Family Retreats

Why Family Retreat?

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Sept. 26, 2017
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Why Family Retreat?

All year long, families with a disabled child live on the edge of exhaustion. There are sleepless nights… endless medical appointments… challenges at school, and financial pressures. Caring for their loved one demands every resource, and it’s non-stop...

Your Service Strengthens Families Through Christ!

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Sept. 19, 2017
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  • Family Retreats

Your Service Strengthens Families through Christ! Mackenzie White heard about serving as a Short-Term Missionary (STM) at Family Retreat through her local church. “I thought it sounded like a great experience and looked forward to meeting my camper and family,” she told us. That was a couple years ago. Now she’s back again to serve and share the love of Jesus with families affected by disability.

When families come to Family Retreat, they enjoy opportunities to bond with each other, rest, receive spiritual renewal, and build lasting memories. The demands of disability back at home can be overwhelming. Because of selfless volunteers like Mackenzie, families can...

From the Heart

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Sept. 8, 2017
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  • Joni's Posts, Family Retreats

Joni and Ken

Not long ago, Ken and I went down to the Joni and Friends’ mail room to look at some of the Happy Grams our supporters sent in. (You may have written one, too.) When I read the messages, my heart was deeply moved. The hand-written words...

Serve with us in North Carolina!

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • June 24, 2017
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Family RetreatDo you live near the Smoky Mountains and want to serve families affected by disability this summer? Come volunteer with us at Family Retreat! Set in the mountains of Flat Rock, North Carolina...

Family Retreat Season

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • June 13, 2017
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  • Joni's Posts, Family Retreats

Family Retreat CarThe month of June means our Family Retreat season is moving into high gear, with Retreats for special needs families being held across the country. This van, heading to Missions Springs Family Retreat, is filled with STM (Short Term Missionary)...

Family Retreats Happening in June

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • May 28, 2017
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  • Family Retreats, International Family Retreat

Family Retreat

This month, we'll be hosting nine Family Retreats and three International Family Retreats, and we're looking for people like you to come and serve! At Family Retreat, we strive to cultivate meaningful connections with families affected by disability while caring for and encouraging them in a fully accessible camp environment. And...

Serve with us at Family Retreat!

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • May 25, 2017
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Family Retreat STM and camperSummer is almost here, and that means it’s Family Retreat season! The success of our Family Retreats depends largely on having enough “helping hands” to serve the special needs families who attend, and we need your help! This year, most of our Family Retreats filled up very quickly with families – but we don't have enough...

Join us at Family Retreat!

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • May 5, 2017
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  • Family Retreats

Family RetreatDo you long for a place where your special needs family is accepted and embraced? Joni and Friends Family Retreats offer a haven of respite for families affected by disability. One Family Retreat mom even told us, “It’s magical here. At Family Retreat, they cover all your needs—physical, spiritual, mental, and emotional..."

“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...

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