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Wheels in Prisons

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Oct. 10, 2017
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  • Joni's Posts, Wheels For The World

Wheels in PrisonsWheels for the World depends not only on prayer, donations, volunteers, and people with disabilities… its success depends on hundreds of inmates in 16 prisons across the country. Joni and Friends works with correctional facilities to establish Wheels for the World restoration shops where inmates work hard to refurbish used but...

Hurricane Emergency Response

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Oct. 9, 2017
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  • Ways to Serve

Hurricane Emergency ResponseThousands of people have lost everything to hurricanes Harvey and Irma, but these tragedies impact people living with disability in unimaginable ways. Homes have been torn apart, cars have been destroyed, and wheelchairs have been left behind in the wake of the storms. That’s why we need your help – join us in providing long-term...

Doing Life Together: Free eBook is Now Available!

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Oct. 7, 2017
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Doing Life Together Free eBook Now Available!The newest book in our Irresistible Church series, “Doing Life Together,” addresses the sense of isolation that many people affected by disability experience, and the importance of coming alongside them to offer meaningful friendship and support. “Many churches have worked hard to create a Sunday morning environment that welcomes and embraces families affected by disability. This should be celebrated! But the ‘messiness’ of life with a disability extends far beyond Sunday mornings,” writes co-author Debbie Lillo. “This book is a challenge for all of us to step back and recognize that adaptations and programming are...

Tips for Parenting Siblings of Kids with Special Needs

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Oct. 5, 2017
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Parenting Siblings of Kids with Special NeedsParenting and caring for a child with special needs can be very challenging and time-consuming, but it’s equally as important to address the unique needs of your other children. Siblings of kids with special needs will be in your child’s life longer than anyone, and may even share similar concerns and challenges you...

Prayer in the Face of Evil

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Oct. 2, 2017
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  • Joni's Posts, In the Media

Prayer in the Face of EvilOur country has suffered, yet again, an act of pure evil and civil unrest – and as Christians, we are dropping to our knees, asking for God's mercy, healing, and grace. This morning I woke up to the news that at least 58 people were killed, and over 550 were wounded in a horrific shooting in Las Vegas. A gunman turned a concert into...

Global Access Association

Global Access Association

Are you involved in disability ministry and want to go deeper? Do you have difficult questions about tough topics? The Global Access Association (GAA) is a world-wide network of like-minded Christ-followers responding to the biblical call to accelerate Christian ministry in the disability community. The purpose of the GAA is to offer...

Great Memories

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Sept. 29, 2017
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  • Joni's Posts, Video Archives

Great MemoriesAlthough summer is behind us, I am still relishing in so many memories from Family Retreats, and how the Word of God worked in the hearts of so many disabled kids and adults. Each reflection blesses my heart – like the mother I met who never got out of the house due to her autistic son’s frequent meltdowns. Family Retreat was...

Meet Cause 4 Life Intern Rachele!

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Sept. 28, 2017
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  • Cause 4 Life

Meet Cause 4 Life Intern Rachele!Sometimes we as Christians feel like we have to do big things in order to serve God. But sometimes, serving God begins with the little decisions we make every day. Rachele Delvecchio, an intern with Joni and Friends this past summer, discovered that it was the little choices she made in life that led her toward something so...

Why Family Retreat?

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Sept. 26, 2017
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  • Family Retreats

Why Family Retreat?

All year long, families with a disabled child live on the edge of exhaustion. There are sleepless nights… endless medical appointments… challenges at school, and financial pressures. Caring for their loved one demands every resource, and it’s non-stop...

Meet Cause 4 Life Intern Samantha Sasse!

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Sept. 22, 2017
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  • Cause 4 Life

Meet Cause 4 Life Intern Samantha SasseAs a Christian, perhaps the beauty of walking with the Lord is that every day poses an opportunity to grow closer to Him. For Samantha Sasse, her Cause 4 Life internship did just that. It gave her a fresh perspective on disability ministry and renewed her passion to promote Christ’s kingdom through loving people with...

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