Hurting People to Jesus and Each Other

Broken & Mended is a chronic pain support ministry that is open to people of all ages. Our support groups meet both online and in-person, and friends, family members, and caregivers are welcome to attend. Join us for a time of encouragement, Bible study, and prayer.

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Group of different men and women sitting around table and praying to God together
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The imperfect, made perfect.

Kintsugi pottery is the Japanese art of repairing a broken pot using gold or other precious metals to fill the cracks.

David Furman in Kiss The Wave wrote, “…our rough edges and cracks are filled with gold to point to the greatness of God…Through [our scars] we exalt the one who is conforming us more and more into the image of Christ.” We are not ashamed, but instead, we look for God to shine through our brokenness and the work of his mending!

About Broken & Mended
About Broken & Mended

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Broken & Mended support groups are open to chronic pain sufferers as well as their family, friends and caregivers.

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In-Person Support Groups

There’s something special about spending time together in person. These groups meet in leaders’ homes, churches, or other locations.

Online Support Groups

Visiting a group through video conferencing is the best option for our members who need the convenience of attending from home due to health reasons or distance from a group. Many of our groups are hybrid, meeting both online and in person.

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Broken & Mended Facebook Group

Our growing community of members from around the world is here to encourage or lament with you, and pray for you and your loved ones.

The Need for Chronic Pain Ministry

What People Are Saying

As reported in The Christian Chronicle:

“Broken & Mended provided a desperately needed lifeline.”

Bobby Ross — Editor-in-Chief
The Christian Chronicle

I’ve been attending Broken and Mended for several years now and and appreciate this ministry so much. Having lived with chronic illness since childhood, the ministry is like no other. Not only is it a source of hope and encouragement, but this ministry literally feeds and quiets my soul amidst the noise of chronic pain and fatigue.

RaeDeen Keahiolalo
Joyce Millard

Thank you for these podcasts. They are so encouraging. Grateful for the jars of clay reminder and what that looks like with chronic pain and illness.

Joyce Millard
Raleigh, NC

There is always much to learn and an opportunity to be heard in this ministry. It’s a long overdue necessity in churches and communities of faith everywhere as the hurting and disabled are often forgotten about when they can no longer walk into a church to worship services or can no longer physically serve in the many ways they’ve enjoyed giving back over a lifetime of volunteering or teaching.

Mickey Nilsen
Washington State

There were people who are Christians, who are dedicated disciples of Jesus Christ, who hurt like me, and they care that I hurt.

Dr. Timothy Gunnells
Amridge University
David Heflin

Meet Our Founding President

David Heflin is the founder and president of Broken and Mended. He is married to Katie and has three kids. David has been a preacher for 19 years and founded Broken and Mended in 2018 after being inspired by his own battle with chronic pain to connect other hurting people to Jesus and each other. David has a B.A. in Bible from Oklahoma Christian University and a Master of Arts in Religion from Azusa Pacific University. He resides in Woodward, OK.

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