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Climbing Mt. Everest with Down Syndrome

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • July 27, 2015
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Climbing Mt. EverestThe next time anyone tells you that you can’t do something, remind him or her that with God, all things are possible... then tell them Elisha’s incredible story! Eli Reimer has Down syndrome. He’s already an amazing teen, but he accomplished something most adults can only dream of: two years ago, at the age of 15, Eli climbed Mount Everest! This young man walked 17,600 feet up the side of...

Lord, Hear Our Cry

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • May 6, 2015
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Joni Eareckson TadaWhen God wants to change a nation, He begins by motivating His people to pray. Thursday, May 7, you have the opportunity to join millions of Christians across the United States in praying for our country on this National Day of Prayer. Join us as we lift up our President, Senate, Congress, governors and teachers; pray for the generations to come, the persecuted Church, and our men and women in uniform. Whether you join an official National Day of Prayer...

Autism TV Episodes

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • April 6, 2015
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Caleb BundyFor parents Steve and Melissa Bundy, parenting their teenage son Caleb who has autism is not easy. Because Caleb is nonverbal, his parents must communicate with him through a picture communication board. A simple trip to the grocery store may require the assistance of therapist — not to mention a lot of prayer for Caleb to remain calm during the shopping trip. And then there are the unwelcome stares and comments: people referring to Caleb as “retarded” or criticizing Melissa’s parenting. But Caleb does not have mental delays; rather, Caleb learns differently. And Melissa and Steve love and care for their children with all their heart...

Thank you for having a Heart for the Disabled!

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • March 25, 2015
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Kempton Turner FamilyEvery year, I ask radio listeners to join our “Heart for the Disabled” project by sending cards and gifts to five special needs families. Well, on February 14, each of these families was surprised with a big box at their front door full of your letters, drawings, poems, gift cards, stuffed animals—and encouragement...

Dear Future Mom... Life with Down Syndrome

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • March 16, 2015
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Dear Future Mom...When an expectant mother hears the words "Your child may have Down syndrome," her heart and mind are flooded with thoughts and emotions … Thoughts such as, "Will my child live?" or "How are we going to care for a special needs child?" But the one question just about any expectant mother of a child with Down syndrome will ask is, "What kind of life will my child have?" Clouded by fears of the unknown, cultural stigma, and family pressures, many mothers struggle to make...

It's Recording Day... Your Prayers Needed!

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Feb. 4, 2015
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From left to right: Tatiana, Joni, Jim, and RaineyIf you follow me regularly on Facebook or my Blog, you know that radio recording day comes around every four weeks or so – you also know I always ask for your prayers. As a quadriplegic, I only have so much energy and lung-power, and so I lean hard on our wonderful God of Help to supply His grace...

God ANSWERED your PRAYERS!

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Feb. 4, 2015
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  • Joni's Posts, Radio

Joni, Rainey, and TatianaIt's 4:15 PST and I just finished recording a full day of Joni and Friends Radio programs - it was a long session and we all were amazed at my energy, clarity of voice, and (for the most part) a throat that didn't sound garbled (thanks to drinking liters of water)! We even talked about you and how you were praying. So I want you...

Heart for the Disabled Week

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Jan. 5, 2015
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Joni at the mic in the recording studioIt’s that time again… Heart for the Disabled Week! This week on Joni and Friends radio, Joni is sharing about five special needs families that can really use the encouragement of Christ. Each day, as Joni shares about a family that attended last year’s Family Retreat, she’ll give you the opportunity to encourage them by sending a Valentine’s card, scripture, or brief note letting them that you are praying for their family. Mail in your note to Joni and Friends and we’ll bundle up all the cards that come in and send them to the families in time for Valentine’s Day! Their hearts will be strengthened to receive a word of encouragement from you – so check out all the details on the Joni and Friends radio page

How To Think Positive This Christmas

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Dec. 23, 2014
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Christmas… the season for pie baking, gift shopping, tree decorating, and ice-skating. But what if your arthritic hands can no longer detangle Christmas lights? What if your paralyzed legs restrain you from skating on ice? Or your aging eyes can no longer read your classic family recipe? If this Christmas, you find yourself wishing you could do more or have more, you’re not alone. When Joni was first injured, she wrestled with many of these real, day-to-day struggles of being disabled over the holidays. But friend, you don’t have to be in a wheelchair to feel like you’re missing out during the Christmas season. With Christmas sales galore, holiday parties everywhere, and family photos that look like they’re straight out of Parents Magazine … it’s easy to feel left out. It’s why Joni would like to share with you how, rather than focusing on what you don’t have, you can focus on all that God has given you this Christmas: His precious Son, Jesus. So, take a moment to watch this short, Christmas video greeting from Joni and then, share it...

Read Through the Bible in 2015

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Dec. 22, 2014
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Ken and Joni reading the Bible2015 is just around the corner, and that means Ken and I will be reading through the Bible for another year – and we want you to join us! It's so encouraging when we read alongside others like you, so I'm hoping you will download your 'reading schedule' and begin with Genesis 1...

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