June 2017

Family Retreat Season

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • June 13, 2017
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  • Joni's Posts, Family Retreats

Family Retreat CarThe month of June means our Family Retreat season is moving into high gear, with Retreats for special needs families being held across the country. This van, heading to Missions Springs Family Retreat, is filled with STM (Short Term Missionary)...

Happy Father’s Day, Dad!

Doug and Ryan

If you are the Dad of a special needs son or daughter, you are most likely on an unplanned journey where many times you feel that you are the one with the special needs. A colleague of mine in special needs ministry had a coffee cup he would bring to meetings that said, “Leadership is what you do with plan B”. There’s truth in...

Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity Conference

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • June 8, 2017
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  • Christian Institute on Disability

CBHD ConferenceHave you ever asked yourself, “What does it mean to be human? Does the instrumental making (and remaking) of humans distort our understanding of what it means to be human? In what ways do these new technologies benefit us?”

Save the Date!

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • June 5, 2017
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  • Joni's Posts, In the Media

Facebook Live

I am thrilled to tell you about an exciting surprise coming up in this summer! Preparations are underway here at Joni and Friends as we get ready for a very special event happening in August. I’ll be announcing the event this month, and I want you to be a part of it! 

The Joy that it Brings

Zuniga Family

After Yoel was diagnosed with Autism at the age of 2, the Zuniga family found themselves wondering what to do next. Caring for Yoel combined with work and family life was beginning to take a toll on their family; they couldn't find the time to relax and regroup. But when they signed up for Family Retreat, they were...

From the Heart

Face of Anguish DrawingPeople don’t often put the words ‘joy’ and ‘disability’ together – most think suffering and joy are an impossible combination. Living as a quadriplegic for 50 years, I can identify. I remember a time when I thought joy was impossible – like this charcoal-sketch of me when I was first injured...

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