July 2018

51 Weeks

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • July 14, 2018
  • Family Retreats

When a child is diagnosed with a disability, it affects the whole family 24/7. Rarely is relief or support available to them, and the challenges they face daily are made worse by isolation. But there’s one week out of the year that’s different! For the Light family and hundreds of other special needs...

Pray for International Family Retreats

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • July 12, 2018
  • International Family Retreat

The months of July and August are busy for our International Family Retreats (IFRs)! Hundreds of families affected by disability all around the world will enjoy fun games, crafts, outdoor recreation, and much-needed rest. At each Retreat, these families will hear the Gospel message, some for...

A Word from Doug Mazza

After 20 years of faithful service, our President and Chief Operating Officer Doug Mazza is retiring...

From Joni’s Heart: Ministry Update

Twenty years ago, God brought Doug Mazza to serve as President and Chief Operating Officer...

Our Cause 4 Life Interns in Mexico!

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • July 6, 2018
  • Cause 4 Life

Last week, our Arizona Cause 4 Life interns traveled to Rocky Point, Mexico to serve the disability community. On their first day, the team visited a school for students with special needs. They had so much fun playing games and spending time with each of the students – it was amazing to see...


A Wheelchair for Melissa

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • July 3, 2018
  • Wheels For The World

Ruth saw that her daughter Melissa was in desperate need of a wheelchair. And she knew she couldn’t carry her on her shoulders forever. Yet with disabilities such as spina bifida, hydrocephalus, seizures...