April 2017

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • April 30, 2017
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  • What's New in Our Store

StoreStoreAs Mother’s Day approaches, we have some great gift ideas that will encourage and uplift your mom, including our brand-new Everglades Tote Bag, A Spectacle of Glory notecards, and more!

National Volunteer Week – Aileen

Chair Corps

Aileen Velthuis is an extraordinary Chair Corps volunteer from Northern Virginia who has been faithfully collecting wheelchairs for 10 years. In the last five years alone, Aileen and her husband, Phil, have collected more than 2,100 wheelchairs! In most regions, it takes a whole team to collect as many wheelchairs as Aileen...

From Short Term Missionary to Ministry

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • April 26, 2017
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  • Ways to Serve

From Short Term Missionary to Ministry
A frequent encouragement given to Short Term Missionaries is to turn the "mountain top" experience of serving in the mission field to a home church ministry. Too often good intentions rarely translate into lasting commitment. Not so with Brian Bickett of Joni And Friends Albuquerque. Brian served as lead wheelchair mechanic on...

National Volunteer Week – Jody

National Volunteer WeekIt’s National Volunteer Week and to celebrate, we’re featuring a few of our faithful volunteers! Meet Jody, a passionate volunteer who became a part of the Joni and Friends family when she attended her first Wheels for the World trip in 2009. Arriving in Romania to serve, she saw firsthand the need for mobility and the spiritual...

National Volunteer Week

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • April 24, 2017
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National Volunteer WeekIt’s National Volunteer Week! This special week in April has been celebrated across the United States for over 40 years, beginning in 1974 when it was established by President Richard Nixon’s executive order. National Volunteer Week has now...

“Will You Come to Family Retreat with Me?”

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • April 17, 2017
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  • Family Retreats, International Family Retreat

Come Serve at Family Retreat!Is God calling you to serve? Join us as a Short-Term-Missionary (STM) at one of our 30 Family Retreats nationwide or 28 International Family Retreats. Come and serve as an individual, or bring your church or youth group and serve as a team! You can also sponsor a family or individual by providing a Family Retreat Scholarship. There are several different ways to become a part of a Joni and Friends Family Retreat...

6 Reasons You Should Hire Someone Affected by Disability

6 Reasons You Should Hire Someone Affected by DisabilityPeople affected by disability represent a talented, untapped labor market. The Bureau of Labor Statistics1 states that although 7 out of 10 working-age people have a job, only 2 out of 10 people with disabilities of working age are employed. This leaves many qualified individuals with disabilities on the lookout for a job. If you are...

Become a Faithful Friend Today!

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • April 10, 2017
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Become a Faithful Friend Today!Become a Faithful Friend today, and change lives every month! When you enroll as a monthly donor, you send the hope of the Gospel around the world to people and families affected by disabilities. Your monthly gift will be used to provide a child...

Joni's Devotionals Now On Sale!

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • April 9, 2017
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31 Days Toward Intimacy With God31 Days Toward Passionate Faith
Are you looking for a short devotional to fill you with encouragement and motivate you toward a deeper relationship with God? Joni's 31 Day Devotions are just the books you need - and they're now on sale! In this devotion set, Joni shares daily...

Serving at Family Retreat is "A Slice of Heaven on Earth"

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • April 7, 2017
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  • Family Retreats

Slice of HeavenMarian wasn’t sure what to expect the first time she volunteered as a Short-Term Missionary (STM) at a Family Retreat five years ago. After hearing about Retreat from a friend, she took a step of faith and was willing to be the hands and feet of Jesus to a family affected by disability...

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