Joni and Friends Blog

It's "Heart for the Disabled" Week!

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Jan. 11, 2016
  • Joni's Posts, Radio

Heart for the DisabledEvery year, we meet so many families whose everyday lives are impacted by disability: weary single-moms who worry about making ends meet, siblings who patiently help their brother with autism, grandparents who lovingly care for a baby with neonatal withdrawal ... Families that need encouragement from Christians like you. And it’s why at the start of the year, we select five families affected by disability to be the recipients of “Hearts for the Disabled.” You can participate by sending a Valentine’s...

Family Retreat Registration Opens January 12!

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Jan. 6, 2016
  • 1 Comment
  • Family Retreats

STM and camper at Family RetreatWhy do special needs families call Family Retreat “a slice of heaven?” Because Jesus is everywhere – and with Him comes hope and joy! And at Retreat, everything’s possible because everything’s accessible! Save the Date… on Tuesday, January 12, Family Retreat registration opens for the 2016 season. Visit our Family Retreat page to view the Retreat schedule and learn what it’s like to attend as a family or serve as a Short-Term Missionary. And if you know of a special needs family who could be blessed by attending, pass on the information! These...

When you feel like a "burden"

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Jan. 5, 2016
  • Joni's Posts, In the Media

When you feel like a "burden"Happy New Year! And no, I do not mean it as a cliché — I really do pray that this new year will be one of God’s abundant blessings for your life ... blessings of joy, peace, hope, and increased strength and trust in the Lord. I know I need it! With my age and almost 50 years spent sitting in a wheelchair, life isn’t getting any easier. And it’s likely you, too, struggle with your own challenges: arthritis that makes your work harder, a son who has drifted away from the Lord, a marriage that has more “lows” than “highs,” or...

Joni - An Unforgettable Story: 40 Year Anniversary of Release!

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Jan. 4, 2016
  • 1 Comment
  • What's New in Our Store

Joni - An Unforgettable Story: 40 Year Anniversary of Release!Celebrating 40 years of Joni’s classic autobiography! This book takes the reader through Joni’s accident in 1967 that left her a quadriplegic and the journey of faith that followed, as God helped to piece her broken life together again. The Joni book has sold more than 5 million copies and has been translated into 50 languages! This updated edition includes a new collection of Joni’s personal photos.

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Happy New Year!

Ken and Joni reading the BibleAre you looking for a way to jump start your Bible reading in 2016? Join Joni as she reads through the Bible chronologically again in the New Year! Download your reading schedule then sign up to receive her monthly emails, where she shares her insights from the readings, commentaries from great biblical scholars, and encouragement to keep you going as you drink deep from the fountain of God’s Word! Don’t miss this opportunity to read with God's Word day-by-day with Joni in 2016!

Giving Thanks for 2015!

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Dec. 31, 2015
  • Joni's Posts, Christian Institute on Disability

Psalm 126:3As I look back on 2015, I am so grateful for God’s abundant blessings — blessings like the stamina to have been “on the road” 102 days this year, where I had the privilege of joining Pastor Chuck Swindoll for a Sunday service interview; speaking before international disability leaders at our Joni and Friends Global Access Conference; and attending our wonderful Family Retreat in Texas. Plus, the blessing of having recorded over 8,000 radio programs after 33 years on the air! Not to mention the opportunity to have written on important issues, such as the dangerous right-to-die bill in California. And of course, I praise the Lord for having been declared cancer-free! Wow, what an amazing year it has been! It’s why I want to be like the tenth leper in Luke 17, who came back to Jesus with loud praise, thanking Him for what He had done. Will you join me...

Meet Our New Cause 4 Life Intern

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Dec. 30, 2015
  • Joni's Posts, Cause 4 Life

Joni, Annette, and StormiI am SUCH a big advocate of young people with disabilities who want to serve in our Cause 4 Life internship program. It’s why I was so excited to meet Stormi, and her mother Annette. They came by the International Disability Center to register Stormi in our Cause 4 Life Global Missions internship program – it means Stormi will be traveling to Uganda with us in 2016! I told her, “It is so important for Ugandans with disabilities to see you in a position of leadership, Stormi. It speaks volumes to them about their own potential to lead and serve in their own countries!” Whether you have a disability or not, consider serving as an intern with us in 2016 – get all the details here.   

When You Change a Child's Life with God's Love, You Change the World!

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Dec. 28, 2015
  • Wheels For The World

Patricia getting fitted for her wheelchairPatricia sitting in her new wheelchair
In a developing nation, how does a little child with a disability come to know Jesus? How does she press past isolation and poverty? It happens when you send a wheelchair and a Bible … life-changing gifts that open the door for sharing the message of Jesus Christ. Let us show you step-by-step how it happens at a Wheels for the World distribution. Meet 10-year-old Patricia, who lives with her mother in Ghana, West Africa…

Favorite Instagram Photos of 2015

Joni and Friends on InstagramIt’s been a wonderful year of ministry and we captured some of our favorite moments on Instagram! From Wheels for the World outreaches to Family Retreats... take a look at some of the highlights. If you have a favorite Joni and Friends ministry photo that you'd like to share, post it on Instagram and tag @joniandfriends!

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2016 Cause 4 Life Internships are now Open

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Dec. 16, 2015
  • Joni's Posts, Cause 4 Life

Cause 4 Life InternsThere's nothing like welcoming a new class of interns to Joni and Friends as young people come from across the US and around the world to serve with us. They bring such joy and boundless enthusiasm for serving Christ. If you want to stretch your heart for disability...

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