Joni's Posts December 2015

Giving Thanks for 2015!

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Dec. 31, 2015
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Psalm 126:3As I look back on 2015, I am so grateful for God’s abundant blessings — blessings like the stamina to have been “on the road” 102 days this year, where I had the privilege of joining Pastor Chuck Swindoll for a Sunday service interview; speaking before international disability leaders at our Joni and Friends Global Access Conference; and attending our wonderful Family Retreat in Texas. Plus, the blessing of having recorded over 8,000 radio programs after 33 years on the air! Not to mention the opportunity to have written on important issues, such as the dangerous right-to-die bill in California. And of course, I praise the Lord for having been declared cancer-free! Wow, what an amazing year it has been! It’s why I want to be like the tenth leper in Luke 17, who came back to Jesus with loud praise, thanking Him for what He had done. Will you join me...

Meet Our New Cause 4 Life Intern

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Dec. 30, 2015
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  • Joni's Posts, Cause 4 Life

Joni, Annette, and StormiI am SUCH a big advocate of young people with disabilities who want to serve in our Cause 4 Life internship program. It’s why I was so excited to meet Stormi, and her mother Annette. They came by the International Disability Center to register Stormi in our Cause 4 Life Global Missions internship program – it means Stormi will be traveling to Uganda with us in 2016! I told her, “It is so important for Ugandans with disabilities to see you in a position of leadership, Stormi. It speaks volumes to them about their own potential to lead and serve in their own countries!” Whether you have a disability or not, consider serving as an intern with us in 2016 – get all the details here.   

Women of Faith 2016

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Dec. 22, 2015
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Women of Faith InterviewIf you know anything about Women of Faith, you’ll recall that 2015 was the big farewell tour. But, don’t worry, there’s more planned for 2016 — recently Nicole Johnson, of Women of Faith, came by the IDC to ask for my reflections on speaking at Women of Faith events in the...

Come Take a Tour!

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Dec. 21, 2015
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Joni and the International Disability Center DocentsJust recently we held a Christmas tea for all the women who serve as docents at our International Disability Center — these girls love telling the Joni and Friends story to all the many visitors who come to tour the IDC. And it's always a story of hope and true inspiration...

Reconciliation

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Dec. 20, 2015
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Christmas GiftEarlier this week as Ken was reading to me from the book of Colossians, I stopped him abruptly at chapter 4 verse 10, where Paul says: "My fellow prisoner Aristarchus sends you his greetings, as does Mark, the cousin of Barnabas.” That's when it hit me. Back in Acts...

Phillip's Love Bears

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Dec. 18, 2015
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Love BearsMeet Phillip — a young man with a powerful ministry! Soon after his birth, Phillip was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder known as Prader-Willi Syndrome. This disorder often results in low muscle tone, chronic overeating and obesity, intellectual disability...

"Wheels for the World Kids"

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Dec. 17, 2015
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Organization of Christian Home-Educating Asian AmericansRecently a happy group of boys and girls from the Organization of Christian Home-Educating Asian Americans visited the International Disability Center – these kids baked cookies, made crafts, designed cards, painted tiles, and lots more to help sponsor more pediatric wheelchairs for us to send to kids with...

2016 Cause 4 Life Internships are now Open

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Dec. 16, 2015
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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...

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