REST MINISTRIES

Rating: 4.64 stars   14 reviews

Issues: Mental Health, Health, Religion

Location: PO Box 502928 San Diego CA 92150 USA

Mission: RM serves people who live with chronic illness or pain by providing spiritual, emotional relational and practical support. Rest Ministries also equips church in the US to minister to and with the chronically ill. Through programs and resources we seek to transform hurting Christians into disciples and un-believers into Christians who live with faith and hope.
Programs: The social network The Sunroom which includes over 2000 people and a variety of programs, HopeKeepers groups in over 300 churches around the world, daily devotionals, articles, and our bookstore http://chronicillnessbooks.com
2010 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have COPD and have found Lisa's website comforting when I am not feeling well. It is a wonderful welcoming sie for those suffering from chronic illness and chronic pain.

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strength, calmness in times of feeling defeated.

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do nothing. It is well thought out and easy to read.

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Rest Miistries is is an awesome site for those with or know someone with chronic pain. As a person with COPD, Lisa's site has helped me realize that I am not the only one that has good and bad days. Her kindness, humor, and strenght are admired.

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i learned to let go of thinking I had to do everything perfect. If I have a day where it is hard to breathe, I rest. I take better care of myself.

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do nothing.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Hi I would like everyone to know just how wonderful Rest Ministries is. I look forward to the daily devotional everyday. When you suffer with chronic pain & illness, its nice to know someone understands & is going thru the same thing as you. All of the devotionals are wonderful gifts from God. Its awesome how Rest Ministries is founded by someone who knows the Lord as their personal savior. Rest Ministries is one of the best things that has happened to me lately. thank you for providing an outlet for people who are struggling with their conditions, you are giving us hope & a way to the Lord.

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giving me hope to ge thru another day by the grace of God

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not change a thing

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Rating: 5 stars  

Rest Ministries has given a voice to the millions of people with Invisible Diseases. Having an Invisible Disease can make life extremely difficult but most of all it makes you feel like you are the only one with your disease. I have found that I am not alone and meaningful help is freely given.

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People on my website responded favorably to knowing about Invisible Disease Awareness Week. I think they also felt like they were not fighting their diseases alone.

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I cannot think of anything I would change. New ground is being forged and I think it will continue to grow and evolve as it should.

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Rating: 5 stars  

In 2000, I injured my back after numerous surgeries, I was left in chronic pain. Rest Ministries was a breath of fresh air! To find resources, encouragement, support and ideas from people who experience pain and illness–yet thrive, was a wonderful gift! Now I recommend this site to anyone who has pain or an illness and their friends and caregivers. Each one has found materials to help their specific situation. Rest Ministries provides hope! Rest Ministries is a good source of information presented with great compassion.

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Rest Ministries has provided much information to help me live a full life even in the midst of chronic pain. The hope and encouragement and common sense tips make life enjoyable!

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Make more people aware of it! It's a hidden gem.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I discovered Rest Ministries about 8 years ago. it became a big source of support and information in my physical battles with Fibromyalgia, IBS, Depression and Anxiety. Lisa Copen has a heart of service to those within her organization. It provides a link to a world most of us would have no access to - the world of people just like us trying to live day to day. The research provided is vital to all of it's members as we learn to live and work with our various Invisible Illness. I have recommended Lisa Copen and Rest Ministries to many friends who need the support and information provided there.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Gaining support and learning more about my illnesses and how to live and treat them daily.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Make it more visible to more people

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