Raising children with disability can be challenging and heartbreaking. For Janet, a mother of two sons who have severe cerebral palsy, it was more than she could bear...until she found the love of God. Watch as Janet shares with our Cause 4 Life interns how she learned to give her burdens to God. She now views her sons as a blessing and is able to encourage other parents of children with disability in her community.
We all have a story – some chapters in our lives are long, some are cut far too short; and others are restful interludes between pages of discouragement, danger or drama. But we only see the meaning of our story when it fits into the context of a bigger, far greater Story; that of Jesus Christ himself. Take a moment and listen as I talk about the most meaningful chapters of my life… then, share it with your friends!
At a teenager, Scott Coleman was on the go—participating in all kinds of sports and activities. But when at the age of 17 he fractured his neck, leaving him a quadriplegic, Scott’s life was changed forever … it was changed for the best. From success in business to a beautiful family and time spent in the woods, Scott praises God for the work that He has done in his life. Watch a short clip of Scott telling his story and describing his newest book, “Best When Broken.”
Last chance sale! Joni’s music is now 50% off! Each CD contains 10 beautiful songs of devotion and worship. Through her gift of song, Joni’s love for the Savior will make your own spirit soar. Order now to receive Joni’s Song and Spirit Wings for just $5.00 each.
Are you longing to go deeper and wider, to share Christ with those who desperately need to know Him? Do you know a young Christian adult who’s ready to step forward as a leader in ministry? A rich opportunity for leadership training awaits. Right now, our Cause 4 Life internship program is training and equipping students and professionals for ministry, service, and advocacy on behalf of people with disabilities worldwide, through comprehensive study and practical experience. Katie is one such young woman. A wheelchair user herself, she is uniquely prepared to serve those with disabilities. Recently, she joined the Cause 4 Life internship program and traveled with a team of interns to Uganda, where she met little Ivan. No one had ever visited Ivan until Katie and her team brought blankets...
What brings a powerful and successful man in the corporate world into the world of disability ministry? For Doug Mazza, it was a calling of God to serve families like his—families with loved ones affected by disability. Today, Doug serves as the president and chief operating offer of “Joni and Friends” and has done so for fourteen years, helping us expand our outreach for Christ around the world to some of the neediest people with disabilities. Curious to learn more about Doug? Watch this short video clip introducing Doug Mazza.
Did you know that this Sunday is not only Father’s Day, but also Husband Caregiver Day? Many men care for their wives who’ve incurred an illness or injury — and we’d like to honor and encourage them! Listen as Joni shares how her husband Ken stays strong in the Lord as well as practical and spiritual pointers for caregiving. Do you have encouragement from experience with caring for your spouse? Please share your advice with us as well!
Katie has a rare form of muscular dystrophy, but that didn’t stop her from traveling to Uganda for her internship with Cause 4 Life! In the latest episode of the Love.Heal.Defend. web series, Katie shares her experience — including the specific challenges she faced traveling around a developing country in her wheelchair. Just as she followed her dream, she hopes to pave the way for other wheelchair users, encouraging them to serve God and explore His kingdom.
Why does my daughter have cancer? Why must my husband live with Alzheimer’s? Why haven’t I been healed, even though I’ve prayed? Thankfully, God’s Word is not silent about your questions. In fact, the Bible has strong and clear things to say when it comes to life’s challenges. Beyond Suffering: A Christian View on Disability Ministry is a powerful study created by Joni and Friends. In it, you’ll discover answers to your deepest questions about God’s plan for disability and His heart for a world that is broken and suffering. Beyond Suffering courses are available in classrooms or online. And now, the Beyond Suffering curriculum is available as a multitouch book for the iPad, with adaptive screen magnification and Voice-Over technology for users...
This evening, tune in to Praise the Lord on TBN (Trinity Broadcasting Network) to see a wonderful interview with Joni and Ken about their latest book Joni and Ken: An Untold Love Story. Airing at 7pm PST, they’ll be sharing stories from their marriage journey through quadriplegia, depression, pain, and cancer – and the hope they’ve found in God’s grace. Check your local listings for more information or stream live. Let their story inspire and encourage your own life and marriage!