*Editor’s note: This information was published in the October 2020 issue of Heartfelt Magazine, CHM’s monthly magazine that provides CHM membership-related tips and tricks, medical advice from doctors, testimonies from CHM members, and more. Please refer to the CHM Guidelines and applicable web pages for the most up-to-date information regarding CHM membership, sharing eligibility, and ministry news.*
Without you, there is no CHM. Thank you for being part of this vibrant community of believers that helps each other through some of life’s toughest circumstances!
Gratitude is overflowing from CHM staff and Prayer Page participants to those who contributed to #IamCHM Day through prayer, story sharing and giving to the Prayer Page. What makes it even better is that it gives God glory and helps His people.
July 16 also celebrated you as CHM members. You showed your passion for helping one another by giving to Prayer Page needs. More than $102,000 was received from over 1,600 CHM member contributors, exceeding every goal for which we'd hoped or prayed.
Every cent will go to meeting the needs of Prayer Page participants, CHM members whose medical bills are from pre-existing conditions and who are eligible to receive additional sharing support through extra giving from CHM members.
#IamCHM Day giving was an important boost in addition to members’ regular Prayer Page giving. In the last 12 months, members shared more than $6.5 million toward Prayer Page needs. Thank you for helping to meet these needs!
Your stories made a difference
The lead-up to #IamCHM Day included videos, testimonies, social media engagement, and a website page, which explained the basis for the special event:
"#IamCHM is a statement of who you are, who we are, and what together we represent to the world by reflecting the light of Jesus’ words in John 13:35, 'By this everyone will know that you are My disciples, if you love one another.'"
"Because you are CHM, everyone who sees what you do through this ministry knows that you love your fellow Christians."
Thank you to those who shared testimonial videos explaining how you’ve been blessed by CHM financially and spiritually—both given and received—as well as through cards and letters from CHM members to each other.
A video from Mark LaCrosse of Seattle, Wash. is indicative of the response from those members who embraced #IamCHM. After receiving sharing assistance from CHM members for a heart procedure, Mark mentioned in his video that his confidence in fellow ministry members—even as he enters a new season of battling acute myeloid leukemia.
My name is Mark LaCrosse, and #IamCHM. Thank you for allowing us to be part of this family that has been a blessing to us and to so many people. […] I still remember the day I went to the post office and opened up the checks sent by CHM. It was staggering, and that type of support and care was amazing. [As we face this new cancer diagnosis] we’ve been able to walk this road without an undue burden of considering the financial ramifications because we know CHM has been faithful. Thank you CHM, and thank you CHM family.
#IamCHM is ongoing
Please, keep those videos coming! We want to keep sharing #IamCHM videos and stories.
Here’s how to send a video to #IamCHM:
- Post your story on social media and include the #IamCHM hashtag
- Private message your video to any of our social media channels
- Email your story to firstname.lastname@example.org
Free months of membership and 50 t-shirt giveaways
Five randomly-selected contributors to #IamCHM Day received a free month of ministry membership. That opportunity exists for all CHM members through our Bring-a-Friend program, which enables members to gain a free month of CHM membership for friends and relatives they help bring into the ministry. See the side bar on page three for more info about referring friends.
As an expression of CHM’s appreciation, another 50 randomly-selected #IamCHM contributors received an #IamCHM t-shirt.
Keep the love flowing
The ministry is considering making #IamCHM an annual event; however, it can’t replace regular extra monthly giving, for which Prayer Page-listed members and the ministry staff thank everyone who contributes to the Prayer Page.
Want to make a Prayer Page contribution today? Simply:
- Use the Member Portal to make an online contribution
- Include an extra gift marked "Prayer Page" with your monthly check to CHM
- Contact CHM at 1-800-791-6225, ext. 5993, to make a donation by phone
Helping fellow Christians via the Prayer Page is a tangible expression of Christian love. It says you are known for loving others. It’s a way of showing you’re a follower of the Lord Jesus Christ.
And, it says, “#IamCHM.”
#IamCHM Day was an amazing day celebrating, YOU, our faithful CHM members. We heard many encouraging #IamCHM member stories, and we want to make sure you don’t miss hearing the impact made by your participation in the ministry.
“We have received cards of encouragement assuring us of the prayers of other members. The staff is always very friendly, patient and knowledgeable. Faithfulness is everything—and we have found CHM to be very faithful and true to their word. They’re truly a ministry that embodies Galatians 6:2!”
—Paul Baker, Troy, Ohio
“It’s a joy each month when we send in our gift amount knowing that it’s helping to ease the financial burden of another Christian with medical expenses. I’ve also humbly been on the receiving side of this ministry and have had other Christians help me pay my medical expenses.”
—Cynthia Gunselman, Lubbock, Texas
“Christian Healthcare Ministries has been a blessing to my family. My son had a melanoma in his eye that, when tested, continually came back as negative for cancer…until one time it didn’t. We received many letters of encouragement and cards—it was phenomenal how people reached out, ministered to and prayed for us during that time.”
—Christine Archer, Pueblo, Colo.