Rest Ministries

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I wish I had the eloquent vocabulary to describe the hundreds of thousands of people whose lives have been improved by Lisa. She has dozens of websites, newsletter, bookstore, has written books, held seminars, does public speaking, has created an annual event called "Invisible Illness Week" with tens of thousands of participants.  — Sheila

Rest Ministries does so much to make a difference on a daily basis in the lives of those with chronic illness of all kinds! They share daily inspiring devotionals. They provide a Sunroom forum with groups to join. They produce articles covering topics that are important to those of us who are disabled and chronically ill. Rest Ministries has an active Twitter presence and Pinterest account that keeps up with the latest and most inspirational topics for those with illness of all kinds. Lisa Copen, who began Rest Ministries, also hosts Invisible Illness Awareness Week each year, which is a phenomenal event for spreading awareness and encouraging others to become activists themselves. Lisa is a touchstone in the lives of those of us with chronic illness, and Rest Ministries is our Home.  — Renewed

Lisa's Rest Ministries boards are all just wonderful. She has them separate from her personal account and has many inspiring things, practical tips, links to articles, etc.  — Kara

Lisa has given her life to help encourage people w/ chronic illness and/or pain through Rest Ministries, which has been online and 501c3 since 1997; also through National Invisible Illness Awareness Week, which she started in 2002. Both of these have grown to touch the lives of thousands of people ea. yr., helping not just Christians but all.  — Kara

Lisa established Rest Ministries in '96 and it's been a 501(c)3 and online since '97. It's for encouragement for people w/ chronic illness and/or pain, Christian, and but all are welcome. In 2002, she also established Nat'l Invisible Illness Week yearly. She's worked tirelessly and w/o pay, despite her own illnesses and declining health. So much...  — Kara

Lisa has been a chronic illness advocate for many years! She is the founder of Rest Ministries and Invisible Illness Awareness Week. Despite her declining health and increasing pain, she continues to give of herself to the chronic illness community.  — Rachel

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