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Brand New: Joni and Friends Throw Blanket

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • March 25, 2015
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  • What's New in Our Store

Joni and Friends Throw BlanketOur cozy, new plush throw in “Joni blue” has a mink touch feel, trimmed with matching binding – the softest fleece ever! You’ll want to use it at sporting events, outdoor picnics, or simply to stay warm when it’s chilly outside. Tell your friends about the ministry of Joni and Friends - the embroidered logo is a great conversation starter! Visit the Joni and Friends store to order.

Thank you for having a Heart for the Disabled!

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • March 25, 2015
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  • Joni's Posts, Radio

Kempton Turner FamilyEvery year, I ask radio listeners to join our “Heart for the Disabled” project by sending cards and gifts to five special needs families. Well, on February 14, each of these families was surprised with a big box at their front door full of your letters, drawings, poems, gift cards, stuffed animals—and encouragement...

Dear Future Mom... Life with Down Syndrome

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • March 16, 2015
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  • Radio

Dear Future Mom...When an expectant mother hears the words "Your child may have Down syndrome," her heart and mind are flooded with thoughts and emotions … Thoughts such as, "Will my child live?" or "How are we going to care for a special needs child?" But the one question just about any expectant mother of a child with Down syndrome will ask is, "What kind of life will my child have?" Clouded by fears of the unknown, cultural stigma, and family pressures, many mothers struggle to make...

Thank You for Giving Children a Life-Changing Gift

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • March 12, 2015
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  • Wheels For The World

Alejandro and his parentsWhen Alejandro was born with a disability, his parents fell to their knees in despair. In their country of Cuba, poverty presses down hard and medical help is scarce. Wheelchairs for a child like Alejandro are rare – scarcely available and impossible to afford...

Good News for the Down Syndrome Community

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • March 3, 2015
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  • Joni's Posts, In the Media

Joni and JosiahAmerican women choose to terminate pregnancies between 50 and 85 percent of the time after receiving a fetal diagnosis of Down syndrome, according to a study published in 2012 – recently, however, Republicans in the Ohio state legislature announced they will introduce...

NRB: Warehousing the Elderly

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Feb. 26, 2015
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  • Joni's Posts, In the Media

Warehousing the ElderlyBesides thanking radio station managers here at NRB, I'm doing lots of interviews – mainly on the assisted suicide bills which have been introduced into various state assemblies across the US. But here's another story I'm talking about. In the UK, the elderly and disabled are...

The Film A.D.

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Feb. 25, 2015
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  • Joni's Posts, In the Media

A.D. The Bible ContinuesAlso while we are at NRB, we are hearing a lot about A.D. The Bible Continues – the series was filmed in Morocco and it will be premiered on NBC on Easter Sunday. It will cover what happened after Christ's death and resurrection – the film focuses on the disciples who then carry the gospel of Jesus into the world. Pray that God will use A.D. The Bible Continues to spark an interest in the hearts of viewers, causing...

How May We Pray for You?

Joni and Friends staff prayingAt Joni and Friends, we’re passionate about prayer. If you have any prayer requests, let us know…we’d love to pray for you! Every morning at Joni and Friends, our staff gathers at 8 a.m to pray. During that time, we thank God for you each day because of your...

Drop Box

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Feb. 24, 2015
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  • Joni's Posts, In the Media

Joni comments on Drop BoxKen and I are hearing a lot of ‘chatter’ at NRB about the new film Drop Box – it is an extraordinary documentary filmed by Brian Ivie that depicts the ministry of Pastor Lee in South Korea. Pastor Lee rescues abandoned infants, and many of them have disabilities. His is an amazing work which has gained global attention. A few weeks ago, Pastor Lee visited the International Disability Center (pictured from the left are his...

National Religious Broadcasters' Convention

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Feb. 23, 2015
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  • Joni's Posts, In the Media

NRB Convention

All this week Ken and I are at the NRB Convention in Nashville, TN – it is our one chance to meet personally with the many managers of Christian radio stations who air "Joni and Friends.” There are a lot of Christian programmers who are competing for air time on radio stations, so we are very grateful for the generous station managers who provide time to us per gratis. And don’t forget, you can always listen in to...

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