May 2017

Upcoming Outreaches in China

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • May 22, 2017
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  • Ways to Serve, Wheels For The World

China Outreaches

From its busy cities to rural villages, China has undergone rapid social, economic, and political transitions in recent years. While perceptions of the disabled community are improving, there are still over 84 million people living with disabilities in in China, many who have never heard about the love of Jesus Christ. This month...

Growing Together

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • May 19, 2017
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  • Joni's Posts, Video Archives

Growing TogetherPreparations for Family Retreats are in full swing at Joni and Friends. Excitement is building, and so are our teams. Every year, many of the volunteers who served at past Family Retreats, sign up again. And no wonder. So many good things happen at Family Retreat. Take Ellen who is a single mom. She told me that her life was, in...

Your Gift Will Be Doubled Today!

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • May 18, 2017
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  • Ways to Serve

Your Gift Will Be Doubled Today!

The facts are heartbreaking. Around the world, at least one in ten children lives with a disability. Many of them spend their days completely shut away from others. Their families face crushing poverty. Their neighbors reject them because their disability is seen as a curse. But God cares passionately for these children. And He shows...

Things to Do While on Bed Rest

Things to Do While on Bed Rest

"Bed rest” is a general term used when your health care practitioner wants you to limit your activities. For some, it means just getting off your feet every couple of hours and resting in bed, but for others it may mean strict bed rest or rest in a hospital. Unfortunately, inactivity and lack of socialization can sometimes lead to feelings...

A Mother's Growing Faith

Growing FaithBeing a special needs mom presents unique hardships and challenges. Children affected by disability often require constant assistance, which can quickly bring feelings of exhaustion, helplessness, and discouragement. Watch as special needs mom, Ellen...

If Our Children Could Speak

Shauna and SarahAs the mother of a child with severe disabilities, I’ve watched my heart step into places I wouldn’t wish upon anyone. I’ve handed my heart over to a team of surgeons when she – my daughter, Sarah, that is – was no more than six weeks old. I’ve seen my heart broken by the rejection of other children and other adults...

Joni and Friends Radio Celebrates 35th Anniversary this Month

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • May 9, 2017
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  • In the Media, Radio

Joni and Friends Radio Celebrates 35th Anniversary this MonthAs Joni marks her 50th year using a wheelchair this summer, this May she also celebrates the 35th anniversary of her popular Joni and Friends radio program, providing hope and encouragement through the airwaves. Since starting in 1982, she has voiced over 9,200 programs, which now reach more than 1,500 stations...

Blessed Riddance

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • May 9, 2017
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  • Joni's Posts, Radio

Blessed Riddance

Approaching another recording session reminds me of a quote by A. W. Tozer, “While we are looking at God we do not see ourselves –blessed riddance.” Blessed riddance… I love that because on recording days, we completely rely on prayer. Before we record a single program, we gather together and praise the Lord...

Join us at Family Retreat!

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • May 5, 2017
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  • Family Retreats

Family RetreatDo you long for a place where your special needs family is accepted and embraced? Joni and Friends Family Retreats offer a haven of respite for families affected by disability. One Family Retreat mom even told us, “It’s magical here. At Family Retreat, they cover all your needs—physical, spiritual, mental, and emotional..."

National Day of Prayer 2017

National Day of Prayer

This Thursday, May 4th, is the National Day of Prayer, and this official event is a vital part of our nation’s heritage. Since the first call to prayer in 1775 when the Continental Congress asked the colonies to pray for God's wisdom in forming a nation, the call to prayer has continued through our nation’s history...

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