Joni and Friends Blog

Thank You, Donors!

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • July 21, 2016
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  • Family Retreats, Wheels For The World

Thank You DonorsThank you for sending the Good News of the Gospel to people affected by disability! Here at home and across the globe, your faithful prayers and continuing support are sending hope and practical help through Wheels for the World, Family Retreats, and every ministry program at Joni and Friends.

The Island of Disability

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • July 18, 2016
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  • Joni's Posts, Radio, Video Archives

Island of DisabilityFeeling isolated is common when you have a child with special needs. My friend, Shauna, experienced this when she got the news her baby, Sarah, had chromosomal abnormalities. Although her friends loved her, they didn’t know what...

Bible Gateway Hosts Joni on Facebook Live!

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • July 14, 2016
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  • In the Media

Joni Did you enjoy seeing Joni in the recording studio last month on Facebook Live? We have another opportunity for you to join Joni live on Facebook, and this time, she’s answering your questions! Joni will be doing a “live takeover” of the Bible Gateway Facebook page to answer your questions...

Your Gift of a Wheelchair is Changing Lives!

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • July 12, 2016
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  • International, Wheels For The World

Gift of WheelchairYour prayers and support opened the doors to a bright future for a young girl, Lorena, from Cuba. Born with cerebral palsy, Lorena waited 12 years for a wheelchair. This young girl, full of hopes and dreams, knows the daily pain and struggles of living with disability. Lorena’s dream is to become a nurse...

Intern Appreciation Day

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • July 9, 2016
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  • Christian Institute on Disability, Cause 4 Life

KelsieIn honor of Intern Appreciation Day, we’d like to introduce our Cause 4 Life corporate intern, Kelsie! This summer, Kelsie has been interning with multiple departments at the International Disability Center, and we’re excited to share with you some fun facts about her!

#JoniBook Contest Winners

Joni BookThis year we're celebrating the 40th anniversary of Joni: An Unforgettable Story! During the month of June, we invited you to join the celebration by taking part in a photo contest and posting a photo of yourself (or with friends) reading the Joni book. We received so many wonderful photos and today we're sharing our favorites – plus the four winners who will receive one of Joni’s brand new art prints...

Psalms Notecards Only $10

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

Psalms NotecardsDesigned from Joni’s artwork, these notecards are perfect to send a note to someone special. An encouraging verse from scripture is included on the front. Insides are blank.

Package includes five each of four designs, with 20 envelopes. 4 ½” x 6”

Every purchase you make from Joni and Friends helps someone with a disability!

Greet our Joni and Friends Arizona Summer Interns!

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • July 5, 2016
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  • Joni's Posts, Cause 4 Life

Arizona InternsEach of our Joni and Friends Area Ministry offices around the country welcome Summer Interns to serve in their local region. And recently, a wonderful group of interns serving at Joni and Friends Arizona visited our International Disability Center. They participated in VBS programs for disabled children, received classroom training...

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...

Leaves and Everglades Art Prints

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • June 27, 2016
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  • Joni's Artwork, What's New in Our Store

Art PrintsThese 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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