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“I Could Never Have Imagined…”

“I Could Never Have Imagined…”

You may never visit a country like Peru, Romania, or even El Salvador, but your generosity and prayers sent a wheelchair and Bible to a woman who never imagined receiving such a gift. Maria has spent her lifetime working hard to provide and care...

From the Heart - Wheels for the World

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • March 11, 2018
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From the Heart - Wheels for the WorldWhen I was in Africa, I saw a young woman with polio '"crawling" across a street on her hands, dragging her paralyzed legs behind her. As I watched her weave her way across the busy road, I was breathless. What if a car doesn’t see her? How will her legs survive the constant battering? Doesn’t anyone care?  

But then she came to our Wheels for the World outreach – tears welled in my eyes as she happily received a wheelchair, the Bible, plus a Joni book (just like this African girl in the photo). She also received Jesus as her Savior. Immediately, we were kindred spirits… true sisters in Christ. But the need is so great… there’s so many others like her...

Come Join Our Chair Corps!

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • March 7, 2018
  • Wheels For The World

Chair Corps

Providing wheelchairs to people affected by disabilities around the world is possible because of our dedicated Chair Corps volunteers who serve across the United States. These volunteers provide local drop-off sites for used wheelchairs, walkers...

A Father’s Faith is Strengthened

A Father’s Faith is StrengthenedWhen Genesis was born with cerebral palsy, her mother left, refusing to care for or accept her daughter’s disability. As a single father, Orlando loves and cares for Genesis dearly, but felt discouraged and defeated knowing he couldn’t provide...

A Hard Path to Joy

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • March 2, 2018
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A Hard Path to JoyThe path to joy is full of pitfalls, valleys and steep climbs. That’s the way it was for Jesus. But through all the hardships, He kept focused on “the joy set before Him.” Jesus was able to endure His cross because He kept in mind the joy of reunion with...

International Wheelchair Day

 International Wheelchair DayEvery year, our Wheels for the World teams travel around the globe providing wheelchairs to hundreds of people in need with disabilities — people like little 6-year-old Victoria and her mother Regina from Ghana, West Africa. As a single mother, Regina had to lift Victoria onto her back to head to the local roadside stand where she sells sell salt, onions, and peppers. Barely able to make ends meet, Regina couldn’t afford a wheelchair for her daughter. Still, this mother clung to the promise of Deuteronomy 31:6, “Be strong and courageous… He will never leave you...

From the Heart - Your Daily Devotional for 2018

A Spectacle of GloryAs time passes, followers of Jesus move in two directions at the same time. 2 Corinthians 4:16 affirms, “Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.” Do you see the two directions? On one hand, our...

Give a Wheelchair Today!

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Feb. 24, 2018
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Give a Wheelchair Today!The need for wheelchairs worldwide remains great. But right now, in developing nations all around the world, the lives of disabled children and adults are being transformed because of you. Thank you for sending wheelchairs and the Gospel...

Special Offer for You! A Spectacle of Glory Notecards and Set

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Feb. 22, 2018
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Special Offer for YouDesigned from Joni’s artwork, these notecards are perfect to send an encouraging note to family and friends. An inspirational verse from Scripture is included on the front and inside. Card Set includes 5 each of 4 designs, with 20 envelopes. 5” x 7...

Former Senior Vice President of Oracle Named Next President of Joni and Friends

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Feb. 20, 2018
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  • In the Media

John NugentWe're excited to announce that John Nugent has been appointed as the next President of Joni and Friends! He will assume this role in January 2019 when our current President, Doug Mazza, will retire after 20 successful years of explosive ministry growth and global impact. Nugent has served on the Joni and Friends Board of Directors since 2011 and as Chairman of the Board since 2015.

The selection of Nugent caps a prayerful, comprehensive search process conducted by the Board of Directors. Doug Mazza expressed confidence in the choice...

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