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

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Dec. 28, 2015
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  • 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
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  • 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...

A Fatwa Against Disabled Children

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Dec. 15, 2015
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  • Joni's Posts, In the Media

A Fatwa Against DisabledRecently, an alarming report was posted on FoxNews — ISIS militants have reportedly authorized the terror group's members to kill newborn babies with Down syndrome, as well as other disabled children. Always, whenever I watch Fox News, I use what I’ve learned...

Maria in Tanzania

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Dec. 14, 2015
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  • Joni's Posts, Wheels For The World

Lisa and MariaCan you imagine lying on a blanket all day, or being carried about on a wooden chair or in a sack? It’s the way many people with disabilities live in developing nations. And it’s why I am so glad that executive assistant, Lisa (pictured here), took on a Wheels for the World...

Brand New Course!

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Dec. 14, 2015
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  • Christian Institute on Disability

Beyond Suffering Advanced Studies: A Christian View on Disability & HealthcareBeyond Suffering Advanced Studies: A Christian View on Disability & Healthcare is a unique and groundbreaking advanced course designed to reintroduce the ancient ideal of practical reasoning, self-knowledge and action in the care of the sick and the marginalized, with a special emphasis on people with disabilities. Modeled after the flagship curriculum Beyond Suffering: A Christian View on Disability Ministry, this course is comprised of four modules and four thought-provoking practicums: An Overview of the Issue, Theological Aspects, Healthcare Institutional Ethos, and Applied Ethics. This new course is interdisciplinary, versatile, and available fully online. CEUs and CMEs are now available. Register now!

Win the Contest!

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Dec. 7, 2015
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  • Wheels For The World

Live It Out ContestAre you looking for a fun way to give a priceless gift this Christmas? Join our Live It Out Contest and help provide wheelchairs! Throughout the developing world, wheelchairs are either very expensive or extremely scarce, and thousands of children and adults are living without the independence and mobility a wheelchair provides. But with the simple act of starting a Live It Out campaign, you can change the lives of children and adults with disabilities all over the world... and have the chance to win one of our top 3 prizes! To enter the Live It Out Contest, follow these easy steps...

Beauty Redefined

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Dec. 4, 2015
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  • Joni's Posts, In the Media

Beauty RedefinedDo you consider yourself beautiful? In an article written for Just Between Us magazine, my coworker Shauna Amick calls you to see yourself (and others) as God sees you...

Thank You for Restoring God's Hope and Joy Worldwide!

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Dec. 3, 2015
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  • Family Retreats, Wheels For The World

A mother in Ghana receiving a wheelchair from Wheels for the WorldA young boy with disability having fun at Joni and Friends Family Retreat
Because of your love and faithful support in 2015, many more children with disabilities and their families experienced practical help and the love and hope of Christ through Wheels for the World and Family Retreats. Thank you! You made it possible for a family in Ghana to receive a wheelchair, a Bible in their own language, and to hear the message of Jesus’ love through Wheels for the World. And the...

Celebrate #GivingTuesday

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Nov. 30, 2015
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  • In the Media

#GivingTuesday - Share the gift of mobility through Joni and FriendsWelcome to the giving season! #GivingTuesday, this December 1st, is a global day dedicated to giving back. How can you help make a difference? Join us in sharing the gift of mobility through Wheels for the World! For a child with a disability, what could be a more perfect gift than a wheelchair to show God’s love in a tangible way? Throughout the developing world, wheelchairs are either very expensive or extremely scarce. Thousands of children and adults are living without the independence and mobility a wheelchair provides. Through Joni and Friends, just $150 sends a wheelchair and a Bible that will impact a life forever. This #GivingTuesday, your gift – in any amount – will make a difference! Thank you for helping share the Gospel, provide mobility, and change lives through the love of Jesus Christ.

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