July 2014

Half Dead—Actually Alive and Well, Part 2

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • July 9, 2014
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  • Cause 4 Life

Michael with Cause 4 Life Interns(Today's post, One Sudanese Man Finds Life in a Wheelchair, is Part 2 of a story written by Danielle Ledoux, Joni and Friends Cause 4 Life Vocational Intern. Read Part 1.) "...As Michael Panther recovered from spine surgery, the fifteen-year-old wrestled with depression as he faced life in a wheelchair. Neither he nor his family saw any future for him—someone that Africans labeled as “half dead.” But one day, a woman who regularly visited the Kenyan hospital to counsel and play with the children approached Michael. She wheeled him into the playroom—a simple room filled with only a small table and chairs, some scattered toys, and a television. Positioning him toward the television, she introduced Michael to the movie Joni. Joni Eareckson Tada’s journey through...

Half Dead—Actually Alive and Well, Part 1

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • July 8, 2014
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  • Cause 4 Life

Michael Panther, Cause 4 Life InternMichael with fellow Cause 4 Life Interns
(Today's post, One Sudanese Man Finds Life in a Wheelchair, was written by Danielle Ledoux, Joni and Friends Cause 4 Life Vocational Intern.)
"Handicapped. Special needs. Disabled. Impaired. In Africa, people use the term 'half dead.' But that term couldn’t be further from the truth for Michael Panther, a young man using a wheelchair for seven years now. While his countrymen consider him half dead, he is more active and alive than he has ever been. Not only are his days full as an economic student at Louisiana State University (LSU), but he is also the president of LSU’s International Student Assembly and the director of LSU’s Student Outreach, just to name a few. Recently, his activities center on a Cause 4 Life Internship with Joni...

It's Radio Recording Day...

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • July 7, 2014
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  • Joni's Posts, Radio

Joni and Rainey in the Recording StudioAnd that means I'll need your prayers, friend – it'll be a full day starting at 10 AM and running through 4:30 PM. So please pray for a clear voice, strong lungs, physical stamina, happy spirits, and anointed messages. As you know, the point behind all these radio programs is to convey the life-transforming power of the Word of God through every hardship. And nothing would please me more than to help build the faith of those who hear my daily messages. After all, Romans 10:17 says that "Faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ." If you're in need of a 'word of faith' today, don't forget to visit my radio page here at Joni and Friends!

Global Access Conference

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • July 3, 2014
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  • Christian Institute on Disability, Video Archives

You are the key to an accessible world! Join us for Global Access Conference 2015 as we bring together disability leaders, ministers, educators and practitioners from around the world. Taking place February 17-20 in Southern California, this is an unprecedented opportunity to share experiences, forge strong working relationships, and learn how to practically and effectively promote disability ministry in the Christian community. Be...

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