Joni and Friends Cause 4 Life interns walk in the footsteps of Jesus as they minister God’s heart to people with disability in Uganda. In the latest episode of the Cause 4 Life Love.Heal.Defend. web series, Cause 4 Life interns visit Dennis, a recent Wheels for the World wheelchair recipient. As the team meets with Dennis, a group of children from the local village swarm the interns. Watch as they take this opportunity to lead worship and demonstrate the special value God places on children like Dennis.
Young Ivan in Uganda has cerebral palsy and a seizure disorder. Because of his disability, no one has ever visited him. In the latest episode of the Cause 4 Life Love. Heal. Defend. web series, watch as our team reaches out to Ivan, visiting him in his home, and provides him with a new mattress and electric lantern.
In the latest episode of the Cause 4 Life Love. Heal. Defend. web series, Doreen and her daughter Veronica, a double-amputee, live in the slums of Kampala. Despite their trials, Doreen gives her struggles to God and lives by faith alone. Watch as she shares how God has been faithful to provide for all of her needs.
How much does it take you to get a kid to smile? Usually, it’s just a funny face or a promise to pick up some ice cream after school, but when it came to Katherine, getting this teenager with autism and developmental delays to smile was a challenge. It’s why our volunteers at Family Retreat made an effort to get to know Katherine (her likes and dislikes, her specific needs) — because we know that helping a family with special needs requires a big heart of service. And it’s we’re asking you to join us as we serve these families by signing up as a short-term missionary (volunteer) for our Family Retreats … So, did Katherine ever smile? Look for yourself with this short video taken from our TV episode, “Katherine’s Smile.”
In the latest episode of the Cause 4 Life Love.Heal.Defend. web series, meet Odong Richard who lost his foot after stepping on a land mine left from Uganda’s conflict with the LRA rebel group. Because of his disability, he is ridiculed by the men in his village. But after receiving a crutch and hearing the Gospel at a Wheels for the World distribution, he has found hope and comfort in Christ. Watch as our Cause 4 Life team ministers to Odong and encourages him to become an advocate for others with disabilities in his community.
Cause 4 Life intern Katie has dreamed of one day leading an African team to the Power Soccer World Cup! In the latest episode of the Cause 4 Life Love. Heal. Defend. web series, watch as Katie takes the first step toward reaching her dream as she introduces the sport and leads a wheelchair soccer clinic in Uganda.
Cause 4 Life ministers to the spiritual needs of people with disabilities as well as their physical needs. In the latest episode of the Cause 4 Life Love.Heal.Defend. web series, our team visits Joel, a young boy who is depressed and emotionally isolated. After showing God’s love to him practically and sharing the Gospel, the team asks Joel if he is ready to make a most important decision of his life…
Joni and Friends Cause 4 Life Internships prepare the next generation of Christian leaders for ministry, missions, advocacy, and justice for people affected by disability around the world. Recently, CBN News featured our Cause 4 Life team as they flew to Uganda to advocate for people with disability and share the hope of Christ. Watch the CBN feature below and find more inspiring stories of hope in the new Cause 4 Life Web Series: Love. Heal. Defend.
It's surprising how many marriages are beginning to crack under the pressure of suffering, depression, illness and pain. It's why Ken and I just wrote our new book Joni & Ken: An Untold Love Story. After more than 30 years of marriage, we're peeling back the curtain to reveal some of the toughest years of our life together. Yes, it is definitely an untold story… but we hope the lessons learned through our depression, pain, and cancer will bolster others to 'stick with their vows, for better or for worse.' Joni & Ken: An Untold Love Story will be out soon, but you can get a sneak preview now by watching this video – then please, share it with your friends!
Born with a disability, 3-year-old Jared was neglected, starved, and abandoned by his father. But with the condition that Jared’s 7-year-old sister Rebekah serve as caretaker, the children were taken in by their grandparents. Although Rebekah loves her brother and does a good job taking care of him, she is unable to attend school and is forfeiting her opportunity to get an education for his sake. Follow our Cause 4 Life team as they discover that Jared and Rebekah's grandmother does not work and advocate for the children, working out a plan that would allow Rebekah the opportunity to go to school.