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Join Joni in the Studio on Facebook Live!

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • June 25, 2016
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  • Radio

Joni in the StudioHave you ever wondered what a day in the recording studio is like for Joni? Next week, live on Facebook, you can go behind the scenes with Joni as she records Joni and Friends radio programs! All you have to do is visit Joni’s Facebook page on Wednesday, June 29th at 10:00am PST to watch as Joni broadcasts live from the recording...

Because He Lives (Paul Buursma)

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • June 27, 2016
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  • Joni's Posts, Radio, Video Archives

Paul BuursmaYears ago, back in 1998, I met a little boy with cerebral palsy named Paul Buursma at one of our Joni and Friends’ Family Retreats. He had a smattering of freckles, shiny blonde hair, and the biggest smile I’d ever seen. He also had many physical complications related to his cerebral palsy, all of which required non-stop 24/7 care from his parents, Dirk and Harriet. His siblings, Abby and Nate, also helped out.

That Retreat was such a huge blessing to this family...

Joni and Friends Releases Third Free Irresistible Church E-book: "Engaging Game Changers"

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • June 23, 2016
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  • In the Media

Engaging Game ChangersThe third book to launch in our Irresistible Church series, “Engaging Game Changers,” is aimed at helping churches recruit, train and coach volunteers who can make a true difference in disability ministry. The book is available as a free Kindle download on Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com and other online bookstores.

The first book in the series, “Start with Hello,” quickly shot to #1 in the social issues and special needs category on Amazon, showing the need for individuals and...

Hope Overflowing: 100,000 by 2020

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • June 22, 2016
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  • International, Wheels For The World

Hope OverflowingFive-year-old Ebenezer was the recipient of the 100,000th wheelchair in 2014 in Ghana. Since February 2015, we’ve delivered some 26,000 wheelchairs with your prayers and support and we’re right on track to meet the goal of sending 100,000 wheelchairs by 2020 through Wheels for the World!

Learn more and watch a video from the day Ebenezer’s life changed forever!

10 Ways to Care for Your Caregiver

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • June 18, 2016
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  • Activities, My Job Helps Others

Joni and KenCaregivers are often the silent soldiers when it comes to taking care of the daily needs of someone with an illness or disability. Whether they are relatives, friends, or professionals, it’s always a good idea to show them how much they are appreciated. Here are 10 ways you can do that today...

Because of You...Thousands Receive Christ Worldwide!

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • June 16, 2016
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  • International, Ways to Serve, Wheels For The World

boy receives wheelchairGod is using you to open people’s hearts to the Gospel like never before! The wheelchair and Bible you send change everything. Because of your prayers and faithful support, many children with disabilities will receive Bibles, wheelchairs, and God’s love…the greatest gift of all.

9 Tips for Babysitting Kids with Disabilities

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • June 12, 2016
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  • Disability Awareness, Ways to Serve

BabysitterWith summer around the corner, we know that parents will be looking for babysitters! Are you looking for a resource to share with someone who might be willing to babysit your child? Or would you like to help out your neighbor who has a child with special needs, but you don’t feel qualified?

We Need Your Help at Family Retreat!

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • June 9, 2016
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  • Family Retreats

Castaway ClubFamily Retreat season is here and we need your help! The success of any Joni and Friends Family Retreat depends largely on having enough 'helping hands' to serve the special needs families who attend. This year, most of our Family Retreats filled up very quickly with families – but we don't have...

Joni's Statement on the Glamorization of Physician-Assisted Suicide in the New Film Me Before You

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • June 8, 2016
  • 236 Comments
  • Joni's Posts, In the Media

Joni and KenIn light of the fact that California’s new physician-assisted suicide law goes into effect tomorrow (Thursday, June 9), following closely on the heels of the newly-released film, Me Before You, I wanted to sound an alarm about this egregious legislation and the glamorization of it.

In the movie, the quadriplegic says to his loved one, “I don’t want you to miss all the things someone else can give you.” Instead, he took away everything she wanted from him – his love and the essence of who he was – when he decided to end his life. Not only does this movie...

Brand New! Art Prints

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • June 6, 2016
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  • Joni's Artwork, What's New in Our Store

joni's art prints in framesThese brand-new art prints feature two of Joni’s most popular artworks. The Leaves print is from an oil rendering of delicate leaves and features vibrant yellow, orange and burgundy colors.

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