About

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DID YOU KNOW?
Chronic illness affects nearly 1 in 2 people (1) – approximately 152 million people in the United States alone – almost half of the world’s population. It impacts every aspect of life – marriage, family, faith, finances, friendships, education, hobbies and work. Chronic illness is hard, but there is hope.

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DID YOU KNOW?
Mental illness impacts 1 in 5 adults – approximately 43.8 million adults in the United States alone. And half of chronic mental illness begins by age 14. (2)

OUR MISSION STATEMENT:
Radical hope. Compassionate change. Equipping those affected by chronic physical and mental illness through community and education rooted in Jesus Christ.

OUR PROGRAMS:

  • GIFT OF HOPE
  • GIFT OF COMMUNITY (Chronic Joy THRIVE Small Groups)
    • Support and FREE Materials for the development of small groups
  • LEADERSHIP / FACILITATOR DEVELOPMENT
    • Providing resources for the development of small group facilitators
  • LITTLE FREE LIBRARIES 
    • Build relationships with Little Free Library owners across the United States to provide FREE copies of Discovering Hope to place in the Little Lending Library with “Please take me home. I’m yours to keep.” labels inside the cover.
    • Opportunity for group/organization service project to place copies in 15+local Little Free Libraries
  • WRITING THE STORY OF YOUR ILLNESS
    • We can feel isolated and powerless when living with chronic illness, but what if your story begins to bridge those barriers? What if your story begins a conversation?
    • A free printable guide can help you write your story and invites you to submit it for publication on our website.
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    • Notecard giveaway – this ongoing program through our newsletters and social medial campaigns encourages the old school practice of hand-writing notes of support and encouragement. **Coming Soon**  New website sign-ups to Invitation to Prayer and Invitation to Community will receive notecards too.
  • AMBASSADOR/CONTRIBUTING ARTIST PROGRAM
    • Opportunities for those with specific gifts and talents to invest their time, skill and creativity in Chronic Joy Ministry.
  • MINISTRY PARTNERS
    • Mutually beneficial partnerships between Chronic Joy Ministry and other groups/organizations/missions/non-profits

WHAT WE OFFER:

  • FAITH BASED RESOURCES for Chronic Illness, Caregivers, Mental Illness, Marriage, Parenting
  • DAILY ENCOURAGEMENT ON SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest 
  • DISCOVERING HOPE: Beginning the Journey Toward Hope in Chronic Illness and FINDING PURPOSE: Rediscovering Meaning in a Life with Chronic Illness – the first two books in the Chronic Joy THRIVE Series.
  • AVAILABILITY TO SPEAK to your small group, church or organization.

WHO WE ARE:


(1) National Health Council
(2) The National Institute of Mental Health

Chronic Illness Quick Facts – Free Printable
Mental Illness Quick Facts – Free Printable


jbu.1PAMELA PIQUETTE, President and Co-Founder, is a wife of 30 years, mom of three adult children, two who are married, and has two sweet baby granddaughters. She enjoys hot tea, walking her Teddy Bear dog named Cocoa and reading almost always more than one book at a time.

Pamela has Ehlers-Danlos, fibromyalgia and chronic migraines.

 

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CINDEE SNIDER RE, Co-Founder, is wife of 25 years to the man she loves most in this world, mama of five world-shaking creatives (ages 16-24), author, photographer, craver of quiet, lover of cotton, denim, Jesus and tea.

Cindee and four of her five kids have Ehlers-Danlos and myriad co-existing conditions.

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