Joni and Friends Blog

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

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Dec. 13, 2016
  • 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
  • Video Archives

EbenezerCongratulations 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
  • 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...

Looking for a Christmas Gift with a Big Impact?

Print-at-Home Donation Gift CardThis year, you can honor your friends and family with a gift that will change a life! A donation to Joni and Friends helps extend the love of Christ and practical help to people affected by disability. Our programs serve people here at home and worldwide. And with our new print-at-home gift cards, you can let your loved ones know that a gift has been given in their name. Just donate online, select a gift card, print it out, and send it...

The Beauty of Christmas

Christmas Tree“Why did you cry when you saw that boy in the wheelchair today, Mom?”

I had taken my children out to look at the beautiful Christmas decorations on Main Street, and while we were peeking into the storefront windows, one particular family grabbed hold of my attention...

Give the Perfect Gift this Christmas and Transform a Life!

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Dec. 5, 2016
  • International, Wheels For The World

Give the Perfect GiftFinding just the right gift can be a challenge. However, 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? This Christmas, you can give The Perfect Gift … a gift that transforms lives! Just $150 sends a wheelchair to a disabled...

Wheels for the World Outreaches Create New Possibilities!

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Dec. 3, 2016
  • Video Archives, Wheels For The World

WFTW CubaIn some under-resourced countries, the cost of a wheelchair can equal a year's wages, making it almost impossible for people affected by disability to obtain one. Our Wheels for the World Outreaches deliver wheelchairs to people affected by disability in these countries while spreading the Gospel through the gift of a Bible. In fact, our volunteer teams of disability specialists fit each wheelchair to the recipient and train him/her in its use and upkeep...

Ways to Serve Your Guest with Disability During the Holidays

ChristmasWith Christmas around the corner, holiday parties and family get-togethers may be filling up your schedule. This year, your Christmas gathering may be the perfect opportunity to reach out to someone in your church or community who has a disability! As you make plans to include someone new for one of...

Can the Blind Lead the Blind?

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Dec. 1, 2016
  • Joni's Posts, Family Retreats

BlindThis snapshot proves it’s more than possible… it’s even natural if you happen to be attending a Joni and Friends’ Family Retreat. Meet Janine Hults who is legally blind and uses a guide dog, and Andy Anderson who, because of diabetes, is an amputee and is visually impaired, as well.

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