you ever wonder who you're talking to when you call Rest Ministries?
We have a "virtual assistant" that helps out our office
by checking messages and calling people back. Since Rest Ministries
(publisher of hopekeepers Magazine) is a volunteer organization,
this is the fastest way for us to serve you and she's been an amazing
blessing to our editor. If you call and leave us a message it will
be Kara who calls you back to find out what your needs are, get
an order, or help you locate resources on the web site.
Kara Marks began
as our receptionist in July '04 and says, "People have been
so nice and it's been very rewarding to find an area where I can
be of help."
Kara was an
RN for eighteen years and worked in obstetrics. She was diagnosed
with multiple sclerosis in 1993 and has been at home since 2000.
"I miss being able to work so much, but I've been blessed to
find other areas where God can use me."
Kara has two
sons, ages 15 and 11, and they live in Oklahoma. I asked her what
her prayer needs are and she shared the following: "I have
limited energy and that's an area where I would really appreciate
being lifted up. I've dealt some with depression, and I do well
with His help most of the time, but it's another area where I could
use continued prayer."
her favorite scripture passage-Psalm 100-the whole chapter. "It's
the first I ever memorized, and it still speaks to me," she
says. "And due to all my challenges, I love Isaiah 40:31 '...but
those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will
soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they
will walk and not be faint.'"
a lot from living with a chronic illness myself, and also being
a nurse, I feel like He's led me to this job as a place where those
experiences can be put to use. I really am enjoying helping the
ministry in this way and feel very blessed to have been called here.