Family Retreats

“Will You Come to Family Retreat with Me?”

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • April 17, 2017
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  • Family Retreats, International Family Retreat

Come Serve at Family Retreat!Is God calling you to serve? Join us as a Short-Term-Missionary (STM) at one of our 30 Family Retreats nationwide or 28 International Family Retreats. Come and serve as an individual, or bring your church or youth group and serve as a team! You can also sponsor a family or individual by providing a Family Retreat Scholarship. There are several different ways to become a part of a Joni and Friends Family Retreat...

Serving at Family Retreat is "A Slice of Heaven on Earth"

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • April 7, 2017
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  • Family Retreats

Slice of HeavenMarian wasn’t sure what to expect the first time she volunteered as a Short-Term Missionary (STM) at a Family Retreat five years ago. After hearing about Retreat from a friend, she took a step of faith and was willing to be the hands and feet of Jesus to a family affected by disability...

You’ve Strengthened Families with Christ’s Love at Family Retreat

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • April 4, 2017
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  • Family Retreats

You've Strengthened FamiliesThe job of caretaking is non-stop 24/7, with no let-up. Isolation and fatigue can rip even the strongest families apart. Medical and economic challenges can press down hard. And often, isolation and exhaustion bring discouragement and hopelessness...

Tom Hardwick

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Feb. 10, 2017
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  • Family Retreats, Cause 4 Life, Video Archives

Tom HardwickTom Hardwick didn’t let his Duchenne muscular dystrophy stop him from interning with Cause 4 Life and volunteering as a Short Term Missionary at Family Retreat in 2015. Although life is not always easy for Tom, his optimism, joy, and adventurous spirit inspire everyone around him.

CREATIVE: That’s Family Retreats!

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Jan. 27, 2017
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  • Joni's Posts, Family Retreats, Video Archives

Family RetreatWith 25 years of Family Retreats under our belt, some might think we've run out of creative ideas. Not so. Take the Lone Tree Ranch Family Retreat in New Mexico run Paul and Debbie Faculjak of Joni and Friends/Albuquerque...

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

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Jan. 20, 2017
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  • 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. 

A Poem Tribute to Family Retreats

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Jan. 12, 2017
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  • 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...

Family Retreat Registration is Open!

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Jan. 10, 2017
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  • Family Retreats, Video Archives

Family RetreatToday, Family Retreat registration is open on our website! Do you desire a place where your special needs family is “not only welcome, but for the first time truly belongs”? Look no further! Our Family Retreats provide a haven...

Something New in Kansas City

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Dec. 20, 2016
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  • Joni's Posts, Family Retreats

Family RetreatFinally, this part of the Midwest experienced a long-awaited Family Retreat that gave families a safe and welcoming place to relax, refresh, and create cherished memories. This mom and her kids reveled in the hayride, an evening campfire with s’mores, archery, a 25-foot rock climbing wall, and a zip...

Can the Blind Lead the Blind?

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Dec. 1, 2016
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  • 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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