imagined, and that may include a journey of illness (whether it be arthritis, fibromyalgia or cancer). There is hope, because our God is still HEALER - the healer of our hearts.

I am still in the process of doing groundwork (research, PowerPoint, etc.) and seeking God in prayer for finding a Christian organization or church to partner with. Please join me in prayer over these things. Did I mention I'm excited?!

1 Peter 1:6 - 9 - In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that your faith - of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire - may be proved genuine and may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. Though you have not seen him, you love him, and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy; for you are receiving the goal of your faith, the salvation of your souls.
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My guide so far in this journey (and a great read for anyone in church leadership as well) - So You Want to Start a Chronic Illness - Pain Ministry by Lisa Copen - Read pages 1-68 here

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