HopeKeepers groups don’t have to be in a church. They can also meet in your community.
Here is one email we received from someone who began a HopeKeepers group in her community.
We had our first meeting today for a neighborhood
HopeKeepers group & I’m pleased to tell you that it went well! All the ladies were enthusiastic about taking a spiritual/Biblical approach to dealing with chronic pain & illness–it’s an answer to prayer! Thank you so much for all the hard work you’ve done in organizing Rest Ministries–you are being used by the Lord for a much-needed ministry. Your beautiful & sensitive writing has been an encouragement to me.
It has taken me a year of praying (& procrastinating) to get going with this group. I have not felt well at all. But I’ve finally realized that I simply need to trust the Lord to take care of my pain level on the days we meet. (I’m leading the group in my home).
Since this group has several denominations represented, I had no idea how they would respond.Well, God took care of that & I’m pretty excited about it! I’ve been in Bible Study Fellowship for 11 years & was a discussion leader for 7 years, so I’m fairly comfortable with leading a small group. It is so good to have the resources from Rest Ministries–I thank the Lord for you, Lisa!
Your sister in Christ, Barb