April 2012

Joni's Message at the 2011 National Day of Prayer Observance

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • April 30, 2012
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  • Radio, Video Archives

Watch this video to hear a portion of Joni’s message at the 2011 National Day of Prayer Observance in Washington DC.

Greetings From Peru!

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • April 26, 2012
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  • Family Retreats, International

families at the international family retreat in peruWith so many Peruvian special needs families being loved in Christ’s name this week at our first International Family Retreat in Peru, it’s no wonder they’re saying “We are all having a wonderful time experiencing God's grace!” This Family Retreat is one of 14 other Retreats that Joni and Friends is hosting this year in developing nations around the world. Through these Retreats, we’re reaching into the uttermost parts of the earth where the light of Christ is so needed, embracing...

Will You Be My STM?

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • April 23, 2012
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  • Family Retreats

little girl blowing bubbles at retreatSpend a week or two with us this summer giving and receiving the love of Jesus at Family Retreat! There are lots of ways you can jump into the joy of serving. You could serve a child or adult with a disability as a Short Term Missionary. Or be a part of Youth and Teen Program. Do you have creative skills? Help out with art and recreation programs. Or be a part of our Prayer Team. If you aren’t able to attend, you could even join in by sponsoring...

Remembering Chuck Colson

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • April 21, 2012
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  • Joni's Posts, In the Media, Video Archives

Like you, our hearts are so heavy, hearing the news that Chuck Colson has left us for Home and, of course, we pray for his wife Patty and the family. There will be other prophetic voices that will now rise up to call our nation back to moral absolutes, but none will have the authority and gravitas of our friend, Chuck.

I first met this remarkable man in 1976 when Zondervan published both Joni and his book Born Again. My story was about finding freedom through the confinement of my wheelchair; Chuck’s was about finding freedom in Christ after his confinement in prison. Our connection between...

How Can We Pray for You?

The Joni and Friends prayer team at morning prayerEvery morning at Joni and Friends, our staff gathers at 8:00am to pray. During that time each day, we thank God for you and your partnership. And we diligently pray for any specific needs that people have shared with us. Do you have a need today? Tell us how we can pray for you and our team will be happy to lift up your request before the Throne of Grace. Thank you for the privilege of praying for you and for the joy of knowing...

“God Is In Our Hearts Because of You!”

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • April 15, 2012
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  • Wheels For The World

Rosea and Fernando burst with joy as a volunteer completes adjustments to Fernando’s wheelchair.Twice a week, Rosea travels two hours on a bus in the Domincan Republic so 6-year-old Fernando can receive therapy for his cerebral palsy. She pays for the therapy and a little food by taking in laundry at her home. “We are very poor,” she explained, “but Fernando is my life.” Recently your love pierced that humble household with the richness of God’s tender mercy and practical, hands-on love. A shiny black wheelchair was adapted to fit Fernando perfectly and a Gospel bracelet was used to explain the gift of eternal life to mother and son. Both received the Good News with eager, hungry hearts. Both were filled to overflowing with the gifts God sent through you. “Today I am taking the peace and love you have brought us into my poor home – and now it is a rich home,” cried Rosea through tears of joy...

It's Time to "Get Busy Living"

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • April 12, 2012
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  • Radio, Video Archives

After a tragic accident, Ron Huckabee went from being a “do-it-all” preacher to being a quadriplegic who spent weeks in bed due to depression. Watch this video to see how an encouraging word got Ron back to living, in fact, back to busy living in Christ.

New Floral Note Cards Featuring Joni’s Artwork!

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • April 11, 2012
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  • What's New in Our Store

Floral Note CardDelight friends and family this spring with a note of encouragement on Joni and Friends’ brand new Floral Note Cards. Each card features beautiful artwork by Joni Eareckson Tada along with joyful scripture. Click to see all four designs: tulips, roses, water lilies, and gladiolas. Each set of cards you purchase supports ministry to people affected by disability.

Order yours today!

Learn How to Befriend Someone With Autism

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • April 9, 2012
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  • Radio, Video Archives

Watch this video to see how our friends at the Joni and Friends Kids’ Corner teach us how we can be better friends to people affected by autism.

April is Autism Awareness Month

caleb with autism holding a ballDo you have a child with autism? Or do you know a family who does? “Autism is the fastest growing disability in the United States, and the numbers are increasing around the world,” says Joni Eareckson Tada. As the numbers increase, so does the need for individuals and churches who are equipped to reach out to children with autism and their families. Is your church ready to embrace families with autism? Joni and Friends’ television episode, Making Sense of Autism, is a great resource to get you started. Available online or on DVD, this informative 2-part episode is easy to share with friends, family members, and churches. Part 1 introduces the challenges of daily life for families with an autistic child and addresses the misconceptions and falsehoods surrounding autism. Part 2 reveals feelings of fear, frustration, and isolation so often felt by these families and...

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