Today is World Mental Health Day. I am grateful for the hope that I have in Christ and for family and friends who encourage me when I need it most. My mental wellness is a daily battle but thank God, I’m not alone.
I still believe that the Church needs to do better in ministering to those who struggle with their mental wellness. And as God opens the doors, I resolve to speak out on this because I don’t think that Christians hear from their leaders nearly enough that it’s okay to struggle with mental wellness and still be a Christian.
I cling daily to one of my life verses:
Those who sow in tears shall reap with shouts of joy!” – Psalm 126:5.
The Right Rev. Dr. Jon I “Jack” Lumanog is an Anglican Bishop in good standing with the Apostolic Communion of Anglican Churches and the leader of The Anglican Diocese of St. Ignatius Loyola. A pastor and evangelist at heart, Dr. Jack Lumanog has planted, revitalized and pastored churches, traveled internationally to teach pastors and church planters and was a denominational leader for 7 years with executive level oversight for over 1,000 congregations in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Additionally, Bishop Lumanog is an Associate Member of The Anglican Union for the Propagation of the Gospel, an international confraternity of oratories, which is under the patronage of seven bishops from the worldwide Anglican Communion.