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Special Message From Joni

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • June 23, 2010
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  • Joni's Posts, In the Media

A Special Message From Joni, June 23rd:

Joni and Ken together, reflecting

You have always been so faithful to pray for Ken and me – especially for my health. But today I bring before you a new concern. I have breast cancer.  Ken and I have been assured by our doctors that there are many new treatments for breast cancer, and we are very hopeful for a successful surgery and a full recovery.

You have heard me often say that our afflictions come from the hand of our all-wise and sovereign God, and although cancer is something new, I am content to receive from God whatever He deems fit for me – even if it is from His left hand (better from His left hand, than no hand at all, right?!). Yes, it’s alarming, but rest assured that Ken and I are utterly convinced that God is going to use this to stretch our faith, brighten our hope, and strengthen our witness to others…

Especially at Joni and Friends. We’ve always prized the ministry God has given Joni and Friends to people facing a variety of disabilities; everything from autism to Alzheimer’s, from spina bifida to spinal cord injury. For years I have hoped ...

Joni and Friends Television Now Available in Russia!

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • June 17, 2010
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  • In the Media

Joni and Friends Television, the broadcast ministry of the Joni and Friends International Disability Center, broadcasts its encouraging and uplifting TV series on multiple networks and stations around the U.S., but has recently been reaching a rapidly growing audience overseas. Beginning this summer, Joni and Friends TV will be carried via the CNLTV Network to 20 million homes in Russia and other regions where the Russian language is spoken.

Joni and Friends Develops Course on 'A Theology of Suffering and Disability'

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • June 8, 2010
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  • Christian Institute on Disability

Joni and Friends Develops Course on ‘A Theology of Suffering and Disability’ for Seminaries and Christian Universities

Joni and Friends International Disability Center, an organization whose purpose is to accelerate ministry to the disability community, through its Christian Institute on Disability (CID), has developed a university level course on “A Theology of Suffering and Disability,” which has been adopted by several universities around the country, with more to sign on this Fall.

650 Biola Grads Turn Their Tassels

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • May 29, 2010
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  • Christian Institute on Disability

In La Mirada, nearly 650 undergraduates received their degrees Saturday morning during the 2010 commencement ceremony at Biola University.

Joni speaks at Biola graduation.

This year's keynote speaker was Joni Eareckson Tada, founder of the Joni and Friends International Disability Center that aims to accelerate Christian ministry among the disabled community. Receiving honorary doctorates this year were Tada and Billy Kim, pastor emeritus of one of Korea's largest churches and a senior Christian statesman/international leader, who spoke at Friday's commencement ceremony for Biola's 350 graduate students.

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Joni and Friends TV Wins Telly Awards

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • April 7, 2010
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  • In the Media

Ministry Wins People's Silver and Bronze Honors for New Two-Part Series, 'Making Sense of Autism'

Joni on set filming a television episode

Now in its 31st year of recognizing excellence and creativity in commercials and non-broadcast video and television programs, the Telly Awards have announced that Joni and Friends TV ministry has been honored with a People’s Telly Silver and a Telly Bronze award for its production, “Making Sense of Autism.”

Joni and Friends Named One of the Best Christian Workplaces of 2010

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Jan. 7, 2010
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  • In the Media

Best Christian Workplaces of 2010: Organization Identifies Workplaces with a Christian Mission and Values

Best Christian Workplace Institute (BCWI) has named Joni and Friends Ministries as one of 2010's best Christian workplaces in the United States for the fourth year in a row. The research, conducted in both Canada and the U.S., involved 6,700 employees in 62 organizations across North America.

Restoring Hope Through Wheelchairs and Retreats

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Dec. 28, 2009
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  • Family Retreats, Wheels For The World

Joni and Friends Mix Optimism, Success and Vision to Provide Fresh Outlook for Disabled Community

Hope restored is the most rewarding benefit people have received this year through the Joni and Friends (JAF) disability ministry. Through refurbished wheelchairs in the Wheels for the World program to refreshed families in the Family Retreats, Joni and Friends provides hope in situations that were once seen as hopeless. 

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