April 2017

National Volunteer Week

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • April 24, 2017
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  • Ways to Serve

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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  • Ways to Serve

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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  • What's New in Our Store

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...

35 Years of Radio

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • April 6, 2017
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  • Joni's Posts, Radio

35 Years of Joni and Friends RadioThis May will mark over 9,200 radio programs I've recorded over the past 35 years. It’s hard for me to believe, considering where it all started. It was in late 1981 and I had been in bed for several weeks trying to heal up a stubborn pressure sore. After being in bed a month, I had become discouraged. That's when Al and Jon – top executives from Ambassador Agency, a media group that works in Christian radio – came to meet with me. Scheduling the meeting in my bedroom felt a little awkward but, well… that’s the nature of having a disability....

Sleep and Chronic Pain

Sleep and Chronic PainIf you live with chronic pain, you know that getting a good night’s sleep can be a challenge. The problem is, a lack of sleep often makes pain worse, increases stiffness, and can worsen your mood. And before you know it, you can get stuck...

You’ve Strengthened Families with Christ’s Love at Family Retreat

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • April 4, 2017
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  • Family Retreats

You've Strengthened FamiliesThe job of caretaking is non-stop 24/7, with no let-up. Isolation and fatigue can rip even the strongest families apart. Medical and economic challenges can press down hard. And often, isolation and exhaustion bring discouragement and hopelessness...

National Autism Awareness Month

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • April 1, 2017
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Autism and Your ChurchApril is National Autism Awareness Month! With nearly one in every 68 U.S. births resulting in a diagnosis of autism; and that statistic is changing rapidly – you most likely know someone touched by this spectrum disorder. Parents of children affected autism often face isolation and rejection. “In society, we face fear and isolation because our children have autism. But when we go to church and feel rejected, it hurts even more,” shares one family. These families are often frustrated...