Joni and Friends Blog

Something New in Kansas City

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Dec. 20, 2016
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  • Joni's Posts, Family Retreats

Family RetreatFinally, this part of the Midwest experienced a long-awaited Family Retreat that gave families a safe and welcoming place to relax, refresh, and create cherished memories. This mom and her kids reveled in the hayride, an evening campfire with s’mores, archery, a 25-foot rock climbing wall, and a zip...

Serve at an International Family Retreat in 2017!

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Dec. 19, 2016
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  • International Family Retreat

IFR UkraineHave you been praying about serving internationally with Joni and Friends? Is the Lord stirring your heart and calling you to serve? Our 2017 International Family Retreat (IFR) schedule is now available! Next year, we will send more than 20 teams to serve families affected by disability in 14 different countries around the world...

The Gift of a Wheelchair

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Dec. 16, 2016
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  • Joni's Posts, Video Archives, Wheels For The World

WFTWEarlier this year, our Joni and Friends president, Doug Mazza, along with my husband, Ken, served on a Wheels for the World team in Cuba – they came home so blessed after fitting scores of children with disabilities to new wheelchairs (and their families received Bibles, and the chance to hear the Gospel)!...

The Face of Christ

BabyStaring into a newborn baby’s face is a holy moment. That child cannot speak and may not even utter a sound, but much is communicated in those hours after birth. Our dreams for the future, forgiveness for the past, and hope for the here...

Why Doesn’t God Heal People We Love?

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Dec. 15, 2016
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Beyond Suffering BibleIt’s a question I hear a lot from the heart-broken. And it’s a question I’ve asked God many times. I prayed and pleaded that God would heal me of my quadriplegia. I attended countless healing services...

God's Hand in International Family Retreat

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Dec. 14, 2016
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  • International Family Retreat

Maame Tiwaah and JoyceAfter attending a recent International Family Retreat in Ghana, one of our Short Term Missionaries (STMs), Carley, shared this heartwarming story: "Joyce brought her daughter, Maame Tiwaah, to the International Family Retreat in...

Free E-book "Pathways to Belonging" is Now Available!

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Dec. 13, 2016
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  • In the Media

Pathway to BelongingThe fourth book to launch in our Irresistible Church series, “Pathways to Belonging,” is designed to help you and your church evaluate whether a buddy program, hybrid program, or self-contained classroom will best meet the needs of those affected by disability in your congregation. The book is available as a free Kindle download on Amazon and other online bookstores.

Don’t Miss Our Kids’ Corner Christmas Activities!

Christmas BingoWith Christmas fast approaching, it can be hard to slow down and simply enjoy quality time with the people you love. If you’re looking for activities to help bring your family together this December, look no further! Our new Kids’ Corner Christmas activities are sure to bring joy to your family...

“Ebenezer” Wins at My Hero International Film Festival!

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Dec. 10, 2016
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  • Video Archives

Ebenezer posterCongratulations to the Joni and Friends short film “Ebenezer,” winner at the 2016 My Hero International Film Festival! Without words, "Ebenezer" vividly portrays the journey of an old broken-down wheelchair and the many hands that touch the chair as it is given a new purpose and sent across the world to change the life of a young boy in Ghana...

Internship Opportunities

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Dec. 9, 2016
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  • Joni's Posts, Cause 4 Life

Cause 4 LifeCan you believe 2017 is upon us?! Before you know it, summer will be here. So, at Joni and Friends we are well underway preparing for our summer internship programs -- and now is the time to apply. A Cause 4 Life internship equips up-and-coming leaders for disability ministry, so if you are over 18 years old and have a desire to learn...

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