Sunday, September 13, 2009

Christian Illness Ministry Sponsors 5-Day Virtual Conference Online

SBWIRE – SEPT 14, 2009 / Nearly 1 in 2 people in the USA live with a chronic illness and about 96% of these illnesses are invisible.* Rest Ministries, Inc., the largest Christian organization that serves the chronically ill, and an affiliate of Joni Eareckson Tada’s International Disability Ministry, is encouraging those with illness, friends, family, caregivers, and churches to get involved in their annual outreach, National Invisible Chronic Illness Awareness Week, September 14-20, 2009.

In addition to churches having outreach events for those with chronic conditions, Rest Ministries organizes a 5-day free virtual conference with 20 seminars that can be attended via one’s computer and computer speakers. Seminars are on a variety of topics including marriage, parenting, starting a business, how to apply for disability and more—all when you live with a chronic illness. The seminars are held via Blog Talk Radio on their computer. Please join us! Everything will kick off Monday morning at 9 a.m. pacific time.

Go to and turn up your speakers! That's all there is to it! Here is the schedule:

MONDAY - 9 AM Understanding How we Uniquely Deal with Difficulties in Life Georgia Shaffer
MONDAY - 12 PM Finding Health Insurance Coverage with a Pre-existing Condition Jennifer Jaff
MONDAY - 3 PM Super Foods for Super-Natural Health Joanna Faillace
MONDAY - 5:30 PM Hearts of Gratitude and Joy Maureen Pratt

TUESDAY 9 AM Coping with Chronic Illness in Your Marriage Bill & Pam Farrell
TUESDAY 12 PM Coping with Crises on Top of Chronic Jennifer Saake & Lisa Copen
TUESDAY 3 PM How to Start a Business When You are Chronically Ill Kirsten Borrink TUESDAY 5:30 PM Top to Be Announced Kelly Rouba

WEDNESDAY 9 AM It’s OK to say NO: Building Healthy Boundaries Jenni Prokopy WEDNESDAY 12 PM Parenting When You are Chronically Ill - Chaos and Confessions Dena Dyer, talking with Lisa Copen
WEDNESDAY 3 PM Simplifying Your Home and Housework Marcia Ramsland
WEDNESDAY 5:30 PM Real Talk About Men and Chronic Illness Jeff Kenyon

THURSDAY 9 AM Find the Job You Desire and Can Do Rosalind Joffe
THURSDAY 12 PM When Your Child is Chronically Ill Jolene Philo
THURSDAY 3 PM Managing College with a Chronic Illness Lynn Royster
THURSDAY 5:30 PM Helping Others Understand Your Pain Karen Richards

FRIDAY 9 AM Applying and Winning Disability Assistance When You Are Chronically Ill Scott Davis
FRIDAY 12 PM Being a Teenager with a Chronic Illness Naomi Kingery
FRIDAY 3 PM Surgery Preparation Curtis Dean Hall
FRIDAY 5:30 PM Closing workshop Lisa Copen and guests

1 comment:

Beverly said...

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