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“Family Retreat Was the First Place My Son was Accepted”

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Jan. 20, 2017
  • 1 Comment
  • Family Retreats

Family RetreatFamilies come to Family Retreat in need of spiritual and emotional encouragement. They live with the 24/7 demands of caring for a child with a disability, and often live on the edge of exhaustion— spiritually, physically, emotionally and financially, too. These families need a place to find community and have their hope restored. 

"My Prayer is that God Will Work in Your Lives the Same Way He Did in Mine...Thank You!"

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Jan. 20, 2017
  • Wheels For The World

My PrayerWhen you send a Bible and a wheelchair overseas to a child with a disability, the spiritual impact changes every member of the family! Recently in Guatemala, Susana brought her five-year-old son, Marvin, with multiple disabilities to receive a wheelchair at our Wheels for the World distribution. Feeling hopeless, exhausted, and out of options, Susana knew...

International Family Retreat Offers Spiritual Growth

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Jan. 19, 2017
  • International Family Retreat

International Family RetreatHave you ever wondered what it’s like to serve at an International Family Retreat (IFR)? Read along as volunteer, JC, answers our questions about her recent experiences with IFR...

Hope Heals

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Jan. 18, 2017
  • 1 Comment
  • Joni's Posts, What's New in Our Store

Hope HealsWhen I think of a strong marriage, the Wolfs immediately come to mind. These two friends have been through horrific challenges, yet they have persevered. In their book, Hope Heals, Katherine and Jay share their remarkable journey – each from...

Sanctity of Human Life Day

HandsHave you ever experienced a time in your life when you needed someone to speak up on your behalf? Maybe in a time of turmoil you required another’s voice to make the right decision for you. Maybe you needed someone with authority to champion you and your position, or perhaps you found yourself in a situation that necessitated having a character witness testify in your favor...

On Sale Now in Our Store!

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Jan. 15, 2017
  • What's New in Our Store

On Sale NowTo kick off 2017, we have some exciting sales happening in our store! Joni's 2017 Planner is now on sale for 30% off! Stay organized in 2017 with the Joni and Friends 2017 Planner. The theme for the Planner is “The Lord is my Shepherd.” Throughout the year, you’ll find encouragement and assurance in Joni’s monthly devotions, as well as her selected weekly quotes and Scriptures.

Radio Contest Winner - Congratulations Dorothea!

Dorothea and TimTo celebrate 35 years of Joni and Friends radio, we held a contest last week inviting you to share on our blog how Joni’s radio program has impacted your life. This week, we’re featuring the winning entry. Congratulations to Dorothea, who will be...

Heart for the Disabled Week Recap

Heart for the DisabledThank you for listening to Joni and Friends radio this week to hear about 5 special needs families that you can encourage this Valentine’s Day. Cards have already been arriving to bless these special families! If you’d like to mail a note, please send it to Joni and Friends...

Stormi Goes to Africa

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Jan. 13, 2017
  • Cause 4 Life, Video Archives

Stormi Goes to AfricaStormi may not seem like a likely candidate to travel to Africa on an international outreach. But when God calls his people to do something that seems impossible, He creates a way! Follow along as Stormi walks...

A Poem Tribute to Family Retreats

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Jan. 12, 2017
  • Joni's Posts, Family Retreats

Family RetreatIt’s not often Celeste isn’t smiling. The joy of the Lord that she exudes spills over onto everyone who meets her. Having cerebral palsy might slow Celeste’s stride, but it certainly doesn’t stop her from serving. Several days a week she volunteers at Joni and Friends, and last summer she also served as an STM at our Murrieta Family Retreat...

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