Beside Bethesda

If you want to stretch your soul’s capacity for more of God, this book is for you. If you want your heart to be brave in the face of deep disappointment, then Beside Bethesda is your guide. If you want to leave behind a mediocre and bland faith and get engaged with God on a new, and more noble level, this book will be your companion.

Happy Birthday, Joni!

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Join Joni's 65th Birthday Twitter Party!

This year, Joni is celebrating her birthday on Twitter and we invite you to join in the fun! Joni will be sharing her favorite birthday memories, answering questions, and so much more.

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Be a Part of the Global Access Conference

This conference will bring together disability leaders, ministers, educators and practitioners from around the world. By attending you will learn how to create and pursue advanced disability initiatives within church and cultural communities, and will build lasting networks of support and education throughout the international disability community.

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Francis Xavier

Listen to Joni as she shares about Francis Xavier, missionary to Asia in the 1500s.

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Wheels for a Kid's World

The need is tremendous. In developing nations, thousands of children with disabilities urgently need kid-sized wheelchairs ...

News and Events

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  • Save the Date... Joni's 65th Birthday Twitter Party!

    This year, Joni is celebrating her birthday on Twitter! On October 15, Joni’s 65th birthday, you are invited to join her online birthday party. Between 11am-12pm PST, Joni will be chatting with you live on the Joni and Friends Twitter account (@JoniandFriends)! She’ll be sharing her favorite birthday memories, answering ...

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  • Secure Your Registration for Global Access 2015!

    Have you registered for Global Access 2015? This ground-breaking disability ministry conference bringing together disability leaders, ministers, educators and world-changers from across the globe will be held February 17-20, 2015, in Southern CA. Presented by Joni and Friends, you won’t want to miss our great lineup of speakers including Joni ...

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  • International Family Retreats: God Uses You to Knit Families Back Together in Christ 

    Like many fathers in Ghana, West Africa, Wilson carried a deep grudge against God for giving him a disabled son. In African culture, disability is a curse and a shame to a man’s family name. Wilson remained in his marriage and provided for his family, but he never held his ...

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You Are Not Alone

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  • Attend a Family Retreat

    We offer fully accessible retreats that provide spiritual refreshment and camp-style fun for families who live with disability.

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  • Locate the Joni and Friends office nearest you

    Connect with one of our area ministry offices, located throughout the United States.

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  • Find a disability-friendly church that ministers to your needs

    Locate and learn about churches that offer disability ministry programs and accessibility.

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  • Discover resources and organizations that can help

    Browse through our extensive listing of resources related to a wide variety of disability issues.

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  • Purchase books and other inspirational products from our store

    Books & devotionals by Joni Eareckson Tada and others, Bible studies, ministry resources, and gift items.

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You Can Make a Difference

You can make a difference
  • Join Us in Prayer & Praise

    Please take a few minutes to review our daily prayer and praise requests.

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  • Volunteer for Wheels for the World

    Serve on an outreach to a developing country, providing wheelchairs and the Gospel message.

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  • Volunteer for a Family Retreat

    Come alongside a child or adult with a disability throughout a week-long retreat for families.

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  • Receive education and training in disability ministry

    Our Christian Institute on Disability offers all levels education for leaders in disability ministry.

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